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Happy Chinese New Year! The Year of the Rooster begins today and we encourage you to follow the traditions that will ensure your prosperity for the next 12 years. Being poor and destitute in Los Angeles because you didn't honor the proud male chicken just doesn't seem like a good plan.

Thankfully, because we just started the South Beach Diet, the most important practice of the day is easy. LAist will not be eating chicken today. We also paid off some nagging magazine subscriptions to get rid of old debts and we've stayed away from the freeways in an attempt to limit our harsh words towards others. We're not sure we're going to get a chance to spend part of the day in the company of family but we like all of you, our fine readers. You'll be our surrogate family won't you?

We're in the middle of a busy day so we haven't really had time to plan dinner but when we do, we'll be sure to include fish and nuts and curl up with some Foghorn Leghorn classic cartoons to celebrate appropriately.