Surprise, surprise. NPR reported this morning that of the 56% of us who will be at the office from Christmas to New Years, levels of productivity are expected to be low, providing little value to our employers according to a 2011 holiday productivity survey. Equally as low, incidentally, was the 56.8% of the voting population that turned out at the polls in 2008! So, my fellow unproductive workers, please fulfill your duty and take a handful of your thumb-twiddling, Internet-surfing, and Facebook status-updating minutes on this last Friday of 2011 and turn them into productive ones by NOMINATING DESERVING TALENT FOR THE 2012 JAMES BEARD AWARDS. The organization opens voting to the general public before judges get their hands on the nods and that period will expire in less than 48 hours. Godspeed!