I shot this photo of the Empire State Building while doing some of my typical last-minute Christmas shopping, rushing to Macy's Herald Square (foreground) during my lunch break to pick up a bottle of Clinique lotion for Jenn. We spent the holiday with Jenn's family in Arizona and came back on the 30th. Our New Year's Eve party last night consisted of me cooking a ribeye steak dinner at home, accompanied by a bottle of red Bordeaux wine from the Bottle Shoppe on Graham Avenue. Zach slept peacefully upstairs as we watched Anderson Cooper looking very uncomfortable co-hosting CNN's Times Square New Year's Eve ball-dropping countdown show with Kathy Griffin. The ball dropped and then it was 2009. Out with the old, in with the new. Today we went to FAO Schwartz, which Zach enjoyed very much.