I picked up a copy of The Big Book of Grimm to go with my others in the same series. I have only The Big Book of Martyrs to go, and I’ll have the whole set. (These have been the hardest ones to find).

After the bookstore, I did hook up with Dave, and we went with Mayah to the mall, and then had Pizza and Mage Knight for afters. He won a sound victory with his Hill Giant – centered 500 point crew. We swung by a few places on the way, just to shop for terrain (bought none) and a booster pack of figures each. The ones I got were sort of blah, but Dave got a nifty ironclad that I might trade some goodies to him for.

Relaxing here now, contemplating the hours between now and bedtime, thoughts of her on my mind.

Steal this book (now available as hypertext)

It’s already getting warm again… 81F during my 9am bike ride? Something to note about tunnels… they’re loud. The noise doesn’t have as many traveling options as a free, open area.

Well, my new savings account has already gotten $.04 interest, and it’s only a tiny amount of seed money until next paycheck. Next deposit, my rate will jump a little bit, which can’t hurt. Most of my funds landed in checking for bills and whatnot, until I decide how I want the sliding scale to go. I’m still waiting for the pay pal deposit to show up (probably won’t appear until Monday…) so I can take care of a little treat or two.

Two people on my reading list have deleted their journals… and they’re right next to one another on my list. I wonder if the next ones to go will be connected to them? Odds are slim on … but risingentropysparky hasn’t posted since the middle of last month.

I recently heard the “McDonalds Theory of War and Peace,” which starts with the observation that no two countries that both have McDonalds have ever gone to war with each other. A middle class strong enough to support a McDonalds is presumably never going to support a war with an equally developed country. Note that Vietnam, Iraq, Cambodia and Somalia are all Big Mac-free zones.

Dave wants to get together at about 4… that’s going to screw up my schedule. I probably won’t be able to hang out with him today after all. (I was shooting for a morning to noonish sort of thing) I wanted to get some tunnel shots in the early evening. Dan’s grading papers, and my bro’s sleeping, so it looks like all of my available 2-legged friends are out of the hang-out option. I don’t know if I’m going to go to the hobby store today… I might swing by B&N and pick up some books with my gift cards. The good one is only three miles from here. Yes, I think I’ll do that. A cup of iced coffee and some fresh reading would be a lovely addition to my day.

Until later, dear journal!