Thank you, Rayna, and that's awesome that you had friends over for dinner! I never find it easy to do that because it's always such a big production (sprucing up the house, cooking, etc).
Also wanted to say, I liked your book review on Darkness Visible. I've never read a Styron book but I've heard a lot about that one. I bought it last night and read the first few pages -- good Golly is he wordy and a bit pompous or what? -- but it's still fascinating. Thanks for jogging my memory on picking up that book!