Sunday, December 5, 2010

Day 217

We set up the tree tonight. It's 8.5 feet tall!!!

I had to go to Home Depot to buy a new tree stand. The one we've had for YEARS was too small.

The tree stand wouldn't fit in the hatchback of my Mini...

Penny: Hey, Sheldon, are you and Leonard putting up a Christmas tree?
Sheldon: No, because we don’t celebrate the ancient pagan festival of Saturnalia.
Penny: Saturnalia?
Howard: Gather round, kids, it’s time for Sheldon’s beloved Christmas special.
Sheldon: In the pre-Christian era, as the winter solstice approached and the plants died, pagans brought evergreen boughs into their homes as an act of sympathetic magic, intended to guard the life essences of the plants until spring. This custom was later appropriated by Northern Europeans and eventually it becomes the so-called Christmas tree.- The Big Bang Theory :)

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