Talk about whatever you want to here -- random ideas, thoughts, suggestions, questions, recommendations, criticisms, demands (to be added to the blog-roll), self-promotions (what are you doing on your blog, for example), introductions (if you are a lurker, tell us who you are and what your thing is), surveys (Mitch once put a survey on your top ten fictional crushes, which was fun), and updates on your life. Don't forget you can talk to each other, as well as to me.
On my end, two quick things.
1. After three months of waiting, Oxford has sent out formal requests to my examiners to examine my thesis. They have unofficially said yes, so all that stands between me and a D.Phil is them sending in a formal acceptance, reading the thesis that will be sent to them upon formal acceptance, and finding a date on which to examine me (at which point I will fly to Oxford, do the examination, and if I pass, receive my degree; the dissertation defence is largely pro forma, and I am not worried about not passing).
2. Everyone is welcome to talk about the stunning LOST finale, which has imbued everyone -- even those who felt it lost its way -- with a sense that this show is an uninhibited work of television genius, and that the next three seasons will be awesome. I am going to put my review up tomorrow, though I am not sure how much I have to add to what has already been said.
By the way I did not see Studio 60 last night. I was out and there was no one to record it, and I decided I did not care that much. I will grab it online or something later. I paid my dues with that show -- I watched it out of loyalty to West Wing, Sports Night, and A Few Good Men, but after howevermany unwatchable episodes I owe Sorkin nothing now. He does not owe me -- I will call it even -- but I am not in a rush to see this.