happy year of the rat! clean your altars, set off some fireworks, give out red envelopes and go find a dragon dance somewhere. i am a monkey--an earth monkey, like my beloved gammy, to be exact--but we get along with rats (and everyone else). rich is a snake (wood), gus is a dragon (metal) and sophie is a dog (fire). a nice balance there. any rats out there? if so, this is your year, baby! dress up in red and celebrate.