Bonne année, I hope 2009 brings you lots of good times and bike rides. I'm having a mimosa in my sweatpants, thus accomplishing two big New Year's Resolutions, right out of the gate:
1. do what I want
2. dress how I please
3. if prevented from doing no. 2, see no. 1 for details
Also, if you're in a bandom fic kind of mood, go and read the popoffacork
stories! I got the best ever surprise: take the guitar player for a ride
, a pitch-perfect Tom/Jon that covers one of my favorite canonical periods -- that time when Tom was kicked out of his band and came and crashed Jon's tour like Jon's hot, moody unemployed boyfriend. Though the authors are not to be revealed until the 7th, I knew as soon as I saw the title who'd written mine and kicked my feet in joy. This is how sneaky she is: when I asked her about her story, she made up an entire decoy plot and pairing and we talked (at length!) about it. You guys, I can barely come up with a ONE REAL story. This one is dense and incredibly hot, and balances beautifully the outwardly reckless behavior that disguises subtle inward changes that I think fit perfectly how clearly Tomrad has changed since then. She fleshes out that crucial moment perfectly. Go read them all, it's a really lovely crop of stories, and tip your hat to jae_w
who organized it all.
NPR keeps asking me to consider donating my car or boat to their vehicle donation program, which is a great idea. I'm not sure how I accumulated all these boats, but by god, some
sad boatless person out there deserves my benevolence.
eta: I forgot! New Year's poetry tiems. This time of year I usually like to read or post this poem
by Rumi, but yesterday I saw this one on breathe_poetry
and it made me laugh, and that's criteria for inclusion right there.New Year's Day
New Year's Day--
everything is in blossom!
I feel about average.
- Kobayashi Issa (1763-1828), trans. Robert Hass