My hairdresser Ron sent a notice that he'll be away skiing from Jan. 18-Feb. 4. This is probably where he was when I couldn't get an appointment before Sundance 2 years ago. He'll be back in time for the annual pre-tournament haircut.
I read "The Other Side of Mulholland" by Stephen Randall, another tale of evil Hollywood where everyone is lied to and used. Twin brothers - one gay and one straight - navigate the world of entertainment, celebrity journalism, and teaching the kids of the rich and powerful. Very enjoyable.
There was a last-minute change in one of the puzzles that required me to use InDesign on my laptop. As long as the iBook was on, I tried accessing Puzzle Society and found it was even slower than on my PC - so slow the page timed out. So it's not just the Java on my PC that's making the site really slow.
Re today's NYT crossword: A lot of people didn't get the O-bow (oboe) theme. And I was surprised people hadn't heard of Gwen Verdon or Chita Rivera. I've known them for years. One of the first movies I ever saw was "Damn Yankees" (with Gwen), and the "West Side Story" Broadway soundtrack (with Chita) was a staple in our house.