Happy almost-2009, readers! We're sure you've already made plans, whether it's staying in, dining out, or going to a huge party (isn't Gawker's list of the "5 Types of New Year's Parties" so true?) but in case you haven't, make sure to take one final glance at our guide to all things New Year's Eve.
If you are out and about on the town tonight, make sure to bundle up—there are wind advisories for this evening, and lows will get down to the 20s tonight.
Do you get sick a lot in the winter? Who doesn't? You might take joy in the news that Giant is planning to offer free prescription antibiotics.
What, is every major road in the DC area going to be closed to traffic during inauguration?
Guess who's coming to town this weekend? Oh, only our next President. Obama will be making the move to a hotel, where he and his family will stay until January 15. Then they move into the official White House guest house, and then, well, you can guess where they move after that.
FishbowlDC takes a less-than-cheery look back at the year of 2008 and what it meant for journalists.
If you need to kill some time at work today (if you are at work today, we're guessing your office is half-empty), click through the New York Times Year in Pictures.