[reading: Mary Gentle, "Cartomancy"]
Pleasant evening of West Wing watching and conversation, veering occasionally towards the surreal: "Is that real or mechanically recovered Belinda Carlisle?" is the comment that I particularly remember.
copious free time (n.): [used ironically to indicate the speaker's lack of the quantity in question] A mythical schedule slot for accomplishing tasks held to be unlikely or impossible. Sometimes used to indicate that the speaker is interested in accomplishing the task, but believes that the opportunity will not arise. "I'll implement the automatic layout stuff in my copious free time."