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I wrote today. Not much, only a thousand words, and it's pure drek, but at least it's something.

I've also started watching Sex and the City again, from the start. I'm halfway through the first season, and I really do love this show so much. I've been meaning to re-watch one of my favorites for a while, and having just seen the second movie in the theater, I opted to go with Sex and the City. (Aside: The movie, for those of you interested, was horrible as a movie and tolerable as a Sex and the City continuation. That is, if the characters were not Carrie, Miranda, Samantha, and Charlotte, if they were four random women, I'd've demanded my money back. But because it was my old girlfriends, I sat through an insipid "plot," a badly written script, and about an hour's worth of unrelated irrelevance or blatant self-absorption... and I even enjoyed it, on some level. The Sex and the City franchise, though, is one of those things that could produce a four-hour movie of nothing but phonebook recitations done by the characters, and I'd probably go see it anyway and give it a passing grade. But I digress.)

Yes, so I started watching that again, and it's bringing back so many memories. Weird how a show can do that. Or maybe it's Proust doing that. I'm still reading Swann's Way. I'm only on something like the twentieth page, but that's about eighteen pages more than I thought I'd get through before giving up, and so I'm pretty impressed with myself. I like it, even though it is, as I said, an incredible amount of work. I'm also trying to find something lighter, pulpier, fluffier to read when I'm not feeling up to wading through Proustian syntax and detail. I'd like something in the vein of Eternity, so I can compare and see how a "good" pulp author writes and what exactly is said and done and shown. I'm thinking perhaps I may read the next Nightrunner book, which just came out last week, or maybe Wicked again. I was going to read The Boy with the Cuckoo Clock Heart, but I think that may be too stylized for my purposes, even though it looks amazing.

Finally: I saw the video for Kylie Minogue's new song, "All the Lovers." It's astounding! It's basically just an orgy on a city street, but I love the way it's shot, I love the song, I love the "message" behind the video. I love everything about it, and I love everything about her, and this is just more proof that Kylie's incredibly deserving of her spot in my Top Five. Here's a link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V2MIjqFuRQ.

Okay, good night!