Hey Team,

I just made the trek up to Northern California to meet with a couple people before deciding on New Years plans (of course I suddenly realize the new year is closing in fast). But let’s take a quick step backwards to Christmas.

It was good to see the family again, even if it was in such an untraditional setting (not that my family relies very heavily on tradition). I can always count on them to keep me grounded. (That statement can be taken very literally regarding my childhood. I realize memories are inherently flawed but I have NO idea how I managed to be in trouble as often as I was back then.) I said it before, but I’ll say it again anyway:

My family is incredibly supportive of everything I’m doing and they all understand what it’s like to be trapped in the 8 to 5 and never have the chance to get out and see the world. That being said, it’s a tough thing to be in a house full of my family members and not spend the entire evening dodging jokes made at your expense and countering with slander. (That’s what makes family FUN!)

I thought in my next podcast I would answer that question I get so often about what my family thinks of this adventure by throwing in actual interviews with the family members themselves. Of course the family members had other ideas about that i.e. I got more than one “turn that camera off and leave me alone.” And when asked what Popamtrekker thought about the trip I’m pretty sure he said something along the lines of, “As long as I don’t have to feed you I don’t care what you’re doing.”

So, long story short, good times were had by all, and despite the image I may have just painted, my family is all for this trip and love flew all over the place during this wacky disjointed holiday.

Merry Four-Days-After-Christmas and a Happy Seventeen-Days-After-Hanukah!

I’m done.

Brett.

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