Saturday, December 22, 2012
Ho! Ho! Ho! ... Not you peons
Jeez I guess you can't do anything anymore. Went out to look at all the "holiday" lights (take that Glenn Beck) and what an excursion. Got slightly lost finding the area. Need to 'find' an area these days because so many are so poor they can't afford the electric bill come January (best to save that to heat the house). As we realized we missed a turn pulled into a gas station for directions only to run over an oddly placed curb and blow a tire. Back on the road 1/2 hour later with directions (don't always trust google maps the locals know better) and missed a turn once again. Finally found the entrance to the area neatly hidden but inconspicuously marked with an overhead display of Santas riding a carrousel. The road in this area wasn't particularly narrow but with parked cars on both sides of the street in places it made for that "you go, no you go" routine. We peered upon Frostys and reindeer and santas all decked out in lights of red, green, blue and purple. One seeming to be greater than the next. As we continued on to what seemed to be nearly a half mile you could just about tell the income level just by the displays or lack there of. We turned around to make another pass up a hill and on another street playing once again the dodge traffic game. Waiting at one particular log jam behind a parked car for the other direction to pass who should show but Santa driving a big white 4X4 raised a bit hogging the road as if he owned it. As he passed he looked down at our tiny econo car and gave us a sneer.
I can think of rhyming poetic lyrics to finish this out but with the christmas spirit all but played out save it for next year when things might be better. My only hope now is that that Santa gets an IRS letter. Merry Christmas to you too pal.
(I'll save a description of some of the more interesting displays of lumination for later)