My demeanor may alter during tonight's celebrations, such that blogging would be contra-indicated. Or maybe not -- hard to know in advance, but you know how these party scenarios go. Sorry I can't proffer more details (monition dictates mere allusion), but I just wanted to get my "Happy New Year!" out atcha while it's still safe (relatively speaking) for me to approach a keyboard. Enjoy it, and be safe.
[update: It went very well -- an ecstatic New Year, to all of you - TLK]