July 31, Palo Alto, CA: I can't believe August is basically here. The year is flying by. Tonight was really fun. I had a chance to spend time with a close friend and talk more about the Gates controversy and race relations...while watching Venus beat Sharapova. My camera also survived a fall caused by me. It seems fine. And I didn't have much of a reaction as I saw it falling. I don't think it was because I wasn't panicked, even though I don't remember feeling that way at the time. I was probably trying to play it cool because I was around lots of people and a bit embarrassed. I'd like to believe that having my camera broken or taken from me could roll off my back. But I really don't think that's true.