In past years, we've headed up to their roof deck at midnight to watch the fireworks over Boston, but this year we unanimously decided "Feh" and instead watched a documentary about a 627-pound woman undergoing extreme surgery.
Which seemed an appropriate a way as any other to ring in the new year: a symbolic extraction of 2006's political and social unnecessary, unhealthy excesses, making way for a more sensible diet and lifestyle for the nation.
Like John Edwards is saying, we all need to take responsibility for the future; we can't rely on the president, or on others, to fix things.
Good intentions, at least. Let's see how long they last.