A second benefit of not spending Thanksgiving with your family (other than not having to explain for the millionth time that indeed, turkey has a face, and therefore you don't eat it) is that you get to go to the Macy's Parade!!
The line in Starbucks was out the door at 7am, and I got yelled at for ordering wrong (I asked for medium drinks in large cups and thoroughly confused/pissed off the stressed out guy behind the counter). Kiwi and I choose to add Peppermint Schnapps. I think KT went with the Kahlua.
We got to the parade too late to get a good spot along the street (stupid Starbucks line!), but we found a nice fence to cling to. I could only see the tops of marching band heads, but we had a great view of all the balloons.
Seeing giant frog legs floating down the street when you are 15 ounces into your 24 ounces of latte and schnapps is quite amusing. The headache I had after adding champagne to it was not.
After downing the champagne, opening up several bottles of red wine and punching into the box (yes, box) of Pino Grigo, the headache was much, much worse. (Note to self: when you've already had a headache for three days, don't feed it with caffeine and liquor.) I may not have been much fun to be around - but the stabbing pains in my head got me out of clean up duty! Sorry guys, I wanted to help, I swear.
If only I could miss Christmas with the family too. Its lurking and mocking me...