Friday, December 01, 2006

T'is the season...

So yesterday, November 30th, was +17 degrees here in Montreal. Today, December 1st, it is -1 and freezing rain. Welcome December...

I love Christmas. It is the happiest time of year. I love the commercials that start on Halloween. I love the decorations in the streets. I love the lights. Hell, I don't even mind the commercialism because I like buying presents for people. When I was younger, I would bring out the Christmas albums in September. I love Christmas music.

So, when the chance came to go to the Santa Claus parade, I was all over it. What a perfect way to start the holiday season.

Believe it or not, us going to the parade was uneventful. No getting hit by cars, no getting punched in the stomach by a drunk girl; just a nice morning with friends.

We found an excellent place to stand, right in front of the Super Sex strip club.

The parade itself was all right. I was expecting more awesome floats, but there weren't that many. Here are some of the highlights:

These were "plushies who rap", they vamped up some excellent Christmas carols.

The Eatons float had it's own personal body guard.

This may have been the highlight of the parade for me. "My name is Astar. I can put my arm back on, but you can't. So, play safe".

The prize for the best display goes to Gold van. I like to think that she is a soccer mom who accidentally pulled into the parade and now just has to go with it for the next two hours. Seriously, there isn't a logo or a decoration on it at all. Gold.

And last, but not least. The big guy himself.

It was a cute way to start the season. Afterwards, we went to China Town and enjoyed Dim Sum. I have only had it one time before, and funny enough, it was in this very restaurant when I was 15 years old during my exchange to Quebec. The family brought me to Montreal and we ate at that very restaurant.

Hope you all enjoy the season as much as I do!

The wise men came, three made their way to shower him with love while he lay in the hay - DMB

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