Sunday, November 29, 2009

Black Friday

I don't know if we have shared our love of Black Friday shopping. But, Timmarie and I claim it to be our favorite holiday of the season. I know, it's one of those either love it or you hate it. I have never met a Black Friday fence rider...

I love it for many reasons but I think the biggest reason for me is that I love the thrill of the hunt. Knowing that they only have a limited number of items means you have to put some thought into it. It takes planning and strategizing to get to all the deals and all the stores in order to take advantage of all the best sales. Its like a real life game of Stratego. Or at least what I imagine that game to be like since I have never actually played that game...

I headed out at 11:15pm Thursday night to meet up with my bff, her hubs and her mom. (Timmarie was out of town celebrating with family. But, thankfully, due to their recent cell phone carrier switch we were able to share our experiences via cell phone. Yes, I am serious.) We scoped out the giant toy store but decided that we were way too late for any of those deals...We also hit the Mickey store and got some sweet princess deals. We figured we better cruise over to the Mart early because people take $3 pajamas very seriously! We were right. They opened the deals at 5 am. We arrived at 2:30am to stake out where the deals we were interested in were located. There were 2 ladies who parked their carts in front of the boy's pajamas. They were blocking it off and really talking smack about how "they were not going to let anyone in there until they got theirs, they had been waiting so long, they were just going to clear out this side of the pallet", etc... I was interested, but I was afraid that I might have to throw some elbows to get by them... All in all, I got everything I was looking for and got all my Christmas shopping done minus 2 gifts. I also only went $1 over my budget. A success indeed!

Oh, and the ladies from the boy's pajamas...
They each had like 3 pair in their carts when we saw them later.
Really?!? All that talk and waiting for a $9. purchase??

You've got to be a special kind of crazy to enjoy this day.

I should know.



  1. It was a most wonderful time, indeed.

    I was the territory staker for those pjs. And I'm not even ashamed to say that.

  2. A special kind of crazy, indeed... :)