The holiday’s over

How many of my roommates does it take to take down a Christmas tree?

Several plus a television, apparently.

Wesley’s uncle seems to upgrade his TV every three or four months so we are perpetually the recipients of ever-larger television sets. The newest upgrade arrived yesterday morning. The screen was moderately larger than the one we already had, but the back end of it was probably double the size so it takes up a lot more space in the room and it’s much heavier.

I haven’t watched it yet so I’m not sure if it’s any better than the previous one we had. It has a couple quirks, one of them being that everything on the remote works except the on button. You need to press the button on the TV to make it work.

It dwarfed the little table that we had been using for the TV. Every time someone pressed the button the poor thing shook drunkenly and it was making people nervous.

Mye and Mary-Lee decided to move it onto the coffee table instead and in the process of manhandling it, knocked over the tree. Steph was passing by at the time and managed to catch it by the top and amazingly enough, not spill her tea.

There was a brief pause in which everyone breathed a sigh of relief, and then the tree abruptly broke in half.

We decided that it was time to take it down and stuffed it into it’s box. Someone can worry about it’s brokenness later.

2 Responses to “The holiday’s over”

  1. kimananda Says:

    I’ve been thinking a lot about fate recently. I’m not sure the extent to which I believe in it or not, but it sounds like your tree didn’t stand a chance.

  2. erin Says:

    Hey, you have a new blog! ‘Tis bookmarked.

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