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Day 3 of the decorating project, and I didn't actually make it to B&Q… - John C. Kirk

Nov. 27th, 2005

11:30 pm

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Day 3 of the decorating project, and I didn't actually make it to B&Q (to buy paint) after all, mainly because they close at 4pm on Sundays. However, I do now have a pretty good idea of what to buy, so I'll try again tomorrow morning. On a more positive note, I picked up some replacement furniture at Argos, and arranged some more kitchen doors at MFI. The doors go back to an old problem, but it now turns out that I can get doors in the same style as my other cupboards that are the right size for my appliances, so that's handy. The charitable assumption would be that the manufacturers have expanded their range in the last year or so... Anyway, I'll get those delivered in a few weeks.

On an unrelated note, I have to say that there are some very good comics being published at the moment. The three ongoing monthlies I picked up yesterday were "Lucifer" (only one more issue to go), "Young Avengers" (a lot better than the shaky premise suggested), and "She-Hulk" (a title which is reliably both fun and funny, and also managed to get in some interesting legal/moral themes). On the TPB side, I've been getting some of the "Essential ..." paperbacks recently - on one level, it's hard to go wrong with them, because they are amazingly good value for money. They're black and white reprints, on fairly thin paper, so you get about 30 issues for 10 quid; that takes me a few days worth of commuting to read through. That said, these are old stories from the 1960s/1970s, so they can be a bit ropey in places. In terms of newer reprints, "I can't believe it's not the Justice League" was very funny, and "Y: The Last Man" is keeping up a good plot. (I also liked the latest "Punisher" and "X-Factor" TPBs, but they won't be to everyone's tastes.)