How Not to Spend a Holiday:
In a radio station Control Room, alone.
With the rest of your family willfully (and gleefully) on the other side of the country -- sending a zillion email pictures of their fabulous times at Sea World, the Grand Canyon, San Fransisco, Los Angeles and a million cute wayside tourist traps.
With Laura Llew also on the other side of the Country,
With no date.
With a bottle of rum, a decade-old Dr Who novel and a Belle and Sebastian album for company.
Believe it or not, this did not start out quite as depressing as it turned out.