Saturday, November 18, 2006
Last night I took my wife on a very exciting date. We went to Meijer at about 12:30 am. Meijer is a store that falls somewhere between a Wal*Mart and a Target, not as filthy as a Wal*Mart but definitely not as upscale as Target. Had we planned our date earlier, chances are we would have opted to go to Target instead of Meijer.
I'm glad that we didn't plan our date earlier, because I would not have stumbled across the beautiful treasure I discovered displayed on the book shelf in this picture (incidentally, the gorgeous book shelf in this picture was purchased at Target for those of you that are interested). If you don't recognize the characters featured in this ornament then perhaps you can tell me what kind of drugs you're on, and where I can get some. The name of the ornament is Triple-Dog-Dare and the three characters standing at the flagpole are Schwartz, Flick and Ralphie.
Anyone who knows anything about buying Christmas tree ornaments is aware that you have to buy these things well before December 25th. My wife bought me a Hallmark ornament called The Transporter Chamber for my birthday and I'm pretty sure that it's just about impossible to get it at this point in time. The only issue I have with The Transporter Chamber is that Mr. Scott is standing with Kirk and Spock instead of Bones, but I'll live with it (more Star Trek for you guys, I know you can't get enough).
Anyway, I was so excited when I found Triple-Dog-Dare at Meijer that I wanted to leave Meijer immediately and mount my wife in the parking lot. Unfortunately she wasn't feeling my level of enthusiasm. We also found another ornament on display called A Major Award, but we couldn't find any boxes left. My wife was much more fond of that particular ornament.
I do realize that Thanksgiving hasn't even passed yet and I'm already talking about Christmas (Sorry, Darth Holiday Hater) but I just had to share my ornamental joy with all of you.