By Lambert Strether of Corrente.
Readers, since this is New Year’s Afternoon, I’m going to be lazy and make this an open thread. The fireworks have already begun Down Under:
One of the first to ring in 2019 – outdoor celebration views in Australia (WOW) 🎥 City of Sydney📍Sydney, Australia #newyears #nye #australia #sydney #outside #nye2019 #2019goals #aussie #celebration #fireworks #newyear #newyearseve #goodbye2018 #hello2019 #happynewyears pic.twitter.com/lPHojQVvj4
— Life With Weather (@lifewithweather) December 31, 2018
I don’t much like holidays, particular those that involve revelry, so let me just say that I hope 2019 is better for you than 2018 was, as you define “better.” And especially for those who had a tough year. Talk amongst yourselves! –lambert
P.S. Water Cooler will take the day off tomorrow, and return Wednesday.
P.P.S. Feel free to make predictions!
Readers, feel free to contact me at lambert [UNDERSCORE] strether [DOT] corrente [AT] yahoo [DOT] com, with (a) links, and even better (b) sources I should curate regularly, (c) how to send me a check if you are allergic to PayPal, and (d) to find out how to send me images of plants. Vegetables are fine! Fungi are deemed to be honorary plants! If you want your handle to appear as a credit, please place it at the start of your mail in parentheses: (thus). Otherwise, I will anonymize by using your initials. See the previous Water Cooler (with plant) here. Today’s plant (via):
Not much color, but plenty of form! That’s winter…
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