Don't worry, I'm not gonna start any sword fights. I'm over that phase.

Mal ,'War Stories'

Goodbye and Good Riddance 2021: Let’s Hope Next Year’s Variant is Better  

Take stock, reflect, butch, moan, vent. We are all here for it.

Toddson - Dec 20, 2021 12:34:09 pm PST #30 of 86
Always support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.

My wish is that we all have a boring 2022.

Beverly - Dec 20, 2021 6:27:13 pm PST #31 of 86
Days shrink and grow cold, sunlight through leaves is my song. Winter is long.

Very boring, indeed. Snooze-worthy, in fact. We all need a breather.

That indeed was a hell of a lot to get through, dcp--so glad to have you here.

sj-the card is adorable, thank you.

Laura--hugs to you, just 'cause. You too, msbelle.

sj - Dec 20, 2021 7:38:03 pm PST #32 of 86
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

sj... could your girl be more awesome? Evidence suggests not! Love having you all on my mantle!

I cannot see how, but I am biased. Thank you!

NoiseDesign - Dec 21, 2021 9:42:33 am PST #33 of 86
"You'd think a house full of crazy people would be fun. It's actually really depressing." --Bart Simpson

Holy carp DCP, that's a lot. So glad you are here.

askye - Dec 23, 2021 10:30:34 am PST #34 of 86
Thrive to spite them

Laura- I got the card you sent! I'm sorry I didn't post earlier, it got mixed up in other mail and then I went and wrote something out and wandered off and forgot to hit post.

I put the seeds in a safe place to try them out in the spring.

flea - Dec 31, 2021 2:00:34 pm PST #35 of 86
information libertarian

Man this was a weird year but overall I think it ended up being kind of good for me? We hard-carried Casper through to a successful high school graduation. I dug myself out of a pretty deep depression hole. I got three job offers and accepted two of them. I netted a $43,000 grant for work on my first try. I worked for people who acted like I was a human being. We got a dog; I realized I am so not a dog person; mr. Flea loves the dog so much and is now leaving the house and walking 4 miles a day for her sake.

The big news is I took the job offer in Cape Cod so in three weeks Casper and I are moving there. Mr. Flea and Dillo will probably follow in June. It’s a big change and a lot if work and I alternate between joy and asking myself what the hell I’m thinking. We’ll see!

Tom Scola - Dec 31, 2021 2:05:32 pm PST #36 of 86
nothing to commit, working tree clean

Congrats, flea! So you basically came to this conclusion?

Steph L. - Dec 31, 2021 2:28:16 pm PST #37 of 86
It's actually been a really hard year, when you stop and do the math. Eliot would cry, too, if it didn't take him seventy minutes of therapy, two cocktails, and a Sondheim medley before he can experience a human emotion through the haze of his PTSD.

flea, that's exciting! We'll miss you, but it sounds like a great opportunity!

So you basically came to this conclusion?

I feel like I should say "Hey!", but that clip makes me laugh every time I see it.

-t - Dec 31, 2021 2:49:16 pm PST #38 of 86
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Congrats, flea! How exciting!

Topic!Cindy - Dec 31, 2021 2:57:44 pm PST #39 of 86
What is even happening?

I don't really want to look back on this year. There was good as well as bad, but I really just want to put it in a box, put the box in the attic, and be done with it.

Thank you, Buffistas, for being a warm, kind place in the wicked, wild web.

Flea, congrats on your big move. I wish you and your family all good things.