This year is not ending the way we planned. Sean and I both have terrible head colds, and our friends couldn't make it to the city. Fortunately, there are the consolations of flannel pjs, Scrabble, port wine cheese spread, cocktail shrimp, and The Apartment on TCM. I also have a poem to post to welcome this new year that I've been saving for ages, and that makes me happy.

Another happiness is you, whoever you are, who make time to visit here and silently share these strange and wonderful bits and pieces that matter so much to me. Thank you. I appreciate it more than I can say.

Here's to a new year full of marvelous discoveries.

Found photo of revelers discovered at all things amazing.