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Reading: George Eliot's Middlemarch and James Woods' How Fiction Works.

Listening to: Bon Iver's For Emma, Forever Ago and the first three songs on my Walking Mix, which are, in order: Corrine Bailey Rae's "Paris Nights/New York Mornings," Stevie Wonder's "Sir Duke" and Mel Torme's "Comin Home Baby."

Watching: [renting] "Tyson" (thank you Jen Harris), and the amazing "Rachel Getting Married" for the 2nd time, and [in theatres, but just barely] the fantastic "Fantastic Mr. Fox"

Eating: Too much chocolate, not enough fruit. Too many chips (Ruffles or Doritos) not enough salad. Too much burger, not enough tofu.

Drinking: Too much coke not enough water. Much tea, a bit of Bailey's, the odd lovely Scotch and more red wine. Red wine is good when it's good and we've found a good one, a Canadian one (Oh Canada!).