2) Speaking of seasons, some of you recently filled out a fanfic meme, and didn't seem to understand what the phrase "May/December" means. Luckily I'm here to tell you that it refers to a very youthful person (that's the May contingent - in the spring of their youth, y'understand) in a relationship with a very old person (December). Harold and Maude, to name the least-squicky example I can think of.
3) On movies: saw De-Lovely the other night. It was one of those rare occasions where I didn't care much about the story or characters (at least, not the way they were presented), but kept watching because the music was so pleasant. Cole Porter did have that going for him. For sheer entertainment value, Napoleon Dynamite (which we watched over the weekend) was a much more fun rental. Consistently funny in a low-key kind of way.
4) On books: recently finished C.S. Lewis's Out of the Silent Planet, the first in his sci-fi trilogy, and enjoyed it. Will get to the second and third sometime. As in all his works, his religion shines through, but in a beautifully mythological fashion, not in a dull proselytizing fashion. In the meantime, however, I've started the big heavy Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, and am delighted to learn that its popularity is well-deserved. So clever! So eloquent! kalquessa, thank you for helping prod this one to the top of my to-be-read list. Don't tell me any spoilers! I'm only about 100 pages in so far (but reading fast).