Monday, November 21, 2011
What I learned from Caroling 2010
Caroling 2010 was, all in all, a success. Still, there are always lessons to be taken from every experience. Last year I learned a few things:
1) The humans should practice in advance. There are certain things a mule should never be forced to hear.
2) Rental reindeer are wonderful, but a mule must not get too attached. It's hard when your reindeer leaves at the end of the day.
3) Rain + caroling does not equal disaster (though snow would be better).
4) It really does get dark at around 4, and it wouldn't hurt to get on the road earlier in the day.
5) Photos of me in my splendid wreath, bells, and hat should be taken well before dusk.
6) Most neighbors are gracious and one is a scrooge, but I won't say who.
With these lessons in mind, please await the release of TWO important December dates: 1) caroling rehearsal, at which all humans will be expected to eat some hors d' oeuvres and practice a handful of songs. and 2) Caroling 2011, at which all humans will be expected to deliver cheer door-to-door along the verdant lanes of Wickersham, Washington in the company of an earful mule.