Happy ending for the campaign to Save Gim's Chinese Kitchen! The most disturbing thing about this whole story is the fact that I only heard about it from one person. What's wrong with my grapevine? Yeah, yeah, I know, it wouldn't kill me to keep up with the news myself like most mere mortals.... oh, except that most people in this country don't actually keep up with the news, or read anything. Myself, I've been having a book splurge this past couple weeks: ZZ Packer's Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, Monique Truong's The Book of Salt, Audrey Niffenegger's The Time Traveler's Wife, the aforementioned Deep South guidebook, & then there's nice little bedtime installments of Dan Leone Eat This, San Francisco! See? Who had time to find out about Gim's?