Well, I arrived safely back in C-Bus last night. The drive was uneventful, but at least it was clear and dry. And now, a few snapshots from my whirlwind trip to Richmond:
My brother's cat Snoopy. He's a cute (and gigantic) cat. Too bad I have to get all doped up on Benadryl whenever I go over to his house to visit or else I'll feel miserable.
The Best Dog in the World: Sadie. Here she's just chillin'.
My nephew Parker taking a break from the family.
Besides the bow tie (I WILL learn how to tie it in '05), bottle of Grey Goose and cash (to help keep my butt unemployed while I study for the bar), one of my favorite presents was this The Empire Strikes Back quilt that my mom made for me. 2004 was the year that she finished her many projects - this quilt was started in 1985.
We continued our Christmas night tradition of going to see It's a Wonderful Life at the historic Byrd Theater. When I become a millionaire and go through my philanthropic phase, the first thing that I'm going to do is get new seats for the Byrd. Seeing a long movie there is a test of ass endurance.
Ren and Stimpy look on the Great Talking Doll Debate of 2004 (moderated by Rachel Ray's visage). Reagan proclaimed "Government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem" to which Charlie Brown retorted with "Me? You want me to be the director of the Christmas play?" Considering my age, I got a lot of toys this year.
Lastly, I was greeted with about a foot of snow already on the ground when I returned to Cowtown last night. Here's the view outside of my front door.