Monday, December 13, 2010

The Illegal Trespassing Has Begun!



Last year our covert drops were a ton of fun, consisting of lots of singing of carols in our car, braving blizzardy blizzards, pointing out funky Christmas decor (a blowup Rudolph doing the can-can on two legs? what the hey?), and generally having a hoot n' a holler of a time anticipating the recipients' dread reaction to yet another delivery being left on their porch. Oh, not to mention the simple joy of being compadres in the fine art of trespassing.

Alas, last year's excellent adventure required a one and one-half hour roundtrip drive for each day's drop. By the end of our 12 days of sneaky-hood, I'm pretty sure we gassed up enough to single-handedly fund BP Petroleum's legal team who are at this very moment being handsomely paid to deflect mega lawsuits over "drops" (ahem) of their own.

We're not slackers. Hey! We're not! But, we decided to go easy on ourselves this year and do our illegal trespassing derring-do upon private properties that are just around the corner and down the road from us a smidge. Not quite as much opportunity for car caroling, but somehow Dave, Sean and Christian seem to be just dandy with that. I, on the other hand, do miss those one and one-half hours each night when I could really belt out that barking "Jingle Bell Dogs" song over and over. On a different matter, Dave's facial twitch has completely disappeared. Huh. Too weird.


6 comments:

The Morris Family said...

That is too funny! We are recipients of the 12 Days of Christmas this year. Though I am pretty sure you are not our elves since we are a three and half hour round trip drive from you.

Kathleen said...

Are you mailing boxes to Ashley so that she can partake even from California??

Jenni Elyse said...

You're so funny! I love that you guys do the 12 days of Christmas for people.

Beth said...

Yum! Pears! I'm imagining The Partridge family belting out Christmas Carols! Strange!

Ashley said...

It's ok, we partook last year. Plus we're coming out in less than a week!

ckm said...

I love it!