unwrapping presentsBrian

  • subscription to Vintage Guitar Magazine
  • yellow polo shirt
  • Stiechenbacher’s Granola
  • Lou Reed’s Hudson Valley Meditations
  • one new-fangled stereo (yee-ha!)
  • 4″ x 6″ scenic sandstone landscape
  • book: Ted McCarty’s Gibson Guitars
  • winter clothes, socks and shirtsm
  • Jimmy Reed album on vinyl


  • books: The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Bunnicula, Bunnicula Strikes Again, short stories of Philip K. Dick
  • rabbit candle holder
  • 8″ x 8″ original painting of a pink rabbit
  • winter sweatshirts
  • The Who Sing My Generation
  • Fleetwood Mac: Blues in Chicago
  • red sleeping bag


  • Morris the Cat catnip bag
  • various cat toys
  • cat brush
  • plush cat bed


  • mouse that hangs from doorframe
  • Morris the Cat catnip bag
  • various cat toys
  • plush cat bed


  • 2 raspberries
  • bunch of cilantro
  • handful of rabbit pellets

The Short Punks Family

  • massive Christmas basket of teas, cookies and chocolate (Awe-some!!)

The Dinner

  • 2 pound smoked ham from the Paulina Meat Market
  • organic mashed russet potatoes
  • steamed green beans
  • vanilla cream pie with fresh raspberries
  • mulled apple cider

rabbit on stove

The Day

  • Brian sleeps for 4 hours
  • Pearl bikes to the Lincoln Park Zoo and watches the cheetah and the sea lions
  • Ben sleeps on new plush bed all day
  • Rosie sleeps on radiator next to Jackson’s cage
  • Jackson learns to climb up the stove

Another Christmas passes in The Short Punks Household. Hope yours was peaceful and joyous in its own way.

Happy Holiday everyone!