Monday, July 30, 2012

Press Review (July)

Another busy (and tiring) month, but despite all I still gathered enough scraplinks to share after the jump:

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Otakuthon 2012

Again this year we will be at Otakuthon to promote Anime & Manga (as well as the still-on-hold Protoculture) but mostly to sell lots of goodies from my personal collection (I moved last year into a smaller space and I really need to make some room).

The convention will be held August 3-5 at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal (201, Viger Avenue West, near Métro Place d'Armes). Check the Otakuthon website for details.

I've been doing this for a long time and this year might very well be the last year (I am not getting any younger after all) so don't miss this opportunity to check my anime & manga garage sale and find special or inexpensive goodies (mostly Dvds and manga at $5 or $10 each, some art books, and more)!

Come meet and discuss with us!

Encore une fois cette année, je serai à Otakuthon pour faire la promotion de l'anime et du manga (et aussi de notre magazine Protoculture, toujours en animation suspendue) mais surtout pour vendre des items de ma collection personnelle (J'ai déménagé dans une maison plus petite l'an dernier et j'ai vraiment besoin de faire de la place).

La convention a lieu du 3 au 5 août au Palais des Congrès de Montréal (situé au 201, avenue Viger ouest, près du métro Place d'Armes). Voyez le site d'Otakuthon pour plus de détails.

Je fais ça depuis pas mal d'années mais cette fois-ci pourrait bien être la dernière (on ne rajeuni pas après tout) alors ne manquez surtout pas cette opportunité de jeter un coup d'oeil sur ma petite vente de garage et d'y trouver des items spéciaux et des aubaines incroyables (surtout des Dvds et des manga à $5 ou $10, quelques “art books” et plus)!

Venez nous recontrer pour discuter!

Monday, July 16, 2012

True intellectuals

While looking at the two plastic bags that I always carry with me in my backpack (in case I need to wrap stuff; I keep using and reusing them) I realized that they (one bag of SAQ and the other from Archambault) were representing the two staples of true intellectuals: booze and books! (10/30/2010)

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Monday, July 09, 2012

Moaning glory

I recently read a quote in Readers' Digest that describes exactly how people feel about my humour:

“People may claim to hate puns, but most true word lovers have groaned to like them.”

(Jay Heinrichs, in Word Hero: A fiendishly clever guide to crafting the lines that get laughs, go viral, and live forever, from Three Rivers Press.

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Monday, July 02, 2012

Key to happiness

I recently read in Readers' Digest about a celebrity (I'm not sure which one) who was saying:

“The key to happiness is good health and a bad memory.”

How true! But in fact that person was probably misquoting Rita Mae Brown: "One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory." Who was herself quoting Ingrid Begman. (Or is it the other way around? Who knows!)

Lots has been said about happiness and I am sure there are no magic recipe, but I also agree that happiness comes from acceptance and the expression of love (among many things). So: happy, happy, joy, joy!

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