July 2nd, 2015

A Short Work Morning

I woke up this morning feeling somewhat tired.

I think I'm pretty much exhausted from the sheer gruelling health time that I've had of late, and the humidity in the Ottawa valley that we've had the last few days. While the temperature is down somewhat, it's still a bit uncomfortable.

Today being the 2nd of July, I would normally be back at work, but with so many people taking time off for vacations and the Canada Day stuff, the boss told us that we had the option of taking the day off. Since I'm taking the day off tomorrow as well (seeing as it'll be my birthday), I figured I would take the partially off. So I've come in to work at 8:00 am and will be leaving around 11:45 am or so.

When I get home today, assuming that he's decided to come out, one of the potential new players for the Sunday group is supposed to be over and he's going to create his character for the Atlantis: The Second Age campaign. Whether he'll be out to play on Sunday is another matter.

However for now, my stomach is unsettled again, so I'm going to have a cup of peppermint tea. Then back to the post-Canada Day business stuff.

Happy Birthday, Tammy!

One of my good friends, Tammy Powers, is celebrating her birthday today!

Tammy doesn't have a blog here, but I know that she reads my blog from time to time, so I hope that you see this entry, m'dear. :)

Happy Birthday, Tammy! :)

Hope you have a terrific day today, and that you celebrate your birthday with lots of flair. May you have good health, happiness, prosperity, and love over the coming year, and may there always be a warm breeze at your back!
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My Canada Day, 2015

Yesterday was Canada Day, for those who missed it.

To be honest, I didn't miss it so much as I decided that I was going to take the day relatively easy and relax at home. That, and catching up with a few things.

I started the day relatively uneventfully, and did a bit of cleaning in the house, vacuuming upstairs and the lower level hall. I'm currently re-reading The Martian by Andrew Weir in preparation for seeing the movie when it comes out, and have to decide whether I'm going to read some Neil Gaiman next or another mystery of some sort. I had a light lunch, as my abdomen and bowels were still bothering me somewhat.

I spent a bit of the early afternoon watching some PVR stuff, and then tuned in for the NHL Free Agency period, as TSN had decent coverage of that. July 1st is the start of the NHL Free Agency period, and it didn't have a lot of stuff happening, but there were some interesting moves made. I spent part of the late afternoon getting some of the material ready for last night's session of Atlantis: The Second Age with the Wednesday gamers, and was pretty satisfied with that. After making a simple supper for myself, I got down to gaming with the Wednesday night gamers, and had a good evening of gaming. (I'll blog up about the game session when I get a chance to transcribe my notes.) Overall though, a good gaming session.

Finally, after taking my insulin injection for the evening, I went to bed, read for about 20 minutes, and turned off the light.

All in all, a decent Canada day with nothing really exciting going on. A pretty enjoyable day when all is said and done.

Books Read in June, 2015

The second of July. Thus, as is my standard usage of my blog space at or near the beginning of the month, I present the listing of my June, 2015 reads.

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Books Read in June, 2015

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Swords & Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery edited by Jonathan Strahan and Lou Anders (r)

The Beggar's Opera by Peggy Blair

Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #112 - Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #14 (Comics) (r)

Diabetes Cookbook for Canadians for Dummies by Ian Blumer and Cynthia Payne

The Poisoned Pawn by Peggy Blair

Cauldron by Jack McDevitt

June, 2015 Locus

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

Hockey Confidential by Bob McKenzie

June, 2015 Reader's Digest
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It was a pretty good month of reading for me in June, and I actually read more stuff than I expected to get to, so I can't say I'm displeased about that. Of the books that I read, I enjoyed most of them, but my favourites of the month were Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, Cauldron by Jack McDevitt, and Hockey Confidential by Bob McKenzie. In June, I managed to read 8 novels, 0 RPG and RPG products, 2 magazines, 109 comics, and 0 graphic novels. This brings the year totals so far up to: 49 books, 9 RPGs and RPG products, 12 magazines, 229 comics, and 0 graphic novels.

Anyway, thoughts and comments are always welcome. :)