Sometimes I ask Myself “How will my family progress without my Brilliant Genghis Khan Ways”
It has been decreed that due to the fact there exists 6 angst-filled felines who spend most of their time emulating their hero ‘Henri the Existentialist Pondering Cat’ (http://www.henrilechatnoir.com/) living in the house, that no Christmas tree shall be constructed.
This is due to the fact that we could be persecuted for Crimes Against Flora and Humanity. Meaning the tree would not survive 6 cats using it as a scratching post, a pretend Pirates of the Caribbean ship or a RedBull Stratos space diving capsule from which all 6 of them will attempt to climb towards the Jewish star perch on top of the tree and launch themselves unto every unsuspecting dweller while screaming “Look Ma, no hands!! Just like Felix!! Red Bull does gives you wings!!” Both tree and human will not survive to see beyond what comes after the ‘six geese a laying’ day.
Hence to our faithful family Christmas tree (serving the family since 1993), 2012 shall be forever be remembered as the ‘Away in the Manger, Forever’ Year.
However, the opportunist in me took this in stride began thinking as to how to make lemonade out of this.
Then it occurred to me. Forward planning.
The family shall start to install Chinese New Year Decorations. In December.
Neighbours will walk past the house and say one of the following:
1) Wow, this family has got their act together. They definitely see the Bigger Picture and beyond 2012 (Celebrating 1st January is so last year. Celebrate Chinese New Year is the New New Year)
2) Now this house is definitely never ‘late to the party’
3)The ‘visionary’ person living in this house is always asking what’s next. The family and the neighbourhood should help her get elected to the Parliament and help run this country
Or as AA points out:
4) Wow, this family is so lazy, they left their CNY decorations up the entire year
There is always a Pessimist to throw more lemons into my lemonade.
On another note, there is seriously waaaay too many photos of cats dressed as a pirate on the internet.