June 16th, 2006


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Watched the first disc of the second season of Six Feet Under last night. I'm not entirely sure why Nate stays with Brenda. And I wonder how David is going to turn his life around. I mean, this is TV, so he has to, right?

I picked up the keys to my new place, and then I celebrated by getting a pizza from Figs and a Foxtrot book from Wellesley Booksmith.

I don't have a clock in my bedroom. If I want to wake up at a certain time, I bring my watch into the bedroom and set its alarm. Last night, I went to bed without bringing my watch with me. I realized this after I had gotten into bed, and I decided to just leave it. I thought that maybe I would sleep better if I didn't have to worry about what time it was in the middle of the night or in the morning.

So I woke up at some point when it was light, and then eventually got up. I was thinking it was probably close to 8, but it was actually only 7. So I've spent some time this morning putzing around online. It's the same thing I did yesterday morning, but I started later yesterday morning, which got me in to work around 9:45. I will likely be in to work around 8:45 today, which is good.

I've got a production project to keep me busy for a while, and then some smaller miscellaneous production tasks (archiving completed books and putting together Amazon Search Inside the Book files for some books). I may do some work on the journal, but I probably won't do too much editorial stuff today unless I hear back from my bosses and can go ahead and prepare a contract.

I'm getting the urge again to write more about work. There's interesting stuff going on that I could write about, only I don't think I can write about it in public, or even semi-public. As I mentioned before, I don't want any chance of stuff I say about an author reaching that author, and I also don't want to be talking about projects before we've announced them. Meh.

The Key is the Key

Ah, cable. Just watched The Man with One Red Shoe (1985), and Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986) is next. And since they're on Fox Movie Channel, there are no commercials. What's up with the mid-80s having spy movies involving normal people getting mixed up in spy stuff? Besides these two, there is also Spies Like Us (1985). Some googling turns up Cloak & Dagger (1984) and Gotcha! (1985), neither of which I think I've seen. Anyone know of any other movies like this? Doesn't have to be from the 80's, I guess, but I doubt there are as many of these movies after the Cold War.

Got some packing of books done. I'm borrowing my sister's car this weekend, so I'll take some boxes over tomorrow.

Oh, wow: Jumpin' Jack Flash has a thin Jon Lovitz.