*yawn* Morning, kiddos….

*yawn* Morning, kiddos. Sleepy! Stayed up late talking to David (probably would have talked earlier if we hadn't watched a couple of hours of Deep Space 9 first. :-) On the other hand, I was feeling a bit ill, and when I'm sick I really want to watch television (or, more accurately, I really don't want to do anything else). Since I hardly watch it otherwise, I am terribly confused by what's happening in some of DS9 -- the plot lines have gotten complicated!!)

One of you sent in a very interesting article from the NY Times on the movie of Lolita, which will soon be playing on Showtime. Unfortunately, I don't get that channel, but the review was interesting nonetheless -- I went into it thinking that there was no way that someone could make a decent movie out of this highly-stylized novel...but the columnist actually made it sound plausible. Sorry I'll miss it this time, but at some point...

Anyway, back to work. Today interspersing requesting donations for Clean Sheets with more FrameMaker, finishing The God of Small Things, and finishing writing "The Fall" for Puritan. Oh, and maybe buying pirate boots for WorldCon. :-) Talk to y'all later...

12:35 a.m. Well, I didn't finish anything. Which is okay....I did a fair bit of stuff, and things are rolling. Will hopefully (fingers crossed) finish everything that needs to be finished before I leave. I did get shoes for the pirate costume (I know, I know, the least important -- but it was fun! And Ellie spent a while making them look more piratical, with battered gold buckles and all...)

The best part of the day was going to the Paramount Theater and seeing To Have and Have Not, a great black and white movie starring Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart. I'm in love with Lauren Bacall. She is a goddess in human form. I want to be her when I grow up (and she was only 19 or 20 when she made that film!). The layers of meaning in the conversations, in the looks exchanged...god! I guess that's what you get when you take a story by Hemingway, a screenplay co-authored by Faulkner, and throw in two great actors (and a charming pianist). Whoo! See this film. No hesitations.

I am wiped, so off I toddle to bed. Just wanted to get that impression down while it was fresh...sleep well, if you aren't already. (I know, I know, that doesn't make any sense at all...)

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