Sunday, July 10, 2011

The inevitable return of the Great White Dope!

Hey guys and girls, It's been a while, this last month I spent away from this blog was really crazy with work, and incredible with some pretty cool news, for example, on July 30 I'll do a reading to present my book that was printed some time ago. But before that I'll be going for the very first time to San Diego Comic Con, a tradition that perhaps will remain in the future if my wife doesn't kill me first.

But why should she? Going to SDCC was actually her idea, oh yes, all hers. To honor that incredible fact I'm going to talk about relationships instead of toys in this post (and of course it will be very toy related at some point, 'cause our partners must endure our collecting habits in order to be a fully happy functional couple, right? Right?).

As an example of this, here's a little story: I had several girlfriends in the past, serious relationships that may have ended in serious commitments, but none of them were THE one. How did I know this? Easy, because of the Conan test. Let me clarify, with each of my girlfriends, eventually, the question "Is Conan a classic film in the history of movies?" was asked. And all of them but one (the last one) replied "no".

My actual (and future) Freaky wife just gave me a blank stare and said "well, duh! Of course it is". And then we watched Conan the Barbarian AND Conan the Destroyer on DVD.

Things like that, the idea of going to SDCC and a super awesome incredible birthday present I got from her on june tells me everyday I was ever so right to apply the Conan test.

When will this post start to be toy related you may ask, well, here, 'cause she gave me these kick-ass new stands for my toy shelves:

Isn't that amazing?

Since I've been such a lazy ass in the past month I'll try to make a post everyday before going to San Diego (next saturday).

Stay Tuned!


Super-Duper ToyBox said...

now THAT"S the kinda girl to marry! you have a JLU collection that would make Mattel proud

fishmilkshake said...

Hah hah! Fantastic! I couldn't do the 'Conan' test because I have a framed Conan movie poster on my wall.

Reis O'Brien said...

Come by and see me at both #5602 (my company is called Mixo)! I'd love to finally meet you in person!

I'll tell you all about my slightly different version of the Conan test.

SirDragonBane said...

Well don;t stop at a post every day until SDCC. We want the low down o the Con itself! ;P

Seriously though, that's the best birthday present ever! I hope it came with a $100 shopping spree or something like that. Lol.

Tom Freak said...

Colin: Yep, and that's exactly the girl I married. I have a lot of JLU, I'm still missing those last 3-packs that were convention exclusives. But I'll have them sooner or later... I hope.

FMS: Well, finding a girl that accepts that framed poster is a Conan test itself. At home we have Futurama, the Maxx, Blues Brothers and stuff liket that. I might take pictures of those for another post.

Reis: You bet I'm gonna go to that booth, how can I give you the kick-ass present I got for you if I don't see you, huh?

SirDragonBane: Is it OK if I call you just SirDragon? I'll try to keep posting here or on twitter when I'm at SDCC. The present didn't came with extra toy money, but it doesn't matter, I said to my wife "you get me the stands I'll find the spree"...

jboypacman said...

You have a great wife my friend. : )