Hopefully, this will be a happier year for many people.
Death of Benazir Bhutto, Lady P-Orridge (Genesis P-Orridge's partner)
The continuing disintegration of Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton et. al. (I suppose I'm expected to somehow revel in this, but I just can't)
(selfish) finishing an album
The impending incarceration of Conrad Black and (let us hope) Phil Spector and OJ 'If I Did It, Which I Did, Here's How I Would and Did' Simpson
Hugs all around to those that deserve them (which I like to think most people, with the exception of Conrad, Phil and OJ, and doubtless a handful of others, do...)