New Year's Day is behind us now, along with those pesky January 1 application deadlines. Frankly, I find the January 1 application deadline tradition dumb. The "correct" date should actually be the first working day of January, not the holiday of New Year's Day.
What really bugs me is when colleges extend their deadlines at the last second. Of course, this is a blessing for the true procrastinators but can be quite irksome for all those who toiled to get their applications in before the last second. (Yeah, don't get me started about the last-second crowd.)