Thank You, Merry Terry!

December 19th, 2011 · 24 comments

It’s a PAN miracle! After reaching a hilltop on a holiday hike, Mary in Phoenix found this decorated desert tree.

A gift from Merry Terry of Phoenix

Upon closer inspection, Mary noticed this (only slightly cranky) message from “Merry Terry.”

Merry Terry says enjoy this tree. I expect some help next year.

Altogether now, everyone…

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FILED UNDER: Christmas · flowers, trees, houseplants & gardens · holiday spirit · Phoenix · WTF?

24 responses so far ↓

  • #1   tch tch

    It even looks like he was randomly throwing stuff at the tree in his anger.

    Dec 19, 2011 at 6:47 pm   rating: 21  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   FeRD bang

      If so, seems like that’s probably the best way to get a good ornament distribution on a tree! Anytime someone tries to “plan” the layout, it always looks contrived & artificial. There’s a certain sublime perfection in Terry’s emotionally-charged design.

      Team I Got Your Frickin’ Ornaments Right HERE!

      Dec 19, 2011 at 7:07 pm   rating: 26  small thumbs up

  • #2   FeRD bang

    What’s “SA4S”? Is that Terry’s membership code or callsign or something, with Passive-Aggressives Anonymous?

    Dec 19, 2011 at 6:58 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Dredwerker

      Maybe he is a special “branch” of the SAS. :)

      Dec 19, 2011 at 11:22 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #2.2   Kara

      Lol, the “Y” does look like a “4″ now I think about it

      Dec 22, 2011 at 9:04 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #3   Quite Contrary

    If Merry Terry wanted help, why the f**k did he decorate a tree on the top of a hilltop? Why didn’t he just go buy a prelit fake tree from K-Mart?

    Dec 19, 2011 at 7:03 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

  • #4   quat

    Way to be merry, Terry. Where did you stash the vodka bottle?

    Dec 19, 2011 at 7:15 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

  • #5   Nick

    Terry does sound like he needs help.

    Dec 19, 2011 at 8:06 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Quite Contrary

      Frankly, most of the “Terry’s” need help.

      Dec 20, 2011 at 1:13 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

  • #6   Joanna

    Ohhh man. I definitely commented on the original “Thank you Terry!” posts…! Ahh, memories.

    Dec 19, 2011 at 8:28 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

  • #7   raskolnikov

    Actually, I think “I expect some help next year” is a jokey way of saying “please feel free to contribute.”

    Dec 19, 2011 at 9:33 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   The Elf

      Then why not write that? Team write-what-you-mean.

      Dec 20, 2011 at 6:46 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

  • #8   Bea

    Spontaneity is a wonderful thing! Love this tree. Now I’m considering doing this around here somewhere! Thanks Terry!

    Dec 19, 2011 at 9:51 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   The Elf

      I think it is beautiful too. Just clean up after Christmas! No one wants to see sad torn up decorations in May.

      Dec 20, 2011 at 6:47 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

  • #9   Jami

    Why do you assume Terry’s a guy? I’ve known more women named Terry then men.

    So maybe Merry Terry was PMSing when she “decorated” the tree?

    Dec 19, 2011 at 10:34 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   Jordie

      It’s sad to me that in this day and age, even other women toss around the PMS suggestion so casually.

      I am a woman, and damn it, I have the right to be a bitch at ANY time of the month, thank you very much.

      Dec 20, 2011 at 10:35 am   rating: 62  small thumbs up

  • #10   Dr. Frank Knight

    Through all the wonderful, eventful centuries….God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But He cannot save them from fools.

    ~John Muir

    Dec 19, 2011 at 10:58 pm   rating: 25  small thumbs up

  • #11   aaa bang

    Terry doesn’t seem very merry at all. Maybe s/he should switch over to Festivus.

    Dec 19, 2011 at 11:36 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

  • #12   Turtleoneness

    The Christmas balls were f*ckin’ delicious!

    Dec 20, 2011 at 4:00 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #13   Grinch

    This seems to be a dry area. This ornaments seem to reflect sun light. I let you connect the dots:


    Yes !

    This means danger of FOUR, I mean FIVE, I mean FIRE!!!!

    Dec 20, 2011 at 4:18 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   Jenn

      most of the ornaments would be convex and not concave. needs to be concave in order to focus the light i believe.

      Dec 21, 2011 at 5:56 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

  • #14   han_solo

    This made me think of a rape tree. I’m troubled.

    Dec 20, 2011 at 4:40 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #15   unsatisfied

    merry terry,

    if you are going to call yourself “merry terry” there, terry….shouldn’t you at least be actually merry?

    quite contrary, merry terry.

    Dec 20, 2011 at 3:20 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   park rose

      Merry Terry, Quite Contrary,
      How does your garden grow?
      With silver bells, and anodised shells,
      and pretty braids in a (somewhat haphazard) row.

      Dec 25, 2011 at 7:16 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up


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