Later on I had a delicious dinner with the aforementioned aleffert and the sadly plague-ridden _tove at \bigcup grill, and then I read some of Tolstoy's novella "Hadji Murad", because Bloom raved about it a lot. I'm like 30 pages into it, and it's not totally winning me over, but I figure I'll probably finish it.
Finally, saw "Memento" with the Generalists. Neat movie! Carrie-Anne Moss is zomg in it compared to the silly Matrix movies.