Yes, I just put up a Christmas tree on a day when the high temperature reached the mid-80s.
No, I didn't know what a Noble Fir was. (Only the forests of northern California, western Oregon and Washington can boast growing it.)
Yes, I carried it home - not on the roof of my car, but with my bare hands.
And I felt good about it, strong like bull, proud like a good New Yorker.
But like a good Californian, I didn't haggle and instead paid the advertised price. And once I had it set up in the stand in my apartment, I went back to tell them I'd gotten home OK and that the size was perfect for my space.
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