Happy 2006, everyone!
Anne, the kids, and I spent the day on New Year's Eve with all of my friends, playing nerdy games (Frank's Zoo is one of my new favorites) and eating all sorts of awesome food, because several of my friends have developed a passion of cooking in the last few years -- if you can convince your friends to fall in love with cooking, go for it. Trust me, I know what I'm taking about. Then we headed home, (to beat traffic, rain and drunks) and rang in the new year by playing the Pop Culture edition of Trivial Pursuit (it's really fun, and the easiest of all the Trivial Pursuit variants, IMHO) while Ferris and Riley tried to figure out just why the hell we weren't in bed, yet.
Yesterday, Ryan and I spent much of the day watching the Twilight Zone marathon on Sci-Fi. Gods, I love the Twilight Zone. I love it that I can count on every episode to either terrify me, make me think, or blow me away with some unexpected twist. I saw some episodes yesterday that I'd never seen before, in addition to the usual line up of Twilight Zone classics.
The Rose Parade, which usually happens on New Year's Day, happened today instead, because Jan 1 was on a Sunday. It was the first time since 1955 that there's been a massive storm on the parade, which meant that for the first time in several years, the stealth bomber didn't buzz over my house and scare the shit out of my family. If you can catch the parade on HD, it's worth it.
Today is a busy day for Anne and me, because we're leaving on the red eye tonight to go to the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas for the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure poker tournament.
While we're down there, I'll do my best to provide daily tournament updates, similar to my WSOP updates, at CardSquad.com. I'll also do my best to update interesting personal stuff here.