So close, in fact, that it may very well be breached before midnight, who knows?
Now, considering I hold the commenters here in the highest regard, I planned to offer a prize or something for whomever posts it. And since I'm regularly accused of working for the tobacco industry, attractive giveaways must be stacked up to the rafters here, surely.
Sadly, on scouting round, all I could find were a pristine spare copy of Ten Years On by Lee Rotheram (the TPA sent me two for some reason) and a boxed retro pink toothbrush in the shape of a woman's leg, which I inexplicably bought from a boot sale about 7 or 8 years ago ... so perhaps that idea isn't really a goer.
As such, I'll just heartily thank everyone who has read this stuff in 2010 - especially if you've offered your own views in the comments - and sincerely wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year.
I'll point out which is the landmark comment when it arrives, though I can't even stretch to a banner, brass band fanfare and wide-smiled PR girl for the occasion. How bloody mean from a tobacco-funded tycoon, eh?
Enjoy the pyrotechnics all ... we get 'music' this year.