Happy 2009! I realized the other night that this was the last New Year’s Eve that people can wear glasses made out of the new year. I mean, that impaired vision from the 1 in 2010 plus alcohols spells trouble, if ya ask me.
To get a little nostalgic for a moment, ten years ago, New Years Eve 1998-99 was spent at Roscoe’s. It was my first New Year’s Eve in Chicago, and I hung out with Raul, Franz, and the rest of my Roscoe’s gang. Somewhere I have a Polaroid that was taken that night. At midnight, I was on the stage–I’m pretty sure with Raul–at the back of the dance floor. Prince’s “1999” blasted and balloons filled with cash fell from the ceiling. I got $5. Sweet. That was the night I bumped into my friend Eric in town with his boyfriend (also Eric) and friends from Ann Arbor. If I remember correctly, as the night evolved, I hung out with them and we may have gone elsewhere? Not sure. That was also the night it started snowing. Real hard. ‘Twas Chicago’s worst blizzard in 20 years. I think I could see out of 3 inches of my garden apartment bedroom window. My roommie, Sarah, and I marched through the snow to meet the Erics and Co at the Boystown I-HOP. Our waiter’s name was Sugar Tits. It was a bitch getting downtown to my office job that Monday. All the Red Line cars were packed by the time it reached Addison. I took the Clark bus instead. Good times. 🙂
So, like my new sweatshirt? Ernie’s folks gave it to me for Christmas. Cool. This photo is from my 365 Flickr project. Click the photo to get over there.
Enjoying the break from school. I’ll start thinking about the next semester maybe Monday. Not before. Catching up and forging ahead. Organized some writerly things on my computer and in my head. Like breaking up the short story collection that was my unfinished NaNo project. Now they have their own folders and I can give them some individual love and attention. Now I just gotta give them that love and attention.
Photo stuff, thinking about life, watching movies, thinking about dusting but not quite getting to it. Contemplating whether to buy the physical CD of the new Killers album or downloading the delux version from iTunes. I’m a little old school, still, so it’s not a no-brainer like it might be for some of the “kids” out there. 🙂 Probably will download. Extra songs and the new video. Also need to acquire (somehow…) Teddy Thompson’s new album, A Piece of What You Need. I’ve fallen in love with his 2006 album, Separate Ways, this fall. I want to be his voice some times. Have I mentioned that here?
Hey, so just saw that my UnAbridged Bookstore in Chicago (where Ernie and I met once upon a time…) started up their own WordPress blog. Check it out!
More musings in the works…. Enjoy the down time.