For the first day of the year, it's really nice today. Sunny and 63 degrees according to my thermometer. I hope it's a sign for a good year to come, even if the nice weather will be taunting me all day today while I'm at work.
My New Year's Eve was pretty good. After work I ended up going to a party in Owings Mills, a suburb of Baltimore, Md. It was a theme party: New Years Eve around the world. Each half hour New Year's was celebrated by a change of cuisine and alcohol. Most of the people there were in there mid-twenties, but even so it was an odd mix. Most of the women were chatting about relationships, marriage and babies, while most of the guys were getting drunk and singing really loud to Neil Diamond. Kind of an odd mix of a college party and a dinner party. Since I drove, I didn't partake in the alchohol.
No word on the anthology yet. They say no news is good news, but in the world of literary submissions the opposite is more often the case. If I don't hear by the time I get home tonight, I'll send the guy a polite email gently asking if things have been delayed.
Now stop looking at the computer screen and get out there and enjoy the day.