p.s. Hey. ** Ian, Hi ho, Ian. My weekend was sort of maybe like yours but without the baseball part. Queen Victoria warrants a holiday in Canada? That’s curious. I don’t know anything about her though, honestly, other than a pic or two and that not-the-best Leonard Cohen song of that title. I think your negative instinct about the kitties must be more right than either one of us would care to imagine. Sorry your 3-day holiday is over, but, yeah, make your regular day dance frenetically with you or something. ** Dominik, Hi!!! Oh, you know, it’s just silliness, the Eurovision thing, even at its actual best, so it’s only fun for a silly mood. The Zoom bookclub happens every two weeks on a Saturday. It’s me, the writers Amy Gerstler, Benjamin Weissman, Jack Skelley and two young poets who are studying in Iowa, Ruben and Jacqui. At the end of each session, we pick some writing and a film to watch/read for the next meet-up. Usually it’s two or three short fiction pieces by different writers. Last week and this coming week we’re each picking a poem for the others to read. And one of us picks a movie. Last week was my turn, and I picked ‘Hausu’– hence your love of the other day. Next time it’s Jack’s turn, and he picked this old movie ‘The Loved One’. So we talk about them and also about whatever’s going on in our heads, lives, and so on. It’s nice. I’m very scared of heights but not on roller coasters for some reason, I guess because you’re up high so briefly? Thank you for the mind-molesting love — ooh, so many possibilities! — but especially for the protective candy! Love making everyone in the world stop believing in God in all of its incarnations and giving them a 1000 euro gift certificate from their local drug dealer, G. ** Sypha, I was a Mad Magazine ultra-fanatic when I was a kid, to the point where I made my own Mad-knock-off zine called ‘Flunker’ that I sold at my elementary school, but Spy Vs. Spy was always my least favorite feature of the magazine, and I have no idea why. ** Misanthrope, I think people who don’t love spy shit must be lying to themselves. Ah, David has an enemy or many, which is not exactly a surprise. So good to be passionately into a writing project. No better feeling on earth, if you ask me. ** Bill, Ha ha, now I know what to get you for Xmas. I’ll watch Rachel Lime when I get out of here. I already love her gloves. No, I don’t know Jessica Hausner’s films, but you can bet I’ll see if I can get familiar now. Thank you for both leads! ** David Ehrenstein, Well, of course you do. ** Jack Skelley, Jack rabbit in the skillet! I was a little sad when Sharper Image died. It was good to have around when you procrastinated about buying your family members Xmas gifts until Xmas Eve and had to make a quick dash to your local mall. You’re right, and/or right again, sir! Where’s Tuesday? xo. ** Okay. I made you something today. See you tomorrow.