Life has been busy as usual. I still intend to do an '05 recap on both the family and geek fronts.. eventually. Until then, I will report that I have turned another year older this January. Yes. I'm 33 now. I'm a thirty-something for sure. The same week, I was stuck on jury duty. It was a murder trial and a mentally/emotionally draining experience. Abby, Kirk, Carol, Emma, and I went out to dinner at Bazil's. It was nice. Gifts included some cash , my favorite BBQ sauce from Texas and a Weather Channel indoor/outdoor thermometer/barometer.