January 2nd, 2004

It’s amazing how the holidays become more & more stressful as one gets older. At the age of five, it’s incredible how magical the holidays can be… Then, inevitably, you grow up: Sifting through things at your local mall, dealing with impossible to park situations and juggling family at the same time. When it’s all over, you almost need a vacation from your vacation time. A controlled-insanity that, in most cases, is well worth the trouble. This Christmas for me was spent with family. I’m traveling so much lately that it’s a real treat to be able to sit down with them and eat a meal together, share some stories and put the smackdown on eachother with some serious wit. I really love them to death. Putting them first (… or closer to the top) in 2004 is definitely one of my resolutions. They’ve really supported me in some tough choices & i’ve realized that you can’t keep emotionally taking from the ‘bank’ without depositing something every now and then.

Currently i am overseas in Hong Kong and wishing i was here longer to celebrate their New Year’s holiday on 1/22. I’m staying pretty close to the Harbor area with an amazing

view here at the Pennisula. The shopping here is pitch perfect, with some great deals on rip-off designer labels. Those of you acquainted with ever-illustrious HooBoy should

definitely ask his advice on good shopping districts, as he’s truly amazing at finding some AWESOME products. Needless to say, i will be buying a few new bags to carry

back all of my new gear. Thankfully, most will be belated Christmas gifts :)

Janruary brings much travel, but thankfully to places i am familiar with and feel very much at home: London, Memphis, Vegas and New York. Unfortunately, in all of my travels i

am unable to take side-calls due to being flown in exclusively for one person. I’m toying with the idea of doing a few ‘tours’ of the states, but trying to figure out where would be the most logical places to hit. If anyone out there has any suggestions, shoot me an E and let me know. Thanks :)

Always remember: The love you take is equal to the love you make. Happy 2004

B

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