Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I wish you all the best for the New Year. If I’m lucky enough to have one half as good as last year, I’ll be a very lucky man indeed.

The photo shows the cufflinks I wore last night to a very special celebration that I co-organized and co-hosted for New Year’s Eve. It was a private party and the Los Angeles Natural History Museum was the venue. We were honored to get to do the first ever New Year’s Eve celebration there! With the help of some friends (and three months of planning) we were able to turn the Hall of North American Mammals into a great party space, (with the appropriate security and so forth needed to use such a space for a safe private function), and celebrate in a sort of art-meets-science environment. Music (live and recorded), food, drink, dancing, and general merriment prevailed until the wee hours, and then we went off into the night on the Expo line. It was an excellent evening.

A great start to the year…

Now, about the cufflinks. I love them. They’re made with vintage watch movements, and you can see some of the rubies in place if you look closely. They were found one lovely day in the Summer in a store on Portobello Road, when passing through London, and given to me as a gift by a loved one. Very much my aesthetic, and they worked very well with a plain white dress shirt, black tuxedo with black braces and bow tie.

Always fun to dress up once in a while!


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5 Responses to Happy New Year!

  1. fan of physics says:

    Another year wasted without any progress on how string theory can explain our universe…Here’s to the promise of a new year!

  2. Dilaton says:

    Hi Clifford,

    seems your celebration was a really cool silvester event 😀
    I wish you a happy new year too !

    (BTW, you should delete the first unneeded off topic trolling comment, it is really over the top :-(…)

  3. Clifford says:


    As for that first comment….it is so silly I actually found it funny, so left it for people to giggle at. Thanks for the thought.


  4. Rose says:

    Do the movements still tick?

  5. Clifford says:

    Hi Rose!

    That would be cool, but sadly, they don’t run. Maybe one day I will try to see if there is a way to wind them up!