Sunday, December 16, 2007

Christmassy Night Out

We went to Grapevine Mills mall tonight and had quite a long walk. But it was all good, because Grapevine Mills has bars. Malls with bars are right up there on my list of what is all right with the world.

That rubber Santa was frickin creepy. It was singing and dancing and when I pulled out my camera, it stopped singing and dancing and said something to me. I snapped the picture and ran away. I hope I don't have nightmares about it tonight.
These paintings were in a store called "Home Decor." Yeah, what kind of home is that? Who would have an oil painting of Scarface saying "Say hello to my little friend?" Weird. And the one on the top left is a combination of The Godfather and "The Sopranos." That's wrong all over the place.

My Sweetie cut off the horse that I was imitating, so you can't see the perfect imitation I was doing of the prancing pony.



I don't even know what sort of store this Gollum was in the window of because I had just had a beer and a Colorado Bulldog. But the hat on it is quite amusing!



And then I saw this carousel, but My Sweetie was all into finding the nearest exit so we could go eat. After dinner at Mac's we drove around in fancy neighborhoods looking at Christmas lights. We saw some fun ones. Then we came home and watched my very favorite movie: Meet Me in St. Louis. It was a fun evening.

14 comments:

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Great evening! Those paintings are pretty weird and in a way the Combination of Sopranos and Godfather is kind of funny!

I miss seeing all the BEAUTIFUL decorations on many houses around Los Angeles..Some are gorrible, but there are some that are really FANTASIC and quite Elegent!

Christmas is only to days away.....Well, 9 now....How Did That Happen???(LOL)

geewits said...

Naomi,
~~Time flies when you're having fun! (or cleaning out your files)

Scarlet said...

What was that, the Sopranos/Godfather's version of the Last Supper? That is just so wrong! I can't imagine decorating my house w/ any of those paintings or the creepy Santa at the door. He'd be good for scaring the kids on Halloween, but that's about it. The Lord of the Rings character is bizarre, too. Beer and funky stores...sounds like you had a good time nevertheless. Did you go on the carousel?? I will have to check out your favorite movie. Believe it or not, I've never seen it!

Michael said...

I've seen that Sopranos/Godfather thing down at the souvenir shops on the Venice boardwalk. Nothing commemorates a visit to the West Coast beaches like a conglomeration of gangster pop culture on a t-shirt!

Jocelyn said...

Oh, no, honey, you ARE a total prancing pony. I've never seen a better one.

Your first three sentences made me giggle a lot.

geewits said...

Scarlet,
~~I wanted to go on the carousel, but My Sweetie had dinner on his mind.

Michael,
~~I thought it was worse that dogs playing poker painted on black velvet.

Jocelyn,
~~I just think that malls with bars are the bees knees. I don't even go into malls without bars.

Josie said...

That is just about the freakiest Santa Claus I have EVER seen. That would give me nightmares for weeks.

That's a great picture of you. Maybe they should put it in the window of the home decor place. It's better than any of the other ones!

geewits said...

Josie,
~~That Santa Claus was the very definition of creepy! Oh, so you don't have mob movie paintings in your house? :)

Jazz said...

After that "Home Decor" place it's a good thing that mall had bars! That is just bizarre.

ticknart said...

That Gollum is perfectly delightful. (Oh, yes, I said "delightful"!) Now I know how those movies could have been better.

geewits said...

Jazz,
~~Yes, a better name would have been "Tacky Decor."

Ticknart,
~~What? If Gollum wore a cool hat?

Ian Lidster said...

Looks like fun and, as a bonus, I got a glimpse of your Julia Roberts hair.

geewits said...

Ian,
~~My natural curl came mostly back. It was oddly straight for two days. That's why it looked so weird to me.

ticknart said...

Well, the hat, and only one ending.