I went completely blank — no posts or tweets — yesterday. Mainly due to final packing for today’s 3 pm flight to Los Angeles plus the usual dark-gray-hole effect that accompanies any visit to my mother’s assisted-living-facility in Connecticut. (Don’t ask.) Plus the generally traumatic mindset that always kicks in prior to a cross-country move involving three suitcases. The whole HE operation is shifting back to Los Angeles (cats included) for four to six to eight months, depending on the breaks. Just in time for the last seven days of the 2010/2011 Oscar season. Escaping New York’s winter weather will be very nice, but you have to wonder about the wisdom of a big move in which the only real upside is meteorological.