Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Musings and assorted fannish notes

THE TALE OF THE PACKAGES

During the recent weekend I dropped in at a friendly neighborhood FedEx facility to ship off the items of the WaoHana Project: the Sunny Beret, the Bobble Beauty Beret, and the Experiment 626 Scarf. For each item I enclosed a card with laundry instructions. I also wrote a note to the intended recipients.

A friend of mine also wanted in on the delivery and added a couple of crafty little gifts - little dolls made with felt and fiberfill, very cute - and her own fan letters.

It took three days, but the package, sent off on a Saturday afternoon, arrived at its destination yesterday after lunch (Japan time). So that's a small victory to crow about.

Hope its recipients wear/use the items we sent them.

Also last week I purchased a pair of back issues of one of the Takarazuka Kagekidan's publications: the January and August 2003 issues of Kageki. I bought them because the cover girls were Wao Youka and Hanafusa Mari, respectively.

So what was THIS that showed up at my office yesterday?


Hmm! A mysterious package for me!


Surprise! My magazines arrived!

*grins* I have good omens, good omens indeed. There's just one more set of fan letters to send off - my friend will be taking care of that later this week.

HAMSTER WINS ACCOLADES


Hey, check it out, the ASUS Eee PC 1005HA just took the Reader's Choice accolade for Netbook of the Year at the 2009 Engadget Awards!

Its counterpart in the Editor's Choice derby was the Toshiba NB205.

READ AN RPG BOOK IN PUBLIC WEEK

I...I'm seriously thinking about it.

On the other hand I would also settle for conspicuously carrying a bag of polyhedral dice somewhere on my person. Perhaps in a nice holster at my waist.

Have you guys got ANY idea how DIFFICULT it is to procure proper RPG dice here in the Philippines? Ever since the late lamented Nova Fontana hobby shops closed down permanently, the only way to get proper dice has been online. (My kingdom for a Pound o' Dice!)

I desperately need a set. Anyone want to hook me up?

2 comments:

coffeebugg said...

Have you tried with hobbes or Neutral grounds?

PJ Punla said...

@ coffeebugg

I look in every branch I pass by. Never any hope.

NG only ever has d20s, end of discussion.

and one of the times I asked at Hobbes the response to me was a face that said "WTF are you talking about?"