Removing the sounds isn't the only change I'm making in this pass, but it's the most pervasive. The other changes -- like making Jason more head-over-heels in love with Clarity -- are localized (in this case, to the comparatively rare flashback scenes with the two of them together). I'm not sure how much I can change on that without adding additional scenes, which I don't want to do for a variety of reasons.
Today at work we had the celebration for the release of a major product. We all went off to a very nice brewpub/cinema, a former Masonic lodge, where we were treated to beer and wine, barbecue, and a showing of Office Space. Not the movie I would have chosen for a morale booster... it was a little too close to reality sometimes.
Also today... you remember I mentioned that work ate my life for a couple of weeks there? The VP responsible just gave each person on my team an iPod nano as a thank-you for that work. So there is some justice in the world. I gave the new nano to Kate, but I have to get a USB 2.0 port for the PC before she can put any of her music on it.