Went out for sushi with the roommate.
Got there early; spent some time in neighboring fabric store. My domestic instincts have gone "Wooo!!" but I failed to cave to the lure of fabrics, mostly because by that time we'd spent the 15 minutes or so and the sushi place was now open.
hcolleen voiced a very valid concern/idea about gamer data gathering in network-enabled gaming consoles. Somehow, this developed into me realizing what the driving plot of "Circle of Fire" has to be. It's now planned to be a supernatural techno-thriller with a romantic sub-plot. This, somewhat scarily, takes it out of the "safe" category of romance. Woops. Also, whether that was octopus or squid or what, it was kind of icky. I don't like fish eggs either. I loooooooove salmon. (Figures, for an Alaskan girl.) I saved my salmon for last, and made happy noises.
Came back, watched Episode 4 of Bleach, then I got started on Death Note while she went to bed.
After that, I went out and got myself The Sharing Knife: Beguilement, as Herself is still on my buy-on-sight list.
This time, Bookmans did not want any of my used books, so the lot can hit the laundry room.
I wandered into Sprouts next, and ran into chas_. We BS-ed and really must figure out a good time to hang out again. Also, their family unit should be introduced to trystan_laryssa and dustraven.
Sprouts had Bosc pears on sale for three pounds for a dollar. Thus, my fruit run was really quite cheap. I've been poking about at the seasonal fruits to get the most for my money, and I like pears.
(What do you get when you throw an underripe fruit so hard at a hard drive that all the 1s turn to 0s? A pearity error.)
After that, I hit the Place of Great Evil for soup and glue. Soup, glue, part of a bathing suit, looking at skirts, a bread knife, random notebook/notecards for the nano project, and a Halloween costume piece! Glee!
Now, bedtime. Or something.