I've been having an involuntary vacation from work this week due to transmission problems with my car. I feel like a bum and am pretty upset about the lost wages (not to mention whatever this repair's going to cost me). But it's given me time to get caught up on a lot of music I've obtained recently. Tonight I'm going to see Thank You For Smoking for the second time.
One other thing that's occupied my time: don't ask why, but I have a free subscription to "Star Magazine", which is probably the most worthless rag I've ever read (and I've read "The New Republic"). But the magazine's crossword puzzle makes me feel like a genius. We're talking a sub-"People Magazine" level of difficulty. And it's great.