Stranger of the Day: Greg

On my way out of the common room to grab some lunch, I saw a very interesting collection of postcards on the table near the door. I didn't recognize the man who owned the cards, but I complimented him on his postcards and pointed out the Moleskine notebooks we had in common. (That's probably the secret handshake of people addicted to nice writing stuff.)

When I returned to the common room to study, I couldn't resist asking for permission to flip through the cards. I introduced myself as well, of course. So here's our stranger of the day: Greg.

Greg's been in Graduate House for a month. He's not actually from U of T, but he teaches New Media at Humber. He has this awesome little scrapbook of his stuff. He's cool. He came to coffee night two weeks ago, so I'm just going to have to look for him at the next one. Seems like a good person to mix into parties... =)

The cards were awesome. I laughed at so many of them. They're clever! I'm definitely picking up a set. I normally stay away from cards with messages on them, preferring monogrammed gold-trimmed Crane cards for special occasions, paper from the Japanese Paper Place for casual cards, and cute Korean stationery for letters. But a hundred postcards with clever illustrations! Nifty.

I am _so_ buying a set on Wednesday, along with a nice fountain pen with a broad nib...

(And yes, I was _quite_ impressed to find a guy who understands the importance of having a proper stationery collection. Or of snail-mail writing, even.)

Argh. Now I wonder if he's the Greg who went to Mesh and has mentioned a course at Humber... If so, I want to talk to him about Web 2.0 and social computing!

Random Japanese sentence: 私はこの猫の世話をしなければならない。 I have to look after this cat.