"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."
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!
San Mateo, California
November 21, 2006
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