Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)

The treaty for the Gadsden Purchase was signed today (1853). Also, London’s Lincoln’s Inn admitted their first female bar student (1919), Edwin Hubble announced the existence of other galaxies (1924), Tokyo’s Ginza Line subway opened (1927), the United Auto Workers staged their first sit down strike (1936), Israel and the Vatican City established diplomatic relations (1993), and Tropical Storm Zeta formed in the Atlantic Ocean (2005). And Samoa and Tokelau are skipping today due to their change of time zone (2011).

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The Professor of Astrology Janitor says his preparations for the campus New Year’s Eve party and New Year’s Day parade did not affect the Janitor Professor of Astrology’s research for this week’s Bippiescopes….

Capricorn – Don’t blame others for not meeting New Year’s Resolutions. Just don’t make any.

Aquarius – Be wary of assumptions this weekend. He may wear that lampshade often.

Pisces – Maintain your balance this weekend. Especially if you’re a parade float.

Aries – It may be difficult to express yourself this weekend. “Go team” works well.

Taurus – You may struggle with motivation this weekend. That party may be why.

Gemini – Try to remain organized and efficient this weekend. Or be yourself.

Cancer – Enjoy a nice walk this weekend. In other words, don’t drive home.

Leo – Take some time off this weekend. Write next year’s to-do list.

Virgo – Try to stay afloat this weekend. Unless you’re not a float. Then stay amarcher.

Libra – Respect boundaries this weekend. A New Year’s smile-and-wave is enough.

Scorpio – Avoid high expectations this weekend. The New Year’s Eve countdown will end at zero.

Sagittarius – Be polite and courteous this weekend. Even while wearing that lampshade.

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Good morning! ::hugggggs::