Today's Verse

Monday, October 27, 2008

Did You See My New Widget?!

There, at the top of my page. How do you like that? It is mainly for my cousins and I. Our most fun day of the year is black Friday.

So, some of you are asking "Why an amusement park to represent shopping?" If you must ask, you must be one of the ones that sleep late on that day. Have you ever been to Six Flags on one of the busiest days of the year? You run into the park when they open the gates only to stand in line, sometimes for hours to ride a ride. When that ride is finished you run to the next ride just as fast as you can to wait in line yet again. That is what Black Friday is all about. You get up early to wait in line (usually outside in the cold) for the doors to open. When they open you and all your "friends" rush into the store, grab your bargains, rush to the check out to wait in yet another line. After you pay, again, you rush to the next store and the process starts all over again, just like an adult amusement park.

Yes, we do get out in the cold, rain, snow, heat, dust... whatever the weather brings, we stand in it!
Yes, we do laugh at all the sleepy, angry, tired of waiting people. Get over it, you know it is going to be a long day, have fun with it, get in the spirit of Christmas.
Yes, we know we do not have to face the crowd, but we like it!
Yes, we do use our cell phones to call each other if we found a good deal, got in a short line and are ready to be picked up.
Yes, we do allow others to go with us, but only if they promise to have a good time and not complain.
Yes, we do make fun of hateful, mean, rude people.
Yes, we have been known to split a bean burrito and a small soda because all we had between us was pocket change and barely enough to purchase said items.

So, Trina and Traci, get your walking/running shoes on and your Starbucks cards ready!



LindaSueBuhl said...

Sounds like fun - I don't do much recreational shopping (except online - I'm the dickens with internet shopping!) You gals will have a blast! We used to do something similar with a great Christmas store in Midland - ahh the deals, the thrill of the hunt - the agony of da feet!!!

Traci said...

Girl, my shoes are polished and ready to roll! I can't wait. We better plan on warm close if the weather now is any indication. I'm just getting that roller coaster feeling just talking about it.

Trina said...

Rumor has it that one of the younger women in the family has requested a "run for her birthday money" this year. Of course the counter is going and when it hits zero hours on a cold Friday morning she may just change her eleven year old mind. The fun she will miss.

Trina said...

Okay, I left a comment!!!!It deleted it. I was saying, until I was rudely wiped off, that the a younger member of the family has requested to have an invitation to attend the "run for your money" Friday morning activity. however when it comes right down to it, her eleven year old sleepy body may win over her "I am old enough" mind.

Brandi said...

Miss Kaley (as MM would say) you are more than welcome to join us, but remember NO WHINING!!! Not that you do, just a reminder!

Oh, my heart is racing again just thinking about it!!!!

LindaSueBuhl said...

Hey Brandi - didn't frost here after all our preparations - isn't that just the way weather goes in Texas? thanks for dropping by - I love pansies too - look like little happy faces!

Shellmo said...

I think this sounds like a good ole girly time! The no whining rule is a good one - I'll have to remind my sister-in-law!

Octamom said...

Okay, I know two sister in your town by those names. If one of them is married to a guy named Tim, we may know some folks in common!!!

My mother-in-law is waaaayyyy into Black Friday! She just loves it! Up early, early,early and ready to hit all the stores. They are coming to us this year and I'm wondering if she will want me to hit the stores with her!

LindaSueBuhl said...

Just found this link at BooMaMa's website and thought of you immediately!

MaBunny said...

Hiyas Brandi! I was in Abilene this past weekend, from Friday night till late yesterday afternoon ( Monday). If I had had more than half of my brain functioning at the time we left Friday I would have e-mailed you with my cell phone number. Please get on my blog and email me, and I will send it to you, I would have loved to be able to meet up with you for coffee of something!