I may need to find a point and shoot this year. I'm not sure what I will get. All but higher end ones left me cold, or I would have replaced my cell phone camera with one a long time ago. Last summer I looked seriously at the Canon 780 and the Fuji Z33WP. I like the Canon because of its size. I like the Fuji because it doesn't have a folding/protruding lens (a friend of mine as a more, uh, eloquent way of saying that.) Since I last looked some other interesting ones have been introduced, like the Casio EX G1. It, like the Fuji, also doesn't use a folding/protruding lens -- and is environment-proofed to some extent.
Here is the last real picture I made with the little guy. It was taken new year's day. My intention was to talk about composition with this picture, but at the moment when I look at it all I can think about is the broken camera. And how maybe hot chocolate could be delicious right now.