It was a quiet end to an action-packed year at 7th and Montana this morning. The Priest conducted a group counseling session at a table on the sidewalk; Rigolatte -- who has been sounding more and more like Ethel Merman lately -- stood by the condiments bar singing Auld Lang Syne; and a group of local loons held hands and chanted at Goose Egg Park. The only person who showed any signs of wanting to 'whoop it up' was an Anonymous Newcomer -- a blond woman in her mid-forties -- whose taste in tattoos leaves something to be desired. A funky design ran up her back, culminating in an arrow pointing directly at her scalp. Either she's afraid of losing her mind, or she's a visitor from Lake Arrowhead ...!