Happy New Year, everybody! Some things I learned on my holiday break...

  • Vacations aren't vacations unless you set the expectation that you won't be checking e-mail or voice mail. Period.
  • Riding an ATV in the snow is just about the most fun thing you can do.
  • Skeet shooting never gets boring when you have a launcher that can throw rabbits.
  • New Year's Eve parties are a lot more fun when you turn them into pajama parties where everyone stays over and doesn't risk their neck on the roads.
  • Making chicken burgers from scratch is much better than buying them frozen at the grocery store.
  • Half-Life 2 is the best PC game ever. Without question.
  • South Beach works. I'm not kidding.