Things to do for December 31, 2009

The Weekender

Your Weight in Hens and the Future of Boozing

The weekend is its own resolution.

Two Drinks, One Glass
BOTH WAYS

Two Drinks, One Glass

This year, the hybrid craze was everywhere you looked. (2009 was, mind you, the Year of the Snuggie.) And now, the trend has finally come to where it matters most—your cocktailing. Right side up, this holds wine. Turn it over, and you've got a shot glass. And thus, the wine shooter was born.

Make it a double here

Introducing the Squishy Mouse
MIGHTY MOUSE

Introducing the Squishy Mouse

The next 12 months mark a new beginning, and you're not going to let stress get to you. And on day two, when determination yields to mild, familiar panic, reach for this: a strangely spherical, gel-covered computer mouse. The downside: it looks like a strangely spherical, gel-covered computer mouse.

Give it a squeeze here

Reflexology Socks
SOCK REFLEX

Reflexology Socks

As you've long known (and as Pulp Fiction reminded us all), giving a foot massage is a rarefied form of intimacy. But since you also believe in efficiency, try persuading your massage-ee to wear a pair of these—they come with a map of the foot's more sensitive spots. Note: the white space means "ticklish."

Feel things out here

The Animal Weight Scale
POUND FOR POUND

The Animal Weight Scale

Not that you're in anything but perfect shape, but if you know anyone who's resolving to shed a few pounds, you might want to give them this: a scale that tells your weight in animals, rather than pounds. Hint: if it says "hen," you need to eat more.

The Chalkboard Mug
CHALK IT UP

The Chalkboard Mug

If there are two things you want first thing in the morning, it's a cup of piping hot coffee and a pithy way to express yourself. Finally, someone has found a way to combine those two urges with this chalkboard-adorned coffee mug. Also handy if you're teaching the world's smallest class.

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