Sorry for the comic lateness. My work has been keeping me away. A new comic probably won't be up until Tuesday.
Happy New Year! However... if you want to be in the "in-crowd" it is not even 2006.
January 29, 2006 is the Chinese year 4704. This year is the Year of the Dog. Predicted to be a better year than the rooster, thankfully. A symbol of rebirth and destruction =Xiao Bao being born :D and Katrina :(
So around Jan. 29 go see if you can see the Lion Dance at a local festival.