There are too many reasons to get together with friends in early December… the top five off the top of my head:
5. You survived Thanksgiving with the family, or the in-laws, or the new partner’s family, or without any of that.
4. Closer to Christmas and Hanukkah no one has time with the shopping and the parties, and the other random obligations that arise.
3. Because on this date in 1960, Aretha Franklin gave her Big Apple debut performance at the Village Vangaurd – how do you not honor three legends?
2. Drinking away your holiday presents budget is a great way to keep costs down.
Some Random Housekeeping:
I’ve consolidated the posts in which I offer advice/opinions into a section of links on the right. It is either a hopeless exercise of my own vanity or something slightly helpful for a reader or two.