What Month is This?

March 17, 2014 at 8:26 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , )

This is the scene at an apartment down the street from us:

Time warp!

Time warp!

In case you can’t tell, that’s a Christmas tree and lights.  This was taken a few nights ago and the decorations are still up.  I apologize for the crappy photo quality but I felt kind of stalkerish/weird/illegal standing outside of a stranger’s home and taking pictures so I didn’t really take the time to make sure it was a perfect shot.  That’s actually why I didn’t cross the street – because I like my clean record and the fact that I’ve never been arrested, thank you very much.

So I understand that this winter has been one of the longest, most painfully horrible things we’ve endured for a while and I guess it’s possible the person who lives behind those windows decided to leave up some holiday cheer to help them get through it.  It’s also possible that the person who lives there died in their sleep and is slowly being eaten while their cats, but had all of their bills on auto pay and no friends to know they’ve gone missing.  Seriously, it’s happened before.  But I do realize that the most logical explanation is that they’re lazy and it’s been too cold to take the damn tree down to the basement.

At least, I hope.  After seeing a coyote on my sidewalk last week, I realized anything can happen in this neighborhood.



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O Christmas Tree

November 28, 2012 at 2:40 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

Yesterday, as I was reading at a table near the lobby in The Tower Formerly Known as Sears during my lunch break, I began to hear singing.  After determining I wasn’t having a stroke of some kind, I realized there were a group of carolers in the lobby near a giant Christmas tree and a crowd was gathering.  Apparently there was a Chicago Cubs player (don’t ask me who) and he was helping turn the lights on in an annual celebration.  So of course I walked down to check it out.

Fa la la la la

Kind of puts my tree at home to shame.

I didn’t stick around for the actual lighting but I did listen to a few songs and it warmed my heart, which was nice because when I left the building it was roughly 20 degrees and all exposed body parts immediately began to freeze.  The tree is a lovely sight and yet I’m still able to appreciate the one in my living room so I’ll continue to bask in the holiday spirit wherever I go.  At least until I have to navigate icy sidewalks and mounds of gray, frozen snow each morning on my walk to the train.



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December Madness

December 2, 2011 at 12:44 pm (Uncategorized) (, , )

It’s that time of year again!  The time to revel in the holiday spirit and be thankful that people are generally nice to one another throughout the month.  It’s also the time to decorate, trim the tree, bake cookies and pies, send Christmas cards, sing carols, wrap presents and pretend you’ve been good for the last 11 months when anyone asks.  In honor of the season, I present to you my tree:

Not so diabetic this year!

Actually since I have a live-in boyfriend/roommate now, I guess I should say our tree.  I finally threw out the monstrosity I have had for the last few years and purchased a brand spanking new (fake) tree, seeing as how my delicate senses won’t allow for a real one.  I think it turned out fairly well, if I do say so myself!  There aren’t a ton of gifts under it yet so if you want to donate, feel free.  And have a great first weekend of December!

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