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So, since it's after midnight here in Providence, and since I made that promise to myself back in March to write at least one journal entry every day for the period from April first until the end of July, I'll get something down before I head to bed. We have to leave early for Manhattan, so I'm taking my good-worker-bee pill and going to lie down.

Tomorrow, I will meet with my agent and we shall talk The Drowning Girl: A Memoir, Blood Oranges, and Blue Canary. Not necessarily in that order. Then, tomorrow night Spooky and I will enjoy Peter and Susan's hospitality, and we shall talk...about whatever we please.

A hideously rainy day today. Manhattan's going to be a deluge, so I am told.

My contributor's copies of Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy 2 arrived this afternoon. The box was wet; the books were well-wrapped and dry. "Hydraguros," One of my sf (science fiction, not San Francisco) stories is reprinted therein.

A special thanks tonight to Steven Lubold.

Work today consisted of getting ready to leave tomorrow, and email with my agent. Nothing thrilling, even by the standards of a freelancer. Tonight, we watched Henry Fonda and everyone else in the world in Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West (1968). It truly is one of the - if not the - most spectacular Westerns ever made. The film's cinematography puts every square millimeter of picture to work, so do not dare watch it pan-and-scan. And while it's one of the first truly gritty Westerns, it's possessed of an amazing and almost surreal choreography.

And now, I go to face the toothbrush. Next entry, Wednesday night.

Almost in Transit,
Aunt Beast

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kurtmulgrew
May. 17th, 2011 05:07 am (UTC)
Nite nite Aunt Beast.
readingthedark
May. 17th, 2011 05:11 am (UTC)
Your trivia for the middle of the night:
West's story was cowritten by Dario Argento.
Today, Tuesday, is Trent's birthday.
gargirl
May. 17th, 2011 04:10 pm (UTC)
Have a safe and lovely trip.
kylecassidy
May. 17th, 2011 04:33 pm (UTC)
are you going to KGB? i'm going to try and make it.
literateshrew
May. 17th, 2011 11:05 pm (UTC)
Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West (1968). It truly is one of the - if not the - most spectacular Westerns ever made. The film's cinematography puts every square millimeter of picture to work, so do not dare watch it pan-and-scan. And while it's one of the first truly gritty Westerns, it's possessed of an amazing and almost surreal choreography.

I absolutely adore this film!
nightwitch
May. 18th, 2011 08:36 am (UTC)
I agree, pan and scan is for the birds, especially with this movie, and any picture by David Lean.
alumiere
May. 19th, 2011 04:50 am (UTC)
Since I'm behind and traveling (in the DC area from LA at the moment), I thought I'd drop you a note and say that I hope things went well in NYC. I'm kind of jealous that you get to hang out with one of my other favorite authors (Shadowland is still one of my all-time favorite books, and a comfort read when I'm stressed). I'm sure it was an excellent conversation though.
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