He is a bit of a science fiction nerd. And the day we talked about the notebook, there was this situation at the helpdesk (which he was responsible for at the moment) where lots of people were in a panic -- even though the situation seemed to be easily defusable. So when he came back, he asked me to write "Don't panic" on the notebook, with a wink to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
And my bookbinding teacher asked me to put a video online of me using my gilding pen. So saturday I bought a small tripod (one from Kodak, with flexible arms) and I set it up on our dinner table to show how I use my gilding pen to decorate my book covers.