It says something amusing that I'm playing a game where several of the players are geeky and educated enough to be arguing statistics in their attempt to discern the rules that the game goes by. Some of them, as people who have more ego than education, say some incredibly stupid things (e.g. "there is definitely a pattern as he describes it, which may be very close to 50%, but I agree with Godskook that it definitely doesn't prove it."), but at least the discussion is taking place.
I am considering doing daytime fasting for the month of February - I'm basically curious what long-ish term fasting is like, and it seems like it might be worth a go.
Pirates of Penzance is playing in NYC this coming March. I'm not sure what dates will work best for me yet, but I am quite intent on going. w00t. Also, Shabbat 1000 is coming up in February (I need to find a "table/group" to go with, if I don't just go stag), and I'll want to nail down the time for the Ceilidh (later this month) very soon so people can arrange to attend.