Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Gotta Get Down on Friday...

I know Thanksgiving is around the corner and I should only be thinking about how lucky I am to have the family and friends that I do, but since my holiday is already prepared and ready to go on Thursday I turned my attention to Friday… Black Friday!
It is honestly one of my favorite days of the year. For one day I take in the mass chaos and can’t help but love it. Yeah, I am that crazy person who is has a face of determination to get what I want/need while stopping every few seconds to laugh out loud. Here’s why it has become my obsession…
Last year was the first time I did the whole “Walmart at midnight” thing. My family was just sitting around Thursday night with nothing to do, so we thought lets go watch the crazies run around for deals. So my mom, sister, and I got in the car and headed up there around 9 pm. Since the mass opening of “the deals” was in a few hours we just walked around and I found myself saying “Woah, True Blood season for $8… I want that” then “Madden 11 for $10… my brother would love that.” So then I got my game face on and started positioning family members so they were within striking distance of grabbing the deals.
All of sudden the countdown was going and the workers were tearing the wrap off the displays… It was a whirlwind and before I knew it I looked down to see I had everything I needed to get. So I started walking to meet up with my mom and sister. Within seconds I found my mom but no sister… About a half an hour later I found my sister sitting in an abandoned aisle all by herself shaking with fear.  I couldn’t help but laugh and she just looks at me and says “SCARIEST MOMENT OF MY LIFE!” Then from her side she holds up the things I told her to grab. I was so proud of her but honestly it is still one of my favorite stories to tell… This year she promises to dominate and not hide out.
So here's the game plan... I call it "Divide & Conquer."
My favorite section... movies! I am a movie junkie and not to mention these make for great stocking stuffers. I plan on getting Water for Elephants and Bridesmaids for sure! Good thing the boyfriend watches more movies than I do, so a few of the $1.96 movies won't break the bank.
I still have a few more days of conditioning like this...

So everyone watch out in northern Michigan... I will totally be that girl who once its all said and done is in the parking lot doing a victory dance.
Anyone else out in my blogging world who will be tackling the crowds and up for Black Friday challenge?

3 comments:

miss andrea lee said...

This is too funny! I'm not a big black Friday shopper, its too crazy for me ;) but good luck!

Shane Prather said...

Too funny, I'm more of a Cyber Monday girl though :)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I was at walmart this year at their 10pm time and it was mass crazy!!!