Somewhere, somehow I've missed out on what seems to be the biggest and most fun Christmas party happening out there. Can you imagine a convention hall full of Santas, Santas of every shape, size and description, all having the time of their lives? But then again I have to wonder how many "ho, ho, ho's" a person can stand!
I stumbled upon the photo spread posted below in this morning's LA Times. Man, I need to sign up for that. It'll give me a legitimate reason to grow a beard (that is, outside of the costume needs of the annual Pirate gig here in PO), to go out and find a Santa Claus suit, and, best of all, I won't have to tear down all my Christmas decorations after the holiday. I could consider it a matter of getting in the right mindset!
I can see it now, this somewhat Scroogy ol' Papa Bear being transformed into a jolly man of mirth and giving and happiness once again. Sounds like too much fun. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus! Hundreds of them! Thousands of them! Yeah, time to gather up the candy canes and fire up the sleigh, a SantaCon is happening in Boise next week!
This photospread may have changed my life...
Strange doings in Vancouver: http://burningvan.org/santacon/index_files/2004Tri.SantaCon.jpg
The scrolling Flickr show on this official site is worth a few moments of your time, believe me...