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Comic-Con: Day Four

Posted on Sunday, July 27th, 2008

Dave!Bullet Sunday will be postponed until tomorrow when we have another edition of "Bullet Sunday on Monday."

As I type this, I am eating Pinkberry which, I've been told on more than one occasion, you either love or hate.

I don't really agree with that, because I don't have such strong feelings about frozen yogurt. Even Pinkberry. To me it's just "different" and I can take it or leave it. It's not like we're talking about chocolate pudding here. Besides, the stuff is just a knock-off of Red Mango, which I first had in Seoul, South Korea, years before the "sweet-tart fro-yo" fad hit the USA (though I understand that Red Mango shops are starting to pop up here now too).

Anyway, Pinkberry is kind of difficult for me, because it tastes better with fruit instead of chocolate toppings. This goes against everything I believe in when it comes to desserts, but oh well. I'm kind of enamored with strawberry and mango right now...

Pinkberry Strawberry

After changing hotels and having lunch with Vahid, it was time to bid him adieu so I could go back to Comic-Con for a while. The crowds, while still a little crazy, were much more manageable today. My main goal was to look through the magazine and silver-age comic tables to search for some issues I'm missing in my collection. I got away very cheap because, while I found just about everything I was looking for, I decided not to buy anything over $20, which left me only one thing to buy.

I came dangerously close to spending $2750.00 on a piece of original artwork that I really, really, wanted... but, alas, with the $20 Rule in effect, I had to take a pass. This was tough considering the original asking price was $3500.00 (and it was totally worth it).

I will now spend the rest of my life regretting my decision not to buy.

All while being secretly thankful I didn't.

Dinner tonight was with a friend over in Coronado, and totally excellent.

Except the bill, which was substantial.

I'm generally not the type of person who likes spending outrageous amounts of money at a restaurant, but sometimes it's nice to treat yourself to something extravagant. On rare occasions it's okay to live above your means. Every once in a while it's good to spend money you don't have on something that makes your life a little sweeter.

Shit. I totally should have bought that original art page, shouldn't I?

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  1. Suzy says:

    Back in the 80’s, when Frozen Yo hit the States, there was one we all ate in NYC. I can’t remember the name of it due to excessive brain damage from drugs/alcohol/bad sex/high rent.

    The owner of La Tour D’Argent in Paris, Claude Terrail, was a friend of ours and he came to visit us in NY during that time. We made him taste the frozen yo and he said, “Eet weeel not last.”

  2. Tori says:

    so you’re telling me to buy an iPhone… i get it…

  3. Sarah says:

    You totally should have bought that art. But then I might not be the best person to ask considering I did just go over my limit on my Visa to buy a camera I really wanted instead of something important like textbooks.

  4. adena says:

    I am an artist of sorts, and I love artwork of all types and shapes and sizes…but, I could never justify spending almost 3 grand on something…no matter how much I wanted it.

    My head would literally explode.

  5. kat says:

    the bill for my birthday dinner came to $500. for two people. my head explodes every time i think about it.

    you should have bought that original art page. (no you shouldn’t have.)

  6. sizzle says:

    Do we have pinkberry here in Seattle? There’s that Crazy Cherry place on Broadway but I didn’t like it for the same reasons you’re saying. It was. . . ok but I wouldn’t run back. I think because it didn’t taste good with chocolate toppings and fruit and dessert? Well, it’s not every day I am asking for that.

  7. You can call me, 'Sir' says:

    Especially where food is concerned, I have no problem with the occasional substantial bill. If the eatin’ was good, I’ll gladly suck up the monetary pain once in awhile.

  8. Miss Britt says:

    Heh. Well, I’m going to GUESS that dinner wasn’t over $2,000 – so you can still justify NOT buying it. 😉

  9. …and now I’m craving Pinkberry. Except my favorite combo is strawberry, raspberry, and pineapple.

  10. ChillyWilly says:

    Never had Pinkberry. Is it like Penguin’s Frozen Yogurt?

    Coronado. Love that place. And the drive over the bridge is cool, too.

  11. Winter says:

    No, probably not on the artwork. I have Nagels and some other signed and numbered serigraphs. None of them truly worth as much as I paid for them in the 80’s. Back then, “stuff” was cool and important to me. 20 years later it’s not, and I’d rather have the money. Spending more $ than you should on something that makes you feel good, like an extravagant dinner with a friend, or a trip to SD to Dave Diego… the feelings you get from that are priceless so the spending feels more worthwhile. Especially when your friends keep giving the $ you spent back to you…. Hmmmn.

  12. i have never tasted pinkberry. now i want to.

    regarding whether or not you should have purchased the art, i need more information. what was it?!??!!

  13. awytch says:

    Well, $2000 is kind of steep but would the end result have been worth it if you HAD bought it? Sure, you would have had a cool thing but is a thing actually worth more then the dinner you had with good companionship??

    If the answer is yes then you have one answer, if no, then Dude ya, should have bought the art..

    No one can tell you whether it was right or not but you..

  14. Dude. You should have bought the original art. Has our shitty debt-riddled economy taught you nothing? 🙂

  15. Melina says:

    Hey Dave2! I, like, live in San Diego dude! Where’s my dinner date and meet up to discuss Geek Love? North County’s missing your presence!

    Hope the Con is superfun!

    Sad in San Diego

  16. Dave2 says:

    I advertised the Dave Diego Event on my blog many times. It’s been on my Events page for months.

    So you can’t blame me that you stopped reading my blog! 🙁

  17. yellojkt says:

    I buy some expensive first edition books, but over two grand for artwork is way out of my budget. Of course, I’m married with a kid going to college.

  18. Jake Titus says:

    Dave, you can’t go wrong with the art. The Mrs. and I have made it a habit to buy quality art when we travel. Yes, you should have pulled the trigger on it.

  19. whall says:

    I’m thinking… $2750 would go well for the next Blogiversary. I’m thinking iPhones. for starters.

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