A Belated Happy New Year.

We're not that far from February, but happy new year all the same. What's the protocol on that? How long do I have to say it before I get shunned? I was just wondering, what sort of resolutions people have made? Mine is to call a friend that I have not talked to for over a month, at least once a week. Facebook sucks for actually staying close with friends, so this is my solution. I trust everyone is well, and look forward to chatting with some good friends.
If anyone's resolution is to buy me stuff, I found that I can order all the discworld novels, signed by the author. The internet is truly a wonderful thing.
My favourite quote from the latest discworld novels is what I'll end this little entry with.
"The Patrician took a sip of his beer. "I have told this to few people, gentlemen, and I suspect I never will again, but one day when I was a young boy on holiday in Uberwald I was walking along the bank of a stream when I saw a mother otter with her cubs. A very endearing sight, I'm sure you will agree, and even as I watched, the mother otter dived into the water and came up with a plump salmon, which she subdued and dragged onto a half-submerged log. As she ate it, while of course it was still alive, the body split and I remember to its day the sweet pinkness of its roes as they spilled out, much to the delight of the baby otters who scrambled over themselves to feed on the delicacy. One of nature's wonders, gentlemen: mother and children dining upon mother and children. And that's when I first learned about evil. It is built in to the very nature of the universe. Every world spins in pain. If there is any kind of supreme being, I told myself, it is up to all of us to become his moral superior."
-- Terry Pratchett, Unseen Academicals


  1. Well, I certainly won't be the first to cast a stone on the too late for a holiday greeting as I really haven't yet sent Christmas cards. Although I did receive and appreciate yours! You guys are so good at that!

    In other news I finally read my first discworld novel "The Light Fantastic" it was a fun read. Took me a grand total of 2 days to finish. Which is a good sign as I'm usually a very slow reader! I would describe my first discworld read as... amusing, I had a couple snicker-out-loud moments. Stangely, s-o-l hasn't caught on as an acronymn like l-o-l.

    And finally, I love your resolution, I am attempting to do likewise.

  2. Hey Jeff,
    You were my first call, I left a message.
    Glad you enjoyed your first venture :) They are pretty fun. He definitely gets better as he figures his world out. Keep reading, they're worth it.