Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Every year, I watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I know it's cheesy and I really could do without Matt Lauer and the rest of the Today show crew hosting it, but for some reason, cheesiness rules on Thanksgiving morning. I cannot think of a better way to lead up to a day of eating a bunch of food with friends and family. My mom and sisters call to inform each other about which next broadway show tune will next be performed, or to make sure we don't miss a really good balloon sighting.

This year, I found out there will be a Hello Kitty balloon, and I'm super excited! I love Hello Kitty. She's the best ever.

If you want to see a preview of the new balloons, check out this video. The Shrek balloon scares me. I don't know why, but I think that Shrek is really frightening. Maybe it's because I thought the movie was supposed to be funny and it just made me cry. But that Sesame Street character is super cute (and purple!).

Did I mention that I'm a dork?


Jennine said...

Everyone I grew up with - from my parents to my siblings to my aunts, uncles, cousins and friends - just call it "the Macy's Day Parade". And watching it is an unbreakable tradition. My mom the band geek :) watches for the marching bands, I still totally love the Rockettes' routines. And, now that I'm usually too hungover to roll out of bed for the Rose Bowl parade on New Year's, it's pretty much the only parade I see all year. And I'm actually kind of excited about getting to watch it for the first time since 2004, even with all the wretched cheesiness I know I'll be exposed to.

igotmoxie said...

what WHAT? hello kitty balloon!?!?!?!?!?!?

i also love the macy's thanksgiving day parade. a lot. one year when i was little i sold my brothers tickets to sit in the living room and watch it.
they were nickel tickets, but still....