Boy when you get out of the blogging mode it is hard to get back in it sometimes. I decided that since it is almost December, I had better get to posting about my Thanksgiving happy little thing QUICK!
Does anyone else love the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as much as I do? I was texting my kids all over the country to tell them to be sure and watch the parade. My two youngest went up to Washington for the week, and with my two girls in Tennesse, I had no one but me, myself and I to watch the parade with. Big sigh. But that's what I did ... and I still really, really enjoyed it. I couldn't help but be a commentator during the parade. (Silently though - note to Elliott: No son, I don't talk to myself during shows when no one else is around. I was acutely aware of it during this parade.)
I love Matt Lauer and Meredith Viera as the hosts and the floral arrangement they were sitting behind was absolutely gorgeous. I did notice how much easier it is to descibe these floats as opposed to the Rose Parade Floats. Once they identify the approaching character, it is pretty much the same info - size and weight. And occasionally a little tid bit like, "Horton's toenails are the size of hoola hoops." (Doesn't Meredith have a beautiful complexion? Seriously.)
I did notice the GINORMOUS Victoria Secret billboards right behind the floats and thought it was a little inappropriate to have such a display of push up bras and panties at such a family friendly event ... maybe the producers realized that too because after they were in-your-face behind the turkey float, they changed the camera angles just a little bit. Phew!
So here are just a few of my (silent) thoughts during the parade:
I wonder if Meredith ever has a closet sale like Oprah did that one time. I sure love her jacket.
Jimmy Fallon sings???? I do like the choo-choo train float he is on though.
I think McDonald's should let their good customers drive red, clown shoe cars too - kind of like Mary Kay lets their good sales associates drive pink Cadillacs ... I would for sure qualify.
There is a U.S. Pizza Twirling Team? (Much less impressive than one would hope for.)
600 cheerleaders with bright blue and pink pom-poms in unison ... AWESOME!
Kylie Minogue, you're adorable but wearing rings on the outside of your gloves? Not so much.
Awe, the Jimmy Dean float is adorable too, but I bet this is how the guy in charge had to break the news to some of the participants of that one: Kay, I have good news and bad news for you. The good is that you get to be in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!!! The bad news is ... we need you to be an egg.
I get how you can fake the keyboard and the guitar but how are these guys faking the drums?
I LOVE all of the entertainment they have during the parade. (That's why I watch this particular parade really. Not to see Peek-a-Choo or Spiderman floating by the New York cityscape.) Did you see the big group of dancing penquins? SOOOO adorable! Just like a live version of the dancing penquins in "Happy Feet!" I was dying to see Jessica Simpson too. The announcer sure left you hanging each commercial break for that one. She didn't show up until the very end of the parade in her modest, monochromatic cold weather attire and less than impressive lip-sync of her Christmas tune. (I still really like her though. She gets a bum wrap ... let the girl be chubby if she wants to be!)
One thing that I ALWAYS notice is that there are a lot of really great winter white coats out there. This year India Arie had on a fabulous, long, winter white coat ...
I want one. Santa?