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Friday
Dec311999

last blather of the century

It's going to be REALLY strange writing "2000" from now on, isn't it? In my mind, "2000" had always been the year far in the future, representing a time of spaceships and berserk computers. And can you imagine how your grandchildren will look at you in awe when they realize that you were actually AROUND at the "turn of the century"? :-)

Went out for sushi with friends last night (Andy, Christine, Elspeth, Luisa, Reid, Ronnie, Michael, Scott M., Andrew P.), then to another friend's house afterwards to play computer games (okay, I worked on my book and the others played Quake and Homeworld). Speaking of Homeworld, have any of you seen this new game yet? VERY VERY cool. Sadly, Scott M.'s car died completely on the way to the sushi restaurant (making his recent Scribbles comment, "I'll keep driving this beast until it drops dead on me" rather ironic)...he's going to have to buy a new one next week. Great to see Andrew P. again, home visiting from California (he works at Apple).

So what are you all doing about Y2K? Jeff and I have done squat so far; we're both 99% confident that Y2K will be a relative non-event. And what end-of-the-millennium festivities will you be participating in, if anything? We'll be watching videos with Brian and Helen during the day, having dinner with Scott D. (Scott and Jeff say they are cooking for me tonight AND cleaning up after, woohoo!), going to Andy and Christine's place in the evening for the Final Countdown.

Yes, the millennium purists among you will point out that the True millennium begins next year, not this year, but it's tough to ignore all the "end of the millennium" fuss going on all around you right now, isn't it? :-)

See you all in the next century...

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