Two more weeks

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Wed, 12-11-2013 - 5:59am

Do you decorate outside?

Are you hosting or going somewhere this year?

Big group or small one?

How is shopping going?

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Registered: 10-06-2010
Wed, 12-11-2013 - 10:43am

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">savcal2011</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:medium"&gt;Do you decorate outside? -- &lt;strong&gt;&lt;em&gt;Yes. <strong>My  neighborhood has a contest.</strong> The whoel neighborhood lights luminaries along the curbs for the weekend before Christmas and has Santa and hot chocolate in one of the cul-de-sacs, and hosts a "drive through the neighborhood and look at the lights" thing. We don't go overboard - just enough to participate.  Lights along the perimeter of the house, some lighted reindeer and spiral trees, and them some other miscellaneous stuff. &lt;/em&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:medium"&gt; </blockquote></p><p>That's so low class.  Just j/kg!  Seriously, I think those neighborhoods keep the fun alive.  Is there a prize?</p>

yes, there are prizes. a 1st, 2nd, 3rd in several categories: best religious, best traditional, most lights and novelty (there may be one more).  We've never won, lol - but we look nice.

We're seriously considering doing a Tim Burton Nightmare Before Christmas theme next year ...

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Wed, 12-11-2013 - 10:44am
What, we can't see your visuals or moving pictures anymore thardy? Do those violate tos now? At least your kids aren't targets, be safe.

 


 


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Registered: 10-23-2001
Wed, 12-11-2013 - 10:49am

Sounds like a southwest thing to me, Do your neighborhoods there reward yards of the month too?  

 


 


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Registered: 09-01-2002
Wed, 12-11-2013 - 10:58am

savcal2011 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">thardy2001</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;savcal2011&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;span style="font-size:medium"&amp;gt;Do you decorate outside? -- &amp;lt;strong&amp;gt;&amp;lt;em&amp;gt;Yes. &lt;strong&gt;My  neighborhood has a contest.&lt;/strong&gt; The whoel neighborhood lights luminaries along the curbs for the weekend before Christmas and has Santa and hot chocolate in one of the cul-de-sacs, and hosts a "drive through the neighborhood and look at the lights" thing. We don't go overboard - just enough to participate.  Lights along the perimeter of the house, some lighted reindeer and spiral trees, and them some other miscellaneous stuff. &amp;lt;/em&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/strong&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/span&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;span style="font-size:medium"&amp;gt; &lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;That's so low class.  Just j/kg!  Seriously, I think those neighborhoods keep the fun alive.  Is there a prize?&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>yes, there are prizes. a 1st, 2nd, 3rd in several categories: best religious, best traditional, most lights and novelty (there may be one more).  We've never won, lol - but we look nice.</p><p>We're seriously considering doing a Tim Burton Nightmare Before Christmas theme next year ... </p>

Very nice.  I hope you win this year.

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Wed, 12-11-2013 - 11:00am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Sounds like a southwest thing to me, Do your neighborhoods there reward yards of the month too?  </p>

There are neighborhoods here in the midwest that do it as well.  

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 09-01-2002
Wed, 12-11-2013 - 11:02am

jamblessedthree wrote:
What, we can't see your visuals or moving pictures anymore thardy? Do those violate tos now? At least your kids aren't targets, be safe.

Did you ever get an apology for that?  Obviously, there wasn't one on the board.

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Wed, 12-11-2013 - 11:06am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Sounds like a southwest thing to me, Do your neighborhoods there reward yards of the month too?  </p>

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Wed, 12-11-2013 - 11:07am

pumpkinangel wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;Sounds like a southwest thing to me, Do your neighborhoods there reward yards of the month too?  &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>There are neighborhoods here in the midwest that do it as well.  </p>

No way.

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Wed, 12-11-2013 - 11:14am

Of course not, And lesson learned, don't make an anonymous donation online if you don't want a team leader to find out, Or stick to local charity hence debates plenty of times, Lol. But my kiddo took it in stride, I told it was an ivillage donation. :-)

 


 


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Wed, 12-11-2013 - 11:14am

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">pumpkinangel</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;jamblessedthree&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;Sounds like a southwest thing to me, Do your neighborhoods there reward yards of the month too?  &amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;There are neighborhoods here in the midwest that do it as well.  &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>No way.</p>

I know, shocking.  I have also heard of contests in the northeast, northwest and even Florida!  

PumpkinAngel

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