October 1st, 2014

October 1st Thoughts

October 1st. The start of a new month.

I can't say that September was an enjoyable month, to be honest, mostly due to health stuff going on, though lots of things happened during the course of the month. October marks the true beginning of the fall period for the most part, with All Hallow's Eve bringing the month to its conclusion. The weather will get colder still, though I hope that holds off for a time, if possible, but we'll see what Mother Nature brings us for the month.

And another season of NHL hockey begins on the 8th of the month, with a different look and different feel version of the Ottawa Senators taking to the ice to make a go of it. While I don't know what the NHL season will bring, I'll say it right now... I don't believe the Sens will make it into the playoffs in the East, and if they do, it'll be close unless something about this team really comes together this year. That said, I'd love to see them (more than) squeak in to the chase for Lord Stanley's cup.

I've got gaming this evening with the Wednesday night gamers, as they'll be starting their Abney Park's Airship Pirates RPG campaign. I'm quite looking forward to that. You can expect the post about the game session here tomorrow, as well as the September Book Reads one sometime tomorrow.

In the meantime, back to the work stuff here, which is getting a bit busier. And a cup of peppermint tea.

Happy Birthday, Ciarán McMenamin!

There's a birthday in the Primeval tv series family today.

Happy Birthday to Ciarán McMenamin today!

Ciarán is the talented actor who played Matt Anderson in Series 4 and 5 of the Primeval tv series. Ciarán, who turns 38 years of age today, has a pretty decent set of credits in both television and film (see the link above).

It took me a few episodes of watching Primeval UK Series 4 to come to like the character of Matt, who had all manner of secrets (but don't most of the characters in the series?), and the last moment of Series 5 made me desperately want to see more of Matt (both of him). Sorry that the series is gone, to be honest, as I'd really come to like his character.

So here's wishing Ciarán McMenamin a terrific birthday today!

Busy Day, and Lots of Weird Stuff

Oy vey, what a busy day this has been!

Work was incredibly busy from about 11:30 pm into the afternoon, but I still managed to get home around 3:20 pm this afternoon. Long day at the office, and craziness ensued.

My credit card bill came in the mail, along with my credit card renewal and the new card, but I spent part of the afternoon dealing with the bloody credit card company as there was a snafu in terms of one of the payments and two charges. Took me a chunk of the afternoon to handle, but it's done now.

I've also bought a couple of things that are central to an rpg that I'm running these days, but will not talk further about that. And just so that I mention it, there's a Kickstarter beginning this evening for a new version of an rpg that's near and dear to my (bloody) heart. Have a decision to make about that once the KS begins. Eeek!

In the meantime, I've got some more work to do before I run the Wednesday night gaming group through their opening session of the Abney Park's Airship Pirates campaign set here in the (remains of the) Ottawa valley. Should be a fun game, to be sure. :)