Wednesday, December 21, 2005

For Lorna and M. Hibou

O Ugly Tree, O Ugly Tree, How smelly are your branches?

This is the tree as it stands today in the "Grand Ballroom" of the Fake Cow County Adult Probation Department. I'm especially fond of the pink tree skirt, aren't you? The empty boxes covered in wrapping paper were a nice touch, but we ransacked them a week or so ago looking for a hidden prize. They haven't been the same since.




Soft focus does wonders for this tree, let me tell ya! By the way - how do you like the heartbeatish lines on the wall in the background? One of my people painted those about 10 years ago. He did most of it on a Saturday morning. He came back the next Saturday to finish. He was significantly less sober the second time. Thus, the lines going left down the hallway from this picture become verrrry waaaavy. Ah, the memories!


I also thought you deserved a close up of the Angel on top of the tree. It took a lot of bending, pushing, and tasteless joking to get her stay on top of that branch. I thought the Ye Olde Camera Phone did a neat job on this photo. You never really know what you're going to get with YOCP (especially indoors) but sometimes its pretty cool.

16 comments:

Nic said...

Ha - you ransacked the presents

classic

reverendmother said...

Love the Tammy Faye lashes on the angel

Captainwow said...

awesome!

peripateticpolarbear said...

Those are very good pictures from a camera phone. So far, the only pictures I've taken with my camera phone are of blurry white stuff and my fingers.

jo(e) said...

Aren't the lines on the wall the logo for some airline? This whole scene looks creepily familiar to me ....

cheesehead said...

That? Is pweshious.

SpookyRach said...

You may be right, Jo(e)!

Revmom - You wanna see pweshious? You shouldda seen the lavender satin tree skirt with the cheap-o lace and the unexplainable stains that was in the box with the tree. Yeah. That was something.

annie said...

I'm just glad you all came back safely from the upper floors of that place...

Quotidian Grace said...

Looks like a Precious Moments Angel.

Lorna said...

O M G
is that a goldfish that's posing as a golden christmas bauble?

annie said...

Lorna! I think you may be right!

Patti said...

Oh, Dear. It's just a little pathetic.

SpookyRach said...

Oh, ho ho ho, Lorna and Annie. You might want to check out the comments on Mindy's latest post. I'm just sayin'.

Friday Mom said...

Oh, that's sad! We have classy trees here in the hospital, but I hear tales of the tree that used be right outside the pastoral care office....It was covered in USA flags! Ugh...

Jackson said...

"Oh Ugly Tree, Oh Ugly Tree
Sitting in the C S C D
Your decorated really swell
Your branch all rat ty as hell
Oh Ugly Tree, oh Ugly Tree
You fit right in with the C S C D

the reverend mommy said...

Actually, I kinda like it.
Go figure.
=o)