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Suburban Diary

A tree crashes his Christmas spirit

I tried. I really tried.

Each notion associated with seasonal sentimentality was present, I swear, right down to the donning of a winter hat, something I enjoy refusing to do. And for the same reasonsI wear wood clogs when tiling bathrooms, I dressed the part when I went searching for this year’s Christmas tree. Work gloves limping out my back pocket and everything.

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