What's your ritual.
I've noticed over the years at this forum, some have switched to digital, some still old school, but the main thing we all seem to have in common is regular reading and a love for what we choose.
So I was curious, what's everyone's buying/ordering/reading ( and others I haven't thought of ) rituals.
This is the same for me, I've had the same LCS since my early teens, and am treated like family nowadays by the 2nd owner, ( mostly because I'm one of the few customers who treats his disabled wife like a person, and I never understood why others didn't cause she's an awesome person, and can downright kick my ass at M:tG, something even the owner can't say)
So these years of relationship has given me a LCS owner that knows my traits better than me, ( and I call him a bastard for it some days, cause he'll always have something I wasn't expecting to buy, but he knows I can't resist heh)
I do my comic stack pickup usually Bi-monthly, on heavy work months I will let it go monthly so I have a big chunk when the days off finally hit.
And every time I still wince just a little when I first notice how overflowing my pull bin is.
(And my LCS guy, loves you guys even tho he's never visited the forums, cause he knows you are where a lot of my Indy additions to the pull, and the slow inclusion of DC that's now on the same pull rate of Marvel)
I will resist all temptation until I know I have a good hour or 2 to dive in
I'll do a quick sort, putting any 2 issues that may have built up in a series, then into a reading order, then I will just plow thru like a kid on a halloween sugar high getting the gist, then will start over with a re-read proper and slowlike. ( even bad stuff, it's very rare I won't reread a comic at least in this first stage, and won't mention what didn't make a 2nd read, cause both rare, and off topic anyway)
Any new Cliffhangers/Resolved Cliffhangers send me to the storage room, where the boxes of proof of addiction await!, and dig out a few previous issues or if I have it a connecting tpb ( I buy in singles, but prefer to grab TPB's as well when I can for the stuff I know I'll read a lot)
Then after 2nd/3rd read and I am ready to collapse in a Comic Overdose Bliss State, time for the Boards!
Weds are my aversion days for the boards, especially if it's not a week I pick up, you guys are great with spoiler tags, but I am not so great at resisting clicking them!
So what's your rituals?