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Monday, November 14, 2005

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

An interesting observation of central AZ in November: just like everyplace else in the country, the stores begin preparing for Christmas the minute the last trick-or-treater has left the block. This is always an irritating moment in the calendar, but it becomes more unsettling and absurd when the daytime high is 86 and the pool feels a bit warmer than it ought to. From the ethics and aesthetics of a former midwesterner, one should simply not encounter silk balls and plastic garlands while still wearing sandals.

Ironically, the climate probably compares more favorably to Bethlehem than Terre Haute would. We're closer to god.


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