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So, the wife thinks I have fallen into a bad crowd. She says we're all crazy and would do anything for Christmas lights and equipment. I, for one, have spent the last three months in a community weight loss competition. I am not a big man, but was able to lose 22.72% of my body mass. As the contest ended I was only able to take second. My sole motivation for participating in the competition was to earn money for controllers. Second unfortunately, is the first place loser and thus that prize was too small to get even one controller. First would have sufficient for 3 which has greatly saddened me, now I seek a new scheme to earn controllers. All of which leads me to this question...

What is the craziest thing you did for Christmas lights or equipment?

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For my first CCR, I ran around the block three times naked, beating on a drum, with a live chicken strapped to the top of my head.

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Took a second job working evenings job last summer. Wanted to buy CCBs but they were never offered. Waited and waited and the money eventually disappeared into the general account.

But you reminded me of a good story. One time I took a swim and in a giant root beer float! The local radio station, swenson's Ice cream, and this stereo store had a promotion. Giving away a big tv if you dove into the pool and fished out the golf ball with the right number on it. It was set up in a parking lot and about 10 foot around and 3+ feet deep. It was filled with root beer and they dumped a half dozen 5 gallon vanilla ice cream buckets in there. No ice. I was maybe 15th person to jump in but I didnt get the right ball. Every one got hosed off after climbing out the ladder. It was getting kinda gross since all were making a show of drinking and tasting the ice cream while standing in it!

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rainyoregonchristmas wrote:

So, the wife thinks I have fallen into a bad crowd. She says we're all crazy and would do anything for Christmas lights and equipment. I, for one, have spent the last three months in a community weight loss competition. I am not a big man, but was able to lose 22.72% of my body mass. As the contest ended I was only able to take second. My sole motivation for participating in the competition was to earn money for controllers. Second unfortunately, is the first place loser and thus that prize was too small to get even one controller. First would have sufficient for 3 which has greatly saddened me, now I seek a new scheme to earn controllers. All of which leads me to this question...

What is the craziest thing you did for Christmas lights or equipment?


I would warn "the wife" that she might want to be careful calling you crazy or else she might get "auctioned off", especially since crazy people do crazy things. Not condoning, nor soliciting, but just saying...:shock:
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George Simmons wrote:

For my first CCR, I ran around the block three times naked, beating on a drum, with a live chicken strapped to the top of my head.

If I was your neighbor George, I would have bought you a CCR just to get you to stop. Even then may have still needed to bleach my eyes to get the pain to stop. :P
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Tell her you have caught CLAP and there is no known cure so she will have to support your affliction.

CLAP = Christmas Lighting Addiction Problem, we all suffer from it here

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Ever think of selling your blood - or better yet have your wife go every six weeks and sell hers

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edvas69 wrote:

Tell her you have caught CLAP and there is no known cure so she will have to support your affliction.

CLAP = Christmas Lighting Addiction Problem, we all suffer from it here

If you tell your wife that you now enjoy hanging out with a bunch of friends that all have CLAP, you will probably be lacking in a lot more than just controllers and support from her. :shock:
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Surfing4Dough wrote:

George Simmons wrote:
For my first CCR, I ran around the block three times naked, beating on a drum, with a live chicken strapped to the top of my head.

If I was your neighbor George, I would have bought you a CCR just to get you to stop. Even then may have still needed to bleach my eyes to get the pain to stop. :P
don't let him fool ya.

He does this all the time ANYWAY!
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George Simmons wrote:

For my first CCR, I ran around the block three times naked, beating on a drum, with a live chicken strapped to the top of my head.


George, I just tried this and I still don't have a CCR (but I do have a record with the county police). Maybe I was doing something wrong?
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My neighbors all thought I was crazy in 2007 when I rented one of these to put up my lights.

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As I recall, it was about $500 for one day (including the delivery charges) I had a good year financially and was tired of the 24' extension ladder. My neighbors came out and watched me and shook their heads.

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I raised my prices on siding and ripped off the old people, :P picked up ten contollers easily this year I am going to organize a group buy and get all of you to join I will charge exorbatant amounts of money for lights, you guys will think you are getting a great deal but you won't be, I will have some one send me a couple of controllers and then say they don't work and have them send me two more, then I won't pay for them, want any more ideas I have lots LOL ;)

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Don Gillespie wrote:

I raised my prices on siding and ripped off the old people, :P picked up ten contollers easily this year I am going to organize a group buy and get all of you to join I will charge exorbatant amounts of money for lights, you guys will think you are getting a great deal but you won't be, I will have some one send me a couple of controllers and then say they don't work and have them send me two more, then I won't pay for them, want any more ideas I have lots LOL ;)


On this same thread, may I suggest that you get a list of foreclosed homes and remove all of the copper from them (wires, pipes, A/C coils)?
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eurbani wrote:

My neighbors all thought I was crazy in 2007 when I rented one of these to put up my lights.

460SJ.jpg

As I recall, it was about $500 for one day (including the delivery charges) I had a good year financially and was tired of the 24' extension ladder. My neighbors came out and watched me and shook their heads.

I am renting one of those for July 4. We will just have to wait and see how it goes, it will be a total susprise to all my neighbors...:P
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the craziest thing I did was ask the wife to use the credit card:shock:

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eurbani wrote:

My neighbors all thought I was crazy in 2007 when I rented one of these to put up my lights.

460SJ.jpg

As I recall, it was about $500 for one day (including the delivery charges) I had a good year financially and was tired of the 24' extension ladder. My neighbors came out and watched me and shook their heads.


The neighbors know when it is time for me to do lights, I just go behind the shop and choose between 60' 45' or 30' that we have. Is kind of nice to choose but I tend to use the 45' because it is a light weight unit the 60' weighs in to heavy and will mess up a yard weighing in at over 20,000 pounds
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rescue_653 wrote:

The neighbors know when it is time for me to do lights, I just go behind the shop and choose between 60' 45' or 30' that we have. Is kind of nice to choose but I tend to use the 45' because it is a light weight unit the 60' weighs in to heavy and will mess up a yard weighing in at over 20,000 pounds


I can't recall the actual height that I rented, but I know it was heavy. I got one long enough that I could pull on the driveway and reach everywhere that I needed to go.
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eurbani wrote:

As I recall, it was about $500 for one day (including the delivery charges)

The trick is to rent it for the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Everyone at the rental company won't be back from vacation until Monday, so you can use it 4 days for the price of 1.
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