Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday

The only reason a great many American families don't own an elephant is that they have never been offered an elephant for a dollar down and easy weekly payments. ~Mad Magazine

It's Black Friday... and I'm staying home. We actually buy very little for Christmas (my in-laws are weird about getting gifts -- in fact, one of the little ones who is five y.o. told my DD yesterday that it was rude to talk about what you wanted for Christmas), and there are seldom any sales big enough on something I actually really want that can incent me to join in the madness.


We had a quiet Thanksgiving. DH, DD and I stayed home for dinner and then DH and DD went to his folks for a couple of hours to hang out with the rest of the family. Dd isn't feeling well again (still?) and has been vomiting again (still? And, mostly she does it in the middle of the night, **SIGH**) so I stayed home with her and watched several of the 23 episodes of NCIS (repeats... USA is having an NCIS marathon) and worked on self-promotion for a change. I'll have several guest spots in December and January -- some interviews, a guest blog and more. I really don't love self-promo, but you gotta to do what you gotta do!

Speaking of self-promo, am I the only person in the world who can't figure out how to upload and utilize my own images in Vista Print?

I have most of my office put together, and should be able to take pictures of it in the next couple of days. Amazingly, I think I might be okay without the missing bookcase, at least until I buy any more books... not sure yet, as I still have some stuff to put away, but *maybe*.


You Are a Reluctant Shopper

You really don't enjoy shopping. For you, it's just another chore.

You approach shopping systematically. You research what you're going to buy and come prepared with a list.

Of all the types, you are the most likely to not buy things you don't need.

You try to de-emphasize stuff in your life. You find shopping and buying things to be a rather empty experience.

And that is why you won't find me at the Black Friday sales...



MaryF said...

Office Max has a laser printer for $50, cheaper than buying a new drum for mine. So I'm heading out. I may stop by Walgreen's and Home Depot, too, then come home and decorate.

Dru said...

I'm not going out there with that crowd. I'd rather do the little shopping that I do, online.

quiz: I'm a reluctant shopper, so very true.

Poor Dakota. I hope she's feeling better today.

Have a good Friday!

groovyoldlady said...

I also ranked as a reluctant shopper. I DO get excited when I find something that's "perfect", but I seldom find those things because I so dislike shopping and the whole obligation to get people gifts just because it's Christmas thing.

Mm and I try to deemphasize the gifts and our kids - all four of them -are wonderfully NOT greedy. This year we're also adding in some community service.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

No Black Friday for me. We really don't get into the whole presents thing for Christmas. We do a "draw a person" thing for those meeting together and then we mostly give donations beyond that.

Also, I hate shopping. Hate. It.

We also had a quiet day, but we went out to friends' in the evening, and that was really nice.

I have a ton of work to do today. Yuck.

Brandy said...

No shopping for me today, unless you count for cat food? *G*
I, too, am a reluctant shopper.

I hope you enjoy your day and that your Daughter feels better soon.

Tori Lennox said...

It's rude to talk about what you want for Christmas? Oh dear. Emily Post would be so disappointed in me.... LOL!

Diane Craver said...

I met some of my kids at the mall, but so crowded and waited in line for a long time.

Nice to hear about the progress of your office.

Have a great weekend.