Hah! I just realized that these are my twelve days of Christmas. Not intentional, but fun nonetheless.
Arrived in Louisville today and found a coffee shop with free wireless near my friend's place. I did some actual programming, and some creative writing.
Had a very nice evening: ate at an Irish pub, drank coffee, played with the cutest dog of recent memory, enjoyed wonderful conversation, and headed home way too late.
The final gift was walking into my apartment and finding that some elves had decorated the potted stick of wood formerly called a tree. I truly felt like Charlie Brown. "That's what Christmas is all about. . . ."
And so, my friends, happy holidays no matter what your beliefs. I look forward to seeing you next year.