December 25, 2002
Well, this Christmas wasn't as bad as some. There were no nasty family blow-ups, at least. No gifts designed to make me feel like a piece of trash. No blatant disregard for basic human kindness. Actually, I was given a cell phone. Apparently I'm quite difficult to get a hold of. This will put a serious cramp in my best efforts to be a recluse. The excuses for not answering a cell phone have to be pretty good, so I can't get away with it as often. Dashed inconvenient. Everyone keeps telling me I'll get attached to the thing. Right.