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...that she might be a sufficient reason for young Candide

and he for her


December 25th, 2003

Good things @ 08:57 am

Current Mood: full

I'm sitting here, in my parents' greatroom, in front of the fire. Surrounded by family, and the smells of cooking bacon and dutch apple pancakes. Soon, my brother will arrive, and the three of us (my cousin the third) will begin the ritual opening of the stockings, with their strange booty. Then presents, of course, and breakfast, and my mother will begin preparing the ham. Yesterday we started a new tradition with the christmas eve white elephant exchange. I get to stay here for several more days and revel in the layered warmth. I spent the night before last playing a massive board game with friends. I lost horribly (and played even worse than that would imply). But I got to play a huge board game. And then when I finish that, I go to Michigan with one of my best friends to do New Years proper. And finally I return to my life in Mountain View. Where everything is so nearly perfect that it's a little terrifying.

Today, life is perfect. All week. So many good things. I frequently have to battle tears of happiness, these days. I am embarrassed by my riches.

Merry Christmas, all.
 
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From:bleuflannel
Date:December 25th, 2003 11:43 am (UTC)
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I'd just like to say hello.
i searched for fleet street as interests..and you were one of 3 people, including me.
congratulations!
they rock. :)
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From:hawk
Date:December 25th, 2003 12:58 pm (UTC)
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Really? You live in chicago, but you know SFSS? www.fleetstreet.com? Did you go to school on the Farm?
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From:hawk
Date:December 25th, 2003 12:59 pm (UTC)
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er...not chicago...irrelevant to my question. *I* once lived in Chicago, so I projected.
From:bleuflannel
Date:December 25th, 2003 03:01 pm (UTC)
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farm??..
what are you talking about?
and yes I live close to chicago.
:)
I'm that cool, that's why!
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From:mrwiz
Date:December 25th, 2003 12:03 pm (UTC)
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Merry Christmas John! Glad everything in your life is going well. =)
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From:hawk
Date:December 25th, 2003 12:58 pm (UTC)
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=)
From:dmmagic
Date:December 25th, 2003 02:25 pm (UTC)
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Lucky bastard.

Well, a merry Christmas to you.
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From:chyee
Date:December 25th, 2003 05:56 pm (UTC)
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John, nothing fills me with more joy than to know that my friends are so happy! I wish you the most of everything good and enjoyable this holiday season! Here's to a happy Christmas and a merry New Year, my friend! :)
From:daligirl
Date:December 26th, 2003 09:01 am (UTC)
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Merry Christmas, yo.

Glad to hear life is shiny for ya. :) I'd still love to catch up with you and Kris before you head to the party city that is Ann Arbor -- let me know if you get a minute or ten.

--L.
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From:drgrim
Date:December 26th, 2003 05:09 pm (UTC)

wonderful!!

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I am glad things are coming together for you.
I actually got the chance for the first, and last time, to spend a christmas with just my wife.
Next year we'll have the new addition here so it was nice to just think about the two of us.
I hope this is an indication of a most excellent year.

...that she might be a sufficient reason for young Candide

and he for her