For some of you (hi, Eamon and Sakura!), it's New Year's already. For others -- the Brooklyn and Chicago Brekke crews and assorted friends and acquaintances -- it's coming soon. And then we'll cross into the new year on the soggy coast, too. In lieu of something a deeper or more reflective -- and because Kate and I are scurrying around trying to clean up the house before guests arrive two or three hours from now -- thanks for reading and communing in 2005, and I hope all of you have a great '06. The things we have to look forward to:
--An Italian Olympics.
--Only 1,100-some days until this W. is forced to vacate the people's mansion.
--With the Red Sox and White Sox having broken their World Series jinxes, 2006 has got to be the Cubs's year (just don't' bet on it).