Christmas Comes Early to Chateau de Ghetto

December 22, 2007 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Timing has never been my husband’s strong point. Last night he displayed this trait with a little more flair than usual. Upon arriving home, Mr. Heather was in a particularly festive mood:

Open the pocket on my duffle bag

he chirped. After A LOT of prodding, I broke down and opened his bag. What did I find, you ask?

New Camera

A new camera.

I do not think I need to make light of a recent experience I had involving photography. It has been been splashed all over the Internet. And while some of you out there may agree or disagree with my take on it, I think most of you would understand why things photographic are a very sore subject for me at the moment. My husband was really hurt when I didn’t want to tool around with it. He didn’t understand (for wont of a better way of saying it) that handing me a brand-spanking new camera last night was sort of like giving a book of matches to someone who just been sentenced to twenty years for arson.

The last 24 hours have been spent by yours truly in one or the other of the following moods:

  1. anger
  2. abject despair

After repeated prodding by my husband this evening we went out to dinner*. I was told to take my new camera with me and try it out. I put it in my purse to humor him. In hindsight I am glad I did because there is a one house Santacon on Huron Street.Hella Lights on Huron

I think I counted seven Santas on the premises. I found this interesting as there was only one Mrs. Claus. Kinky.

Big Santa

Here’s a close-up of the big one.


The expression on Joseph’s face is priceless. Maybe he just learned who baby J’s real father is?

Those of you who are have the opportunity and the winter doldrums should head over to Huron Street (between Manhattan Avenue and Franklin Street) and check out this stellar display for yourself. If it gave me a much-needed smile today, you can rest assured it will do the same thing for you.

Miss Heather

*in the 90th precinct.


3 Comments on Christmas Comes Early to Chateau de Ghetto

  1. marie on Sun, 23rd Dec 2007 2:49 am
  2. Your husband’s a funny man! I’ve totally warmed to him…you’re going to love that litle elf, I just got one myself.

    Then I think we should stage a mass photographing of Things Not In Our Immediate Neighbourhood…

  3. annulla on Sun, 23rd Dec 2007 9:40 am
  4. I understand that you are upset. So … if the camera is too much for you to bear, I’ll happily accept it as a gift.

    Just tryin’ to help a pal …

  5. missheather on Sun, 23rd Dec 2007 9:45 am
  6. Thanks, but no thanks for your generous offer. I’m actually doing a LOT better today, if you’re wondering.

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