John Kahane (jkahane) wrote,
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A Pretty Good Saturday, So Far

Have had a pretty good day overall. Marred only a little bit by the rain that's been coming down here in Ottawa most of the day, spurting on and off, and the slightly chilly weather.

Decided to make some fresh bean and barley soup for lunch, and ate that with a cheese on toast sandwich. Yumm!

Managed to get in a bit of work on a gaming project that I'm working on that must remain nameless.

Called the local used bookstore, and he agreed to take another couple of relatively small boxes of books off my hands. I told him that I would try to bring them in during the afternoon.

spross showed up at the house around 1:45 or so, and I convinced him to help me take the books to the Book Bazaar (yes, now you know where all my used books are going and all!), so we packed up the second small box, and then took everything out to the car.

Since I needed to do some photocopying of gaming stuff for the Savage Mars game I plan to run sooner rather than later, spross and I stopped off first at Staples/Business Depot/whatever they're called these days, and took care of that. Character sheets, and one of the scenarios out of the book.

From there, went over to the Book Bazaar and dropped off the books with the owner, John Wyatt. Since there weren't that many books, he was able to go over them right then and there while I took a gander at some of the sf stuff that he has in the store. Nothing caught my eye, but I had hoped to find some of the Doctor Who novels, but had no luck. Got a bit of money, about $40, for the books, and then left there.

From there, spross and I trundled off to Fandom II, Ottawa's premier gaming and hobby shoppe. We had been there the weekend before to hand in the registration forms for CanGames, but had come in this weekend since one of my LJ friends, doc_mystery, was in town for a conference, and we'd agreed to meet up there around 4:15 pm or so. Looked around the store for a bit, took a gander at a copy of Savage Worlds: Explorer Edition (but didn't buy it as I'm waiting for a copy through the snail post), chatted with the store owner and keeper, looked at a few more games and stuff, and talked to a Doctor Who fan who caught my eye looking at the game.

doc_mystery came in around 4:30, apologising for being a bit tardy, and we chatted at the store for a bit. Since he told me that he had already been in Fandom II the day before, we didn't have to stick around any more, and we adjourned over to the Tim Horton's across the street. I had never met him before, although I've known doc_mystery for several years here on LiveJournal, and it was a nice change to meet up with another of my LJ friends. We chatted merrily for a good hour or so over coffee (tea in my case), spross putting in his thoughts from time to time, about myriad different subjects and topics (much of it having to do with roleplaying games and books and the like), and eventually parted when doc_mystery had to get back for the evening shindig (that's right, yes, B?). Before we left, doc_mystery snapped a couple of shots of spross and me by Steve's car, out in the rain, so I guess they'll be appearing on doc_mystery's blog sometime in the near future. It was a real pleasure meeting Brian, and he's a really great guy.

spross dropped me off at the house about an half an hour or so ago, and he headed out to do a quick bit of grocery shopping for supper, while I settled in at the house. In the meantime, supper is cooking so I had better go back and pay attention to that.

Looking forward to sitting down in the next hour and a half or so and finally get to watch the first episode of the new Doctor Who series with Matt Smith. After that, perhaps a relatively early night (for some reason of late, 10:30 is a relatively early night for me right now), or perhaps a bit more reading in my current book.

Oops, gotta go. Timer went off on the oven!
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