December 21st, 2012

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Christmas Letter

Dear Everybody,

We hope things are going as great for you as they are for us!!! Little Asha is already reading at a 4th grade level and Izzy keeps us so busy with her precocious violin abilities. Aliza is baking up a super batch of patented marshmallow brownies. Etc

sincerely,

Such and such

On the real though I always want to do holiday cards but don't. So I guess I don't want to, but I appreciate getting them from other people. This is the picture we gave Izzy's preschool when they asked for a family photo:



We should've put that on a card

Top things this year:

ah facebook basically did it for me.

1. Asha born
2. Obama won, elections went surprisingly well in general
3. Weddings - Matthew+Jean in Scotland, Jason+Yasi in Telum
4. Lightning field w/ Nick + Katie
5. Left Google
6. Started at Goodreads

Obsessions:

1. Chess
2. Probably some other stuff but mostly chess. Like to the point where I'm biking past some hustler on Market and I had to stop and play a game.

You know the sad truth? I used to post resolutions at the beginning of each year and then publicly grade myself at the end of the year, but I stopped because I don't want to confront how bad the grades would be last couple of years

Music situation in 2012 is getting better
-sonos wireless speakers
-icloud lets you download old stuff
-most everyone's on spotify now cos they've accepted you have to be for promotion
(note there are major problems w/ artists getting paid or not paid through spotify's model, I'm just saying as a consumer I just want to pays my money and have access to everything and they're getting there)
-this was the first year it was easy to make a best of list on soundcloud. go soundcloud
-discovery is still a problem but it's not like I listen to all the 'to-listen-to' playlists I have on spotify even
-audiophile concerns no longer are a concern for most anybody

Still don't know how to fold a shirt properly or tie some good knots

Where is this boat going?

Got a full crew now

OUT

p.s. oh also

7. Wore a bear suit for Halloween! So A+ on that resolution at least