I did make the Lights in the Heights shindig. Pictures weren't much better than the $2 portrait this morning, but that is okay--they are pictures; I heard the shutter click. Afterwards I took Janet to Denny's and believe it or not we got through an entire meal including dessert without her fighting to leave the table--an exceptional day.
ADDENDUM: Finallly, we find out how Santa knows whoes been naughty--he has moles. A little off the shoulder and they give up what ever they got.