Friday, November 24, 2006

It's Black Friday... Do You Know Where Your Deals Are?

"I love to go shopping. I love to freak out salespeople. They as me if they can help me, and I say, "have you got anything I'd like?" Then they ask me what size I need, and I say, "Extra medium."

-Steven Wright

Ahhh... it's finally here, Black Friday, also known as, the biggest shopping day of the year! This is one of our unofficial holidays. Every year, Alan takes the day after Thanksgiving day off, and he and I mall hop. Some years we have gone as far as Sacramento, or as far south as Gilroy. This year, we will more then likely stay within the Bay Area. We don't usually do much actual shopping, we enjoy the people watching. Frenzied shoppers running to and fro... wide eyed with wonder and glee, searching for just the right hot water bottle for their Auntie Grazelda.

This year might be a bit different then past years however, see, I haven't done much Christmas shopping this year. In other years I would have it all done by Halloween, but not this year, I am afraid time has simply got away from me. So, tomorrow, I might just be one of those crazed shopping ladies, who will bravely make their way to the mall, in search of the perfect bargain. Alan wants to leave the house at 5:45 for the trek across the bay to San Mateo, our starting point.

From there it will be breakfast at IHOP, and then it is on to Bed, Bath & Beyond. After that we will drive into San Francisco, and hopefully find a parking place at Union Square, where we will have a late lunch, and then settle back with a hot chocolate just in time to see the tree lighting ceremony at 6:00 PM. Whew... I am tired already! He and I have such a good time together... :) Wish us luck!

-OndineMonet
World Market
San Mateo, California
November 21, 2006
Late Afternoon

4 comments:

DesLily said...

I hope you have a fun time at the mall's!! I know i'd love being out there too but I will be home .

that photo made me smile, I have to tell you why... everytime i go somewhere that has displays such as you pictured above I find myself telling whoever is with me that what I want is the "wooden barrel" or the "wooden boxes".. I have this "thing" for unfinished wood that drives me nuts lol.. so you buy the merchandise and then send me the wooden display boxes! lol

Suzanne R said...

Blogger is acting up today so I'll try again . . . I'm not going anywhere near the stores today! LOL! I imagine you still may be out there, enjoying your shopping. I ordered from a wholesale catalog this year and I'll see how the items go over; I may be joining you next year on Black Friday. ;-)

Pam said...

Hi Carly. Haven't been by to visit you for awhile. Your day sounds like lots of fun. I hope you enjoyed it!
Pam

Melli said...

Extra medium! LOL! I'm going to remember that!