Yeah, but you're an amateur fry cook and I come from a long line of fry cooks that don't live past 25.

Buffy ,'Showtime'


Goodbye and Good Riddance 2005: the Year of the Penguin  

Every year we watch the Charlie Brown special, do the Snoopy dance, wish everybody a Merry Christmukkah, and thank our Secret Santas in the good riddance thread. Which is this one, in case you were wondering. Oh, and 2005? Don't think we've forgotten about you.


sj - Dec 09, 2005 12:40:09 pm PST #13 of 506
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

erika, What a wonderful thing for you to do.


Anne W. - Dec 09, 2005 1:00:36 pm PST #14 of 506
The lost sheep grow teeth, forsake their lambs, and lie with the lions.

That is so wonderful, erika. Great idea!

This year was fairly eventful for me, what with moving cross-country to be near family. I had to sell a house, buy a house, and find a job. I also decided that I would try to lose the extra weight I've been packing (30 pounds gone, many more to go). My creative and social life has been next to nil, what with all the brain-draining that the aforementioned activities have involved. On the whole, though, I'm quite happy. I'm now in a temp-to-perm job in a field I really want to be in, and after six months, I'm starting to feel like things are settling down a bit.


Gus - Dec 09, 2005 7:18:50 pm PST #15 of 506
Bag the crypto. Say what is on your mind.

Two-Thousand-Five, the Year of the Chair.

In 2004 I was a cane sort of dude. Almost spiffy, a cane. It is great for making broad, sweeping gestures. If you absolutely must gesticulate, get yourself a cane.

In the latter half of '05 I had to hang up the cane and go full-time chair. The chair has made me into a pissy bitch in 2005.

In 2006 I am going to get past all that. No, really.

Gus: serenity on wheels.


Consuela - Dec 09, 2005 8:56:18 pm PST #16 of 506
We are Buffistas. This isn't our first apocalypse. -- Pix

Gus, I didn't realize that. I am a pissy bitch on your behalf.

I hope 2006 plays out better than 2005, and that I'm able to come to some actual decisions. What 2005 has done is make me really frelling tired.

On the other hand, I now know I can write a novel-length piece of fiction in less than a year. Good to know.

Still, tired.


Gus - Dec 09, 2005 9:16:58 pm PST #17 of 506
Bag the crypto. Say what is on your mind.

Go on, Conny, with your bad self.

Launch a novel-length piece of fiction into eternity.

( I was going to say something cynical to Conny, here. Frack that, though. Writers? Get with the writing!)


Laura - Dec 10, 2005 3:42:31 am PST #18 of 506
"Against all evidence, I keep thinking the assholes are outliers." - James Holden

Well done Erika. Thank you.

and after six months, I'm starting to feel like things are settling down a bit.

It is so good to see you come through the other side of this transition Anne. I know it was very scary at times. It is stunning to see what you have accomplished. Your success is an inspiration to other Buffistas going through the big changes.

And Erin too making the big life advances. I’m proud of you sweety. (also yay for the frequency of teh sex)

I was going to say something cynical to Conny

Dude, are you suggesting no cynicism in the New Year? It’s like I don’t know you man.

I now know I can write a novel-length piece of fiction in less than a year.

Hrmph, I suppose this is an excuse for not seeing you around enough. Oh well, if you must be productive and stuff.

Not sure about my year yet. I have managed to order my gifts for my giftee though. Now I need to order the kid stuff.


sumi - Dec 10, 2005 5:05:57 am PST #19 of 506
Art Crawl!!!

Gus, I didn't realize that either!

I think that any chair Gus drives should have an FTL drive. The better to visit family and friends in distant parts of the 'verse.

Surely, one of the brilliant minds here can come up with something like that?


Consuela - Dec 10, 2005 5:08:34 am PST #20 of 506
We are Buffistas. This isn't our first apocalypse. -- Pix

I suppose this is an excuse for not seeing you around enough.

Actually, that's because they installed webfiltering at the office in January or so. So B.org is blocked from 8-5 pm. Turns out that's when I was doign most of my posting. who knew?

Thanks for the encouragement, Gus!


Beverly - Dec 10, 2005 7:57:04 am PST #21 of 506
Days shrink and grow cold, sunlight through leaves is my song. Winter is long.

Also encouraging 'Seula in the book-writing. The world needs more writing from people who can, you know, write well, with good characters and an intriguing story and a good grasp of tense and grammar. Go you!

Ooh sumi, I also vote for FTL drive for Gus' chair. That would be awesome.

Still thinking about my year.


sumi - Dec 10, 2005 7:59:27 am PST #22 of 506
Art Crawl!!!

I believe that erika should have the same -- think of all the visiting!