I?m sending this out as a replacement for the popular hand-made Christmas cookies I usually make. Last year a number of recipients came down with a wicked rash, which I can?t explain by anything else besides my secret ingredient ? fiberglass ? I figured it works for chewing tobacco why not ribbon cookies?
Anyway, most of you received my letters while I was travelling. Since being back in New York I?ve been floating around like a fleet-footed poet. I subleased my apartment, took a couple of cross-country trips, did a bit of couch surfing, and have landed at a wonderful friend?s place in SOHO. I?ve simplified my life to 12 articles of clothing, a diet of noodles, butter, cheap red wine (for my heart) and vitamins. Oh yeah?and an Internet connection. I?m spending most of my days working on trekshare.com and many of my nights networking amongst the Internet industry. I?ve never seen so many funky glasses in my life!
This lack of scheduling has thrown my life into a tissy. As a result I?m in the early stages of volunteering at a hospital. I?ll be making balloon animals for sick children once I get my new balloon pump. Trust me?.it?s tough to inflate those things. I?ve also decided it?s about time to slide back into the paycheck world. Hence, I became a tennis pro. Which is really funny, because I teach at the best instructional facility in NYC and everyone else there really has played pro. The only thing I have going for me is a pair of fancy sweat pants that just screams ?good tennis player?. I think I?ll be able to carry out this ruse because I?m only there 10 or 15 hours per week.
Let?s just say this building Internet empires isn?t all that its cracked up to be and frankly it?s odd that no one really knows where I live. There are a few exceptions and to those people I will always be grateful.
Regardless, this is a Christmas card from Joe letting you know exactly what I?m doing??not doing??and missing doing. If you ask if I?m happy, I?d have to say I wouldn?t be doing anything else. If you ask me what I want to be doing?. I?d say this. And if I ask you what you were doing - I?d hope you?d say the same. Talk to you all very soon.
I love you all,