First and foremost, welcome to 2009. Being on the West Coast means I'm a bit later to the game than some, but nevertheless, here we all are. 2008 was great, but I'm looking forward to an even better and more exciting 2009. I thank all of my faithful readers (you two should get together) and I will endeavor to be a more prolific post-er this year.
About the picture above. You give a guy a camera, a dark room and a Harry Potter light up wand and this is the result. There is a lot of trial and error with this technique and that certainly held true for me. I took the words one at a time then stitched them together in Photoshop. And then, as my old Chief Technician would say, your mother's a man.