08 December 2010

Santa's Helper

Last night my commute took me through the great wilderness of the Land of Overdecorated Houses.  

Even after so many years of cycling, I still can't get over how much brighter and gaudier those lights and combinations of green, red, gold, silver tinfoil seem when you don't have two feet of glass and two tons of metal between you and them. And the cold, clear night made them glint and glare all the more, or so it seemed.

We're supposed to have more of this bonechilling clarity through the next week.  I hear even Santa's reindeer don't want to come out in this weather.  Hmm...I wonder...How would the world be a different place  if Santa and his helpers rode bicycles instead of sleighs pulled by reindeer.

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