Simply a placeholder, to let the world know that I'm not dead or (really) ill, but just up to the proverbial eyeballs – & that I'll be getting around to answering all those e-mails & posting those letters & packages in the next few days. In the meantime, if you need something to read, do stop by Steve Evans's Third Factory & check out this year's Attention Span listings of what everybody else's been reading. My own entry makes me feel a hundred years old, and very, very out of it.
The Mai Kai – oh dear – wonderful Polynesian floor show, with nary a hint of South Florida stripper culture (it's always disspiriting when you go to a middle eastern place down here & the belly dancer is obviously feeling overdressed) – but the food is hopelessly mediocre & overpriced. Washed it all away Saturday night with a fine dinner at friends', followed by too many martinis & an indefinite period of thrashing away on the bouzouki.