For 2006 there was a total of 20,100 lights on the house for Christmas. This was the first year for computer control. With four, sixteen channel, control boards from Light-O-Rama there was magic on Robert St.With 64 channels of control the house danced to the music of 8 songs. The songs were a mostly from Christmas albums except one Duelling banjos.
This is a
video of our house on the local news.
Mid December it was announced in our company that we would be having a workspace decorating contest. I felt a little out of sorts, and needed to give a little message in the best way I knew how. I just had to push things a little farther than a normal sane person would :) So I used one of the 16 channel controllers and went a little beyond the limit. I got a few frowns from management and a few people just shook their heads, almost everyone knew it was coming. I was getting sick of the pre Christmas rush to get everything shipped out the door.
I brought in some stockings for the inside of my cube. My whole cube was made to look like a little house. With Mr & Mrs Clause out front and 1500 lights for the roof and outline.
I even bought a small real tree. It has 70 LED lights and a star on top.
In case you haven't noticed I covered everything in HOHOHO paper 70 yards worth. I even covered the monitor keyboard and mouse.
Even the ceiling got covered. I made this sign and hung mistletoe under it. Under the mistletoe I had a box of Hersey candy cane kisses. Those are the best I think I ate a bag of them all myself.
Part of my bad attitude at the time was shown by the saying of the week that I put on my whiteboard.
Nothing is more discouraging than unappreciated sarcasam...
It's so true...