New Year’s Greetings

I drove to the YMCA in Arlington, (fake) Virginia, this afternoon for my regular workout, only to be met by a sign on the door:

Due to power issues, the building is closed

Interesting choice of language. I wonder if there was an attempted coup or something by members of the staff?

Disappointing as it was, that should be the worst of my problems. This will probably be my last post of 2008 (cause enough for celebration by some, I suppose). So Happy New Year to all, and may this time next year look at least a little more peaceful and promising.