Jan. 9th, 2006

matrixrefugee: the word 'refugee' in electric green with a background of green matrix code (Matrix_Refugee)
Mark was tapping me in an IM a minute ago, asking me to call him. I was tempted to put him off till tomorrow night, since I was talking to a bunch of people online, but he was really persistant in a cute way. So I unhooked from the comp and jacked the phone into the wall plug (( ::Adds line splitter to her shopping list:: )) and called him.

He answered on the third ring and started off by telling me a joke about a drunk showing up at a guy's door and asking for a push. I chuckled at the joke... and then he said, "Come to your door, I've got a surprise for you." I didn't realize quite what he meant, but then I realized -- or he told me, I can't remember which -- he was outside my door. I told him to give me a minute to put on something, since I'd just changed into my pyjamas... and I ran down to meet him at the door.

Oh, it was so good to see him and be able to take a walk around the neighborhood and chat with him about movies and books and stuff we were up to. I've missed him so badly and I won't be seeing him till the summer, but that walk just made up for it... Next to the reprieve for Holy Trinity (News update on that tomorrow...), this is the best Christmas surprise I've had all season.

Mark, if you're reading this, Thanks for thinking of me and thanks for stopping by... {{{Hugs}}}
matrixrefugee: the word 'refugee' in electric green with a background of green matrix code (Merv_Love)
Finally managed to get to the library and run some needed-to-be-done printout jobs, though I didn't get a chance to burn some files onto CDs that I want/need to transfer to the new comp (most notably, the working files for "Motion to Deactivate"; I discovered that I transferred the wrong version onto the new comp, via the flash drive I used to get the important files off the old comp. I know they're on floppy disks, but I have yet to get the external floppy drive. I'll see if I can't nip into Staples Wednesday and get it then.). Partly I ran out of time and partly I wanted to get away from the horde of brats who were circling behind my chair like vultures when I was in the middle of my second hour on that particular comp. Scratch vultures, they're more like harpies.

Made a "quick" trip to the EB Games in Burlington: on my way out the other day, I'd spotted a used copy of the comp. version of "Enter the Matrix" (for all of $6; it's missing the box, but at least all the disks are there). I almost bought then, but I was in a hurry to catch the next bus after missing one. I asked the clerk the "idiotic question" if they had a copy of the comp version of the new game from the Marketing Brothers, but no luck there. Guess I'll have to wait a few months until one of the folks who thought it bites, sell their copy for a little extra cash. I really need to scale back my spending, since Boskone is coming up later next month and I need to save up for that (not the admission fee, but to accomodate the fact that I usually go a little mad at the book stalls in the dealers' room...)

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