Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Christmas starts on Black Friday

Have I mentioned how I hate Christmas now? (OK not really...) I know you're supposed to have the spirit all year long, but when I know the "spirit" is marketing and sales driven I get annoyed. For us, Christmas season starts on December 1st. We bust out the decorations, tree and songs. But it seems for the rest of the USA, Christmas starts on "Black Friday". YAY - go consumerism! <- sarcasm

Anyways - here are a few pics from Union Square in the city - it was a bitch to drive and park, but we did it. I don't think we'll do it ever again. It's WAY to crowded in the bay area to "follow the crowd". You'll get crushed by the masses.

Thanksgiving went OK - we made a vegan dinner for family and it was pretty good. It's surprising how many things you can get that have no dairy - butter, milk, egg replacer - it wasn't really trouble to make everything... except the turkey. Tofurkey just doesn't cut it.

I am a consumer whore.


Mom said...

wow, that is SOME Christmas tree! Very beautiful. One of my favorite things to do is drive around looking at the lights and decorations! Thanks for sharing!

Kerri said...

Those pictures are beautiful! THAT gets me in the spirit! :-D

shun chu said...

I don't mind Christmas as much if they didn't start all those Christmas-themed song so damn early in November on the radio stations! But then, I listen to NPR most of the time anyway...