I mention this all the time and probably always on the anniversary of the towers falling down, but anyway: the Thanksgiving after it happened, I was surfing AOL profiles looking for people who had listed one of the top floors of one of the towers as their workplace under 'Occupation' so I could mourn individual people, thus giving them the memorial they deserved, instead of the mass faceless thing. I found one whose 'personal quote' was "Live each day as if it were your last." Considering that person most likely had the kind of surprise death that quote is tacitly referring to, it made a big impact on me. I plan for the future and live responsibly, but I try to incorporate that message into my life as well.
We're having a new year soon. For all those who want it, L'shanah tovah, and if you don't, well, happy new year anyway. Apples and honey and all that jazz.
Side by Side this weekend, hopefully. There are LOTS of great stories! jennasts, catalenamara, shatfat, and others are included. And myself :P
Work is starting to be awesome again as I ease into my new (read: psychotically high-pressure) responsibilities, but it is getting REALLY annoying how hot it is outside. Time for fall, yo.