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State of the Hall Address - April 2018 Edition

MoonKnight1
Wednesday, April 04, 2018 11:40:17 AM
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Spring is in the air and a pep is in the step! Dancing

The month of March was fantastic for The Hall! Business was booming (thank you tax returns!) and I have continued adding to my inventory. All of the comics I bought from Velocity have now been listed and I just spoke with them today about getting another haul. That means I will be able to continue adding recent releases at about half cover price.

If you didn't see it, I had some good screen time on Homeland from Showtime. It was only a few seconds but I was right in front of the camera as it scrolled past me. They tell you not to look at the camera so I don't do that but I am always aware of where it is. I could "feel" it sliding behind me so I would strategically turn my head as it went by and sure enough, it worked! Big Grin

I also got a surprise gig for an Independent film. Got an emergency call asking if I was available the next day, I was and it was in town so easy peasy. Didn't pay much but I am virtually guaranteed to get screen time and I did a huge favor for the casting company so that will pay off for me in the long run.

I'm looking forward to a productive April. There are stacks and stacks of comics just waiting to be listed and I plan on trying to crack the Top 5 in the Store Locator by the end of the year. Right now I'm sitting on #7...Don't Tell Anyone

Awesome personal news! I have been tapped for a catering job in May. I will be providing lunch for about 150 people a day for each of the last two weekends of May. We are going to be at the Blockhouse Disc Golf and Country Club (AKA The Grange) for their Too Many Days In May tournament. Each weekend day there will be two rounds of frisbee golf (18 holes each) and in between rounds I will be feeding the crowds.

I have helped out in previous years but this will be my first time with complete control. I have absolute confidence that I will be able to provide a respectable spread and am really looking forward to it. Cooking is my passion and it doesn't even seem like work to me. It's fun and I should make a few bucks along the way! Winking

I'm thinking about doing something special in May. Cool Silenced Think

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Howie's Saying of the Week

Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not - Neil deGrasse Tyson
MoonKnight1
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 10:13:01 AM
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Well, April is coming to a close and it has been fabulous here in The Hall!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my Incredible, Fantastic, Amazing, Incredible, Superior (am I running out of superlatives? No!) Invincible, Unbeatable, did I say Incredible? Outstanding customers! Applause Big Hug Kiss

I have a Special Announcement coming on May 1st so watch this space. Cool

For a number of different reasons May will be a special month. I will fill you all in on the deets in my State of the Hall Address next Tuesday. As for the end of this month, Colleen and I will be attending (and participating in) the Virginia State Disc Golf Championships held annually in Fredericksburg, VA. She goes to compete for First Place, I go to try and not finish DFL. Shame on You Pray Laughing

At any rate, it's a good time with cool people and a ton of fun so for me it's more about the experience than the outcome.

Orders placed Thursday night up until early, early Friday morning will ship at 9AM April 27th. Monday the 30th will be business as usual.

Hey, you all continue being awesome and I will continue striving to keep you entertained! Dancing
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Howie's Saying of the Week

Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not - Neil deGrasse Tyson
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