November 30, 2008


Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 10:21 am

Sleet has prevented me from keeping a promise to put up the outside Christmas lights. No, I don’t do roof — just a couple big bushes.

See? Even sleet can be a good thing sometimes.


  1. Well, I dragged my aged butt outside yesterday and put the lights up. Usually I wait until it’s 19 degrees outside with blizzard force winds blowing me off the ladder and providing my sadistic neighbors entertainment for hours. Whole generations of kids have become rich by setting up hot chocolate stands across the street to keep the gathering throngs comfortable during the Christmas ‘show’ unfolding before their very eyes. This year, however, I have deprived them of that! Nyah!

    Comment by JerryK — November 30, 2008 @ 11:15 am

  2. I’m not even thinking Christmas yet!

    Comment by Fausta — November 30, 2008 @ 11:51 am

  3. Hey Parkway Guy. The one thing I miss about living up north is you never get snowed in. One less excuse for doing nothing on a lazy Sunday.

    Just making a long overdue trip through the blogroll today to wish you and yours a happy holiday season. So let me be the first to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and all that jazz…

    Comment by Libby — November 30, 2008 @ 12:29 pm

  4. My usual dodge on lights being put up is “It’s silly to put them up in the daytime, how can we know what they’ll look like lit up?”
    “So…we put them up after it gets dark?”
    “What sort of idiot climbs around in the DARK on a ladder futzing with electicity? No way!”
    “What’s on TV?”

    Comment by LeeAnn — November 30, 2008 @ 12:42 pm

  5. You could try my schtick: in the spirit of Kwanzmasakkuh, you don’t want to offend anyone, so you don’t put up any lights…

    Comment by DMerriman — November 30, 2008 @ 4:23 pm

  6. thanks for reminding me. i guess i’ll have to find some time inbetween the living room remodeling tasks to hand the icicle lights around the porch, the lighted garland around the front door and the wreaths on the porch posts. i keep it simple, i do most of the decorating inside. that takes about two full days.

    Comment by gregor — November 30, 2008 @ 9:16 pm

  7. I used rain as the excuse…had a bag of winter rye seed to put down today..but it rained. Sweetthing insisted on doing it herself…and of course the seed go wet in the spreader and fouled the spreader. I wound up broadcasting it by hand…gonna look like hell when it sprouts unless I buy another bag of seed and spread after it quits raining..damn.

    Comment by GUYK — November 30, 2008 @ 10:17 pm

  8. Just as soon as there is peace in the middle-east I will get those lights up!

    Comment by JihadGene — December 1, 2008 @ 1:23 am

  9. Oy. Another benefit to being a Joo. One menorah, between two and nine candles a night, eight miraculous nights…badda-bing, ayyyyy-ohhhhh.

    Comment by Erica — December 1, 2008 @ 9:39 am

  10. There is a major advantage to living in a house that can’t be seen from the road… Christmas lights are a major waste of time unless one has small children hanging out. LOL.

    Comment by Teresa — December 1, 2008 @ 7:11 pm

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