After the meeting danae, tatsmaru, tokenfanboy, tjstriker and I hung out for a little bit to socialize and talk about random stuff like the Christmas/New Year's Eve party, and then tokenfanboy and I split for the Source. I hadn't been there in years, and was shocked to see how much it had expanded. For those of you unfamiliar with it (all 3 of you, maybe) the Source is a one-stop geek mecca, with comic books and SF books and miniatures and collectible card games and RPG rulebooks and dice and miniatures and boardgames and conflict simulations from the Old Days when SPI and GDW roamed the earth. Today they were hosting a re-enactment of the battle of Kursk with, as it happened, redmartel commanding the Russians. Wow. I didn't even know he was a gamer!
So that was pretty cool. Adding to the coolness was that they had issue #2 of Hellhounds: Panzer Cops which I bought to complete my collection, and For Whom The Bell Tolls, a Spanish Civil War game that I've faunched after for literally DECADES. Original list price was $65, but the Source copy is $49 (I'm assuming it's used) and they were handing out 20% off coupons good on Monday and Tuesday.
Topping it all off, the fellow who dug out the game for me was a former comrade from the 134th MI, who I barely remembered since he'd come into the unit a couple of months before I was forced to transfer to the IRR. He made my day by letting me know that my former company commander, the guy who tried to block me from re-enllisting and did his best to screw me out of my student loan repayments, was busted for misappropriation of government funds and went off to prison. Thus the post title. Yes, it's schadenfreude, but it's so so sweet. :)
Going to spend the rest of the day doing laundry, doing necessary background work for Blood Red Skies, and staying out of the heat. I'll shop for the OMGWTFBBQ tomorrow.