It’s been years since I’ve cared much about Christmas. It’s always a nice opportunity to get together with friends and family, but over time I’ve tuned out all the trappings of the holiday. Observing my two year old daughter and seeing Christmas 2012 through her eyes has been a very different experience. She decorated her first Christmas tree this past weekend and we’re paying our first visit to Santa this coming weekend. Her excitement is contagious. It’ll be years before she gives me a gift for Christmas – and that’s fine – what she’s giving me already is plenty to be grateful for.
World Series fever has taken over the Bay Area – and our house along with it.
Having grown up in Massachusetts, my baseball allegiances lie with the Red Sox. But, I lived in the Bay Area from 2001-2003, and during that time I adopted the Giants as my favorite NL team. It’s nice to see them doing so well and all the local excitement that goes along with it, especially in light of the horrible season the Red Sox had.
(Photo geek info: 50mm f1.8 at f11 for 1/100 sec. Vivitar 285HV straight above and angled down, triggered by Pocket Wizards. Retouched a bit in Lightroom to make the hat stand out against the dark background.)
The lobster roll and New England clam chowder were top-shelf, as was the rest of the food festival.