Tis the Season ... by C.L. Beck

Received in an email, photographer unknown.

Thanksgiving is over. It's time to drag out those tangled Christmas lights, climb on the roof and then spend hours putting them up, so that at the very end you can accidentally slide off the garage and land in the hospital.

Or ... you could do it this way. (Look at the house to the left and then the one on the right.)

Really, you gotta admire the guy's ingenuity!

What's playing in my head: The Twelve Pains of Christmas by The Bob Rivers Comedy Corp.



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Triple Nickel said...

Putting up Christmas lights is hazardous to your health. I loved the picture.

C. LaRene Hall said...

I love ice cream and especially when I take my daughter Brenda to have some - she shivers and is so much fun to watch. I'm also looking forward to the book launch on Dec. 9th.

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Ooh ooh ooh! Me! Oh yeah! Me LOVES ice cream!!! =)

And yes, I signed up for your newsletter. Thanks for keeping me posted and for you fun contests!

Slamdunk said...

That is quite a site.

There is a house in our town that must have 30 of those inflatible holiday Santas, reindeer, snowmen, etc. The kids love it as the lights are cool but the motorized Santa popping out of chimney seems to really hook them.

Kimberly Job said...

Funny! I don't even have enough energy to say DITTO!

Girl Tornado said...

I LOVE that Christmas lights picture... that's hysterical! Very ingenuous. :)

I just subscribed to your newsletter... and I can just imagine how excited you are about your book signing!! :)

OH... B-R gift certificate sounds dee-vine!

Nichole Giles said...

Holy guacamole, I won! Thanks, Cindy. That's very awesome.

And I've never had the eggnog ice cream, but their strawberry cheesecake is pretty awesome.

Please, though, no falling off the roof for you or Russ. That would be bad, bad, very bad. We have a book signing next week.


Tristi Pinkston said...

I love that picture! It's so awesome!

Now, to share my opinion. They do have really good eggnog ice cream, but my favorite seasonal flavor is the winter white. They take chocolate cherries and halfway mush them up in vanilla ice cream. It's way yum.

Oh, I'm already getting your newsletter. :)

Rachelle Christensen said...

I love that! But Steve already put up our lights and they're simple, but so much fun.

Cathy said...

I could go for ice cream. Especially when I am stretched out in my hospital bed after hanging my Christmas lights. My 80 year old neighbor is always yelling at me to get off the roof.

Amy DeTrempe said...

I am seriously thinking about borrowing the Ditto guy's idea - lol. I was laughing at it then really perked up at the Basking Robbins - Yummmmmmm