November 30, 2008

Black Friday Shopping? NEVER AGAIN!

I promised my mother if she drove to NJ from PA that I would go Black Friday shopping with her. Well, I kept my promise...

Let me rewind a bit.

Two weeks ago, my sister needed to get an outfit for a Friday office meeting. She asked me to go with her. I complained, but in the end agreed to go. As we got into her car, I said, "This should prove how much I love you." She asked why. I said, "Three reasons. 1. It's Thursday (A ton of my shows are on Thursday night). 2. You're taking me shopping. 3. You're taking to the MALL to shop." She laughed and said she loved me too. Heh heh.

Yes, I am probably one of 1000 women who don't like to shop for clothes. Really, I hate it. Not because I was always heavy, just simply, I hate shopping for clothes. I hate it even more now that my body is three different sizes. Smaller sizes, yes, but still three different sizes. I would rather spend ten hours in Best Buy than twenty minutes in a clothing store.

Anyway, I digress.

I kept my promise to my mother and got up at 4:15 in the morning to go Black Friday shopping.

First, we drove to the Walmart near my house. OMG can I just tell you that the line was a quarter of a mile long? It was, honest. So, we sat in the car (it was COLD), and waited a few minutes. Then my mom thought that Walmart would open the opposite side doors (they usually have two sets), so we got out of the car and tried to sneak attack the other side. Didn't work, they didn't open it. I looked at my mom and told her that there was another Walmart about 10 minutes away. By the time this line got into the store, it would be almost 6am. We got back into the car, went to Target just to see the line, then decided to actually drive ten minutes to the other Walmart. No line. Woo! We go in, doesn't look too bad...get to the electronics section and it looks like a crowded New York City Subway station. Yuck!!!

Now mind you, the only thing my mom really wanted to get was a portable DVD player. I didn't see any in Walmart, but I remembered Target had the same size on sale. After mom picked up a couple of DVD's we left and headed back to Target. It was 6:15ish by then. No lines outside, didn't even seem like there were a lot of people there. Again, they were all packed into the electronics area. Ugh.

I'm half the size I used to be, so I darted and dashed through the people, ducking and weaving as I went. Found the DVD player she wanted and dragged my mom back to the registers. The chick rings it up...of course I picked up the WRONG player. So one of the Target Team Members (thank you!) went to check and actually brought the right one back for us. Sweet!!

As we walked out, I told my mother "NEVER AGAIN!" She laughed at me. Hey at least I kept my promise.

After Target we had breakfast. I pigged out, but it was SO good. Went back home and slept till 11am.

I think I have finally recovered from Black Friday. I have a feeling next year it won't be like this because of the problems that happened this year. I feel so bad that people got hurt and killed JUST for fucking shopping or working at a place with BF sales. That's horrible, tragic and just disgusting in my book. Maybe one day people will realize that common sense and decency goes a long way.

Okay, sorry to depress...

On a happier note, I watched Twilight. The movie was MUCH better than the book. The screenwriter and director took the plot from the END of the book and peppered it into the whole movie, making it mysterious and tying the characters to it WAY before the author did in the book. I think I spotted her in the movie too, but I'm not sure. *shrug*

It wasn't a great movie and I can sorta see how girls love Edward in the movie, but he really annoyed me in the book, actually both main characters did. Ah well. I probably won't buy the movie when it comes out on DVD, but I'll watch it again, maybe....

Other fun things:

I got rid of comcast and have FIOS now!

I have my desk, I can start writing again!

I didn't gain any weight over my little Thanksgiving break!

Whee!

Hope you all had a great weekend!
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