auto de fé : an act of faith, the ritual of public penance before being burned at the stake as a heretic
fey : doomed, hostile, "wild or crazy acting" (ascribed to supernatural causes and abilities such as prophecy)
Monday, December 20, 2010
Christmas Countdown : 05
Jesus Christ. How did it get to be December 20th? I still haven't been able to recapture those few minutes of Christmas spirit. One of the problems has been my lack of vehicular transport. I haven't been able to get out and about and see how folks have been lighting up their homes. One of the reasons I love this time of year is for the sheer outrageous conspicuous vulgarity of things. For instance:
Both of the above have officially been nominated to be in the Griswold collection.
But then there are the displays which just go way over the top:
Okay, I've got a tree still waiting for its first decorations.