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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by circles, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. circles

    circles Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    They are up in the front window. It is a single strand of small, multicolored lights. Simple. I have another strand I plan to put out back on the deck edge. I bought them a the thrift store really cheap last time I was there.

    Good place for stuff like that. It's where I got my Halloween mask. Well, I went for a DVD player (found one), and saw the mask. I was like 'nice!', so I got it. I wanted to buy a lamp, but they didn't have quite what I was looking for.

    I ended up buying a lamp at Target. That's about the only place in West Seattle to buy common household stuff. Which is fine. I avoid crossing the bridge into Seattle whenever possible.

    Anyone else put up theirs?
     
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    Pictures or it didn't happen.:whistling::whistling:
     
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    tery Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I just leave them up all year long - with the Christmas tree , and the flag for the 4th too .
     
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    I'm building suspense.
     
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    Christmas lights. Remind me closer to the time to take a photo of a house I pass on the way to my son's. It's truly embarrassing. Hopefully I can get a snap before the 20ft Homer Claus blows away and creates traffic mayhem like it did last year....
     
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    Not until after Thanksgiving
     
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    I'm a wildman!
     
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    I'm imagining them, and they are just beautiful!
     
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    Mine are still up from 2 years ago. I like the festive effect. Except the UV has now peeled the color off the top and south facing parts of the bulbs. They're looking pretty skuzzy. Guess I should do something about that.

    Next year, lol.
     
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    Were we supposed to take them down?
     
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    Long story, I'm going back to a fresh cut tree for the occasion this year. The cost of those, including scraggly little trees goes up each year.

    Maybe I'll get lucky and find a teensy one for $40 U.S. :whistling:
     
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    Yup, mines up
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    In early November?

    Why? o_O
     
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    Americans are weird with "holidays" celebrating Halloween in August.
     
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    Halloween is pretty weird whenever it's "celebrated". We should leave that sort of thing to those on the other side of The Pond.
     
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    But we had it first...

    It's like watching the US versions of UK TV programmes.
     
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    Did we? Trick or treat sounds like a very un-British concept.
     
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    I'm thankful Only Fools wasn't castrated by the yanks. I just can't bear to think of an American Del Boy.
     
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    Trick or treat had nothing to do with Halloween here. Our version was penny for the Guy, which was considered begging, not demanding money with menaces. Bobbing for apples was about as exciting as Halloween got.
     
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