Sunday, December 2, 2012
A Bunch of Lolo Grinches
I usually put up my christmas lights by the stroke of midnight Dec. 1st. If I don't put them up by then the odds are that I'll skip this year like I did the last 2 years. Something related to not making a proverbial deadline ordained in the horoscope or some other type of temple of divination that the jungle has overgrown and shrouded from modern civilization. Of course Dec. 1st been pass already. Up until now that would mean no christmas lights on my lanai railing (balcony). However, the story above has inspired me to dig deep down and find the energy inside myself to string up the christmas lights anyway. So, bruddah, above. Sorry for your lost. But you can come my house and look at my christmas lights dedicated to you and your family. And your family dogs. Bellieve me, I gotta dig way inside my locker room underneath stacks of things for the christmas lights. But I find them. Aloha.
When I walk around my neighborhood at night, I notice that not very many people have strung up christmas lights. The exception is the people who didn't take them down from last year and they just plug them back on. Their plastic trees will keep a year too. I'm not mocking you dear reader who have the evergreens. However, this lack of christmas lights, the ceremonial spirit, whatever, has been going on for a few years now. I guess the economy has dampened people's spirits not by any measure to a melted snowman demeaner bah humbug christmas is plain overrated I'll regrift the joy and the send it to the next recepient down the line like a chain letter no kurgerrand for you red kettle, but the genuine meriment doesn't overflow the cup as robustly as it did. That is, before the economy went to the south pole, there were visibly more christmas lights set up everywhere on this side of the Ala Wai canal and on the other side of the Ala Wai too.
In other news, or should I intone, in other observations, soy beans were on sale for 4 for $5.oo at the grocery store. That's $1.25 each. 16 ounces packages. However, usually a 16oz package of frozen soy beans is almost $4.oo at the going rate. They use to be perenially on sale for $1.00 to $1.25 almost all year round. It remains a mystery to me why the price of soy beans been fluctuate so high. It's not real important in the grand scheme of all things grocery-wise, but they were my favorite snacks. I use to eat them frozen. Rarely less than a bag or two a week.