Sunday, November 28, 2010

What a tangled Sunday 160


Neatly packed and stored eleven months ago,
they somehow emerge a tangled mess.
What exactly is it Christmas lights do
in those boxes from December to November?
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1. The Sunday 160 only uses 160 characters (including spaces).
2. Keep on schedule - post Sunday.
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4. Visit at least one other Sunday 160.
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36 comments:

Matty said...

How appropriate is this? We just got our Christmas items down out of storage, and THAT is exactly what I found inside the box. The neatly wrapped lights were now a tangled mess. How does that happen?

Claudia said...

ha-ha - we'll never know.... :=)

my 160

Alice Audrey said...

They certainly seem to get around in those boxes.

My 160 is here

the walking man said...

It's a conspiracy. They and the wires and bulb holders have all year to plan how miserable they will make your life when you go to give them their thirty days of fame and glory.

Maybe they are on strike for more yard tome.

Susannah said...

I have often wondered the same. :-)

I love it.

gautami tripathy said...

Same goes for Diwali lights!

Here is my Sunday 160:

ripples

Dulce said...

Ah...That reminds me I'll try with new ones this year... too many decembers trying to untangle the old ones...
Great one!

I am taking part first time ever!

Have a nice Sunday Monkey Man and everyone!!!

Cheryl said...

I know! They're like hangers. Frankly, I don't even want to know.

Mine's up!

Tabor said...

Clearly they do not like their destiny to be arranged in neat straight lines!!

Brian Miller said...

haha...its a big party monkey...ugh cant stand them...

my 160 is up!

forever lost said...

no no please dont make me drag those boxes out! such a love hate thing going on with christmas~ maybe that is what happens in the boxes! LOL

Jingle said...

curious 160,
I begin to wonder the same..
well done!

My Sunday 160

Mama Zen said...

This is so whimsical. I love it!

Mine is up!

moondustwriter said...

Ya know I have wondered that as well - wonder if the gingerbread men are getting in the act.

thanks MM for another week

hope you had a great Thanksgiving

mine was a run away

5thsister said...

And that, my friend, is one of life's great mysteries! Why do they do that? Is it the work of holiday Gremlins? Disgruntled Christmas elves?

Adsila said...

I often wondered how those lights manage to tangle themselves when I know that I neatly put them away. Someone or something is messing with me.

5thsister said...

forgot to link up. Mine is Home Again

Helen said...

I'm with Cheryl ... I don't even want to know ... btw, I loved "Rounded Corners Do Not Make A Square"

shewriting said...

they are angry, my friend...very angry...you would be too if someone stuck you in a box for eleven months...lol!

Here is mine: Haiku x 2 = Sunday 160

Jhannet said...

So, so true!!! Loved this ... Happy holidays

My offering is at http://randomthoughtsandmusings.word press.com

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Julie Jordan Scott said...

I have often asked the same question... and today, this very task is on my to-do list.

THANK YOU for the inspiration...

My Sunday 160 may be found here!

Autumnforest said...

Maybe it's just the lazy in me, but wouldn't it just be easier to hang a huge sheet in front of your house and project a movie of someone's house who really does it up big and over the top? Let them do all the leg work.

gospelwriter said...

We might be better off not knowing what they do in there... ;) - great 160!

Mine is here.

bodhirose said...

What's up with those lights!? It's the same every year no matter how carefully you try to pack them up.
Cute!

Here's my 160: http://bodhirose.wordpress.com/2010/11/23/im-back/

joanny said...

MM

Oh it is a tangled web we weave ...your 160 is reminiscence of a metaphor for life --

clever & witty

Joanny

kkrige said...

Haha! What indeed? I like it MM

kkrige said...

oh, and I have a 160 here;
http://krigek.blogspot.com/2010/11/cleaning-spree.html

moondustwriter said...

Had to laugh - I work so hard as a writer sometimes. I write a 160 and it's posted on two or three dailies on Twitter. That 160 took me 5 minutes to write, format and count the characters

Ha!!!

Unknown Mami said...

Sure, blame it on the poor Christmas lights.

Sandra said...

It's fairies I tell ya! They exist! They come into our Christmas decoration boxes and break bulbs, tangle wire, and basically piss us off enough that we remember why we hate putting up the damn tree!...wait, maybe I'm speaking for myself here...

Kelley said...

Ha! I like that question. Well, I'll answer it for you. They play Twister...all...year...long. Then, they get so angry at their light friends cheating, that they get in a huge fight, which further tangles them up. They can never find their way back out of the mess, so then they sit like that the rest of the year and tell stories. My lights like to compare themselves to the Chilean miners. Does that answer your question? Not even a little?!

Caty said...

Good question! If you ever find out, let us know please ;) sorry I missed out this week

Enchanted Oak said...

Lots of people have your problem. Mine is a force of a different color. The Man In Charge of the Lights bundles up each strand neatly and ties it off. Come next year, there lie the neat bundles. But when I go to unwind them, they refuse to be unwound. I have to hurl the whole strand out and rewind it from the back end. I wish they got up to some hankypanky in the box.

Marla said...

I'm sure it's something illegal.