Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Live From New York, It's the Macy's Day Parade

Today I depart for the Big Apple to fulfill one of my lifelong goals: to see the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade live and in person. I've wanted to go to the parade since I was a little kid, and what a more perfect time to do so than a couple of weeks before I turn the big 5-0. For the past 30 years or so I have had a ritual on Thanksgiving morning. As soon as the parade starts at 9am, I pop open the champagne, claim my spot in front of the TV, and write out my Christmas cards while watching all the balloons, bands, rockettes, and stars go by. Believe me, by the time I hit the middle of the alphabet in my address book, the words are a bit slurred on the envelope. Perhaps I should do mailing labels in the future, but that would ruin all my fun.

Anyhoo, this year my fat ass is gonna be on the streets of NYC at 6am among the masses just waitin' for the action to start. My luck I'll probably pass out or pee my pants from the excitement of it all. As this is the #1 item on my bucket list, after Thursday I can truly die a happy woman 'cause my life will be totally complete. How many people can say that?

I'll be back with y'all next week with pictures from my trip. If you happen to tune in to the parade, I'll be the unruly chick screamin' and shoutin' one block back from Times Square who is probably bein' tasered by the law dogs when the Sponge Bob and Scooby Doo balloons pass by.

P.S. If you are on my Christmas card list, your card is gonna be REAL late this year.

14 comments:

  1. Wow. You go, girl. This is great! Have a wonderful time. And try not to burst from joy overload before the parade happens.

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  2. haha have a great time and try your best not to pee your pants

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  3. have fun and beware of the police!

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  4. YAY!!!! I have been there twice and you really may pee your pants. Its the greatest thing and i'm so excited for you. Cant wait to hear all about it when you get back. I'll be looking for you tomorrow when I watch it. ( I tape it and watch it later). happy Thanksgiving Deb!!

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  5. Congrats on BL #1... Have Fun, Stay Warm, & Don't PEE!!! Take it from me. Ha!!!

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  6. You're not going to write them right there on the spot? Now, that would be something!

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  7. I hope the weather cooperates for you. I've heard they might not be able to fly the big balloons if it gets too windy, but I'll keep my fingers crossed that you can enjoy this treat of a lifetime. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  8. Have a great time!! And perhaps you should put some adult diapers on just in case. Can't wait to hear how it goes.

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  9. I am so excited for you. What fun!!!! Today the news is saying that the wind is going to be really pushing those big balloons around so keep your guard up and your head down.

    I will be looking for you on TV. Have fun.

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  10. Wahoo! Way to get out and live your dream. I lived in NYC for a little bit, but we never got out to the parade. Too hectic. Oh, and I had too many little kids. That's definitely NOT something you should attempt with LITTLE kids.

    Hope it's amazing!

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  11. Hilarious, Deb! I am so glad you got to go see the Parade LIVE! Awesome!!! (and i seriously doubt you have a fat bottom!) I thought your tradition at home watching the parade sounded like much more fun, but that might be because I can't handle crowds!!!!!!! IHOPEYOUHADAGREATTIME!!! (hug)

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