1. Sherlock Holmes was watched successfully last and and it was delightful–definitely worth the wait(s). The story was more faithful than I could have hoped, with actual lines of dialogue lifted straight from the books, and even though they made Irene Adler his girlfriend (and dressed her up like a romanticized prostitute from the Wild West*), most of the Holmes adaptations do that. Besides, I have the BBC for more accurate costume dramas–this one combined my literary crush and my actor crush. Enough said.

2. *Irene Adler was a lady marrying nobility in the one story in which she appears. I don’t think she would have chosen fuchsia satin.

3. Happy birthday, Jack Kerouac!