Christmas!

Nov. 30th, 2003 04:47 pm
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Oooo, I need a Christmas icon. The boy and I went out and got a tree today, which was a rather novel experience for me. I've never had a real tree before.

Aside: at the tree lot, I was looking at trees when a loud crash split the air... turns out a Saab had rear ended an Audi and the Saab's front was basically totalled. Pretty scary. I don't think the girl inside was hurt, although she looked pretty scared when she got out of the car. I've never seen an accident like that happen before, so it was kind of scary. The more reassuring bit was the Audi didn't even look scratched, despite the very poor condition of the Saab. I think the next time I need to get a new car, I'm going to get something German and expensive.

Anyway. My tree is five and a half feet. It's very cute and bushy. It's a noble or something, which the boy reassures me is a Better Tree. It was also expensive! Well, I don't really know how much they normally cost. And it's real! It's so weird! It's got needles growing on the trunk... I didn't know they did that, and it smells all piney. And I don't have to take it out of the basement. We tied it to the top of the car, which was also weird. Wow. I have a real tree. This is going to be my first Christmas in the States! Well, that's not really true... we had Christmas here when I was a kid in Colorado, but that was with my family. So while we did the Christmas thing, it wasn't quite as big, I suspect. Plus, it kind of died down in Taiwan. The boy's family is very big on these holiday things and his mom does things like make wreaths and stuff. Wow.

Now I'm wondering... is having live trees every year environmentally sound? I mean, I can't tell.. for one, it cuts down tons of trees. But also, it's probably one of the few industries here that actually goes around planting trees. I went online, but most of the info is from the Tree Growers Association or something, so I think they might be biased.

Hee! I have a tree!

Date: 2003-12-01 02:35 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] lakrids404.livejournal.com
Minor note: a modern car is designed to take force, from an impact, instead of the driver. So it is not always a sign of safety, if the car doesn’t deform in accident. Both the newer Saab’s and Audi’s, are normally considered, good cars safety vice, from what I know (not an expert).

For me is first really Christmas, when I see our Christmas tree full of living lights, still a little magical moment for me. The nobel normans gran (I don’t know the English word ), are a good tree, that keeps its pines for a fairly long time.

To the question if Christmas trees are environmentally sound. Is the answer to the question yes and no. The trees get replanted like any other farm crop, but in many places in Denmark do they use fairly much pesticide around the trees. There has begun to become a market in Denmark, for Christmas tree groveed without any pesticides.

Date: 2003-12-01 05:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] poisonapple73.livejournal.com
Have you checked out Buffyx's (http://www.livejournal.com/users/buffyx/) Christmas icons?

Date: 2003-12-01 07:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] onetwomany.livejournal.com
think the next time I need to get a new car, I'm going to get something German and expensive.

My old boss had a head-on accident in his BMW 7-series, while going waaaayy over the speed limit, and basically walked away with whiplash. The other car was totalled, although luckily the driver wasn't badly hurt. Still, German cars = good. But I'm not about to go spending $140,000 one!

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