Friday, December 31, 2010

For Those Who Can't Make It To Times Square

Taken December 19, 2010.

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  1. Happy New Year, andi! Any good earthquake stories?

  2. And a Happy New Year to you, Teach. Didn't feel a thing but it was much smaller (3.8 v 5.4) than the one in 2008 that shook the whole house.

  3. Earthquake?? I'm avoiding the news these days.
    Glad it was low intensity.

    Maria, I'm thinking this will be a year of opportunity for you.
    Big Cyberhugs for smaller sizes and healthier living.

    Kelly, sounds like you aren't a couple to burrow in for long.

    A Happy New Years Eve to all. No excitement here and glad for it.

  4. Had a little quake? Fun! Little ones are, anyway, as long as they don't break anything.

    Happy New Year, everyone. I guess Nicky will get a head start on the rest of us. (I'm sure the FailWhale will ring in the New Year on Twitter!)

    While trying to get over this whatever-it-is, I've been farting around with the White Pickups draft. At this point, I'm mostly chapter-izing, tweaking, and fixing a couple inconsistencies I ran across in the early going. Just for grins, I'm pulling all the episodes into Sigil, an authoring tool that uses ePub as its native file format. Once I get this pass done, I'll use Calibre to convert it to MOBI so I can read it on my Kindle. ;-)

    Y'all stay warm and dry…

  5. Happy Day Before The New Year, everyone! I completely missed the earthquake news. Glad it wasn't a biggie. I remember them in Tokyo - almost a weekly occurrence.

    Minimalism sounds better and better, the older I get. Or the more I move. I keep looking around, trying to figure out what I can get rid of. This time, the moving company did it for me - I guess I should be thanking them. Not.

    Hoping everyone has a relaxing, tucked-in NYE day! My only plans are to stay warm - 34 here right now. BRRRR. (Yes, I'm a wuss.)

    Have a great day, all.

  6. What is that, Andi?

    Also, Happy Hogmanay* everybody!

    Lisa, we normally do 8k to 18k air miles a year plus a couple of road trips. 2009 was on the 18k end of that, and after ~12 years of fairly heavy travel we took 2010 almost entirely at home. It was great but it involved turning down something like 8 speaking invitations between the two of us as well as several other travel opportunities. I'm sure we'll do it again some time, just not soon.

    *Scottish new year.

  7. A happy Hogmanay and fabulous 2011 ahead for you all!

    I'm operating on about 1 hr sleep. Insomnia last night. Would've gotten more, except I got a phone call from the front door of the building at 8:00 a.m. A package delivery. Normally, the leasing office lets UPS in, but today, they're closed.

    After that, I figured sleep was a thing not within reach, so I showered & ran errands. Now I'm settling in to watch season 1 Fringe and relax.

    Hope you all have a fabulous celebration or relaxed night @ home!!

  8. Happy Low Intensity New Year's Eve to you, Lisa.

    Have fun with the techie side of writing, Farf. Hope you feel better soon.

    Sorry about the unseasonable temps, Beth. I'm sure they won't last and that you'll think fondly of them when the highs starting hitting 115 this summer.

    Wishing for yours to include rapidly disappearing snow, Dina.

    It's the fruit of a sycamore tree, Kelly. And yuck on that air travel, Kelly; I'm not the least bit jealous.

    There's plenty of time for a nap so you can make it to midnight, Maria -- at least that's my plan.

  9. Happy New Year everyone! Totally missed the earthquake news Andi. Glad you are OK. We've had tornados today that hit a suburb not far from me, but skipped over my house. whew. Thank goodness 2010 is leaving, here's hoping for a better 2011. Everyone be safe tonight!

  10. Scary stuff, Mary, when tornadoes come close. Sure am I glad it stayed away from you.

    Happy New Year's Eve, everybody!