January 04, 2005

For this new year, Lori and I skipped out on the city-crossing party-hopping scene and spent most of our time with Ally and Mike, who are leaving us in a couple weeks to start a new life in London, and who we will miss very much.

i was surprised that it tasted like nyquil
i don't think we drank enough

By the time the clock struck midnight, we were clustered around a bottle of absinthe in a room in the Millenium Biltmore hotel, which is beautiful and historic. It's a great place to consider what things you've done right in the past year and what things you'd rather have done differently. You look at an old photograph taken at one of the Academy Award ceremonies that the hotel hosted, and you see a Clark Gable or a Spencer Tracy with an Oscar in one hand and a Lana Turner or such in the other, and he's obviously at the top of a very exclusive world.

not a lot of people of color in this picture

Just as obviously, even when you're king time does not stop.

the space between the molecules of my sourdough basket was filled with butter
but for now, I am king

later they even let people out on the ice
dig the palm trees

The next day we ate lots of rich food and went ice skating (yes, in Los Angeles). This turned out to be one of my favorite New Years in some time, even though I've had to enter a rehabilitation program for Devonshire cream addicts.

(By the way: This is Lemonodor's fourth new year; Wild!)

Posted by jjwiseman at January 04, 2005 11:48 PM

I, at one point, thought I would have to give up me beloved Devonshire cream. Weeks... no months, of pain until one day at the lone Whole Foods in Orange County (of all places) I discovered Devonshire cream (with or without brandy) near the cheese in the dairy section.

I must have bought something like 10 jars in the worry they wouldn't have it again... but as it seems, they consistently stock it. Now only if they wouldn't charge over $5 for 6oz.

Posted by: Benjamin Perrault on January 5, 2005 08:17 AM

That picture of the Biltmore is totally from The Shining.

Posted by: TensegrityDan on January 5, 2005 04:17 PM

The "But for now, I am king" photo is awesome! I suggest you either:

a) Record an indie rock album and use that photo as the cover, or

b) Create your own programming language. I think the splendiferous sideburns count enough as facial hair to guarantee the popularity of your language (see Tamir Khason's blog entry, " Why Microsoft can Blow-Off with C#?", on the subject).

Posted by: Joey deVilla on January 8, 2005 08:32 AM
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