Okay, I'm not the first to wish you a Happy New Year, but I can be the first to open the New Year hangover thread. Mine's not as bad as it should be, because I wisely chose one color and stuck to it all evening. That's something else I learned to do in graduate school. Maybe I'll upload a book about that on Kindle, too: Dr. Berlinski's Guide to Hangover-Minimization, complete with graphs, tables, statistics, color-coding and an extensive bibliography.
Happy 2012 from your correspondent in Turkey, where most of the time you're pretty sure that what you're hearing is just fireworks, and at least, if it's not, it might be news.
Last night it was just fireworks, despite the ominous emergency warnings from the US Embassy Warden to avoid everything, and very pretty fireworks, at that, at least from what we could see of them through the rain.
But there's no way to drink that much and be completely right the next day, so I think I'm going to go back to bed now.