...aaaaaand a whole full-sized second christmas for my kids.
after a long day of driving in driving winds and plummeting temperatures,
down and up,
we returned in triumph to the Folk Life & Liberty Fortress,
and set ourselves up with an even louder, fresher, harder batch
of holiday cheer and goodwill and sh!t like that.
after the X marks the spot,
we set our sights on the come up,
and it's always expert.
shouts the F* out to XI-mas!
the crisp-edged metallic foil paper is tight and bright,
and the stocking game is too damned righteous for sure.
do you see all those luxxxurious candy-style canes?
those aren't the multi-pack box-jauns.
those're the expensive sh!ts, because my crimbo situation is no joke.
we've got traditions to maintain,
and we've got expectations to at least meet if not exceed...
of course i pack each present full of color-coordinated outfit hottness.
what do you think i am?
no way, josé.
i care a great deal about these two teen turds.
and it means an awful lot to me to watch them open up carefully collected
thoughtful, site-specific holiday expressions of my year-round affection.
that's the truth.
we froze ourselves silly on the way to the woodsly goodness.
crabtree was overly excited and did his best
to make a needling naughty nuisance of himself for most of the afternoon.
we had a special dinner, but only after we had ALL the chocolate.
harvest, maple, kayla, and i all enjoyed ourselves,
and each others' company,
and the spirit and memory of XI-mas, too.
and that dinner?
damn dudes, that's it's own thing,
but it's a damned good thing at that.
now, it's time to get back to the grind,
and keep those hard styles poppin' at AMPERSAND TATTOO.
i know you've got that christmas money,
and i hope i see you soon to hand some of it over to y'boi
in exchange for a mark on your permanent record.
i'm on that daytime tattzap work release,
sandwiched between morning and nighttime family togetherness
with my peoples and my pup.
i am grateful for the time i have been given, guys.
it's all killer, and no filler.
100% expert spanning of moments and spaces for our faces;
never quiet, never soft.....