Business is business… but make sure you are also enjoying life too. We are already living the life by doing business online and working for ourselves… remember not to take everything too seriously. Forget the emails, forget the marketing, forget the search engine positions… imagine being Spiderman for a day!
SPIDERMAN, COMING AT YA!
As mentioned in an earlier post, I love comics and marvel heroes… so much that I have my own expensive Spiderman costume I purchased for Halloween. This morning I woke up and decided to watch a few episodes of "The Amazing Spiderman" (the 60’s collection)… they are so simple, but so funny. It then gave the inspiration to have some fun! I called up my friend Jay today and said we should go out and have some fun… as Spiderman! So we did…
First we went to Comic Relief, an awesome comic book store in my area. I have been going there for years, they have changed location several times, but always have been a great source for comics and memorabilia. A few years ago I went in looking to get some new Marvel statues for my collections. They had a huge showcase and I liked everything inside. I ended up making a deal with them for $2000 for the whole setup. So Comic Relief was my first stop as Spiderman. At first the guy that runs the store looked pretty confused (as expected). I headed right to the Spiderman comics and picked one out. He already had some customers in line, so they were wondering about the costume as well. Once they left I went up and paid for the comic, he then asked if I would like to come back next week when they are having a comic book show at the store. Before leaving I asked if he would like to take a picture, he gladly said yes.
Shopping at Steve’s Comic Relief
Next was the big plan! Jay and I were headed for the mall where I was planning on purchasing some Spiderman action figures from KB Toys and even get my picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Right when I got out of the car and headed for the mall, I was getting stares and laughs. People were even taking out their cell phones to get pictures with me. Once inside the excitement grew even more, all the kids were loving it and thought it was the coolest thing in the world. I’m now in line to see the Easter Bunny, then not even two minutes go by that I am in the mall, these two rent-a-cops come up and tell me I need to leave the mall. Their reasoning was the mask…. and they told me I needed to take it off. My response was I could not let anyone know my true identity! So they kept insisting that I leave… and told me to take the mask off right now and walk out. So I said I can’t do that… and ran out the mall waving to everyone… with the mask still on! Even after leaving the mall, they had a rent-a-cop car follow me to make sure I left. (The highlight of these guys days are pushing around young teenagers and thinking they have some power!)
Disappointed by not having some fun in the mall, I said we should go to castle park, a local playground. Usually this place is packed, but it was a bit cold today, so not too busy. The kids that were there found a lot of joy in chasing me and telling me I couldn’t catch them… one was nice enough to tell me I was making a mockery of Spiderman! All in all, it was a good day. I’ll be sure to hit the boardwalk as Spiderman when it gets a little warmer, and make sure to show the rent-a-cops a little of my Dark Side!
Yes, I am King of the Castle!
Showing off my Web-Swinging Skills
Another Day in the Life of a Super Affiliate…