I used a bit of my day off today to explore the Redwood City library, which I hadn't been to before. That's a nice branch, and I made a couple very nice finds. One was Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, which I've been wanting to read for a while. That's providing some fun laughs, not to mention balancing the other things I've been reading, like St. Augustine. I also finally found a recording of that Bach violin fugue, played on a violin (I'd only heard the version on the Modern Mandolin Quartet CD). I really do like that piece, and I've been working on it for the last week or two (on mandolin, not violin -- that way I have a chance at least). I think I may even be improving. It's certainly a good workout for the fingers.
I greatly enjoyed watching Amélie for the second time last night. I think that a lot of what makes it so wonderful is her imagination and how little bits of magic just sort of follow her around. That's the sort of thing I'd like to have more of in my life. That movie's chock full of waltz music, too... always a plus.