While we wait -- and wait and wait -- for Sergey Brin to call asking to meet him at the St. Regis lobby to "talk" over cocktails, some Googlers are bemoaning this year's awesome Christmas bonus, or lack thereof. See, normally, according to Valleywag, employees at the Googleplex get a yearly cash bonus, which could climb as high "as $20,000 or $30,000 per Googler." But this year they'll be getting the G1 phone that retails for about $180. The phone, we hear, is nothing short of a Christmas miracle. But, yeah, cash is always sweeter. Anyway, Owen Thomas has the canceled-bonus memo, which you should read, right here.