Please, I beg of you, do NOT have a "safe" New Year's Eve. I want you all to make it through alive and mostly undamaged, but please have as much fun as you can possibly cram into one night. Blow stuff up, drink too much, run around your neighborhood with no shirt on yelling for joy and eat junk food. Before you get into the liquor, do lurid wheelies up and down your street. Especially if there's snow. Do one of those smiley-face burnouts on your driveway.
Wake up tomorrow sore and ready to kick 2009's ass.