Happy Chinese New Year! Well, almost. It's the eve. If you were born in the Year of the Ox (牛), this should be a special year for you. Case in point: Barack Obama is an Ox.
If he follows Chinese country superstition, he will tie a red thread around his belt this year for extra good luck. Someone should alert his valet.
I contemplated going out for dim sum today, then remembered the holiday. It's sure to be a madhouse! Which is the preferred state of affairs for a Chinese party: hot and noisy, or 热闹. But I've got a bunch of produce that needs cooking and eating sooner rather than later, so maybe I'll go next weekend.
To those of you who are celebrating, have fun! Eat some jiaozi for me.