Thursday, November 27, 2008

The Great White Tree

Thanksgiving?

Did it.

And we all know what that means.

Movin' on to Christmas. And for me, this means the Year of Doing Whatever The Hell I Want continues. For the passed decade plus, I've been unable to have a fake Christmas tree. And, you know? That can be nice. A real tree is pretty. It smells good.

On the other hand, it's a bitch to drag one home if you're not really in the mood. Also? They don't come pre-lit (well they do, but it is very, VERY expensive). Plus? There's that whole putting it in the tree stand drama. The figuring out the best angle. I could go on. And, in case you have to ask, I couldn't possibly have anything but a real GREEN tree because that was the Ex-Man's Proclamation #652 (refer to Thou shalt not have curtains.).

That's why 2008 is the Year of The Fake Tree. And not just a little fake, either. I mean the really, really, SUPER no doubt about it fake tree. Woo hoo--look out...


...'cause I got the great, white, glowing, artificial crazy already goin' on up in here!

But, honestly, besides crazy, isn't it sort of beautiful? I considered leaving it just naked and glowing and white, that would have been the classy thing to do. But I'm having a Big, Wacky, Christmas, and so we piled on the ornaments.




Until we reached the perfect consistency of "Holy crap is that a Christmas tree or did Santa's Village throw up in your living room?"




What can I say? I love it.

5 comments:

Brenda said...

I love it,too!

Jeanna said...

I have a fake, pre-lit tree with MULTI-COLORED lights. (It was a mistake, but I already had the sumbitch up).

You know? I don't hate it. And Curt LOVESSSSS it.

Breathe it, breathe out. The quest for perfection sucks.

God bless us every one.

Patience-please said...

It's beautiful! And it matches the Coke sign perfectly!
Merry. Bright. White.
You got it covered.

Suzanne said...

I'd like to teach the world to sing...in perfect harmony...

Suz said...

Add me to the list of fans of that tree, and I think it's good you stopped putting stuff on. One more thing and it might collapse.

BTW, I hate hate hate real Christmas trees, they make me break out in itchy spots if I touch them. I can admire and appreciate them from an appropriate distance. Like two blocks away.