November 16th, 2009

R.I.P. Edward Woodward (1930-2009)

For those who haven't heard the news, Edward Woodward has died.

Actor Edward Woodward Dies at Age of 79

Many of us knew him best for his work on The Equalizer, but Woodward had many different roles and was a character actor non pareil. I loved him in the 1960's in the Callan spy series, thought he was excellent in The Wicker Man, and several of his other roles over the years.

A superb actor, silenced forever.

R.I.P. Edward Woodward, 1930-2009
  • Current Music
    Divinyls - "Pleasure and Pain"

Bought an MP3 Player

Bought myself an MP3 player yesterday. This is something that I would never have considered a year ago. The fact of the matter is that living in the hotel room as I am, I don't have my CDs with me, and to be honest, I don't have a lot of room for stuff in the hotel room. That said, the MP3 player makes sense, since I can also use it when I get back to exercising.

I bought an Archos 2. It's said to be one of the MP3 players that works with Linux, and the Ubuntu flavour, particularly well, and is noted as a very nice, very functional device. Look forward to working with it and playing around with it.
  • Current Music
    Annie Haslam - "Blessing in Disguise"

The Rest of Sunday Report

Had a pretty good day for the most part yesterday.

The game session of Hollow Earth Expedition went pretty well. spross and Tammy completed the first scenario of their new campaign, and had a pretty good time overall. We had to cut the session short a bit earlier, as Tammy needed to get home before the roads in her part of town got closed off because of the Santa Claus Parade, but the two of them managed to wrap up the basic plot, and this gives me the chance to prepare the next scenario for them. Living in the hotel is not making gaming easy.

I ate in the Shallows restaurant of the Southway Inn for supper, and had a good meal. If there is any real problem for me with eating at the hotel restaurant, it's the limited number of dishes and the fact that a lot of the food is not diabetically good. After supper, went up to the room and watched Smallville and Desperate Housewives. Read some more of Stross's The Jennifer Morgue before crashing somewhat early.

Needless to say, I couldn't sleep again last night because of the hip and leg pain. The problem is finding a comfortable position that doesn't make the pain too intense. And that lets me rest through the night. So far, no luck.