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  • Free Comic Book Day has come and gone. *sniffle*?Thanks to everyone who made that a success. All the effort that went into it made it a fun time for all.

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  • Free Comic Book Day has come and gone. *sniffle*?Thanks to everyone who made that a success. All the effort that went into it made it a fun time for all.
    Also, I’ve seen "The Avengers" - it was awesome, and my love affair with anything Joss Whedon creates continues.
    I have almost another week before I can activate my copy of Diablo III. Hope I have enough coffee on standby for the 12:01 a.m. launch. It’s going to be a loooooong night (or morning, depending on how you look at it).
    AND it is nowhere near my Monday geek day with my friends. Geek game night, everyone should have one!?Tell your friends!
    So what is a geek to do??I mean nothing is really going on in the tech world, is it??
    Actually I have been steering clear of the tech world right now. Why you may ask??Well, for the same basic reason a recovering alcoholic doesn’t walk into a bar, the temptation to buy something is just too overwhelming.
    Not that I am a tech-oholic, I just like to think that anything new and shiny can somehow, someway, fit into our budget.
    “Forget the kids' new shoes, I?need (want) that new iPad! It’s so pretty!"
    So I sit here trying to figure out what to talk about in this week’s edition of my column.
    You know, coming up with new and fresh ideas for this isn’t always the easiest thing.
    Now I know what our sports editor goes through whenever the school year ends and all the high school and college sports are finished.
    Twiddle the thumbs and start typing on a wing and a prayer, I think.
    Ohhhh!?You know what? To break the monotony of the office, I would love to go to the toy department at our local store and just buy the biggest, baddest dart gun and start a dart war. Doesn’t everyone want to have a full on dart battle??
    The world is too uptight sometimes. A good dart battle may be just what the doctor ordered to get everyone out of their funky, brain-dead moods.
    Maybe that is what I need to get myself past this writer’s block that I?am currently suffering through.
    Maybe not.
    Anyway.
    Sorry for that right turn in the middle of my disjointed maunderings.
    So where was I??Oh,?I?was talking about how to get through a column when you just have no inspiration for a topic.
    Since I only have about 3 more inches of column space left, I think I am doing pretty good. Don’t you think?
    Page 2 of 2 - Anyway. Sorry for the senseless ramblings. That has been what my week has been like. Thank you for taking a trip through my mind for the day.
    Well, next week I will report on all things awesome in the new Diablo III from Blizzard. Have I told you how incredibly excited I am to play it? *sigh*
    Until then, I hope everyone has a safe and happy week.
    Gary Darling is the geekiest employee at the Maryville (Mo.) Daily Forum and already owns a dart gun, he just wants a bigger, better one. His blog address is justanewdad.blogspot.com, and his email is gdarling@maryvilledailyforum.com.
    Drop him a line sometime!
     
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