Caulfield calls it correctly in today’s year-ending Frazz strip by Jef Mallet:
Here in Honolulu, it will look (and sound) like hours of fireworks from every direction. It’s pretty cool at first, but it’s definitely old by about 10 o’clock, We’ll see how it goes (and how long it goes) this year. An early, good night sleep, probably won’t happen for most of us here.
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Yesterday was a travel day for me. Turns out the best time to get to a Chik-Fil-A without waiting in line is at about 4:15 in the morning. One last chicken and biscuit to end the year was nice. The flights were fine with the exception of a medical emergency from MSP to HNL that had us diverting for a stop at LAX to help the passenger get help. The plane finally landed in HNL about two hours late, but it did allow for seeing a beautiful sunset.
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There’s a lot that could be said about 2022. I might get there eventually. It was, without a doubt, a difficult year, particularly the first half (with the second half being difficult in different but connecting ways). But there were also some good moments, good people, good books, and good places. Maybe I’ll get some of it down here over the next few days. But for now, I need to try and prove Caulfield at least a little wrong by running a few errands to get ready for the new semester that starts next week.
(image from gocomics.com)