We've had so much fun covering the market this year, getting to know all of you through your deals and emails. (Check out your S.F. reporter out in her brunette days, with her roommate's pooch, Luke, who she used to pretend was hers.) As we take a break in publishing for the week, know we appreciate every time you read us and every joke you chuckle at. (Laughter is a great gift because people love when you return it. And you can bring it back to any location, not just where you got it.) We'll be back Jan. 2. Meantime send news to firstname.lastname@example.org.