Tried to get Mike to come down from his perch and have a drink with us to ring in the New Year, but it didn’t work like it did last year. I know — two in a row was probably too much to expect.
But he doesn’t begrudge anyone else the need to blow off a little steam, as long as nothing gets blown up. That’s the thing about Mike. He’s not a Scrooge who doesn’t want anyone to have fun; he just believes in a division of labor. What is that line from Shakespeare that he’s always muttering? “Some must watch while some must sleep.” Or something like that.