Happy New Year to bloglines subscribers! I didn't know about you (Thanks, Mother Auma, for the tip!).
It was so warm, I stood outside without a coat last night for 30 minutes, watching my neighbors send a lot of money up in smoke, but it was a great show.
(Note: if you drive the shaft of a rocket too far into the ground, it will not have enough thrust to take off and will explode on the ground. Run for cover and use water-filled bottles to launch them in future. These things are not illegal in many US states just to spoil people's fun.)
My least favorite book from 2006 was not A Tale of Two Cities by Dickens. It was Inkspell by Cornelia Funke.