Thursday, November 29, 2007

81st annual Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade

So Mikey and I got up and headed to the Upper West Side on Thanksgiving morning.  We met around 7am.  Luckily for us the weather was absolutely perfect.  You wouldn't really know, because of the way I'm dressed, but I actually was a little toasty in all the layers.
We had a great time.  We didn't last night whole parade, but saw most of it.  It was so fun.
Our viewing spot: 72nd Street and Central Park West.
A man watching from his park side apartment.  Must be nice.

The first balloon.  It was actually really cool to see these go by, better than we'd anticipated.

Snoopy, one of the classics.
Nikki Blonski from the Hairspray movie (we also saw Jordan Sparks, Good Charlotte, Ashley Tisdale, Bindi Irwin, Miss USA Rachel Smith, etc.)
The Big Apple!
Some rich kids watching from their window.  This reminded me of the little girl from Miracle on 34th Street.
Shrek!  A new balloon this year.
Another new balloon, a silver bunny.  I read an article about it in the paper, but now I can't remember what it was supposed to be...

So everyone kept putting their kids up on their shoulders so at times it was really hard to see.  There was one family in front of us where the day kept having to switch between 3-4 kids, and they all were pretty big whiners.  The biggest whiner, however, was a girl who was about 11 or 12, and probably 5'5".  Honestly, she was as tall as some of the moms there, and kept squealing and throwing a fit when her dad wouldn't pick her up.  I'm such a jerk because I came so close to just saying to her, "Aren't you a little big to be being picked up?!"  
The worst vision I have, however, was this kid in front of me.  I happened to turn my head for a second and this was the view, literally inches in front of my face.  Nice.
When we were heading toward the train there were these people who just had their parrot out, chillin on the window sill.  Love it.


Elise said...

Hot crack.

Elise said...

Oh and I love your beanie. Where is it from?

katherine said...

Ditto on the beanie. You have too many cute winter coats and accessories. Ode to being single and using your money whatever way you see fit. I remember giving up grocery shopping to buy a new outfit. Hmmm, I don't think that would go over too well now.

Rae said...

Thanks! The beanie is from H&M.
Yes, it is really nice to have so much freedom in where my money goes, but the grass is always greener. I'm sure it's nice to have someone else be the main provider for you, instead of only relying on yourself.
Great things in each phase of life!

Anonymous said...

dude you know that crack will be totally hairy in a few years....i mean come on....tie dyed shirt and sweat pants...surely that kid didnt lather up with soap and hot water that morning, his a$$ still needed to breath...

VFTL said...

First off, I'm so totally in love with your blog that I decided to go waaaay back and start at the beginning. Please don't think I'm a creepy stalker :)

Secondly, I was started laughing so hard once I saw the picture of your, um, spectacular view of the kid in the tie dyed t-shirt that my husband came over to ask what was going on :)