"Life's not all beer and skittles," so, on this last day of 2009, here is an astronomical observation.
In the 1940s, venerable magazine Sky and Telescope was also confused. It misinterpreted the Almanac to mean a Blue Moon to be the second full moon in one calendar month. It repeated this error in 1980 on its Stardate radio broadcast.
So ... If we follow Sky and Telescope's definition, tonight is the Blue Moon —in North America. The next Blue Moon —that is, the next 2nd full moon in one calendar month— will not occur until 31 August 2012. If we follow the Farmer's Almanac, the next Blue Moon (the 3rd in one season) arrives earlier: November 21, 2010.
Tonight, here in YFGF-land, we'll have to wait for either definition of blue moon: the sky is overcast.
Happy (and safe) New Year's Eve.