Ah, November! Here comes the tail end of the year. So much to anticipate, so much to celebrate, so much! My birthday (and birthday dinner). Then Valerie’s birthday a mere 12 days later. Then thanksgiving 2.5 weeks after that! Family! Gluttony! Time off! But WAIT! THERE’S MORE! There’s December!

Thanksgiving is late enough that returning to work after the break is a jump right into the Christmas season. Carols, holiday specials on TV, buying a tree, work winding down, and a nice big vacation to wrap up 2014.

I know the skies are gray and there’s a chill in the air, but gimmie dat end of year awesome sauce at firehose pressure, ’cause I’m enthusiastic!