I was kind of suprised, though certainly happy, when Vanora started talking to me on IRC in the middle of the day. I was even more suprised when Shawkial told me that Vanora had come over to visit and play with computer stuff. So needless to say i had a lot of motivation to finish up as quickly as possible.
Left work about 7:30. and got home a little after 8. Vanora had brought her laptop over and was using my wireless router to test out her wireless card. Or rather she had tested it by verifying that the two communicated, and the proceded to just screw around on the net :)
I got my laptop too, and Vanora tried to help me figure out my Divx problem, and after we spent awhile failing at that, we watched some Cowboy Bebop. She decided that she was tired about 2:30. I stayed up till 5:30 talking to people online and reading the latest Greg Bear book, which i wasn't really impressed by.
I woke up fairly early, at least fairly early for having gotten to bed at 5:30. Sometime between 10 and noon i crawled out of bed. Played a little Bomberman, and then took a shower.
We started discussing lunch, and then Vanora and i took one more stab at fixing the crashing Divx problem, and fixed it! I can watch divx movies now!!! :)
After watching Final Fantasy Unlimited episode 1 as a "test" :) we headed out for lunch. We were debating who was going go to which places, i wanted to go to the mall, Shawkial wanted to go to Best Buy, but we eventually decided to all go to both places so that we could just use one car.
We went to Togo's, and saw that there was a Red Cross bus there doing blood donations. Shawkial wanted to donate blood, but we decied to get lunch first. Too bad Togo's was closed =P Shawkial decided to go donate blood right away, since she'd had breakfast earlier. The rest of us meandered around indecisevely for a bit, but then decided to go to Wendy's. Gwri ordered some food for Shawkial, and when he finished eating decided to go tell Shawkial where we were.
Shawkial showed up, but Gwri had apparently decided to donate to. I figured that as long as we were going to be delayed i might as well too. Then while i was filling out the form Vanora showed up and decided that she might as well join the club, even though she'd never donated before.
Despite Gwri having a ten or fifteen minute start, i almost finished before he did :) I felt a little light headed, probably cause i'd just eaten a lot of food fifteen or twenty minutes before and all the blood had rushed to my stomach, but other than that i had the usual post donation energy boost.
We decided to go to Best Buy first. I went around and took some notes on prices of stuff, various DVDs and video games. I wanted to get some CDRs to burn data on, but they didn't have any of the really good priced ones. Vanora said that she'd heard something about a sale tomorrow, so i decided i'd come back then. And then we waited. And waited. Shawkial had decided to get a notebook. But first she had to get financing. And then they didn't have the notebook. Then they were looking for other stores with the notebook. We spent over an hour and a half waiting for everything to be straightened out. By the time we got out of there we'd decided that the mall was probably closed, so Shawkial dropped the rest of us off at the apartment before driving to the store they'd said had one of the notebook she wanted in stock.
Vanora and i started messing around with our respective laptops again, and Gwri went off and was reading something i think. Shortly after Shawkial got home with her new laptop Morna showed up online.
She said that Bricriu was away and she wanted to know if i was interested in dinner. I was a little torn, but i'd spent all day with Vanora, i hadn't seen Morna in a really long time, and Morna was actually interested in seeing me. Vanora pretty much only seems interested in visiting her sister. So i decided to have dinner with Morna, told everyone i was heading out, and started driving to her place.
About halfway there i started being paranoid, i was originally just going to go up and knock on the door, but then i worried that Bricriu might get home early and would be annoyed to see me if i just showed up at the door, so i pondered calling up on my cell phone when i got there. About 30 seconds or a minute later my cell phone started ringing. When i answered it it was Morna, and she said that Bricriu had gotten home early so she couldn't go out. I kinda felt like i had jinxed myself =/
I wasn't really than hungry so i didn't feel like getting food, but since i was out anyway i decided to stop by Borders, which Morna and i had been planing to do after eating.
I had a desire to buy all the hardbacks i'd been wanting to read for the past few months, but i managed to beat some sense into myself and just got one of them, "Wolf's Head, Wolf's Heat" by Jane Lindskold. I also got several paperabacks and two trade paperbacks. The last two were expensive, but one was a collection of stories by Vernor Vinge, and the second was a medium long story by Vernor Vinger along with lots of essays people had written about that story.
After buying those i headed home and hung out with Vanora and Shawkial and Gwri some more.