Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year

Happy 2014...



Spent this evening watching the best New Year's movie ever, "When Harry Met Sally"...then we shared a kiss at midnight as the ball dropped.

Best memories of 2013?  Martinis and bikinis in the pool all summer long...can't say enough about how good that really was.  Worst?  Four weeks of peak...we totally booted the Christmas rush at work and may lose a major customer because of it.

I don't do resolutions from year to year...used to back in the day, when I actually kept track of how many workouts I did, how far along I was in my devotions, etc.  Now I'm thankful to be vertical and able to take nourishment, and my goals are pretty much always the same:  be the best Christian I can be; be the best husband I can be; be the best employee I can be.

A favorite item:


That's a 1962 Austin Cox Alcoa aluminum chess set...they were made by the Alcoa aluminum company for clients as an "executive gift", and have made their way into mcm lore...current prices on ebay are over $800, but thankfully I paid quite a bit less than that for the pieces and board.  Love the design, even though I'm not an active chess player.  A way on back in the day I pushed the pieces around, but never had the patience - and let's be honest - the IQ points - to be a top notch player.  Even so, I love the design, the look and feel, the beautiful symmetry, of a good chess set.

It's pushing 1 am and I'm closing up shop on this first day of 2014.

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