Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Giant Santa is Up at Ala Moana Shopping Center .... Already

It's all part of a sales strategy to rake in money early because by next month the picking will be thin insofar as people dropping krugerrands into Xmas kettles. If you know the song. O' christmas tree, O' christmas tree. No mo presents under the christmas tree. Random thoughts .... I am Atlas holding up the world on his shoulders. Then it came to be that I needed to take a pee. Badly. So, I took the world off my shoulders and put it down for a moment and da fucken thing started to roll away. Forgot I was standing on a slope. Moving on, state tax revenues in Hawaii are down 11 percent for the first four months of the fiscal year compared to the same period last year and last year it was 8 percent lower from 2007 .... or almost a whopping 20 percent drop from 2 years previous.




®Spam and more ®Spam


I wasn't aware that Spam came in so many flavors. When I saw the spam galore on the shelves the sheer sight of it all, transported me into that place otherwise known as da zone, as in, I began instinctively stacking the various flavors of Spam on top of each other to take a family portrait. Shoppers in the same aisle may have thought it a bit odd. I wasn't wearing my Hotel Waikiki press badge. No Reservations. On the very top of the heap is a half-size can of spam.


Last but not least, Spam Singles.

5 comments:

Rowena... said...

We may not have inflatable Sant-zilla, but the street lights have already been strung up (but not lit). I'm putting up my outdoor xmas lights before Tday, just to remind everyone in our complex that I am, after all, the only american this side of the mountain.

Now about that spam...




Oh sorry, I fainted from being overly overwhelmed at the varieties. Who knew? But can I borrow your pic for the blog?

J-Damn said...

Target here in CT barfed Christmas ornaments the day after Halloween, and their windows have stick-on snowflakes. Granted, we've had one sighting of snow, but we're currently having an Indian Summer (temperatures in the 60s) so it all just doesn't seem right. And Costco? Holy crap. Toys. EVERYWHERE.

RONW said...

Rowena- that succhah isn't an inflatable Santa. It's fiberglass with choke cables to keep it from toppling over. They assemble it every year. And don't even ask if you want to borrow pics from here. For anyone in fact.

Ann- stick-up snowflakes is an excellent idea. Beats too much of the real thing I suppose.

stinkerbelle said...

Have you seen the Spam hot dogs? Kinda gross looking...

RONW said...

stinkerbelle- we had a Spam Festival in Waikiki and there was a booth that promoted Spam hotdogs, but I never actually went over saw the item.