I have always considered New Year's Eve to be "amateur night", so working it has never been a hardship. In fact, the only occasions I refuse to work are the Solemn Feast of Saint Patrick, Queensday, and the second Tuesday of the month. Work has been especially nice this afternoon- I got to watch the sun go down over the mighty Hudson River, and I saw buffleheads for the first time this season. I also startled a great blue heron (which I was shocked to see this time of year), and saw a flock of about a hundred Branta canadensis land in the pond on the premises. There are two or three inches of snow on the ground, so my environs look like a Currier & Ives knockoff postcard. Overall, I can't complain.
I'll be getting off work at midnight, so I may actually go out after work if I am up to it- it often pays to be the only sober person in a social setting, although it is a rare enough occurrence for me. Luckily, I can walk from home to any of a dozen bars within five minutes.
I usually don't make New Year's resolutions, but I'll make one for this coming year... I started this blog a month ago, and I did not post any Jack Vance related entries. Next year, MOAR VANCE!!!
May next year be a healthy, happy, and prosperous one for all- we deserve it.