March 28, 2013

Maria Shriver still has her Christmas lights up.

And the neighbors are annoyed.
We're told the neighbors haven't approached Maria directly yet because they like her and don't want to hurt her feelings ... but in typical passive aggressive neighborly fashion, they're hoping word will make its way back to her.
How do you solve a problem like Maria? How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?

40 comments:

MadisonMan said...

I took down the last of my outside decorations last week. It's just been too cold and snowy to attend to it before that.

MadisonMan said...

Frankly, though, if a neighbor told me they didn't like that my decorations were still up, I'd tell them I welcomed their help in taking them down.

A good neighbor ignores the harmless idiosyncracies of the people who live nearby. Maria Shriver's neighbors don't sound very neighborly to me.

Expat(ish) said...

I wouldn't say anything.

We live in an established (1929) country club suburban 'hood where someone has had a tarp on their golf course house view roof for years. The roof is brown, the tarp is brown, and the house is brown so it is hard to see.

Every time my FIL, who lives in a new "homeowners asociation" country club 'hood comes over he looks at my yard (99% mown weed) and says: don't the neighbors complain?

It's not that we are tatty, it's that we are relaxed. Like a good pair of eating pants at Thanksgiving.

Vive le differeance.

-XC

Mitchell the Bat said...

Passive aggressive?

Makes me want to puke.

EDH said...

She's declared herself Ice Queen.

Peter said...

If the neighbor's noisy the noise will intrude into your residence, and if it's annoying you need to talk to them.

But if they still have Christmas lights up? Don't look at 'em.

Mary Beth said...

It's not just a matter of not taking them down, they're being turned on.

Ann Althouse said...

I'd guess she imagine them not to be Christmas lights, but more light-lights, like on a restaurant patio. They're all white, not colored.

lemondog said...

Maria Shriver still has her Christmas lights up.

So do I. Big deal. I might take them down April 1.

Sam L. said...

So...does she turn them on at night?

Sam L. said...

I see she does. I think it's festive!

Mitchell the Bat said...

It's always Christmas in heaven.

lemondog said...

Ya mean there is no law making it illegal?

Quick call the newspapers... call Bloomberg.

Somebody better get cracking!

Left Bank of the Charles said...

Why not leave them up from Halloween to Easter?

Mary Beth said...

It looked light out in photo #7, i wonder if they are on all of the time. If she's replacing bulbs/strings of lights, then she must think of them as decorative in a non-Christmas way.

Maybe it makes taking photos of her or her house more difficult in the evening or early morning.

X said...

I've been looking at solar powered led Christmas lights so that I can afford to leave them up and lit year round. I would consider this a gift to my neighbors.

Dave TN said...

She's a redneck woman. Nothing wrong with that.

mrs. e said...

There are still a few up in my neighborhood - I find it kind of refreshingly offbeat.

Lezer said...

She may well be one of the few people who have Christmas lights up on Jesus' actual birthday.

robinintn said...

"Moonbeam" Does the new Governor live down the street?

AJ Lynch said...

So do I! [I don't have time to take them down AND comment here everyday heh].

JAL said...
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JAL said...

They're white. People pay good money to eat at restaurants with ambiance like that.

They look nice. Brighten the neighborhood.

I have white LEDs scattered across the bay window in the bathroom still.

She could unplug them.

But why?

(Funny how lefties are always so ... mmmm ... judgmental.)

Irene said...

One April day a few years ago, Mr. Irene was on the front lawn, removing our Christmas lights. A walker paused and quipped, "Running a little late, huh?!" Mr. Irene responded, "No, I'm getting an early start."

Astro said...

How do you solve a problem like Maria?
How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?

With the Christmas-lights nuns / nazis I suppose?

ndspinelli said...

Shanty Irish.

Amartel said...

All alone in the big house, husband gone or out philandering, children elsewhere not sure where, servants ... um, wherever it is that servants go when they're not serving or screwing husband. Lying on the couch in the dark, slowly turning the lights on, lights off, lights on, lights off.

edutcher said...

Have everybody who drives past hold up a sign that says, "Take down the lights".

ndspinelli said...

Shanty Irish.

They always were.

EMD said...

How do you solve a problem like Maria?


Hey Cryptkeeper! Take down your f-in' lights before I rip them down myself!

Darrell said...

Arnold used to handle stuff like that.

Nomennovum said...

Passive agressive is the way to go. The neighbors should gather together, go to her house, ring her doorbell, and, when she opens the door, sing Christmas carols.

Anthony said...

"How do you solve a problem like Maria? How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?"

Wrong governor.

lemondog said...

On the 94th day of Christmas
My true love sent to me
Ninety-four irritated, fuming, mad, livid, irate, heated, gnashing teeth, cross, furious, incensed, enraged, outraged, infuriated, ireful, wrathful, indignant, choleric
neighbors a caroling....

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Many a thing you know you'd like to tell her.

Many a thing she ought to understand.

But how do you make her stay?

And listen to all you say?

How do you keep a wave upon the sand?

Freeman Hunt said...

Does this mean I have to go take that last string of lights off the hedge?

Freeman Hunt said...

She could put a big sleigh outside with a bunny in it. Have it holding a flag, and it could stay there through July. Then add some hay bales and pumpkins. Then put a scary mask on the bunny. Really she and those lights could be set year round.

ken in sc said...

Sartre' is supposed to have said 'Other people are hell.' I would agree and add that HOAs are extra Hell. They all go though a soviet stage.

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Rusty said...

Honestly. who gives a shit?

jim murray said...

I would leave mine up but my wife gets tired of them and takes them down. Whats wrong with brightly colored, happy lights? Our kitty loves the tree and my wife professes to love our kitty. Then why does she want to deprive the kitty of a place to hide and attack from?