First of all, a huge MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! to all of you, or Happy Holidays for those who aren't into the whole Christmas thing. I don't think I can live up to Anders's christmas greetings, but Merry Christmas to all of you the same.
Now that we're in to the last gaps of the year, I think it's time for a little shameless soul baring and sappy words. Thanks to all of you who let me count you as my friends, you're a great bunch. Luke, you're the best artist I've ever had the privilege to call friend. Anton (I don't know if you read this but you get mention anyway), congratulations on your baptism and many blessings to you. MCpl. Justin (ditto), congrats too! Rochelle, I look forward to getting to know you better; since you seem to be okay for a best-friend's girlfriend, maybe just this once I can make an exception to 'the Rule.' Scott, thanks for lots of good times, good beer, and great quotes! Finally, Anders, my best bud (friend, mate, whatever), love ya lots; though we haven't always seen eye-to eye, I wouldn't trade the last 7(!) years f0r anything, here's hoping for many more. No matter what you say, you're still smarter than me! Maybe it's not manly to say this, but I love you all. God knows we could always do with more love in the world. To anyone that I've hurt this year (and I think you know who you are), I give you my apologies; let's make our peace, kay?
Anyway, that's enough of that for now (and yes, I do realize how much like an Oscar speech that read). A Merry Christmas to all of you, and all the best in the new year!