I used my afternoon off to run errands. It is amazing how much shopping one can get done in a single afternoon. I got more craft supplies, some comics, a new winter sweater and turtleneck, a CD-ROM of clip art for making New Year postcards, and new ink cartridges to fix my printer (which suddenly went wonky over the weekend but now appears to be working fine).
Things I learned:
A Nightmare Before Christmas game for the PS2 was apparently released a short while ago. The article I read says it's a sequel to the movie, which makes me really curious what it's like.
There is computer software available to do Japanese calligraphy, letting you choose brushes and paper texture and ink quality and all kinds of things. Wow.