I just wanted to wish all my readers, my friends and my family a very Happy New Year. I hope that 2010 brings good fortune, fair winds and following seas to all my friends, both personally and professionally.
I particularly want to wish Jen and Adam Thomson a happy new year, since it is their first as husband and wife. I’d also wish a very special Happy New Year to Brad and Cindy Parmenter, as well as their adorable daughter Emily, since it is their first as parents.
To Charles and Hilary; Amy, Arthur and their two kids; Teresa and Ben; John, Lorie and Chris; Frank and Debbie; and Glenn, I wish safe passages and good weather, since they’re out sailing.
It is hard to believe that 2010 is already here. Ten years ago, I was working at Reuters, doing the Y2K overwatch at their Washington, DC buro. I have never been so bored in my life. The best part of the night was when my fiancée, Gee, and her two friends, Heather and Bethany dropped by the buro. Heather and Bethany were there to drop Gee off. She was back in town for the winter break, from Seattle, after having flown into Boston to spend Christmas with me and my family.
Bethany is married to my friend Brian Green, who she met at our wedding. They’re living in North Carolina and have two beautiful kids. I haven’t heard from Heather in a long time and hope she is doing well.