Thursday, November 23, 2006

Giving Thanks and Eating Too Much


PluotsNo4-1, originally uploaded by carolWorldLeader.

In the US, today is the day we give thanks by sharing food with our family, sitting down at home, eating a turkey dinner with all the trimmings, resting, and relaxing. Today is Thanksgiving.

I got up early, walked the dog, and watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I also ate way too much at my parent's house before coming back home to rest. There's no work today or tomorrow so horray for a four day weekend.

I was quite surprised to find out how commercial the Thanksgiving Day Parade has become. Sure, it was always sponsored by Macy's, and nobody really minded the Macy's logos flying around (they go to great cost and lengths to bring us the parade each year) but, this year anyway, I got really sick and tired of seeing all the celebrities there. Why do we need to see some chick from ER pimping and whoring her show? She has nothing to do with Thanksgiving, she can't really "perform" being a TV star and all and why was she even there to begin with? Seems like NBC had to have the cast of every recent show there plugging away at the home-based captive audience, who just wanted to see floats, eat a bird, and enjoy a day off for a change.

Julie Andrews rocked even if she has a hard time singing because of problems she's had with her voice-we all still enjoyed her semi-classical "hip hop" singing. It's fab and so is she. Sarah McLaughlin was incredible too, I could listen to her sing all day. Some of the marching bands were great. NY was wet and cool but not horribly cold. The Rockettes rocked the house and had the cutest costumes I've ever seen them in. They looked like peppermint candy and kicked with precision that continues to amaze me. Every leg comes up at exactly the same instant, making me wonder how exactly they do that. This year, they even had to dance in a puddle, but, luckily, nobody fell or lost a step. All in all, not a bad day.

Unless, of course, you happen to be a turkey. Gobble gobble.

Until the leftovers begin...

2 comments:

CraftyGuy said...

If you think that was "pimping and whoring", just wait till tomorrow when the Christmas shopping begins!

Carol said...

Ugh. There was an "angry mob" at a local discount store at 5 am this morning. Have we all become insane?