When I asked Jim what he wanted to do for his 50th birthday this winter, he said "Go to Dublin." We did the math and figured we could swing it, even with the currently depressed dollar (and, as it turned out, my being laid off).
We had a nice trip with surprisingly little rain (it rains constantly in Ireland during the winter). I'll post some photos shortly.
Boston and Boskone were both a lot of fun, though I had a migraine the Saturday of Boskone, and again once I got home.