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A Quiet Christmas Day

Yesterday was a pretty quiet day here at Casa Kahane. Given that I don't really celebrate Christmas (being Jewish, it's Chanukah, but that's a different story altogether), this isn't really surprising.

Woke up yesterday morning to find that I felt relatively well, for the first time in quite a few weeks, and decided to treat myself and made pancakes with sugar-free syrup for breakfast. Yummy! Spent peart of the morning doing a bit of organizing some of the CDs and DVDs that I have, and then got down to other stuff.

I managed to finish off another couple of sample characters for the Hellas: Worlds of Sun and Stone rpg that I've been working on, so this brings to eight (!!) the number of characters I've created for the game. See this post for more on that, and get your vote in for what character you'd like to see posted from the group, please. Listened to several Jethro Tull CDs while working on the characters (A Passion Play, Warchild, Minstrel in the Gallery, M.U.: The Best of Jethro Tull, and Too Old to Rock 'n Roll, Too Young to Die), so had an enjoyable part of the afternoon.

After that, I went over to the CBC website, and decided to finally watch the extended version of the last season's finale of Doctor Who, "Journey's End. The episode actually runs some 63 minutes, but the Ceeb cut it down to its standard 44 minutes here in Canada, but for four weeks have got the full version of the episode up on the website. I have to say that the extra footage in the episode definitely makes a lot of stuff much clearer, and gives the episode a bit more quality to it than I thought it had when I first saw it. For those who haven't seen it, you really should watch the full episode.

Now, if the Ceeb would just broadcast last year's DW Christmas special at some point that would be so nice. The past season had so much stuff that kept hinting back to the events of that Special, and now with the airing of the latest one in the UK yesterday, we're *two* Specials behind. :(

As per the usual tradition, I had Christmas dinner with SteveB, Kathy, my goddaughter Ellie, and a couple of other folks. Since I couldn't drive over to their place, due to my foot problems, SteveB dropped by here while out yesterday (or so he says), and picked me up around 6:10 pm, and we had a lovely meal. The company was pretty good, too! :) Nothing more to say about this, other than the fact that Ellie liked the Christmas present I bought her, and SteveB was amused at the gift I bought for him. I was pleasantly surprised to find that SteveB and Kathy had picked me up a copy of the film noir DVD No Way Out. Thanks, guys! :)

After getting home, I decided that it wasn't too late to watch a movie, so I grabbed the copy of Caged that has been sitting waiting for me to watch it, and put that in the DVD player. The film is one of the earliest "women in prison" movies, very much a film noir, and stars Eleanor Parker and Agnes Moorehead, and was quite poignant to watch.

And that was my Christmas Day, folks. Not as exciting as some have, I know, but that's my life.

Happy Boxing Day, everyone! :)
Tags: jethro tull, music, personal, rpg
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