the holidays are here again. i always get this really nice feeling around the holidays which is immediately followed by this sad feeling as it sinks in, once again, that things aren't the same anymore. i used to have a house to go home to which my mom decorated A LOT (see right)...now all of that's gone and that warm holiday feeling has gone with it. i complain about it every year. blah blah bah humbug. i'll watch rudolph when it's on tv and it'll be fine.
anyway! the good news is that i think i am maybe starting to feel slightly better after pretty much being sick since i was on the road last month. stressed, run down, and then cold after cold after cold. fingers crossed that i'll be back to at least 90% this week, because this sick thing is getting old. fast.
enough about me. let's talk about other people's problems (which are way bigger than my holiday rants)...
THIS IS IMPORTANT:
my friend j's apartment burned down last week (just 5 hours before his birthday) and he lost everything. his band was recording new songs there, so on top of j's personal belongings - their equipment is also gone - and their new songs are lost (unless the hard drive is recovered). i've sent out a big email about this to pretty much everyone i know last week, and so many people have been super generous. it's nice to see there are still good people out there. many asked where they could donate money, so i set up this link. if you wanna pitch in you can do so right here!