I wasn't the most popular person in my high school, not by a long shot. I had two good friends, though, Warren and Brock. I actually first met Warren in Cubs, when we were around 8 or 9 years old, and met Brock in music class in grade 9, as we were both trumpet players. I haven't seen Brock since high school ended (he went to UNC on a Moorehead scholarship, and that was the last I saw of him), but I saw Warren a couple of years ago at the school's 100th anniversary reunion. (No, he's not the former classmate to whom I admitted, after my fourth beer or so, that I'd had a crush on him back then. Though, come to think of it... *grin*)
Anyway... Warren just friended me on Facebook and sent me a message. Apparently he's "working on becoming the coolest person on Earth, but still has a ways to go."
Also on the nostalgia front, it's been interesting reading on my friendslist today about the pilgrimage to the Regal Constellation Hotel. (For my non-local friends: the Constellation was the largest hotel convention space in Canada, and was where many Toronto Treks were held. The owners went bankrupt a few years ago - we were their last-ever event - and the hotel never reopened. Several folks went today and are going back tomorrow for the auction to scoop up some souvenirs.) Apparently the hotel is in really rough shape and is no longer fit to be renovated, even if there was someone out there willing to do it.
Though I joked to whitesangria
tonight that it's a shame a certain someone I know is closeted - I'd sleep with him if it got his father, who is in the hotel business, to buy the site and renovate the hotel. (Note the word "joked" near the beginning of that sentence... OTOH, if it got us the Constellation back... hm. I suppose I could be a slut in a good cause.) Though come to think of it, his father did
once offer to take my resume when I was looking for work, but unfortunately, I had no experience or knowledge of the platform they use for their computer system. Maybe I should drop by the bridge club anyway and see if he's interested in a fixer-upper. :)
I wish I could have tagged along to the hotel today or tomorrow, but I wasn't really comfortable asking for the day off from work, especially since I had committed to try to get the latest batch of changes to the website up to the test server this week. Naturally, though, late today I discovered that there's already code in the system to do exactly what I need, but for some reason it's never invoked anywhere on the site. So where I expected to have about a day and a half worth of work to finish my changes, it's actually going to be about two hours, assuming the existing code works...
However, I heard (first from whitesangria
, then from Declan, then from aprilsnark
) that a souvenir has been procured for me. I'll have to post a photo when I get it. You'll all think I'm weird. (Well, some of you will understand immediately.)