Wednesday, November 22, 2006

It's all about me

Every year, or at least every year since 1996 or something like that, the city of Laval decorates the city center and all streets leading to it for Christmas. I mean REALLY decorates.

You know that crazy neighbor you have who puts up as many lights as his/her house can hold? Or maybe you are that crazy neighbor. Anyway, that's what Laval is like. It's positively laden with Christmas lights.

They choose a theme each year, and the main bridge downtown is the peak of light-ladening frenzy. They actually have to start putting the lights up in September because there are so many of them. They don't turn them on until the last weekend of November or first weekend of December, depending on the calendar. Since my birthday is December 1st, I usually tell the boys they're lighting them to help us celebrate my birthday. I think Boy1 no longer believes my lies.

They'll be turning them on this weekend, saturday night at about 8:00, with fireworks. The theme this year is Monsieur Ubu, who I do not know. He's some famous character of some famous Laval-born writer, Alfred Jarry, or something along those lines. Anyway, if you get a chance, I think the city of Laval website has video and pictures of my birthday party the light lighting celebration.

9 comments:

charlie said...

Unlike Boy Number 1, I shall continue to believe your lies, nicole :o)

Lorraine said...

Silly Boy 1. I suppose he's all "le pft" about things like the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus. How very useless.

Happy Tree Lighting Day!

beth said...

I will continue to believe that the celebrations are for your birthday

Corey said...

Hi Nicole, I somehow stumbled across your blog today and three things struck me... first, we have the same birthday! Not that it is so amazing in the whole worldly scheme of things but, well, I still find it pretty neat. Secondly, in one of your posts you mention Seattle... we have been living in Seattle for the past 11 years (I am originally from northern CA and my husband is German). And third, we are raising bilingual children (different languages but so many similarities). In fact, I was wondering if you would be interested in writing something for our digital magazin: Multilingual Living Magazine (www.biculturalfamily.org/magazine.html).

I would have emailed you directly but I couldn't find your email address anywhere. My email is corey[at]biculturalfamily[.]org if you would like to contact me.
Happy holidays!
Corey

grish said...

Hey lie away, I'm gullible like that...:)

Grish said...

hmm Just figured I'd post twice. Well that and I want to see if it works right this time...

christi said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

zeb said...

I am sure that it is for your b-day a princess needs to be honored. Tell that to boy 1 from me.

gina said...

First - happy birthday! Second, where is the Laval site? I Googled it and found an unofficial site, but no videos of your birthday celebration were on it. In fact, it's kind of a hokey site. So... we would all love the link to the site with your birthday party videos! :)