December 17, 2006


Out here we get nearly all our goods via container ship; it's a fact of island life. Ordinarily at this time of year there are worries about having enough Christmas trees, but not this year:

About 230 shipping containers packed with an estimated 100,000 Christmas trees are on the way to Hawaii to gear up for the holiday season, according to the state Department of Agriculture.

Nope, trees we got. So no problems this year? Well, a couple of days ago one of the local TV News stations had a story about a shortage of Christmas tree stands, and I now have anecdotal evidence that the story was correct. My sister just called to ask whether her husband had returned the one we loaned gave them last year, since she couldn't find it nor could she find any at any store.

Damn, what's next?

Posted by Linkmeister at December 17, 2006 12:43 PM | TrackBack

Toilet paper and peanut butter, IIRC.

Posted by: terry in AZ at December 17, 2006 02:53 PM

Christmas's last stand? (My goodness, there IS a war against Christmas?)

Posted by: Serge at December 18, 2006 11:32 AM

Oh, well played, Serge. I shoulda thought of that line myself.

Posted by: Linkmeister at December 18, 2006 11:51 AM

You really like it? I thought it might make you hurl metaphorical tomatoes at me.

Posted by: Serge at December 18, 2006 03:06 PM