And the tree starts to take shape…

Not sure why, but our Canon digital camera is starting to act up. Sometimes it powers right up and works just fine and other times the image sensor gets all garbled and any pictures taken are also garbled. We’ve had it a long time though, bought it back when 4 megapixels was brand new and we’ve gotten our money’s worth out of it, but it means that we didn’t manage to get any pictures of the Krismas tree in its pathetic “before” state. We did manage to get a couple of it after we’d spent some time fluffing out the branches to make it look more like a tree and not some post-industrial nightmare of a tree. Here’s one with Courtney peeking out from behind:


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As you can see it looks pretty good once you get done fiddling with it. Sucker’s big too. Next step is lights. The two strings of C7 bulbs I have now aren’t going to stretch the whole tree. I’ve got two more strings of that sort, but one is too short and the other has some bad sockets so I’ll see if I can’t find a set of C7 lights on sale to put up on the tree. The snowflake tree topper is still in good shape and working properly so I don’t have to worry about that. After we get the lights on tonight we’ll do the decorations.

And on a completely unrelated note I wanted to share one of the comment spams SEB got hit with last night. It was caught by the Akismet spam filter and it was one of three left by the same person. It’s clear from the first two that they were trying to make the comments fit the entry posted to, but by the third one, on the entry about Siskel and Ebert’s review of A Christmas Story, they gave up trying to make it sound authentic and left the following comment:

This is a nice video and story.. Well congrats you’ve made a article..

Because you know I just live to be congratulated for making an article.

5 thoughts on “And the tree starts to take shape…

  1. ROFL about the spam…I have been getting a lot of what I think are Russian spam comments.  I don’t even know if they are legit, all I know is I can’t read them. 

    Tree looks good.  Fake trees take a lot of work but they can look real nice after you play with them a bit.

  2. You know the spammers should at least have enough dignity to use proper grammar. “Well congrats you’ve made a article..” whats wrong with that sentence there?

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