I learned something cool, so it must be shared:
The appropriate Roman holiday greeting is "Io, Saturnalia!" (pronounced Yo!).
Yesterday was pretty grand; I slept in till after noon, I went for a solitary bike ride shopping expedition to the used book store, and then went back home to clean a bit for the RAD festive gathering we are having tonight.
After the cleaning and errand running, I went visiting in Largo (hi Kimmi!!), and then got back home just in time to enjoy Helen practicing piano and to open the door for my friend, future colleague, and fellow anthropology enthusiast.
Here's to dranking, discussing (arguing?) toasting each other's good health, and ringing in the season in the appropriate manner, io.