Thinking about Christmas
I’ve been seriously thinking about Christmas lately. Maybe it’s because my sister is coming home in 29 days (YAY!), and I want to have the tree up and be in full holiday mode when she gets here. So, things are moving a little faster.
I’m also thinking about Black Friday. Adam and I used to go out early and get some gifts, but lately it just doesn’t seem worth it. Plus, selfishly, we usually go out to get something for ourselves. For example, I need a new camera, so should I really get up at 3am, fight the crowds, just to save $20.00 on a camera? I don’t know.
Plus, the first year we went out early, I almost got in a fight with a woman over a shopping cart. Let me set the scene.
Imagine a crowded Target, around 5:30am, long after the crowd of people rush through the doors and trample security guards. I see one lone cart in the corral. I’m certain it’s the one with the janky wheel, and it will irritate me my entire shopping trip, but it’s Black Friday, and I’m there to get my shop on. I grab the cart by the handle, only to feel a strong pull in the opposite direction. I look up to see a woman, with fire in her eyes holding the cart and staring back at me. Her eyes were wild, and they silently screamed at me “GIVE ME THE CART BITCH, OR I’LL RIP YOUR HEAD OFF”. For a split second, I thought about resisting, putting up the fight. I quickly imagined how intense it could have gotten, hair pulling, eye gouging, the whole nine, and snapped out of it. I released my grip from the handle, as to say “Hey nut job, I don’t want no trouble”, and off she went. Hopefully the cart was a bad one, and the wheels went rogue, leading her off a ledge (of sanity).
I do suppose the Black Friday deals could help out a lot financially. Say you have a set limit on what to spend on your gift receiver, but the item(s) they want are close to or exceed the limit, then yeah, a BF deal is worth it. Or maybe if I had kids, and I just couldn’t bear to see they’re broken-hearted faces when they didn’t get the Furby they wanted.
What?!!? Nobody wants a Furby anymore? What about a Cabbage Patch Kid? Tickle me Elmo? Wow, my kids are going to be in way behind in whats new and awesome! I guess this is just goes to show that I’m not ready to have kids, cause I’m still really into getting myself what’s new and awesome.
I’ve also been thinking about Christmas music. I’m not sure where you are, but if you’re from Buffalo, then you probably know that two local stations are already playing Christmas music. Now, don’t get me wrong, I tear up to that damn Dan Fogelberg song with the best of ‘em (Met my old love in the grocery store, the snow was falling Christmas eve…..), but I’m just not ready for that.
What I need to start thinking about it my Cookie Exchange cookie. I got the invite today, and I have to find a delicious one-of-a-kind cookie that will knock off socks! STRAIGHT UP, KNOCKING OFF SOCKS RIGHT HUUUR!
Better get to gettin’ with my new and awesome toy.
IN YOUR FACE, NON-EXISTANT CHILDREN!