Gina’s grandfather, 92, is still in rehabilitation from his recent fall and subsequent hip surgery. Maybe he’ll be home before 2017. During the big WWII, he used to crawl across the deck of his carrier in the dark. He’s lived most his life with half a hand. It’s amazing to me that we have these Sequoias when so many are cut down as saplings.

My brother and his wife are at the hospital with her father, who is experiencing heart trouble and will be in surgery today. They’ve already spent too many holidays in hospitals. I know I have. If you live long enough, you will too, friend.

I’ve actually had the best Christmas since 2009. George Michael just died and I’ve still had the best fucking Christmas since 2009. Jitterbug that into your fucking brain.

Chris Onstad put Achewood back into retirement, which is a damned shame, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. The greats often come back for one more run, and maybe this was Jordan’s post-baseball stint in the NBA.

All good things.

All things, good or bad, will come to an end, like this post because it’s fucking Christmas and I’m not going to spend it staring at the computer.

Debbie Reynolds just tweeted, “Carrie is in stable condition. If there is a change, we will share it.”

America is in the same boat, Deb.

No moral, kids. Your worst days ahead might be the best days you ever have again.

Lord have mercy, it’s Christmas.