Well, it’s late my…

Well, it's late my darlings. Almost midnight, and it's been a full day. I went down to the South Bay last night; spent the evening with Arthur (we went to an absolutely splendid little Italian place, Cafe Pro Bono in Palo Alto, I think, where I had what may be the best-so-far Italian meal of my life. I will not torture you with the details, except to note that a super-intense red sauce was the key ingredient). Crashed early as I was very tired. Woke up and started working; wrote about half the new story I mentioned yesterday before Arthur woke up. Puttered about and worked some more in the afternoon at Printer's Inc. Bookstore/Cafe. Took Caltrain north, then bus and bus to get home, where I found Ellie and Heather putting in flowers in the upper garden -- the foxglove is looking especially stunning.

Ian eventually came home and we all scrambled into our 20's garb and rushed off to a play. Our friend Victoria is acting in a local production of _The Importance of Being Earnest_ (Alice Theatre in Oakland, I believe). Interestingly, they've set this play in the Harlem Renaissance (thus the aforementioned garb) with an all-black cast, and there were some fascinating correspondences of class issues. We felt that could have been played with more, but overall it was a good production, and a few people, including Victoria, were excellent. I was most relieved -- I hadn't seen her act before, and it's always a bit awkward waiting to find out if your friend actually has any talent for their vocation...

She seemed to like the flowers I brought her. :-) Lisette trained me well in our high school theater years (I did quite a lot of tech while she acted) -- *always* bring flowers to opening night! This time, an arrangement of white roses, blue irises and greenery, which is rapidly becoming my favorite cut flower combination. The same combination I gave Karina when she arrived...

Now I have Jed's old laptop waiting (on indefinite loan) with "Lakshmi's Diary" mostly completed but not quite. A crucial scene is yet to be written, and I suspect I had best get to it before I collapse from exhaustion. A little more tea first (non-caffienated this time, I think), and then to work. If I finish this soon, I may even get a little sleep before the massive tech writing crunch tomorrow.

Kevin's in town for lectures at Berkeley! We're both stunningly busy right now, but I'll probably see him Saturday! :-) :-) :-)

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