Before we wish you a happy holiday, I want to tell you about one more cool thing we did this year that doesn't fit into any category. If you're not a fan of the TV shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Angel (i.e., a geek), feel free to skip to the red paragraph below. . . .

Yeah, so we heard about a Slayerfest in Oakland and Dora and I beat feet down there because we're such big fans. We saw a few weirdoes dressed in black, with tattoos of Spike and Buffy adorning their bodies, and some dressed as vampires, complete with fangs. I don't know about you, but those really serious fans scare me . . . So we listened to a few of them speak and answer questions from the audience, including Alexis Denisof (Wesley), James Marsters (Spike), Nicholas Brendon (Xander), and Anthony Head (Giles) and got some photos of Alexis Denisof, James Marsters, Anthony Head, Nicholas Brendon, and Stephanie Romanov (Lilah). We learned oodles of behind-the-scenes stuff, heard a few funny stories, and listened to how their careers got started. The whole day slayed us!

Dora, December 2004

Mark, December 2004

Happy holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, and Merry Kwanza ! Dora and I just wanted to add this personal touch to what could otherwise be a rather impersonal set of web pages. We're glad you took a few minutes to read our self-indulgent news and stories. We hope you and your family have a very happy holiday season and wonderful 2005. Let's stay in touch too - disregard all previous email addresses you have for us and email us at or give us a call at (510) 866-5541 (Dora) or (510) 866-5542 (Mark).

Hope to hear from you soon ! Happy Holidays !!