Tuesday, December 9, 2008

dalmation plantation

It's tall, it's skinny, it's crooked, it has more Strawberry Shortcake paraphernalia than you might initially expect. I think it's clear what's happened here.

Monday, December 8, 2008

reindeer games

I want to commend the National Football League for really getting into the spirit of the Christmas season by pitting the San Francisco 49ers against the New York Jets yesterday.

All that red and gold and green and white. I've never seen a field so full of holiday cheer.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Tonight I got a Christmas tree (be assured, more to come on that) and when I was done putting it up I found myself covered in sticky, gooey sap. My next item on the to-do list was setting up my new DVD player but obviously didn't want to do it with sticky fingers mmm Wingers so I went to wash the sap off. I used soap and water and washed over and over and over but nothing. Still a sticky mess, just sort of globbing together into a tar-like substance. Then I remembered that I maybe had heard something about peanut butter that could be relevant, so I opened up my trusty jar of Jif and smeared the stuff all over. Presto! All the sap was instantly slicked off. It was a pretty good trick. But then I had to rinse the peanut butter off of my hands and so put them under the faucet and rubbed and rubbed and rubbed but the creamy delight would NOT come off. Irony! But then I got really innovative and tried washing it with soap, and wouldn't you know, it came right off. And finally my hands were clean. I think there is a lesson to be learned from all this, I don't know what it is yet, but I do know that from now on instead of playing rock-paper-scissors I am going to play sap-peanut butter-soap. I'm still working on the hand gestures for each.