it's been nearly a year since my last (moronic) post. it's unclear to me what the tone of this ought to be, so i'll go with the standard ramblings model, and leave it at that. no one's under the impression that i'm changing the world here, so i won't set any expectations too high. i'm guessing this will wind up being some sort of modified critics corner, with luck a snarky one, wherein whatever movie i see, restaurant at which i eat, book i read, or performance i attend will get a working-over. insert random rambly thoughts, and you've got yourself a business model.