I have a rule: no Christmas decorations before December. Tomorrow I'll go a little nutty with red and gold and glittery things. All symbolic, for some reason, of the holiday.
Another symbol of the season is the tent. I think we can all agree that Occupy Wall Street pretty well established that icon to represent the movement.
I support OWS, and the other day I said to Cranky, "We should peg a tent in the front yard. The neighbors would hate it, though."
(Note: I don't care if they hate it. I am a neighborly neighbor, but I have a wild streak.)
Well! I figured out how to put a tent in the yard and not offend any of the 1% on my street. (I jest! They're not the 1%; just Republicans.) I would decorate the tent with Christmas ornaments, maybe a string of lights powered by a bicycle generator. Who could object?
I went searching for the perfect tent, and I found it. It's Christmas tree shaped, in shades of green. And it even comes with its own angel on top.
Power to the people, right Santa? All I want for Christmas.