The theme for this past week? Surprises, perhaps. We kick off this week's issue by sending D off to school for picture day with Santa. It has been... hit or miss in previous years. I talked to D the night before. "D, you're going to see Santa at school tomorrow." Nod. "Are you going to be nice to him?" Nod. "Are you going to talk to him?" Nod. "What are you going to say to Santa?" [whispering] "Prezzints.