Regardless of what we decide to do, I am grateful to have been able to spend the day with people I care about (Yoshi & Yoshi’s parents, as well as stkyrice & AiYahh), and that I had a chance to talk to both my Mom and Bro (who are both in So Cal tonight). The only thing that would’ve been better is if I had been able to talk to Dad in Taiwan & to lob a call to Grandma (but I forgot to call before her bedtime).
I *DO* know one thing we will not be repeating from last New Year’s Eve, and that would be our wonderful Hotel Nikko Nakedness Debacle (click this link if you missed it), although it was nice to get a free certificate for a free suite out of it all.
Nonetheless, I’m going to get offline now and spend the last few minutes of 2004 offline (heaven knows I spent most of the past year ONLINE!). Here’s a little Happy New Year picture from me to you. And, I even got a little Happy New Year cameo from Yoshi, who is holding the Happy New Year hat from behind the mountain of pillows on our bed.
If you look carefully at the picture of me, you might see some stains on my shirt (around my boobage area). They are my souvenirs from having lunch with Yoshi, stkyrice & AiYahh this afternoon in Japan Town (SF). You may even be able to tell that I had tempura ramen at Sapporo-ya and then mango ice cream at Mitchell’s Ice Cream for dessert.
I think it’s terribly apropos that I am ringing in the New Year with food stains on my shirt.
Anyway, we hope that you ring in the New Year safely & have a wonderful, happy, healthy, prosperous 2005! See you on the other side!