Tuesday, January 1, 2013


I don't know why I never noticed it before, but the holiday season is bookended by two parades: The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Rose Parade. Admittedly, the I've always paid less attention to the Rose Parade because it marks the end of something good, rather than the beginning. Still, it's always fun to check in and see some of the floats.

Macy's Parade has the benefit of being on Thanksgiving and ushering in the Christmas season. As a kid, I'd get so excited to see the giant Underdog float:

There's no need to fear!

The other float I always associate with the Macy's Parade was Snoopy:

If you can make to the end, the best part of the Macy's Parade is seeing Santa at the end. Of course, with DVRs now, it's way easier to watch the parade and skip the stuff that you don't care about. In my case, it's the endless Broadway numbers. I don't mind one or two, but it's enough already. 

So as I watch the Rose Parade today, I bid farewell to the 2012 Holiday Season. Happy New Year!

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