Happy 4706 , according to the Chinese. Today begins the the Year of the Rat.
Imagine all the folks you know who can be celebrated this year! In 2008, instead of giving someone the finger or muttering under your breath when he/she rats you out, give 'em a little bow and say Happy Rat Year! Then just try to hang on until the Year of the Ox shows up January 26, 2009.
In the spirit of traditional Chinese New Year wishes: Happiness in the family! (y'all)