It’s been another busy but not really noteworthy few days. Two birthday parties (both very nice); a disappointing sausage and pepper grinder at the San Gennaro festival (happens every year, but hope springs eternal); some Watching (35 Up and Holiday, perhaps to be discussed soon); two shifts at MoMA (met a really cool old lady who was an advertising executive); some Reading (food and style issues of New Yorker, both great; started reading the book discussed below); started on a freelance project that will occupy the rest of my free time this week. And I’m about to start learning French, via a CD-ROM, in advance of our trip early in 2008. That’s enough for now.