Thursday, December 21, 2006

Holiday Stuff

Sing along with me! (to the tune of "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!"):


It's actually quite stable, but I don't believe I've ever had a tree that, ah, leaned as much as this one. I also told Laura the other day that it was the "sheddiest" tree we've ever had, which gave her pause for a moment till she realized what I had actually said. Usually our friends at the Wyndmoor Fire Company provide us with fresh, un-sheddy trees, but this one has been hurling its needles at everything in the house since we brought it home.

Gus and I ran mad errands yesterday, and because he was so companionable I succumbed to his wheedling and whining and took him to McDonald's for lunch. I ordered two Happy Meals (btw, Happy Meals are the best-kept McD's secret for adults - you can get a tiny hamburger, and delicious apples and milk AND a toy! It's cheap and not half bad); anyway, if the server is unsure who the Meal is for, he or she will ask, "Is it for a boy or a girl?" since they have different toys for different genders [don't get me started on that....]

So we get our Happy Meals and sit down, and I realize that, without asking, they gave Gus a Happy Meal with a Yu-Gi-Oh boy toy and me a Perky Pet Store girl toy. For some reason, that just cracked me up!! I LOVE that the server gave me the girl Happy Meal toy!! I chuckled about it on and off for the rest of the afternoon.

Laura and I did our annual Christmas Lights Drinking and Driving Tour last night. First we must stop at a Starbucks, so that I may purchase the extra-large gallon size Eggnog Latte (my secret shame) (or I guess now my not-so-secret shame). Thank God they only have them at the holidays or I'd weigh 500 lbs. Then we drive around and look at all the Christmas lights. We have favorites, like this house:

And this one:

Yep, those people are commited. Or need to be.

Then we go to dinner at The Drake and then off we go to tour more neighborhoods. It is super-festive fun, involving many gleefully shouted sentences like "There's the waving Santa again!!" and "This is a really small cul-de-sac!" and "Is it okay to put a creche on a picnic table?!" and "Here's that really scary street - let's go down it again!!"

Ah, yes, good times.....good times.....


Blogger CurlyGirl said...

and "excellent use of traditional bulbs!" and "good use of lights only, no inflatables!" and "what's with the blue lights?" and "How'd we get here again?!?"

Your tree has excellent active listening skills with its literal forward trunk lean!

12:43 PM  

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