June 28th, 2008

The (Origins) Weekend...but Not For Me

Well, this weekend is the Origins weekend. I hope that most of my LJ friends who have gone down there are having a terrific time. Last year at this time, I was lamenting the fact that I couldn't be at Origins, as the funds just weren't there for reasons that I needn't go into here. It was a horrible, depressing week, to say the least, but the weird thing is that this year, while I would have loved to have been there and seen the folks from Exile Games (the folks who make Hollow Expedition, and who are giving over a bit of booth space to the guys from Greymalkin Designs and Desolation) and Aetherco (the folks who make Continuum: Roleplaying in the Yet), I've not really had a chance to lament stuff because there's been so much stuff going on.

To start with, there was last night's game of Continuum with the Friday night group.

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The day today, Saturday, started with a morning shopping trip for a few pairs of shoes and some polo shirts, as I need to start getting the wardrobe stuff together soon for the trip in August to Gen Con Indy. While I'm not trying to look natty down at the convention, I'd rather not spend the entire convention wearing t-shirts, to be honest. As for the shoes, well, new shoes are in order given my foot issues these days, so one or two pairs won't hurt. Picked up about seven polo shirts that I really like, but have to figure out the size issue on them (which to buy, L or XL, as I'm always concerned about laundering shrinkage). Bought four pairs of shoes, but I will only keep two. I can't try shoes on in the store when I've been walking on the feet a lot, and will wait for this evening or tomorrow to try and see if they fit properly and if I like them enough. Only going to keep two pairs.

The early part of Saturday afternoon was spent doing a bit of writing. I have my HEX scenario, "The Secret of Lake Qechacua", that I'll be running at Gen Con this year, and am just polishing a few of the sections, making stuff consistent with the prequel and the sequel to it, and generally fleshing out a couple of details that needed to be done.

spross dropped by after work, and he and I went back to the Ottawa Foreign Exchange office so I could cash in a bit more Canadian $s for U.S. ones. The rate was 1.02, pretty good, but I was somewhat shocked to see that the British pound was at $2.05 Canadian. Doing pretty good that Pound Sterling is...so, any of me British LJ friends planning trips to Canada in the near future? <g>

Got home to find that Mom had arrived. She brought back my handled carry-on bag for the trip to the States, since she had used it when she went to Philadelphia to see my sister about two months ago, and we had made plans for her to stay for dinner. Her arm is doing alright, despite the itching that she's got there, but she's still not able to do a lot with it at times, so I'm making dinner shortly.

Tomorrow is going to be another day with the Sunday gaming group, and they will start to play Continuum in earnest. *Really* looking forward to that! :)

So, Origins, what's that? :)

Anyway, heading upstairs to start making supper.