saguaros are attractive in holiday mode; if we had a yard and could acquire one without going to jail, i'd be tempted to go for it. phoenix, in turn, is unlike southern california just enough that i don't feel the old resentment for balmy christmases. last night was desert-nippy and ideal for a few hours in front of joe's uncle's fire pit.

i've been congratulated many times for keeping my shit together among the joe-clan. it couldn't have been worse than several years ago, when i made such a bizarre effort to impress his family that they all urged him to leave me at the side of the road as soon as possible. woo hoo comparative normalcy of '04!

No comments: