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Many small santas--

Took Badger and Butterfly to see "The Famous Christmas Store," a large building stuffed with ornaments, trees, trimming, trappings, and other Christmas semiessentials. I never expected Butterfly to get so into the experience as she did, she was quite Jolly, picking up nearly every ornament and buzzing about how beautiful everything was. Badger is apparently a Christmas junkie, and he was just ecstatic, though we all had a strong sense of how little money we had. It is a season where want is most keenly felt.

Best purchase of the evening--SantaCam! By now everyone's seen those rainbow-glasses type things where you put them on and point light sources have ghost images around them, like floating dollar signs, confetti, or...giant glowing santa faces. Wheee! We put on the SantaCam specs and went to the side of the highway to look at oncoming traffic. "Oh my gods! Christmas is gonna GET me!!!"

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baktre
Dec. 4th, 2003 02:59 pm (UTC)
Whoo! Sounds pretty neat, sorry I couldn't make it.

Did they have any new Christmas light technology? *big eyes*
spottylogic
Dec. 4th, 2003 03:32 pm (UTC)
Hmmm...new technology? Not much--they had a socket that advertised that it would make any light string into a flashing light with patterns, don't know how they proposed that, and an expensive package of letter "luminarias" (glowing paper-looking plastic bags for your lawn) that you could use to, in theory, spell out christmas messages, but I think that I wouldn't. Some very cute light strings that looked like dragonflies and such, but nothing really "new" this year. It was a fun trip, though. You may want to take Nasco if you can.
the_october
Dec. 4th, 2003 04:26 pm (UTC)
If you shine a laser pointer through one of those things, it will project the image embedded in them. :D
spottylogic
Dec. 4th, 2003 05:07 pm (UTC)
This is a neat fact, and can be used to PERMANENTLY BURN SANTA INTO SOMEONE'S RETINA.

[grin]

"And do you know what happens when someone has been naughty? Show them, Tony. Show them what the Big Red Guy thinks of naughty liddle boys."
the_october
Dec. 4th, 2003 06:25 pm (UTC)
Wow. That's *art*. :D
squeakymaus
Dec. 4th, 2003 05:46 pm (UTC)
RE: Many small santas--
Cheaper than LSD
spottylogic
Dec. 4th, 2003 06:14 pm (UTC)
No, not really, the markup on seasonal merchandise is unreasonably high.
auliya
Dec. 5th, 2003 12:54 am (UTC)
Reading your post using speech recognition...
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auliya
Dec. 5th, 2003 03:40 am (UTC)
And Spotty tries it...
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the_october
Dec. 5th, 2003 05:04 am (UTC)
SimBurroughs!
Okay, forget retinal laser etchings -- *this* is art. :D

"...those rainbow blessings type things where you put the mom..."

"...to the side of the highway to look at oncoming traffic only bats! Christmas isn't getting any!"

Sheer poetic genius!

Next you ought to have someone read one of the transcriptions aloud into it. :D :D
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