Sunday, November 21, 2010

Black Friday Mayhem! Thanksgiving Shopping Havoc! -It comes early this year!

Well happy turkey week everyone! That's right, it's my 3rd annual Black Friday Post! -wow time is flying by.

This year, I have both Turkey day and Friday off of work, so we will have to plan accordingly. We also are on a fairly tight budget this year, as [you may notice from previous post] we now have a brand new home that needs plenty of it's own little necessity's. Indeed our home may be the one making off like a bandit this year.

But alas, i'm sure we may brave the shopping madness and hopefully score some sweet deals.

I am looking forward to our first holiday in our new home...relaxing a bit from a hard move, drinking some nice wine, having some ham, and sweet 'tater pie with the kiddos! ....mmmmmmm....pie....

This will be the third year shopping on black Friday, so we are going to arm ourselves accordingly. We have a strollers for Rowan and Aidan, which will be equiped with an ample supply of snacks, diapers, toys, to (hopefully) curtail the inevitable tantrum throughout the business. We have a list of the family members and a rough idea of a budget to work with. I have my best gel-inlaid sneakers and probably will strap on a powerful set of elbow and knee pads. Hey! It's a JUNGLE out there!

I will take no prisoners.

I fear for the worst, and expect that it will be bumper to bumper roads, and near-misses in the parking lots that day. Good thing we have decent insurance!

"i said that was MY spot!"

A funny thing came up when I was thinking of what I wanted to get for my wife for x-mas. Exactly how would I spy something, get it in our cart, pay for it, and get it into our car without her noticing? I can't. So I think we will have to have two separate carts, I may have to force her to run away until I get something hidden amongst all the kiddy toys etc. or maybe I just jot the items down in a little notepad and when WE have gotten everything for everyone else, I have her check out and go through the cashier and to the car, then I run around like a mad chicken and speed shop my wifes gifts??  sigh, last year I had to go BACK to the stores, and try to grab the stuff I wanted to get wasn't easy.  There is also the question this year, of "shall I get her a 'ok' priced gift, and lots o' small ones, or just get her that one big, nice expensive one she's been wanting for years? "[there are multiple options of these as well]

What do you you all think?? Does anyone have any ideas?

I will leave it at that for now, did I mention yet that I luv the holidays?   ;/

-And just so I didn't completely waste your time reading excerpts from my personal life, here's a few links to get you on your way. I'm sure they will be happy I led you there. (my personal fav) (my fav local store) (for you Oregonian/Washingtonians) (if u really have to..ugh) (for that angle-grinding,circular sawing,super-sanding, Makita-drilling, Tim Allen-worshiping dude on your list)

-and last but not least! (the most important one for this holiday season methinks)



Slayer said...

What is exactly Black friday? i mean, what do you celebrate that day?

mobias said...

We celebrate...materialism! Ha ha. while it can be argued that americans have long gone astray by what it actually means to celebrate christmas-giving and receiving of presents is more a yearly marketing bonanza than any heartfelt attempt to show care toward your friends & family. Black Friday, is the very next day after our Thanksgiving,where it is tradition that almost all stores,online & local, have gigantic mark-downs & sales on their regular prices. It is the day when almost EVERYBODY gets up early, to fight the crowds in hopes of saving money on christmas presents etc. Does that answer your question? :)

Slayer said...

Yes, thanks :)