Out of the Blue

Happy New Year's Eve! And or those of you across the date line, Happy New Year!

MrsBlue and I were going to have a particularly low-key celebration of the occasion, as our annual dinner partners were going to be on a trip. Yesterday I got the call, however, to rescue them from the airport where their travel plans had been foiled, so in exchange for the good deed of getting them home, we get rewarded with a resumption of our annual tradition of toasting in the new year with a quiet dinner with our friends.

Here's hoping you have a fine old time this evening. Please don't drink and drive, and please be extra careful on the roads, as there are always a couple of impaired knuckleheads out there.

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Media of the Day: KarmaKula Teaser. Thans Frans.
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