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Running very, very late today. First, insomnia last night, and then I "overslept" (that is, fell asleep at five, awakened by a honking car at ten thirty, awake again at eleven thirty, so maybe six hours of sleep), and woke to email of the stress-me-out-first-thing-in-the-day variety. So, yeah. Quick entry.

Yesterday, I took half the day off. Having finished Chapter Three of Blood Oranges on Monday, I figured I deserved it. So, Spooky and I went to a 1:40 matinée of J.J. Abrams' Super 8. And I say, without reservation, this is the best movie I've seen this year. It's a rollicking fusion of The Goonies (1985) and Cloverfield (2008), and it's unreservedly marvelous. Abrams nails 1979 with a deft, but not precious, accuracy. I love when I have no complaints about a film, when all I can do is say, "I fucking loved this," and all I can say is "I fucking loved Super 8."

Back home, the half of the day that was a day off ended, and work resumed. We read through the first three chapters of Blood Oranges (127 pages, 28,035 words) – for typos and continuity and anything else that might be off. It works, I say with great relief. The voice (the hardest I've ever had to sustain) is the same throughout. Anyway, the book is somewhere between 42,000 and 48,000 words from THE END, and I'm right on schedule. We finished up about nine p.m. Today, I begin Chapter Four (of a projected eight chapters).

Also, we splurged and had Kentucky Fried Chicken (no, not fuckin' KFC) for dinner, which was as disgustingly delicious as I remembered. First time we've had any sort of fried chicken since coming to Rhode Island.

Round 2 of the Big Damn eBay Sale has begun. Please have a look. You also must see this, as you will see nothing more beautiful today.

Okay...if I'm forgetting anything it can wait until later. Hold on! Is that sunshine?!

Date: 2011-06-15 05:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seph-ski.livejournal.com
We saw "Super 8" Sunday. First time I've been out to the theater in a while. The movie was so enjoyable, I could almost ignore the open-mouthed popcorn chomping commentator sitting to my right. I hate going to the movies. But yes, the film was most enjoyable!

The Cassini footage is breath-taking! A more familiar and local yet still spectacular show is about to start at 2pm EDT here (http://eclipse.slooh.com/).

Date: 2011-06-15 05:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

The movie was so enjoyable, I could almost ignore the open-mouthed popcorn chomping commentator sitting to my right.

We had a huge screening room almost entirely ourselves. One reason we go to matinées is to avoid the rude.

Alas, we won't be able to see the eclipse.

Date: 2011-06-15 08:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] corucia.livejournal.com
I'm hoping to see Super 8 before it leaves the theater, but I've been incredibly busy the last day or two preparing for a long trip, and trying to get a manuscript edited and submitted before then. I did get a chance to swing through our University bookstore, but unfortunately no luck on a copy of Publisher's Weekly.

Date: 2011-06-15 09:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

I did get a chance to swing through our University bookstore, but unfortunately no luck on a copy of Publisher's Weekly.

I think one's winding it's way to me, but thanks.

Date: 2011-06-15 11:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blark.livejournal.com
I finished reading The Red Tree today, and I wanted to say thank you for it. I haven't read a book that left me that satisfied in a good while. From the editor's note to the coda, I very much enjoyed it.

I wish I had glued the alternate cover to my copy, because the deeper I read into the book, yeah, everything you said about the cover clicked into place. It made me feel like the cover was lying about how good the contents inside really were. I think I have a project for when I get home tonight to celebrate the reading finish.

Date: 2011-06-15 11:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

I finished reading The Red Tree today, and I wanted to say thank you for it. I haven't read a book that left me that satisfied in a good while. From the editor's note to the coda, I very much enjoyed it.

Thank you for letting me know!

I wish I had glued the alternate cover to my copy, because the deeper I read into the book, yeah, everything you said about the cover clicked into place. It made me feel like the cover was lying about how good the contents inside really were. I think I have a project for when I get home tonight to celebrate the reading finish.

That cover is just...unspeakable. And not in the good Lovecraftian way.

Date: 2011-06-16 07:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lois2037.livejournal.com
Saturn and its moons! Thank you for sharing that, it really is amazingly beautiful.

Everyone I know who's seen it loves Super 8. I'll see it in a few weeks when it's at our local $3 second run theater/pub. I'm looking forward to it.

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