(a) Cannes’ Carlton Hotel last night around 10 pm or so, at which time I was wandering around and fried with nothing to do, having mislaid the piece of paper with location of the Paris Je’taime party — Thursday, 5.18.06, 10:10 pm; (b) Pedro Almodovar and the Volver crew entering this morning’s press conference — Friday, 5.19, 11:36 am; (c) Some of the festival’s more serious boozers (with a high percentage of British journalists) hang out every night at the Petit Carlton, where a bottle of Desperado beer will cost you about five Euros; (d) Taking a quick break and looking out at the Med — Friday, 5.19.06, 11:05 am.