Years ago, Erica and I went down to Times Square for New Year’s. I bought tickets to a Broadway show and when it finished up we went out to watch the ball drop. It was cold, Erica was woozy on pain medication because of foot operation, and we couldn’t get very close to the action. This was long before the highly organized stuff that they have now. It wasn’t a good experience. Somebody threw up on my shoes in the subway on the way back.
Doing Times Square is a one-time thing. Everyone should do it once, nobody would do it twice.
Now, Erica and I watch “Meet John Doe” on video tape and watch the ball drop. We sip some champagne, kiss each other and go to bed. New Year’s ain’t no big thing anymore.
J. Erwine notified me today that I coerced enough harmonica players to vote, so my story Unplugged will make it into Wondrous Web Worlds 7 this time.
I snooped around StaticMovementOnline and I found the illustration to my story Grow Fins that will appear in the special February invitation only issue. I’ll wait until the issue comes out to show you, though.