1. Experiementing with self-portraits in the theater again. In *Othello* I appear as a drunk from Cyprus a couple of times and then return as the bearer of a blanket so that the dead Roderigo can be carted off. I photographed myself tonight in my Cyprus costume. You get the sense of lousy overhead lights in the dressing room and what a bomb shelter it can feel like:
2. I have been listening to XM Satellite Radio Channel 49: Big Tracks. It's like one guilty pleasure after another. Tonight the programming seemed especially fixed on the Electric Light Orchestra. Guilt, guilt, guilt: Pleasure, pleasure, pleasure.
3. I was very happy to learn that Sarah, the stage manager for "Othello", loves the movies "Dirty Pretty Things" and "Pieces of April". She glowed when talking about them and I hope I glowed back!