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2004-01-17 - 5:50 p.m.

I was asked to read a script that one of my coworkers had written. It was crap. I told him, albeit nicely and he was offended. Now he feels the need to explain his trite and obvious subtexts and badmouth me.

Itís a paint by numbers plot involving a Tennis Pro who works for the CIA. Now, if he worked for the Mafia and wanted out, THAT would be a different story. Or not. People donít work for the CIA anymore, do they? Itís all independent contractors and foreign nationals these days, I would think. Itís not all Alias with the gadgets and things. I imagine there is a lot of cash changing hands, and thatís about it.

Or maybe it is. Either way, the script was stupid. And I doubt that Anna K needs a star vehicle.

That said, Iím going to his birthday party tonight. Itís at some dive bar in the Sunset where they wonít have any good beer on tap and the Top Shelf Vodka will have come from the Cala Market. I donít intend to stay long however. I wouldnít go at all but a few of my coworkers whom I like will be there, so it should be good.

So, there. That has been the excitement of the past couple of days. I have joined a book club. Thus far we are in the setting up stages. We are all nominating novels and then we shall draw from a hat the book that we will read and discuss. Iím working on making it a Multi-Media club, so we can do movies as well. There are a couple of people in the group who are reasonably intelligent and Iíd like to go see the latest indie favorite and see if the hype is worth it or not. Iím nominating Vanity Fair by William Thackerey. I was considering something more contemporary but eventually decided that I wanted to read a novel that I would have to work towards understanding. That would challenge my ability to pick up on subtext, and would take some effort to read. So, I picked Vanity Fair. We shall see.

In other news, I must do something about this layout. What, I donít know.

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