Daily Archives: October 16, 2005

Worlds Collide

16 October 2005

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Current Mood:  hungry

So Taylor and Jessica (who is in town with her boyfriend, also present) met at dinner tonight.  They all hit it off as expected, and a fine time was had by all.  It was so great to see Jessica again, as it has been quite literally years.  She and the beau may end up moving to the Bay Area before too long.  That would be, hypothetically speaking, right bitches.  So aside from me being crazy, all is right with the world.  Well, almost.

This last Friday, shit hit the fan at work.  Without boring you all with the gory details, my job on this local project just got a lot harder, and a lot more stressful.  I am telling myself that it’s just one project.  I am telling myself that it’s just a job.  I am telling myself that it’s a way to make money and kill time between weekends.  That it doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things.  That I am not defined by what I do for a living but rather what I do in my free time.  I am a writer.  I am a rock star.  I am a genius.  I am a polite, fair, and just man.  I will be these things even if I am unemployed.

Tonight I also met up with a potential new drummer for Ten Ton Truck, as well as a possible second guitar player.  Both were nice, and both seemed to know their stuff.  I had to cut out early to meet with Jessica, but it all looks promising.  Gigs by year-end, methinks.

And now some geeky stuff: If you all haven’t seen them, check out Google Maps and Google Earth.  Google Maps works like Mapquest, only it lets you view maps, satellite photos, or both together.  You can click-and-drag the map endlessly without the page refreshing.  It is so much better than every other vendor in that space, it’s no wonder Microsoft is shitting a brick over Google.  I don’t know how they do it, but Google is the one to watch, no doubt.  Anyway, Google Earth is the same idea only world-wide.  You can pick an address (like say, the Eiffel Tower) and then watch a computer-generated analog zoom from an outer-space of the earth all the way down to a detailed satellite photo.  And then… wait, what!?  “Move” the angle of the camera?  Get the fuck out of here.  I think it just blew my mind.

Some orders from Amazon came this weekend, including a collection from Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.  Like jazz, I am usually bored by blues, despite its obvious importance in the history of music.  But I think maybe I just wasn’t listening to the right artists.  To keep my attention, I needed someone with a little flair, and I think Screamin’ Jay’s is my new favorite (and only) blues disc.  I feel Jared would approve.