Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Victory! Thou art mine!

After dispatching agents to points hither and yon as well as receiving countless suggestions and having at least one short phone conversation on the subject, I am thrilled to report that I have finally acquired, one brand, new, shiny.... Rotating Tree Stand!

(What? Did you think I was talking about something else?)

As my travels had taken me pretty far outside the Beltway today (Reston), I figured I would follow up on a lead that JC Penney's might have one. So checking online last night, I saw there was a Penney's at Dulles Towne Centre (which by the map anyway, didn't seem to be too far from where I was going to be). As it turned out, it really wasn't too bad, of course the fact that I was travelling well after rush hour may have contributed to that. So while Penney's came up empty, I figured since I was there I would scan the mall directory, and what did I find but a store called "Deck the Halls." I was in there and exiting with the tree stand in five minutes (would have been less, but the girl didn't know how to run a credit card through the machine...)

So there ya are...

Oh, also, the reason I was in Reston... I was at sort of a government career fair type thing. Learned about lots of interesting opportunities in the Dept's of Defense, State, Treasury, Homeland Security, etc. Some really intriguing ideas I'll have to follow up on. So more on that, um... later, I guess.

Now all that's left to do is decorate the entire house in time for Saturday....

4 comments:

Jado said...

Congratulations on the tree stand, although I was really looking forward to the giant lazy susan thing, if only for the cries of a desperate cat fighting vainly against centripetal force.

We will see you on Saturday - we will probably be leaving around 4 or 4:30, so expect us there on time.

Insidious Mr. Huge said...

You know, I almost wrote to you, "Gee, have you tried one of those seasonal stores that pop-up every year in the malls?" But no, I figured you'd have been clever enough to figure that out by yourself. It only took you six days. Thanks for reaffirming my faith in human intelligence.

When the robot revolution comes, you'll be one of the first against the wall. Heck, my money's on your own cell phone taking you out. (That is, unless the stand itself hasn't already transformed your conifer into a rotating tree of doom...)

Ring! "Hello?" BZZZZT! "GAHHH!" Thud.

For all the effort you put into this search, the thing better make hot chocolate too. When I get to your house on Saturday night I expect mine with whipped cream, and I want music and lighting a la the entry into Oz. Nothing else befits Huge.

JAM said...

It was more a matter of finding a mall that had one of those stores, Huge... I tried Pentagon City (too little turnover) and Landmark (too much turnover) and well MDFA was assigned Springfield and came up empty...

Oh, yeah, and I almost forgot...

Bite me.

Insidious Mr. Huge said...

Hee hee... :)

I gots ta learn me some of that HTML stuff.