Hello! This week Hallie and I are taking the opportunity to close our laptops and avoid all comedy, laughter, merriment, and joy completely, as that is the only way we know how to take a vacation. But the site will still have lots of fun stuff for you to read despite our absence, as it is our Year in Review week! Many of our wonderful contributors have looked back at the year that was (and forward to the year to come), so you’ve got a whole slew of excellent features to look forward to. We’ll be back to our regular schedule of news posts next week, in the new year. Until then, enjoy the look back!