Two things. First, sometimes a person just needs to listen to a lot of Nik Kershaw. Second, I keep thinking -- I have kept thinking since I first heard them -- of something Senator Ron Wyden said: "When the American people find out how their government has secretly interpreted the Patriot Act, they are going to be stunned and they are going to be angry." Well, I've been stunned and angry for a while, so much so in fact that I started taking antianxiety medication for it, which is why I can talk about it at all, and frankly it's time for the rest of the American people to step up and start needing antianxiety medication as well.
Bonus third thing: I think I've finished chapter six of my novel, for a while it was Cyrano de Bergerac with fangs and now I've decided it's going to be As I Lay Dying with fangs for a while. Travel is very difficult when sunlight reduces you to powder. That's what vampires and I have in common, you see, we spend a lot of our time in boxes.