Before we head back out, gotta send, some serious props and kudos go out to Carl, wesa, gonzo_md, and keesor, who thought of me and sent me New Year's Rockin's:
Thank you guys, you have no idea how much this kicked ass. (I didn't know who the lady on the floor was, but I now discover that she is Annette, the girlfriend of troysmale, in whose home this is all happening. Added bonus rockin'!)
See? I'm not kidding when I say I have the coolest friends on the planet, bar none. Other plans fell through, so I guess we're in for now.
Here's to 2K5, my friends...Fuck the world, it can go hang as long as I have you guys around.