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I *hate* stairs. Plus comic book stores.

Gravity is not my friend. I managed to miss the last step of my stoop on my way out of the house.

1. I was in a hurry because this was an unexpected errand - I'd forgotten to pick up my meds on my first trip out.

2. I was carrying some garbage.

3. There was a pile of leaves that my landlady should have had cleared away.

4. I was not paying attention.

I didn't land well, but my leg can bear weight with no problems - it's just slightly stiff. There was no blood and my stockings are completely unharmed - nor are there scrapes on my hands. So maybe I did land well.

I *hate* stairs, especially stairs *down*. I'm not afraid of heights. Very long down escalators are fine. But I have very poor balance. I go down steep stairs very slowly and clutching the bannister. I go down less steep stairs at a reasonable speed touching the bannister. If there is no bannister, I'm very, very slow. I *hate* stairs.

Otherwise -

Wednesday, I changed my comic book store. Those of you who buy comics know why this is big. For those who do not - one of the services a comic book store provides is the "pull list." That means they keep a list of the comics you read on record, and every Wednesday, they "pull" copies. It means that if you miss a Wednesday or two, you won't miss an issue of one of your regulars, and it also means that the shop will get a comic even if you're the only one reading it. But it also means an ongoing relationship. The store knows your tastes and may pull out extras in case you might be interested, for example, and you can talk about things going on and, well. It's cool.

But "my" store is closing. He's not waking up from his stroke. And the companies aren't sending anything to the store even before it closes, for good reason. I only got one comic last week.

So I went to the other store in reasonable distance from where I work and created a new pull list. I have a new comic book store. It's a better place and they give bags and boards on request, and they're doing the new thing of arranging all the comics in alphabetical order regardless of publisher, which is weird for me, since my old place had DC and Marvel racks, but that's okay. I wish I didn't have to change, or that I changed for a better reason.

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Which store is your new one, if you don't mind my asking? I've been going to Midtown Comics -- either the one on the West side or the East side. You can sign up for an "account number" and they keep a running tab of your total spending, and every $200 you spend, you get $20 off your next purchase. It comes in handy, really!

It's called Galaxy Collectibles - it's on 5th Ave and 9th St in Park Slope, where I work.

If jonbaker read comics, we'd use Midtown for certain, since he works near there. Or Jim Henley.

Thanks for the tip. :)

I don't like Henley's. I just don't like the vibe there.

I found it confusing. I went there yesterday after my appointment because, well. Um.

I didn't realize I hadn't read Infinite Crisis #2. This is because I saw the cover (Jim Lee/Hope one) before, and it looked familiar. I know, dumb.

So, since I was in the area, I went to Henley's. I was there for an hour looking for things. And being confused. (I had no trouble finding IC #2, btw. It was everywhere.) But I did buy Age of Bronze, which looks very cool indeed.

You're some place near the Slope?

No, I live in Astoria and work in Manhattan, but it's good to know a place to feed my addiction if I'm ever in Brooklyn. *grin*

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So am I.

I don't mind Henley's, but you are right about the vibe. It's odd. I've been to both Midtown's, like them both (but the east side is better cause they have an elevator! Hey, I have asthma- stairs up are as problem; down not so much.)

Mostly right now, I go to Forbbiden Planet, St. Mark's or where ever I happen to spot the comic I want. Eppie & Dave (the friends I'm staying with til I get my own place) live in Williamsburg near the L. I just hop that into Manhattan.

HK

PS Anyone going to the Big Apple Comic Con on the 19th & 20th? I've also got tickets for the Anime/Comic con next February at the Javitts Center and I'm planning on Lunacon, too.

HK