We are rockin’ and rollin’ here at CapTon today, trying to tape a week’s worth of holiday shows while simultaneously preparing for tonight’s show, so I’m going to be signing off the blog a bit early.

Tomorrow, of course, is Christmas Eve, (yes, I flubbed this the first time around; Liz A. fixed it) and we’ve decided to give the hard-working CapTon crew the day off to spend it with their friends and families. I will be around, but will probably be blogging only a bit because I’ve got a lot of packing to do.

Yes, it’s true. I’m taking a vacation.

Those of you who know me well are probably aware that this is a miracle befitting the holiday season.

I’ll be out of the country for six whole days with only spotty Internet service – at best. (If I survive this spate of disconnection without having a nervous breakdown, we’ll have yet another miracle on our hands; I’m already missing the BlackBerry).

And so, I’m leaving the blog in the capable hands of Liz Alesse and Michael Johnson. Please be kind to them. You can contact them at liz.alesse@ynn.com (Monday and Tuesday) and michael.johnson@ynn.com (Wednesday and Thursday).

I’ll be back Friday in time for Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo’s private swearing-in at the executive mansion.

Until then, I hope you have a happy and healthy holiday season. Thanks for all you do for me, the blog and the show. I couldn’t do it without you.

Be well.