I have no plans for New Year’s Eve which isn’t really all that unusual as most of our friends are more spontaneous people. In past years, we’ve made plans shortly after lunch.

But, am I a loser if what I really want to do is cacoon with a good DVD, a good beverage or two, grill something and hang with my family?

My New Year’s Eve desires appear bi-polar: It’s either the full-throttle ultimate deal of Times Square (and absolutely no other major metropolitan attempt to recreate that will suffice) or a quiet home happening.

Although, with the right people, ringing in 2004 over Taboo or Trivial Pursuit or Uno is nice in it’s own way…we’ll see what happens after lunch.