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dispatch from holidaylandia

The holiday season is like entering a different country. A country where your phone doesn't work because you're too busy to take calls and so are all of your friends, who are also buried under piles of orders. The food is terrible, and the natives are anxious, if not downright hostile. It's the most magical time of the year!Aside from the terrible food-- I mean, whhhhhhy are there crappy, store-bought cookies EVERYwhere right now?-- I'm actually feeling pretty damn good.
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