Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Growth

Today at work I grew a tree. Not just an ordinary tree: this was a MAGIC tree. The package in which it came stated that it would take six hours. I got started right away. Please join me on my magical journey.

Hour 1: Not much happening, although there are a few crystals growing at the bottom of the tree.


Hour 2: Definitely something happening.


Hour 3: Things are starting to get really exciting!


Hour 4: Hmmm, shouldn't it be further along by now?


Hour 5: Starting to feel a mite panicky.


Hour 6: The final outcome. Is it not magical?


Absolutely, positively final tree, complete with decorations. Do not blame me for the necklace, I mean garland. It simply would not stay on. The star, though, is rather stunning and I really liked throwing glitter around in my office. It was festive!


Truth in advertising:


I found during this process that I was worrying obsessively about whether the tree was turning out well. At one point a doctor came in with some work for me, and I said "watch out for my tree!" and he remarked that it was a lovely item.

Even at the time, I realized that worrying about the growth of your somewhat freaky crystal tree is really a waste of obsessive resources.

I actually had a productive day, despite stopping to take a picture every hour.

6 comments:

Mamaheckberg said...

oh christmas tree! R & I think the tree is very cool and also, I just wanted to write another comment with Mamaheckberg as my nickname.

Mamaheckberg said...

oh christmas tree! R & I think the tree is very cool and also, I just wanted to write another comment with Mamaheckberg as my nickname.

mandy said...

Neat! This reminds me of magic crystals from my youth. I remember seeing advertisements and always wanting to play around with 'em, but never did. I like the Christmas tree and I'm glad yours turned out!

Melissima said...

It's gorgeous! How gratifying! You grew a tree in a day! I wish my eyebrows would grow in that fast.

John said...

THAT is pretty cool...except that it is really more of a Charlie Brown tree than like the one pictured on the box. : )

Catherine said...

I'm glad you all liked the tree saga. I agree it's a bit Charlie Brownish, but it adds a semi-festive atmosphere to my office.