01 January 2007

So I want to my friend Shawn’s house last night in Tampa Heights for a new year’s eve party. Shawn and his partner put out a great spread and there were a kewl mix of south Tampa gays and hip str8 couples. I drank more than should be allowed by law and was driven home by my more-sober roommate. Now I’m nursing a hang-over on the couch wit the rain pattering on the roof and my two dogs asleep on the floor. One of my new year’s resolutions is to get back into blogging, so here goes.

A world in white gets underway
I want to be with you, be with you night and day
Nothing changes on New Year’s Day

The job I started as a contractor about 8 months ago, continues to be challenging. I was added to perm staff shortly before Christmas and and i’m working on two full sites and a small ajax-based web application. I’ve been working extensively with the Yahoo JavaScript Library and object-based JavaScript. I’ve also found the Script.aculo.us/Prototype Library fascinating. More on that in the coming days.

Under a blood red sky
A crowd has gathered in black and white
Arms entwined, the chosen few
The newspapers says, says
Say it’s true it’s true…
And we can break through
Though torn in two
We can be one

So yesterday I downloaded from BitTorrent a movie called “Brick”. It is what amounts to a Raymond Chandler mystery set in a high school in southern California. It’s an interesting movie that only a few will ever see. It’s a murder mystery and the dialog is VERY specific and in some places unintelligible. It’s very well-written and a very fresh story. It’s part of a new neo-noir movement in independent films.

So we’re told, this is the golden age
And gold is the reason for the wars we wage
I want to be with you, be with you night and day
Nothing changes on new year’s day -from “new year’s day” by u2