Friday, December 21, 2012

Best It's Christmas Time, Here's Christmas Stuff

Hey, why don't I stop posting food for a minute and talk about human beings?

Well, it's Friday evening and Christmas vaction has officially begun.  I'm celebrating Kevin McAllister-style this year, minus the fancy hotel, but Christmassy happenings have been in full swing for weeks and weeks now.

Two Saturday nights ago Kristin and Gabe hosted a fine and fancy gathering on Gabe's roof.  Here's a photo from the party I quite liked that I stole out of Kristin's Facebook album.

All month long I've been involved with the Church's Sub 4 Santa activity, a service project that just won't die.  As I write I've got three big bags of presents sitting in my room we've been waiting 2+ weeks for someone to pick up and take to the UES building.  Wait.  You know what.  No Sub 4 Santa complaining.  No Sub 4 Santa stories.  It's a joy to serve.  But this is a photo from two Monday nights ago when we were organizing the gifts.  I wimped out and went home at 1 am.  There were people that didn't go home until 6am.  It's a lot of work, this Santa'ing.

I've had a couple of Christmas packages sent to me, both of which have been lost in the mail.  But I've received some nice cards, often with customizations on the envelopes.

Last Friday night Ines and Laura hosted a Holiday party at their apartment.  Here's Ines and Broek.

The next night I did the music for another party way downtown.  Don't be fooled, I'm using the simplest DJ'ing software in the universe now.  Basically it's iTunes with a crossfader.

Somedays I celebrate the coming of Christmas by eating a Chips Ahoy cookie in the lobby during work.

Wednesday night Patricia and I decided to charge up our Christmas Spirits by admiring the Christmas sites of midtown.

Windows at Bergdorf Goodman

Assorted lit up jewelry stores,

Collapsing shoe displays,

On over to the Rockefeller Center tree,

And finished up with a look at the Gingerbread Houses at the Parker Meridian.

The thing about the Parker Meridian Gingerbread Houses is that every year they're cool, but there's not very many of them.  If you bundled up all the kids and headed to midtown just to see them, well, it takes maybe 5 minutes to get a good look at them.  Better have other plans in the neighborhood.

Origami'd Christmas tree in the lobby.

And finally, Thursday night celebrated Taco Navidad with Jeff, Ryan, Kelsea and Dave at La CabaƱa.  No pictures of tacos or chalupas or tortas, but here's some kids that came in and found themselves immediately transfixed by that night's telenovela.

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