yesterday was day one of the chinese new year 4707, the year of the ox. year of the rat, a.k.a. year of the bully (thanks again, dawn), didn't go over well in the triangle; here's hoping the ox brings a better year or at least a less stressful one. we've still got a few rat-borne issues here that are slowly getting resolved. as my friend julia told me yesterday, "unfortunately in life you don't get to fix one thing before you get another one, so just get over it and fix them." yes ma'am.