Thanks Sentient! I'll join the chorus; have a wonderful 2014!
Same to you Daniel. Thanks for contributing your wonderful personality and insight to this community.
I wish the same for you Daniel. I'm very happy to have become friends with you on AN.~ Mindy
Thanks, Sentient Biped. I'm a bit down as the climate news isn't great.
Ruth, it's supposed to be a high of 5 below zero, and a low of 19 below (Farenheit) with a wind-chill of 40 below here in Northern Illinois. My husband works mostly outside.
Mindy, NOW I remember why I left Illinois! I hope your husband is well bundled up, with handwarmers and thick socks! And he has a nice cup of hot choolate waiting for him when he gets home!
I remember once when I lived in Chicago, I had to take the EL to work. It stopped in the loop during a big blizzard. I was stuck there for several hours. The restrooms were closed. Stores & restaurants were closed. I had a big cup of coffee before getting on the train...... I had to find a discrete alley to take care of my problem. A security guard caught me and I had to run off. Ah the memories!
It was colder and windier when I lived in Champaign. I had a motorcycle at the time. One time it was so cold, when I got home I couldn't warm up. I filled the bathtub with hot water and got in, shivered for hours.
Im not that tough any more.
Good stories Daniel! I was born in Champaign-Urbana at Mercy Hospital. Now people call it Urbana-Champaign! We lived in Rantoul, but no hospital there. I think Mercy hospital isn't there anymore, or isn't called that. It was a catholic hospital. My Mom's relatives are jewish, and my Mom is an Atheist, lol. The nurses were nuns! :)
My daughter was in downtown Chicago last night for New Years Eve. She's only 21 though, so I guess it's fun at that age!
Here's the same to you Daniel. I raise my glass of sparkling cider to you.
Happy New Year Daniel.
A Happy, Healthy, Peaceful and Prosperous New Year to you also, Daniel.
Back atcha, SB! A Healthy, Happy and SAFE 2014 to all at Atheist Nexus!
Thanks to everyone here! You keep me going. I don't know what I would do if not for you!