A couple of things, really.
First of all, our entire house still smells like Turkey. The scent is embedded within the walls! Yesterday it was great. Today? It's simply nauseating. And can someone please tell me why the DayafterThanksgivingDay gas is the WORST? Seriously, that ABSOLUTE WORST. And get this--I'm not even talking about ME! To say the least, our house reeks!
Secondly, I am not the kind of person to wake up early on a day like this to catch the BIG "sales" or whatever. You won't find me standing outside the Mervin's windows saying "open, open, open" with my cold hands opening and closing like some twisted Night of the Living Dead remake. I didn't even want to get out of the house today except it's like having two Saturdays in a row. No work, no school, no church, just an extra Saturday. So we took advantage of that fact and headed to Target, Home Depot, and Best Buy.
*let me remind you, this had absolutely NOTHING to do with the fact it was the "Biggest Shopping Day" of the year...it was merely a three day weekend with my husband (an added bonus!).
So, as it turns out, this truly was the craziest shopping day of the year. Shelves were empty, mad rushes throughout every store, flustered employees who had no idea where to find their own asses...and the digital camcorder and the external hard drive we needed so desperately were "all sold out, no rainchecks". DAMMIT. Who the hell sells out of these items by 10 a.m.? Seriously??!!
I was pissed and decided not to be defeated. I dropped the fam off at home, grabbed the oldest munchkin, and hauled ass all over this damn town to get what I wanted. I am happy to report that though an (affordable) external hardrive was no where to be found, I did grab the last digital camcorder and managed to fit our kitchen bay windows with beautiful curtains.
The day has been a success...but I am sending out buyer's remorse vibes to all those Night of the Living Dead folks who only come out of the woodworks once a year just to make life miserable for everyday shoppers, myself included.
*damn, where's the sinister vibe key? it must be around here somewhere...