Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Jolly Bell Ringers...

Yesterday, we went to Macy's on 34th to see Santa.
This is what we saw by Penn Station:
     There is no better place to be for the holidays than New York City. Festivity and happiness are overflowing around every corner. Remember my last post? When I said that chivalry was dead? It is alive and well in this city when the cheer starts spreading around. Someone let me have their seat on the train! That NEVER happens. Never.
     Anyway, these bell ringers were having so much fun (despite the dreary, rainy atmosphere), that I wanted to jump right in there myself! My mom, son, and I were on our way to see the tree at Rockafeller Center so there was no time for dancing. We also saw Santa, as I mentioned before, and he was amazing, as usual. You guys are aware that the REAL Santa hangs out at Macy's until Christmas Eve, right? Well he does....

And the elves...                                              They are real too.

      So that's about all I have for today. It's bitterly cold outside. A gusty wind blew through last night and I awoke a few times hearing pelting sleet or hail. I didn't get up to investigate, however, in the wee hours of the morning, I did rush out to collect my home made christmas card paper (it was drying outside) before it blew away. I would have been highly upset if I would have lost it. I'm going to be staying indoors and being snuggly with my golden retriever, Phoenix. Have a great day out there guys!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Chivalry is dead, indeed

     I do wish that men would start acting like gentlemen, and that women would behave like ladies. I don't know anyone who looks back on the 1940's without longing for that sense of gallantry and beauty that people used to convey. Why are we all so careless and unkempt these days? Yes, women do wanted to be treated as equals but we still deserve respect and courtesy. Holding doors open, pulling out chairs, ladies first... those things made us feel respected.

     I want to go back to the days where women were women and men were men. Where elegance meant something. These modern times are a pitiful embarrassment.