Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Noir Year's Eve

Well, after some time away, I'm returning to my "tradition" and watching the rest of Noir for New Year's Eve. I've even got some pasta-related program activities queued up for a MADLAX followup on New Year's Day. If I can make it... Don't know yet.

Past 'Eves have been marked by my inevetible "Posting While Intoxicated". And it may be that this evening is no exception. Though it really shouldn't be, considering that I'm supposed to give all that up. But the reality is, I don't know if any real change in lifestyle will avert my fate. And I remember my father's last words to me; the summary being that he wouldn't have given up all of his little pleasures if he knew it was going to end as quickly and badly as it did.

Poor justification, and not exactly a postive method for continuing down this path. But a little bit of Pinot Noir, a little bit of Samuel Smith's -- how can I not enjoy these things on special occasions while I'm still able to enjoy them? With Noir of all things??
I haven't been feeling well for a long time now, and now that I'm a bit better, I'm damn well not going to miss out on celebrating!

I've continued where I left off when I last thought I'd do this, and I've just finished our little journey to Taiwan. It's early, yet, and I'll probably finish up before the calendar rolls over. There have been a few very high quality animations released of late, and Noir is having a hard time living up to those. Yet, there's still the whole notion that it's greater than the sum of it's parts, that what it's doing is quite well constructed in its own right, that I'm not at all disappointed. After all these years of thinking and worry about that, I'm happy to say that I'm still enjoying it a great deal.

Let's hope that I feel the same in all of the "Noir" Year's to come!

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