I could report much excitement on the work front, and some very pleasing events that are likely to be the precursor to an awesome dress, and some other stuff, but it's all the sort of excitement that's much more earth-shattering for me than for anyone else. So I'll dispense with the nattering, and launch into another review:
Syriana in 25 words or less: A tangled web more interesting than entertaining, and not quite as profound as billed, but it's well-cast, with confluences greater than their parts' sum. B.
25-word reviews of Harry Potter and Pride and Prejudice to follow, eventually . . . :)