Happy 2013! Hopefully your New Year celebrations were exciting or otherwise memorable; please feel free to share any highlights (lowlights?) in the comments! Speaking of which, we also hope you enjoyed some of the Year in Highlights series that appeared here the past couple weeks.
In unrelated news is "xenointoxification," which is a link to an article about bedbugs, but the word — "poisoning the guest" — seems like it could be applied elsewhere, or would make an interesting needlepoint. Also unrelatedly, I dreamed this morning that I had written a post about Cindy McCain's doll collection, although she doesn't have one, as far as I can tell (but she apparently was once a paper doll), and it was disappointing because I was hoping to have new interests this year.