Wednesday, January 21

Wake up, realize Barack Obama is actually the leader of free world, cast a weary glance over at unwashed, unemployed

Wake up, realize Barack Obama is actually the leader of free world, cast a weary glance over at unwashed, unemployed “musician” boyfriend snoring on the couch, rethink concept of a “recession boyfriend,” enjoy heartwarming moment of conviviality with neighbors at overpriced coffee shop, spontaneously re-commit to daily multivitamin intake and more assertive self-promotion… And speaking of! Media queen Arianna Huffington moderates a panel of her own blogging minions at the 92nd Street Y—among them dirty booker Erica Jong, wry wit Nora Ephron and the other smart one, Barbara Ehrenreich—on the high-minded subject of “The Year Ahead.” We’d settle for some hot chocolate and a tummy rub!

[Arianna Huffington at the 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, 8 p.m., www.92y.org]

mbryan@observer.com Wednesday, January 21