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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:09 AM
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Just saw a house covered in Xmas lights
Guess they figure there's a prize for being the first with "holiday spirit." :shrug:

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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:17 AM
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1. My subdivision is about 85% "Desi"
Many of our neighbors put up lights last weekend for Diwali. I thought it was early Christmas lights, but then my husband reminded me of Diwali last Saturday. Many of the lights are now down.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:28 AM
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2. Ah
There's a bit of a "desi" population here as well.

Thanks for the enlightenment. :hi:

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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:30 AM
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3. Perchance you are in the Fremont/Union City/Newark area?
I know there's a huge community there. Lucky stiffs - I'd love to live out there and be able to walk Lake Elizabeth in Fremont with my sister.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:35 AM
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4. Nope
'bout 60 miles south.

I've been on Mowry Road a few times, though. Used to have cousins in Fremont.

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Lord Wortherington Donating Member (174 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:36 AM
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5. desi?
n/t
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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:40 AM
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6. It's slang for someone from the Indian subcontinent living in America
My husband is Pakistani - it means something like "from the homeland."
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Scooter24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:44 AM
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7. I had lunch a few days ago with one of my neighbors who hired a decorating company
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 12:46 AM by Scooter24
to come do her lights. Spent $9000. Yep, 9 grand. $2000 alone went to lights.

I'm still debating on whether or not to decorate outside my house this year. I don't have much time to do it, and would have to hire a decorator. *sigh* I was hoping to keep my costs below $2000 this year.

Most people are starting to do put lights and decor up, but you won't find most of them turned on until next weekend.
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:13 AM
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8. You just need one sign in your yard, that says...
"I donated our X-mas decoration money to (insert charity of your choice)"

The food banks are having a really hard time this year.

Might give your neighbors something to think about.
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