Happy Year of the Ox!

Saturday night we muni-ed into town to claim our tiny piece of sidewalk and watch the Chinese New Year Parade.  It was tough to find a good spot to shoot from that didn't have CITIBANK in the background (reminder note for next year -watch from a window, whilst enjoying an adult beverage).  Incongruent, but amusing, additions included the Get a Life Marching Band (motto: we eat better than we play) and the multicultural tiny children dancing to Jamiroquai. Our sidewalk real estate placed us at the start of the route between parents who eagerly waited for their children to march by, vainly calling and waving over the bursts of firecrackers to look in the direction of their cameras. and a group of children on a picnic blanket playing a game of I Spy between sharing their fruit leathers.  Trent pointed out that the child in front of us was wearing a mask that had math problems written on it; a ridiculous teachable moment gone artsy.  See below:

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