Monday, November 19, 2007

Christmas trees?

I went down to the research cafeteria today to eat my lunch that I brought from home.

When what to my wondering eyes should appear? But the commons area is partially closed off due to some merchant selling pre-decorated Christmas trees!

I will not even go into a rant about how merchants are selling Christmas items earlier and earlier. However...

I must say, that those trees are hideous. They are not much wider than I am. They are not much wider at the bottom then from the top. They are very narrow trees. Almost, just almost cylindrical. They look like something you would put (or hide) in a corner somewhere.

But what got me was this one tree in particular. It was the way it was decorated. First of all, it had all these long ostrich feathers that were obviously sprayed with silver metallic glitter paint. When did feathers become Christmas decorations?

Then there were these oval stuffed felt decorations that had long beaded tassels sewn into the bottom. They looked like something recycled from a bra of a dancer from the Moulin Rouge or similar venue.

But I suppose the tree does have a lot of practicality to it. When you get tired of the ornaments, you can use them (the feathers and bra cups) for a strip tease and/or dance...


Blogger AYDIN Ă–RSTAN said...

If they come with presents under them, I'll buy one...

Monday, November 19, 2007 11:02:00 AM  
Blogger Miz Minka said...

Well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder! :)

I get so tired of the Christmas commercialism. I was at Wal-Mart early this morning, and they were already playing Christmas music. I'm going to try and not set foot in the store again until after January 1st.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 1:45:00 PM  

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