Christmas has come, let’s get you debriefed on the Brian scenario for the holidays.
Alicia and I agreed to forgo gifts to each other and instead travel. Up north we went to Duluth for some nostalgia, drinking, and relaxation. We got all of those things! Cookies from Positively 3rd Street Bakery, burritos from Burrito Union, a fish bowl pitcher from Grandma’s Sports Garden, and even cheese fondue at the New Scenic Cafe. The hotel room was the the highlight of the trip – it had a fireplace and a direct view of the lake. Yay!
After requesting fancy food and treats as gifts for Christmas, my parents outdid themselves with Copeland’s best
- Glaser Gift Dice Game (an annual tradition where everyone contributes a $25 gift, then we roll for doubles to pick a gift or swap with someone else) resulted in a Leatherman Micra for me and a luchador mask for Alicia.
- Family is good all around! Alicia’s mom made it to Christmas Dinner, my Grandfather is doing well in St. Paul! Yay!
- I woke up early enough to love the New Standards Holiday Show on the Current at 8am on Christmas Morning. If you haven’t heard Snow Days yet, you’re missing out on the Copeland Christmas tradition:City of Music: The New Standards perform “Snow Days” (at The New Standards Holiday Show presented by 89.3 The Current) from MPLS.TV on Vimeo.
- Alicia and I also toasted a scotch on Christmas Morning with Nick Offerman, whose Yule Log video is amazing.
I hope 2015 treated you well and that 2016 is filled with actualized pipedreams!