Those little cardboard pine trees that smell like...well, I guess bigger, real pine trees have been around seemingly forever. It also seems like there are billions of them out there. Truth be told, they've only been around about 60 years, but yes, there are really billions of them. Who came up with the idea? The shape? The scent? Are there more varieties and colors?

These are the things that I ponder while sitting in the car waiting to pick up my daughter from a workout session. Those with daughters will understand that your mind begins to wander as you wait, and wait, and wait...

Luckily for me (and you, if you're at all interested), here are some answers:

Now wait just a minute, you're saying. That's all well and good, but I find the idea of installing one in my car to be stressful and confusing. How do I use one?

Good questions (not really, but play along). Here's the helpful explanation you were looking for:

Okay. Now we're past the tough "how-to" portion. Let's watch an animated guy enjoy a life full of these little trees:

Keep in mind that I wouldn't have had to subject you to this stuff if my daughter hadn't kept me waiting in the parking lot at Peak.

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