today as we were pulling onto state street, santa claus drove by on his motorcyle, waving to all the honking cars. he must do this regularly because my friend saw him the other day. i get choked up thinking about a sweet old man putting on a santa suit everyday just to make people smile while they're driving. it was the first time i felt truly christmasy this year. that, and when we bought some clementine cuties today. it's not christmas without the cuties.