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Tuesday, November 29, 2016 – Decorate! Decorate! Dance to the Music.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 – Decorate! Decorate! Dance to the Music.

Does anyone remember when I lived in the duplex in Panorama? Plastic lawn ornaments were the lawn decoration of the day. My deeply devout Catholic neighbor placed a lighted plastic Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus in the monkey grass between our houses. Baby Jesus’ light shorted out and blinked on and off nightly as if giving random communications to aliens. Maybe it was.

Here are some other lawn ornaments for your consideration – courtesy of me and Lowes.

What says Christmas more than Snoopy sitting on the fireplace burning his butt?snoopy-snowman-800x450

Notice to the right there is the brown snowman – snow person.  I think this is for people of color or those who live in highly polluted areas. It could also the parson brown from the song “… in the meadow we can build a snowman, then pretend that he is parson brown.”

In this lovely latex scene we have the Big Foot snowman descending on Santa Claus and the reindeer.santa-and-snow-man-800x450

But my favorite, in keeping with season is the inflatable nativity scene. nativity-800x450

If you examine closely, Mary’s headwear resembles the little paper top you are given when you get a mammogram. One must use their imagination and Sunday school experiences and not think the BJ looks like a small box of pampers.

The reindeer on the roof is from the Big Foot eating Santa display, but does add a certain element to the display. Up on the roof top, reindeer pause…

It is the placements of the lights that baffle me. Mary’s right breast and Joseph’s nether region appear to be lit. Given rain, squirrels and neighborhood mischief with BB guns, it is entirely possible electrical issues could occur. This creates unanticipated light shows that resemble random communications with aliens.

Then again, random communication with aliens with THE LIGHT is what it was all about in the first place. So light ‘em up and decorate, decorate and dance to the music.

Thursday, December 3, 2015 – I Starting Decorating Last Night

Thursday, December 3, 2015 – I Started Decorating Last Night

I began decorating my living room last for whatever holiday you want to call it. I am calling it Christmas. You call yours whatever and I will not be offended. Therefore, if you don’t call your holiday, Christmas then don’t be offended by what I am calling mine.

Yes, I spent almost 25 minutes working on decorations last evening. That is a new record for decorating. Five of those minutes were trying to find Scotch tape, scissors and an exacto knife. I figure I will finish tonight. It should take a couple of hours or until the wine bottle is empty – whichever comes first.

So far so good. I have yet to draw blood with the sharp objects. I did manage to blow out a lamp socket. The sparks were pretty; however, brief and nothing caught fire.

There are no photos yet, since I have a few more decorations to design. Tonight comes the lights.

I doubt there will be any outside Christmas displays in my front for several reasons. One, I am not fond of large latex figures blowing around my front yard. Two, I am not fond of weird wire creatures with lights. Three, I not sure what the Home Owners Association rules are and would not want to be thrown in The Detention Pond.

So I am pretty sure the outside will not look like this.

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Oh. Yes – Happy Birthday to BFF Troglodyte.