Augh – this convention stuff is taking up most of my time this week.

Anyway, tonight our very own red planet Mars is the closest it has been to Earth in over 60,000 years. Go outside tonight after dark and take a look.

Vancouver is a good city for free stuff. If you’re walking around town this week, try hitting some alleyways. People throw out perfectly good stuff like chairs, tables, even stereo equipment. They’re too lazy to even give stuff away to charity or the Salvation Army, they just dump it in the alleyways. End of the month is always the best time for scavenging around like a common raccoon, as is my wont. Health Tip: Don’t take any free beds or sofas.