Thursday, December 31, 2009

Working on New Year's Eve

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.

7 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

...it often pays to be the only sober person in a social setting

I had no idea!
~

Another Kiwi said...

Mr. Bastard's blog has been a welcome and useful addition to the intertuba. Long may he continue

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I had no idea!

It is a novel concept, to be sure!

Smut Clyde said...

Next year, MOAR VANCE!!!
That will save your blog from the danger of becoming nuncupatory.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

That will save your blog from the danger of becoming nuncupatory.

Do you take me for an obstreperous mooncalf?

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