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Mike Pirnat

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The Main Event

Got home shortly after 5 last night, crashed for a couple hours, then had a lovely dinner with Liz (a very tasty eggplant parmigiano). I was even coherent enough to be allowed a glass of wine (yay!), a 1972 Heitz Cabernet from Napa, which has the distinction of being the first wine I've had that's older than I am. It's interesting to see how much Napa wines have changed in 32 years, as it was super-fruity and a little bit more tart than I'd think it should have been. At least it hadn't turned.

After dinner we had popcorn and watched Secondhand Lions, which is a surprisingly good film with astoundingly poor marketing. From the deleted scenes included on the DVD, it's clear that the marketing materials were generated from much earlier in the editing process, and that the film was truly saved by the editing. Except for an extended bit with the skeet shooting, all of the material deleted was justly removed.

The drive in this morning was lovely; no one on the road, beautiful sunrise in the making, skies clear and joyous. It'd be a great day to get out and enjoy the world, if I weren't here at work.

So, today is full-on, hard-core "Val"... I don't want to jinx anything, but so far, everything's been going pretty smoothly. Sending cards, picking up cards, doing our thing... Chuggin' along nicely. Hopefully our luck holds out and the day can pass happily.

Happy Valentine's Day, y'all. Enjoy it!

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