as the ball drops

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Happy New Year… from near the location of the infamous “cube drop” (or rather soon to be infamous?)!

Last night we had a low-key NYE, marked by the arrival of the M family for some belated holiday cheer. We watched movies, ate a huge Laotian-Thai dinner out and toasted our scotch & chocoloate mint martinis as fireworks lit up our neighborhood & backyard. Today will be spent doing some home improvement, challenging our kitchen with the latest Martha Stewart Living recipes and trying our best to survive the Rose Bowl.

Here are cheers to a happy 2009 with good news around every corner — and the chance of a shower of pennies from heaven!