Checking Out The Competition
I love putting up Christmas lights. Specifically, I love putting up a really gaudy, mismatched display of lights that lowers property values for the entire section. "The more 8' inflatable lawn ornaments, the better" is my motto.
Due to wet weather and good football games, I haven't gotten around to finishing getting all my lights up yet. I took a drive around the neighborhood, though, to see who I'm up against in the "gaudiest light display" category. Within 100 yards of my house I found some tough competition (click on the pictures below for a better view). The first two are right across the street from each other:
I really can't beat them in the "number of inflatable lawn ornaments" category, but I thought I could win for overall garishness of the display. Then I ran across this house:
I gave up immediately. This picture is of only about half of the crap he's got in his lawn. This guy's my hero... I can't top that.