Hello dearest readers,
We’re going to be taking a little break here at Dating & Hookup for the Holidays. But we’ll be back on Wednesday. The happiest of holidays from our family to yours! (And here’s what we’re up to, after the jump!)
Alison, Becky, West, Jess & Heather
Alison will be hosting not only her boyfriend’s family, but her family for her first Christmas in LA. Those families will also meet each other for the first time, so stay tuned for that post. In between compulsively vacuuming and cooking holiday meals, she will be taking photos of her first real Christmas tree and then showing those photos to strangers in restaurants. Please do not be deceived by any sarcasm, Alison seriously loves Christmas and has color-coordinated all of her wrapping paper.
Becky is ivoyaging (not that far) home to partake in Wiegand family traditions including a massive extended family dinner, lots of playing of musical instruments in styles from Bach to Bob Dylan, ruthless fooseball matches, Mass at an NYC hospital we volunteer at, followed on Christmas Day by a viewing in IMAX 3D of The Hobbit (we are such geeks we saw all three Lord of the Rings movies on Christmas Day the years they were released.) Then, leftovers and sleep.
(Jess) West is surrendering her new mission to optimize our website for search (and make the rest of us the happiest people on the planet) to trek upstate from NYC to her parent’s with her dog Truman. Once there she plans to eat lots of gingerbread, drink lots of mulled wine and read by the fireplace. Her parents are actively looking forward to seeing their grand-dog.
Jess Massa is currently in the Dominican Republic for a white (sand) Christmas with her family, where she is ignoring not only her Twitter account, but her mother’s pleas for her to talk to – and maybe one day wed? – one of the hot Belgian tourists. She plans to come back tan, rested and still-unmarried to a Belgian tourist.
Heather will be one of the few Los Angeles residents who is also a native, so she will be sticking around town while all the actresses fly home to Minnesota. However she will be taking a quick trip to Las Vegas to visit extended family and lose money at a black jack table. Here is a family holiday dinner picture from last year. She can’t imagine it will look much different.
Alison Steedman is the editor at Dating & Hookup. She lives in Los Angeles with her boyfriend and their histrionic cat, Charles Dickens, where she still carries on a nostalgic and long-distance love affair with her 20's in Brooklyn, NY. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @yosteedman, and you can also send her your writing at [email protected], both of which make her very happy.
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