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Kevin Spacey

My friend Cathy and I went out for dinner at Milestones last night, then went to see KPAX. While at the Paramount, I bought my advance Harry Potter ticket for this Friday. I wanted to buy my advance ticket for Lord of the Rings, too, bu they aren't on sale until later this month.

This time we had nearly TWENTY FIVE MINUTES OF TRAILERS and commercials and "wow here's our cool logo with as many special effects and loud noises as we can cram in" clips. This is getting ridiculous! By the time the movie actually started, I felt like I had been on a rollercoaster (I don't like rollercoasters).

Quite liked KPAX. Kevin Spacey was, as usual, wonderful.

Ok, I lied when I said I wasn't going to do any more travelling for the rest of the year. In early December, I'm going to visit Moira Allen in Virginia for a couple of days. It's a visit I should have made earlier in the year.

Moira Allen, for those of you who don't know, was Inkspot's Managing Editor. She worked with me for several years during Inkspot's lifetime, and we exchanged e-mail on nearly a daily basis at one point. Moira has always been incredibly supportive of both me and Inkspot, even through the roughest times near the end.

In this entire time, however, I never met Moira in person.

So I'm finally going to meet her, woohoo! Moira now runs her own writers' resource site called Any of you even vaguely interested in writing should definitely check it out.


- Chicken we saw on our walk at Langdon Hall. It seemed mightily interested in my camera.

- The Harry Potter ticket I bought last night!

- Sara (as Arwen) and Annie (as Ariel) after coming home from trick-or-treating on Hallowe'en Night. After spreading out their loot on the dining room table for inspection, their father asked them jokingly what they wanted for their nighttime snack. To our surprise (and enormous joy of their parents, I'm sure), Sara and Annie asked if they could have some melon.

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