The damage wasn't that bad, given that drinks were $ý15 and up. Off-hour menus are a boon. I had duck pate and avocado with taro chips and was full. At dinner you can get a 28 oz steak (why? I asked the male server. 'Usually three or four people share it, but I've seen some guys eat the whole thing.') for a mere $85 plus tax. Expense accounts, yes. Butit was nice enough for once.
2. Finished Dean's Tam Lin. Can't agree that 'the magic is all at the end'. Something is very wrong from the beginning, and I figured the main schtick at the 40% point. The side schtick even earlier, thanks to Antonia Forest and The Player's Boy. It's a very immersive book once it gets going, or maybe I'm just in escapist mode right now.
3. I feel that I'm in worse shape than last year, with everything tightened and spasming, but I do notice that getting out of cabs is easier than it was last winter when knees wouldn't bend at all, so there must be some more flex there. I wish I could just go back to the days when only my knees hurt and the ITB and TFL were silent. Back then walking was a possibility; now, and especially in the snow, I have to walk bent over if I want to walk at all.