2sb Christmas Address

Hi Gang. Long time, no post, and I’m sorry. I’ve got many, many posts and links bookmarked and they’re coming soon, but it’s been a crazy month (good and bad) and it got crazier (bad) the other night. A restaurant delivery van spun into our lane and destroyed our car and sent Vina and I to the hospital ’til the early hours of Christmas Eve. We’re both in a lot of pain, but we’re alive and not too seriously injured and we’re glad our daughter was already at her grandparents and wasn’t in the car with us. Thanks to our great friends Ken and Kim and Vina’s sister Jen, we made it to Indiana for Christmas, and it maybe wasn’t the Best Christmas Ever, but it was still a very special day and we got to spend it with our daughter and our family.

It’s seemed like a tough year for Vina and I, but an awful lot of people have it an awful lot worse. Scooter crashes and thefts, flooded basements, knee surgeries, and all the other dumb things that went wrong this year are hard to take, but we’re very happy to be loved, insured, and employed, and we’re going to be just fine. The future is looking bright, a lot of unbelievably great things happened this year, too, I co-directed a video for one of my favorite bands, against incredible odds we elected a president we really believe in, we watched our daughter grow bigger/smarter/more beautiful, we both lost some weight, and we celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary. Even the bad news had silver linings, our basement is really clean now, my stolen Blur was replaced, PSF gave us the Andretti to test, Tracie’s knee is stronger and better than ever before, and we figure insurance will come through for us on the auto accident. As long as we’ve got each other and our great families and friends, we’re going to be just fine.

We’re going to take another week or so to recover, celebrate Milena’s fifth birthday, finish American Scooterist, find a car, spend some more time with friends and family, and get our act together, and we promise we’ll come back stronger than ever on January 5. Happy Christmas, everybody, and thanks, thanks, thanks, again.

8 thoughts on “2sb Christmas Address”

  1. Brian and Vina,
    Sorry to hear about your car accident. Glad to hear you both are doing ok.
    Take care,
    Karen G

  2. I’m sorry to hear of your accident and am glad that you and Vina are on the mend. I smiled when I read your description of silver linings. Perhaps I need my basement to flood.

    Seriously though, I hope I can find a positive attitude like you have if I find myself in the middle of unfortunate circumstance. Warm regards and wishes for a fine New Year to you and your family!

    Steve Williams
    Scooter in the Sticks

  3. great attitude man, keep it up. hope your wounds heal fast, and that ’09 is a happy, safe, and prosperous for the family.


  4. Glad to see you have a good recipe for lemonade.

    Take care of yourselves, and don’t worry… we’ll all still be here when you come back!


  5. I’m glad you both are doing ok after your accident. We wish you and your family a happy and healthy New Year.


  6. Sheesh! Ana and I are glad you guys are ok. On our Dec 23rd drive across Missouri from KC to STL we saw 10 spinouts/wrecks on the side of the road, two jackknifed semis. And that was on a four hour stretch of road. Glad you guys could walk away.

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