Happy New Year

As this post automagically goes live 01/01/2006 12:00 AM PST, and 2005 turns into 2006 in Seattle / Redmond, I'll drinking at least one glass of Moët & Chandon with Philip Richardson (he's got a new job too, congrats!), Ellie and a few more rowdy ex-pats

Next and last places in line to turn to 2006: Alaska, Marquesas Islands as part of the French Polynesia, Hawaii, Tahiti, the Cook Islands, and Samoa (here's the countdown).

And so I wish you all a propitious, intoxicating, distributed, phantasmagoric and fulfilling 2006.