Liptak Christmas Trees

This morning, I got up early again and did my last English exam, which came out pretty well, and turned in on time. One more exam to go – Can’t wait for that to be completely over with. I’ve had enough Economics to last me a while.
After that, I went home, and arrived just in time to catch my dad and sister before they went out to select a Christmas tree for the holiday. We don’t buy our trees – we live on 27 acres of mostly forested land, so there’s a lot to choose from, and we usually get some good ones. The only problem – the good trees are usually around 40-50 feet tall. Too tall for our house, so we usually take the top six feet out of the whole tree. Sounds wasteful, but it opens the forest up a little, and there’s more trees that’ll fall down on their own anyway. So our usual tradition is going out to find a tree, cutting it down and dragging it out.
We had fun today – took us about half an hour of walking around in the woods before we found what looked like a good one, a 40 fir tree with a good top. We went back, got a chainsaw and cut it down, only to have it land in a second tree, in a fork, where it got stuck. We tried pulling it out from the base, after cutting some of it away, but trees are heavy. And this one was spectacularly stuck in a maple tree. So we cut the maple tree and managed to get it down without damaging the top. It’s a bit of a goofy looking christmas tree. It’s extremely tall and thin, but it’s pretty dense. For the first time in like ten years, we’ve stuck the tree in the main living room, with a very high ceiling, so the tree is about 14 feet tall, but it looks good with decorations on it.

In other news, ABC pulled their show Day Break from the schedule. I’ve been reporting on it in my TV Recaps, which I skipped last week because of time, and I’m incredibly annoyed by this. 1 – It was one of the best plotted and acted shows on TV, even though it didn’t get a whole lot of attention from the media. 2 – Black main character, which doesn’t happen too often. 3 -Serial storyline, tight plot, with only a 13 episode order. It was to be a closed off series with a possibility of a sequel, but the main story would be just that 13 episodes. That should be done more often. The good news is that is seems all the episodes have been filmed already, so they’ll be airing all of them on ABC.com. At least we get the complete run, unlike with Smith. Arg

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