Firstly, check out the madness near my office. I work near (read right smack in the middle of) a shopping center, so when Christmas time hits, my co-workers and I are trapped in the office and forced to explore the local eateries within walking distance. Why? You may ask. Well, because around the holidays, our parking lot turns into this:
The mad race for a parking space
This is the view from my window...it's actually kinda amusing to watch the shopper-stalkers (you know, the cars that follow people leaving stores in hopes of taking over their space when they leave) and the cars that literally fight over a space. Ahh...the madness of last-minute Xmas shopping.
Here's an up close shot of my family's Christmas tree:
German shepherd tree ornament
My mom decided to go with a turquoise Martha Stewart-esque theme this year, in lieu of the normal assortment of handmade ornaments from my sister and I's childhood. It looked really nice, especially with this lovely German shepherd in the tree. It represents our dog, Teddy, who unfortunately passed away almost 2 years ago. He was our only dog, and we really miss him, so the ornament was a nice sentiment for all of us.
I have lots of other pictures of presents and all that fun junk, but these photos are a bit representational of a different side of Christmas...and...I dunno...just interesting I guess.