Some of the best fun I had last year was putting on a Santa suit and joining 200 of my closest friends who I’d never met before on a trek around the district. If beer is proof that Grod loves us and wants us to be happy, Santa suits and candy canes are proof he’d like us to entertain tourists and small children while behaving like well-meaning mental defectives.
Seriously. Get yourself a Santa suit from Party City or Target or make one. Get a big old Santa sack, fill it with cheap candy canes and toys and be on the steps of the National Museum of Natural History between 1 and 2pm this Saturday. If it follow the path of last year – but who can tell? Thus the ‘archy’ part – there’ll be a little over two hours of wandering the mall and surrounding area, singing at the white house tree, followed by confusing the White House security guards when the pre-drinking picture gets taken. (Check out the look on the face of the middle guard of the three on the right. I’m going to go look and see if there’s a wikipedia entry for the phrase “what the HELL” and put this in there.)
Hope to see you there.
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