iPod Mini

Today began the MacWorld Expo in California. I was hopping Apple would introduce a new iMac but they didn't. They did introduce new mini iPods. The new iPods are cool looking, much smaller and hold fewer songs but are perfect for those who don't have thousands of songs (like me) and who like the new smaller, cooler design. They introduced some other things too but nothing of major interest to me. However, one piece of software they did introduce that I quickly ordered was iLife '04. It's a suite of software titles that let you do everything from manipulating photos, creating movies and DVD's, organizing and downloading music to creating your own music. I can't wait to get it! I will both upgrade my current titles and add the ones that are completely new. If you are at all interested in Apple, I suggest you check out their home page (www.apple.com) and see the new products.

Brutal

Ugh! Back to work today was brutal. I tried to go to sleep at a decent hour last night but tossed and turned for a few hours. That's what I get for getting into a routine of staying up late and sleeping late. I'll get back to my schedule soon I hope. When I got home today I was so tired. I'm sure I'll sleep well tonight. Last night I watched Sex and The City. I'm so glad it's back. I've missed seeing what Carrie and her gal pals are up to. Even though it's a show about straight women, I think gay men can relate to their troubles with men and dating. Of course I won't miss a single episode of this final season. Then I have the Sopranos to look forward to in March. Also, Ab Fab has started up again on Oxygen. Love that silly show too!

New Years Eve 2003

Last night (New Years Eve), I had two good friends over for dinner. We enjoyed dinner and sat around and talked about everything from politics to sex. It was nice to talk trash with the guys. It was fun. Then we watched TV. That got us talking about music from the 80's. We flipped around the digital cable music channels and listened to different songs from the 80's. Then we watched the ball drop in Times Square. At midnight we toasted the new year with sparkling cider and shared our resolutions for the new year. We all agreed that 2004 couldn't be any worse then 2003. In talking with friends and family, I've found that 2003 wasn't a good year for many. Here's hoping 2004 is a great year for everyone!

Hair Cut

Today I got my hair cut. Below you can see a picture of me. What do you think? Well, I think it looks pretty good. (I know I need to shave. I'm off so why shave? hehehe) Although, when the lady held the mirror for me to see the back of my hair, I realized my hair was getting a little thin on top. As I approach my 40th year I guess it can be expected that my hair won't last forever. My grandfather on my mother's side was completely bald and I hear we get our hair genes from our grandfathers on our mother's side. I have brothers who are loosing their hair much more then I think I am. I mean, it's not like I'm bald or anything. It just looks a little thin on top. And I guess the shorter I get it cut, the more you can see it. Oh well. I won't be a comb over kinda guy or a hair piece kind of guy or even a guy who takes drugs to keep what he already has. I know I'm getting older and I can live with the changes that occur as I age. Plus, I still have a full head of hair…as you can see in the picture. I really shouldn't worry about it, right?

Movies

Merry Christmas Eve. I'm not religious AT ALL but I do like the traditions of Christmas. I'll miss not being with my family this year but that's my choice. I have been lazy all day today. I'll I've done is watch movies. Being off for two weeks at this time of the year gives me time to be lazy, watch a lot of movies, and lay around doing nothing. Today was one of those days. My car hasn't moved from it's spot for more then 24 hours. I've only left my condo to get the mail. I can really be a slug sometimes. Nothing wrong with that. I enjoy it.

Movies I've watched today:

A Christmas Carol (love this version)
Miracle On 34th Street (another great movie)
Meet Me In St. Louis (is this one gay because of Judy Garland?)
Holiday Inn
The Bishop's Wife

Now one movie I watched this evening that was amazing was “Winged Migration”. I think it might have won an Oscar. I'm not sure. Anyway, it was a great documentary on migrating birds. The visual images were amazing. I don't know how they filmed it but it was spectacular. If you haven't seen it, you really should. While watching it I felt as though I should be sharing the experience with someone. I was wishing that I was still with Shawn. I know he would appreciate the music and images from this film. Maybe he's seen it, I'm not sure. I also think that the holiday is making me think more about him and wishing we were still together. I wonder if he thinks about us like I do. Enough about him. I'll get over him eventually. Despite what I wrote in an earlier posting, time does heal all wounds.

House Lights

My mother took me out to dinner tonight. We went to Red Lobster. After dinner she said she wanted to drive through the neighborhood and see all decorated houses. So we drove all through her neighborhood and looked at what seemed like thousands of houses. Then we went to her house and turned on her lights so we could see what it looked like in the dark. Here's a picture of her house with the lights on. I think she needs more lights but I don’t want to be the one to put them on. he he he

Watching Movies

Woke up early this morning and looked out the window and saw that it had snowed. It looks like it snowed a good 3 inches. Now it has turned over to rain and it’s nasty. I’d have taken some pictures but it looks nasty and I don’t think it will make a nice picture. I’m spending the day watching movies. I’ve watched “In The Good Ole Summer Time”, “The Shop Around The Corner” and now I’m watching “A Christmas Carol”. I love watching old movies on a cold Sunday. I’ve also had some hot chocolate and shortbread cookies. Makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. 🙂