Glad to put this year behind us. I’m not that much for social occasions. I spent last night attending a post-Christmas party with my extended family. It was nice, but I was glad to come home. Not the longest drive I’ve ever made on New Year’s Eve. Back when my middle son was into the electronic music scene, I drove him 11 hours on NYE so he could perform at a Youth Center. Then, after the show, we drove back. I drank like a dozen Red Bulls and was loopy as all-get-out by the time we got home. I was ready to just crash out just then, but that was the exact moment one of our house’s smoke detectors decided its battery was about to die. It was bleating out a loud death-squeal every ten minutes, so there was no sleep to be had until I dug the 20-ft ladder out out the garage (it was at the peak of a cathedral ceiling, the smoke detector was), climbed up and deactivated it. Then, I crashed out, just as the sun was rising on January 1.
So, what’s everybody doing? I think it’s gonna be a quiet night of movies tonight. Tomorrow, lunch at a Brazilian steakhouse with friends. Resolutions? I don’t make them. I’m hoping to spend more time at the range next year. That’s pretty much it. You guys?