not the new year's kind, timing's just a coincidence. it's more about this (link to previous post).
first one's long ago solved. i couldn't remember the 4-digit PIN because, surprise - it's a 6-digit PIN. (how could i have forgotten this?) when i couldn't remember what it was, i looked at my secret place for PINs and passwords and such. it was there all along. i ignored it the first few times because i was looking for a 4-digit PIN. doh. i actually had to convince myself to try the 6-digit one. how stupid is that?
as to stock photography, i've consulted my ever-reliable oracle in new york, source of high-wisdom and tips on the latest happenings at the local malls (do you know anyone who got excited upon hearing that target will soon have a fresh produce section?), and the advice i was given helped me make a plan. i love plans. i don't even have to follow them through. all i need is a plan and i'm in a happy place.
the third one - ah well, who cares.
photo above is of course me, from our office christmas dinner last night, at pierre's in mandarin oriental. i'll post more photos tomorrow. or next year. and no, that's not the happy place i was talking about. that's the constantly flowing wine.