Yesterday Eleanor and I celebrated “Velenxmas!” What’s that, you ask? It’s a holiday combining Valentine’s day, Eleanor’s birthday, and Christmas. It is celebrated only on years that your girlfriend Eleanor spends nearly a month away in Arizona over the holidays and then you’re both too busy to give each other presents for another month. Traditionally, one goes out for sushi and a beer before presents are exchanged.

It’s one of the more obscure holidays, I think maybe it’s Babylonian in origin.

Hey, Sergio Aragonés did a sketch with my pen in my sketchbook! This is not it:

He thought the pen was inadequate, but is a very funny and charming gentleman nonetheless. Catch some of his UGA lecture here.