Friday, November 26, 2010

For Dessert Pumpkin Pie With Whipped Cream. But First...

There is nothing like an early start to Thanksgiving--530am. 
 A start that did not summons to stuff a turkey bird in the oven...
instead to dress girls in uniforms for a parade down St. Louis' Market Street.  

The one and only time I have been to the Thanksgiving Day "Christmas in St. Louis" parade was in 2004 when Princess A marched.  Back in 2004 it was beautiful day.
In 2010 it will be remembered as a dreary-cold-windy-rainy day.
And the band marches on.

No one complains as we watch our favorite band take to the pavement--
where they placed fourth in the competition
with the bonus of outstanding drum major and percussion. 

Well M did moan a tad about how hard holding a flag pole can be 
as the wind attempts to take it sailing from her hands. 
 She fought back and kept a hold. 

      For just a little while the weather calmed and we were all smiles watching

There is only one other person in the world who would enjoy watching the popper scoopers in the parade more than me and my pal Terri...and that's Nellie

 I wonder how one gets this prestigious job? 
Do you volunteer? 
Are you appointed? 
Maybe it's a punishment for being a crappy (no pun intended) employee...
or are those criminals serving community service--those are the police mounty.
 Nothing says Happy Thanksgiving like a good shovel and a 1.5 mile walk whiffing horse dung. 
Try being placed next to those guys at dinner--no thank you! 

Where else in the world can you go to see Clifford the Big Red Dog all stretched out in a sexy center fold pose looking more like a wiener dog than a bloodhound?
  I'm guessing no where!
 Only in St. Louis.

Thirsty for some hot chocolate?
 There was this kid whose parents made him dress like a penguin and a bill board peddling beverage screaming no figgy pudding for you till you sell the hot cocoa

      Ha kid we have our own hot chocolate--and it's spiked.

Next time you go grocery shopping you may want to consider this cart as an option.

As the balloons began to mimic in the rain and wind an episode of Sanford and Son, with an echo of Fred saying "it's the big one" as they were going down--we decided to bolt. 

I know you are thinking before Santa's appearance and the snow? 
But bolt we did! 

Got all cleaned up and looking good...  

where we went over the river and through the woods [and snow]--literally.

For this:    
Aaaahhhh the proverbial turkey shot.

Now that I have paid homage to the turkey. 
It's time to begin the next season:

Commencing with tuning the radio to constant Christmas tunes.


Lin said...

Wow! That is some parade you have there--with giant balloons and everything!! Too bad it was icky out-brrrrrrr. But you all cleaned up just lovely and it looks like a good time was had by all. I'm still wondering what happened to penguin boy.

JODI said...

Lin- You know when I left the house for school at 6am it was 51* and by the time we left the parade it was 31* pouring rain and then turning to snow. Craziest Thanksgiving weather ever!

As for penguin boy and his penguin bother...they probably spent the day drinking left over cocoa. lol

-Nellie and Jonathan said...

Where do I apply? Talk about a shitty job! I think I could handle the poop, as long as the horses were fed beano. Nothing stinkier than a big flatulent butt. Thanks for thinking of ME as the pooper scoopers marched by :)

Now, I have a quick question? Did you guys use your skirt to play checkers or chess after the holiday meal? Hey, I'm just asking!

KIDDING!! You have a gorgeous family (you included!)


JODI said...

Nellie- Those horses I believe have a healthy diet of Chia pudding. So their systems work REALLY well.

As for my favorite beautiful suede patch work Isaac Mizrahi skirt...after the cranberry margaritas and pie, it's checkers. Chess would be above our talent with spirits and whipped cream in the systems.

-Nellie and Jonathan said...

LOL Jodi! You ALWAYS crack me up! I'm a big fan of Isaac Mizrahi. He and I have the same taste in bright, bold colors. Glad you're in our club too :)

As for the chia pudding, all I'm gonna say is that the plumbing has never worked this well.
S E V E R A L times a day, I'm reminded of how well! Now why am I telling you this?????

Only you Jodi!

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