It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in New York. Take a look at the giant Christmas tree at the Rockefeller Center: the world’s most famous Christmas tree.
Awesome, isn’t it?
I wanted to watch the live telecast on TV of the annual Christmas tree lighting last Wednesday night ( December 2) but I couldn’t even manage to have my eyes open because of a nasty headache. It was a real brutal headache which I seldom get. As expected, it turned out that my blood pressure was elevated at 150/90. Once in a while, I go through bouts of HBP especially when I get riled up. I’m well now, and I just need to take everything in stride. With two consecutive sleepless nights, I now need to get myself an affective under eye cream.
Going back to the tree at the Rockefeller Center, the tree lighting ceremony this year was unusual because the ice skating rink was covered with carpeting to allow onlookers the chance to stand closer to where the action is. It was again another star studded occasion with celebrity guests that included Michael Buble, Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, Barry Mannilow, The Roots, Shakira, and The Radio City Rockettes.
This year’s tree by the way, is a 76-foot Norway spruce, about 70 years old and it was the pride of Maria Corti’s back yard in Easton, Connecticut. It’s decorated with 30,000 multicolored lights and topped with a Swarovski crystal star twinkling with 700 energy-efficient bulbs. It will be lit until Jan. 7 2010.
I have enough time to go and see the tree for myself and personally snap pics of the tree. I have been doing this consistently for eleven years. There’s no way I’m going to miss it.