the flip side of that is that I’ve never been able to spend a christmas in my own house and I’d really like to do that, too. I think Christmas on the other side of the date line can wait and I’ll be only slightly sad about it, honestly. Also, there’s not really any money in the “Money I would have spent had I come here myself” drawer at the moment, although making money on the road certainly makes the day when there IS travel money again come sooner. Christmas in LA is going to be awesome – I’m going to have a Christmas tree, even if i have to buy it from a parking lot.