November 22, London, UK: Dad made it. Looking forward to a good time, but, as always, a little nervous. Family seems like one of those places that can really tap your ability to be patient with yourself. When I see the flaws that I share with my family, I get so angry. I guess its a matter of being shown a mirror that reflects the things you don't like about yourself. He and I don't really have the most open and healthy lines of communication, so that makes dealing with it a bit tougher for me. But the more time we spend together, the better our chances of getting to a good place. On the other hand, finding ways to confront or accept those flaws might create the best of all worlds.