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Friday, November 23, 2007

Let The Frenzy Begin !


It's officially official....the 2007 Holiday Season has begun. Santa arrived today at the end of the Portland Macy's Holiday Parade. We braved freezing temperatures, albeit amazing blue skies, to watch the parade in downtown. We've lived in Portland for ten years but have never braved the day after Thanksgiving crowds downtown for this event. We had a blast eating yummy muffins and holding hot cups of coffee (even though I dropped mine while trying to open a ever-so-famous Macy's Frango Mint lobbed at the crowd from the parade marchers). I've captured a bunch of video and will try and put that together soon. After Santa had officially waved at us (yes, Virginia, Santa does wave at gay people), we made a nice cold morning of venturing through Williams Sonoma, Macy's, Pioneer Place, Camera World, Nordstrom Rack, and ending up for a little lunch at Romano's Macaroni Grill. We took Max light rail back to our car and then headed out to Portland's brand new Cascade Station near the Portland International Airport -- the home to our brand new Ikea, Best Buy, DSW Shoes, and other shops. Guess what happened at Best Buy? My hubby bought me a brand new, shiny, AMAZING new camera -- a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9....the latest and greatest of cameras. It's a little larger than my older Sony Cyber-shot DSC-70 which fit nicely into my pocket. But this new puppy is nothing short of cool. Check it out. We'll be celebrating our 10th Anniversary on December 9. Couple that with the fact that Oregon will begin issuing Civil Union certificates on January 1 and you'll find plenty of reasons to have a new camera....for capturing of extremely special moments! We're off to meet some friends across the river in Vancouver, Washington, at Cactus Ya's Ya's....guys we love to death but see rarely. Oh, and they're not so bad on the eyes either.

15 comments:

Anthony said...

Happy shopping day!! That is what Americans call that Friday after your Thanksgiving right? no one actually works on that day do they? unless they work in retail...

LSL said...

Yes, Virginia, Santa does wave at gay people :)

Glad you had fun shopping!

kenny said...

I didn't know there was a parade every year!

Doug said...

That sounds like so much fun! Even the cold...it probably added to the "atmosphere."

Happy 10th! I'm so happy for you! I'm guessing there are civil union bells in your future? You know we want lots of pics and video from your new toy.

Christopher said...

That sounds like a wonderful Friday after Thanksgiving ... one more reason everyone loves Portland so much I suspect.

tornwordo said...

That camera looks awesome. Now I want one, damn you.

FlipFlopsBoy said...

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Masny blessings this season!

Java said...

What fun! Fantastic new camera, L. My husband bought me a new digital camera yesterday, too, but not as wiz-bang as yours. Since I didn't have one at all, I'm thrilled. He braved the 5:00a.m. zoo @ Wal-Mart to get mine. That's why I call him Superman.

Wayne said...

Super camera! Sounded like such fun! I had to work :(

Jim said...

OMG!!! Portlans finally got an IKEA!!! You're life just got ten times more full than you can possibly imagine.

Here's a fun game: When you go to Ikea, you and a friend each count the gay couples. No singles. Couples only. Then compare numbers and see if you got the same amount.

Trailhead said...

God I love a new camera. Have fun.

Dave2 said...

I never doubted that Santa waves at gay people... anybody who dresses so flamboyantly is most certainly down with his hetero-challenged peeps! Glad your Thanksgiving was a happy one. :-)

TJ said...

Sounds like a great day. It also seems as if every one is getting a new camera. Very nice! I'm sure you will have a great time taking pictures with this new one. Enjoy!

Jim said...

I love a good frenzy.

Spamouflage said...

That's an amazing camera. Almost a DSLR, but much easier to use.