This was pretty good :) Might have worked better back when Dave had an editor (replaced with wife? dog? every person who unwittingly gets within his line of sight?), but still a pretty good comic.
On a personal note, 2008 was a much better year for me. I was much more sociable this year (after being quite unsociable for too many years) and I got one step closer to finishing university.
2009 looks to be even better with me being even more social and me scheduled to finish university (which will allow me to enter a world full of people closer to my age. Kind of hard to make friends when everyone is closer in age to your pesky little brother then they are you).
How is everyone else's year looking? Sure things on a global scale look bad, but the Great Depression doesn't mean everyone was miserable the entire time! No reason 2009 should be any different.