I finally put my foot down, last night, and we watched a Netflix disc that's been sitting on our shelf for a month. This was a Ken Burns piece called Mark Twain, which did a very good job of describing the author's life. Very nice piece of work.
This morning, I finished a book ostensibly by William Ashbless (actually by Tim Powers and James Blaylock) called Pilot Light which is more fun in its footnotes than in its actual writing. Amusing.