First of all, I would like to start by saying that I am sitting in my apartment watching it snow! The flakes are pretty big and are starting to accumulate. It's not much, but still. Anything is very exciting for a South Carolina girl. I have been wishing that I would see snow before Christmas. Looks like it's happening!
Also, before I get to my real story, I wanted to share a conversation I overheard at the Apple store tonight. Too funny.
Customer: I have been waiting for over an hour. What good is a reservation if I have to wait for over an hour?
Apple guy: I don't know, sir.
Customer: You don't KNOW? You work here. Answer me. What good is it?
Apple guy: I'm going to call security.
Customer: Is this conversation OVER?
Apple guy: It is what it is, sir.
Customer: What does that even MEAN?
Anyway, Christy researched various Christmas events around the city and told me about the Gingerbread Extravaganza at Le Parker Meridien hotel on West 56th. Several bakeries donated beautiful gingerbread creations, ranging in theme from Night at the Museum to West Side Story. My favorite was based on the movie Big. To be honest, the extravaganza was smaller than I had anticipated, with only six or seven houses on display. It was more of a gingerbread situation than extravaganza. But, to be fair, this is only its second year, so hopefully it will grow in years to come. I love a Christmas activity, though, so I will probably go back even if it doesn't!