Muted this year. I'm having dinner with my friend Julie Anne and then we're hanging out as midnight approaches, nothing earth-shaking at all.
Mostly I've been reading and watching with mounting horror as the tsunami death toll approached and then zoomed past 100,000 to the estimated 135,000 as I write this. I haven't written much else about it, beyond quoting a couple articles from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, because I can think of nothing to say that would be of any help whatsoever.
Of course if I only wrote about things I thought would offer someone any kind of help, I think I'd have perhaps four posts on this site. But in any case, other sites are doing a much better job talking about the disaster and ongoing aid efforts, and rather than quote them all I've decided to stay out of it.
It certainly is making celebrating the holiday seem wildly inappropriate. I'm not all that big on new-year celebration anyway, so this year can just leave as far as I'm concerned.
If you're traveling or visiting friends or family tonight, best wishes for your event and a safe trip there and home.