2012 marked the 5th year I did the Christmas tie thing.
I threw out most my ties years ago. I work in an office where staff don't have to wear ties, although some senior managers do. I got in the habit of wearing a different Christmas tie every work day leading up to Christmas in the month of December.
Over the years it has evolved. I began to plan and scheme ways to get my picture taken in as many unusual places in Halifax as possible. I even approached my friend Dawn Sloane, unfortunately-former councillor for the downtown of Halifax, for suggestions. She suggested I get my picture taken on the top of city hall, where people don't normally get to go.
This was done. And by the following year, not even a city councillor could arrange to go up on the top of city hall. I was lucky.
There are many pictures of me wearing Christmas ties, taken in different parts of the city. I have already started thinking about where to get pics taken this year. In a month or so, people will start asking me if I will do the Christmas tie picture thing again.
This one is from a few years ago. Most of you have likely not seen it. But I like it a lot.
See you tomorrow.