Muppet Monday: Honey I Blew Up the Balloon

On Wednesday night, James and I headed uptown near the Museum of Natural History to see the inflation of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade balloons.

Since as long as I can remember, I’ve always loved loved loved watching the parade with my family. On television though. I’ve never seen it in person. (We aren’t that nuts, yet.) So going to check out the balloons the night before the parade was a totally new thing, as well as the closest I’ve ever been to seeing the parade live.

Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade 2012 - Balloons

Recognize any of these guys? We fought through some crazy crowds for a lot of hurry up and wait. Most of the balloons were “resting” (a.k.a. face down) but it was still amazing to see just how large they were up close!

(I kept turning to James and saying: “this is so cool!”)

Here’s one guy I know you will be interested in:

Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade 2012 - Sailor Mickey

Yay for Captain Sailor Mickey!

But this is Muppet Monday, Estelle! I know, I know! There was one friendly Muppet at the end of the line.

Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade 2012 - Kermit the Frog

As you can imagine, I was one happy Muppet fan:

Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade 2012 - Estelle with Kermit

So even though my ankles got jammed by strollers (a lot like Disney World) and people moved really really slowly, it was totally worth it to stop in and check out this free event in NYC.

A pie, a batch of muffins, and some hours of sleep later, I curled up on my parent’s couch with a cup of coffee like I have done most years and got a second glimpse at a lot of these balloons. It was so great to turn to James and say, “Hey! We saw that guy yesterday!”

Hope all of you enjoyed your own holiday traditions!

P.S. Here’s a great article on a Kermit balloon handler!

6 thoughts on “Muppet Monday: Honey I Blew Up the Balloon

  1. I would have to say that I’m Beaker because I’m shy, soft spkeon, and my experiments always seem to go wrong. ;)I just finished reading Fire and I loved it. (I won’t spoil.) I thought it was very well done and I especially liked the crossover with you know who.I want to thank you for how you handle the sex in your books. They are very tastefully done and I love that they leave a lot to the imagination. I often think that the smutty books don’t do much because they put it all out there for everyone to see. I think the way you right those scenes are much more desirable. Also, I feel like the characters truly love each other rather than lust after each other, other than a few characters of course. So, thank you!

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