Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas from the Pond!


Merry Christmas from the Pond!

We wish all your Christmas dinners to be delicious,
Your families to be healthy and safe,
Your pies to be tasty
and your days filled with joy.

Invisible Friends,
you mean the world to me.
Thank you for filling my days with laughter and joy.

And now, a Christmas story from the Blond Duck's past...



Once upon a time,
the Blond Duck wanted to celebrate Christmas with Ben. They had been dating a few years, and she wanted their apartments to look festive rather than the wastelands they usually became before the Christmas holidays.

So she went to Wal-Mart and bought a $20 tree.

With a few boxes of cheap glass ornaments and tube lights, they transformed the tree into a tree the Who would be proud to call their own.

The next day, Ben awoke to a terrible horror.

The tree, the perfect $20 Wal-Mart Christmas tree, was covered in spider webs.

From millions of tiny spiders.

When the Blond Duck trotted up that afternoon, the perfect $20 Wal-Mart Christmas tree was on the lawn, most of the ornaments with it.

The Pond has had an artificial tree ever since.

Merry Christmas!


20 comments:

Reeni said...

I don't know if I should laugh or go ewww! So I'll do both! Merry Christmas!!!

n.o.e said...

Merry Christmas to you at the Pond as well! Funny about the tree (I think!)
Nancy

Marie said...

Merry Christmas Duckie!!! I think my tree would have been on the lawn as well!! You probably would have been able to hear the screams all the way over in Texas!!! Have a wonderful day with your family and I hope you get lots of pie to eat!! XXOO

Raquel said...

I really think mine wouuld have been a smouldering pile of ashes on the lawn! Ick! Have a great day! Much love, Raquel XO

Teresa R said...

That's quite a Christmas horror story! Kind of a cross between "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Amityville Horror". :P Made me itchy (can't abide spiders...even though I know they're useful critters).

Have a beautiful Christmas sans spiders! ;)

Mandy said...

Merry Christmas to you!!

sassy stephanie said...

Ick! Don't they know Halloween is OVER?

The Food Librarian said...

Merry Christmas! - mary the food librarian

Chef E said...

Now I am feeling creepy...we had a terrible spider problem in my house in Dallas, but nothing like that!

Happy Holidays to your family and the little invisible crew!

Bunny said...

SPIDERS eeewwwwwww! That would have freaked me out too! Merry Christmas Miranda and Ben!

Bobbi Jo said...

Merry Christmas to you too. Bummer about the tree. YUCKY!! Well I didn't get the stocking done YET due to life getting in the way. Hopefully by next year I have a good start on it. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Linda said...

Shorts? NO WAY!
Merry Christmas.

calicodaisy said...

Great photo! Funny story! Merry Christmas! -- Michele

Lisa magicsprinkles said...

I see cheesecake in that photo. Great gams, duckie. Sending you and your loved ones warm wishes for a very Merry Christmas ~ Lisa

Marjie said...

Merry Christmas, Duckie! I wouldn't trust a live tree that wasn't outside for a couple of weeks to kill all insects. Artificial trees are the best in the South! Hugs to you, Ben and the babies!

Michelle said...

Okay, that's a horror of a Christmas tale! Lol! Hope you and yours had a WONDERFUL Christmas, Duckie!!!

noble pig said...

Merry Christmas to you and Ben...and the tree...ha!

blueviolet said...

Now that would be a nightmare I'm not sure I could recover from. Ughhhhh

Katie said...

Oh my goodness, how traumatic! I have always had a real tree and have never had an experience like that! Thank goodness!

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