Happy New Year!
I'll start by saying that my parents and I had a really good time at our family friend Carol's New Year's Eve party last night. To be honest, I spent most of the time playing games on my laptop. Yeah, I know I'm not a very sociable person. But that doesn't mean I didn't talk to anyone at the gathering; I met another guy who loved first-person shooters, and he turned out to be an expert at Quake. He even showed me a couple of cool speedrunning tricks!
Other than that, I got to watch The Matrix on the Liang family's big-screen TV. It was kind of a strange movie, but the special effects were quite awesome.
However, the best part of the night was when we counted down to 2000. Considering that the next rollover won't happen for another thousand years, this was undoubtedly a once-in-a-lifetime experience - barring a sudden breakthrough in life extension research, that is.
Right now, it's too early to say whether the supposed "Y2k bug" has caused any problems. But what I can tell you is that my computers are still working just fine. Let's hope it stays this way. *crosses fingers*
1999 in review
The past year certainly had its ups and downs. The best thing about 1999 was our Alaska cruise in August. It's been four and a half months, and I still miss that trip a lot. Speaking of vacations, the most disappointing moment of the year was when I found out our Tahoe trip had been canceled. I had been looking forward to it for several weeks, so I obviously wasn't too happy about that. The fact that I had an argument with my father (although not related to the cancellation of the trip) later that night didn't help the issue. Oh well, I guess we can't expect everything to be perfect.
Currently playing: Duke Nukem