D and I went to Interlochen last night, which is the neighborhood in Arlington most famous for their lights. It totally lacked any shred of the imagination on 42nd Street in Austin (do I have the street right?). Some were ok, but mostly I just salivated over the houses. There were throngs of people out to see them (they say don't even think about going on the weekends) and even police to direct traffic. I guess it's pretty big within the metroplex. But to the people of Interlochen, and really, to anyone who decorates their yard, I have one thing to say:
Just stop it:
I mean, seriously. These angel/baby things just creep me the fuck out.
And Santa on a motorcycle is just not anywhere near as funny as you'd like it to be. Certainly not enough to put a whole inflatable (which are so wrong to begin with) up. I think if you are going to put up an inflatable, your house itself has to be at least ten times the size of the inflatable. That would be the only thing that could distract from something that tacky.