Well today has been a giant cluster**** and that's all I'll say about that...
To alleviate holiday stress I went book shopping. It was probably the least amount of time I've ever spent in my favorite used book store (mentally, all I wanted to do was go home.) I did feel slightly better after purchasing Joe Hill's Heart-Shaped Box, Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections, and Michael Chabon's Summerland. Hill and Chabon have previously proven themselves to be awesome and Franzen's someone I've wanted to checkout.
Now I have gifts to wrap as well as expel the remainder of holiday stresses with extensive R & D apropos hot buttered rum.
Happy Holidays; Bah-humbug; or my new favorite, "Whatever, dude..."