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Did You Survive Black Friday?

Yesterday was one of the craziest days of the whole year – Black Friday. Every woman who has bargains on her mind has been plotting and planning for the biggest shopping day of the year. People had big turkey dinners yesterday with family and a house full of people, then they got a couple of hours of sleep and then they hit the malls and department stores to do their Christmas shopping.Some of them left the house at 1:00 am to get in line at their favorite stores.

I am not that desperate for bargains, but I do like to shop and save money when I can. We decided to meet up at 7:00 am at the outlet mall and I was shocked at how full the parking lot was already. We had to park way out in the outskirts and walk forever to get into the mall at all. I didn’t really see that many bargains on the things that I was looking for, and by 10:00 I was ready to leave.

My friends were upset that I wanted to leave so early, and they wanted to stay. So I went to the food court and got a table in the corner were I wasn’t going to be jostled and bumped by dozens of people. I pulled out my Nook tablet and read an entire book while waiting for them to finish their shopping and meet up with me.

It turned out to be a good day. Not exactly what I had envisioned, but we all bought a few things and had fun being together. That’s the important thing anyway! And next year, if I do a Black Friday shopping party again, I’ll take my own car so I can leave when I’m ready to go.

 

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Fast Sushi

The Kroger near my house has done a huge expansion and they totally remodeled the store. It took the fuckers almost a year to do the whole thing. I guess it took longer because they had to keep the store open and work in shifts and accommodate the shoppers. There are safety issues with construction going on while shoppers are in the store. And there are security problems, too. We never used to have a security guard at this shopping center, but now they have one at each door. I asked one of them if that store was having problems with getting robbed or something? The guard said that the construction workers had been stealing stuff from the store and they had to put the guards there to stop the stealing. I was shocked.

Anyway, they finally finished all the construction work and they had a grand opening. When I went in, it was nice nice to see everything so clean and new. And they have a huge new deli area. Its like a mini cafeteria and salad bar in there. And they have a sushi bar! So they keep a variety of popular sushi trays in the cold case and you can take it home with you for fresh sushi at home for under ten bucks! That’s a great deal and I bought one last night so I can take sushi to work with me for lunch today.

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Popcorn Cravings

What is it about popcorn that gets my mouth watering? I love the smell of popcorn, but it doesn’t even take the smell of popping corn to give me the cravings for it.

There is something about going to the movie theater and getting popcorn that is like a must have pairing. Its like soup and sandwich. Like ying and yang. Like hat and gloves. You go to the movie theater and you must buy some popcorn while you watch the movie. Its that simple.

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Paper Products

My girl, Angela, has been on food stamps for almost a year now because she can’t find a fucking job. Why is it so hard to get a job and childcare that can be scheduled to work out for single moms? Employers have to realize that some people have to drop off kids at day care and pick them up at certain times. and other moms have to make sure their kid gets on the school bus and has someplace to go after school. If you are making up a work schedule, how hard is it to consider that your start time doesn’t work out for most people? Would it kill you to change the shift start times by an hour and open up that position to other qualified people who need a job?

So with the food stamps thing my g/f can’t buy paper products at the grocery store. So, if you have no job and no money and you need toilet paper, what the fuck are you supposed to do? they haven’t published a Sears catalog for a long damn time now, so its not like the old days of taking a couple of catalog pages with you to the outhouse. Come on, people. Get some sense about what food stamps will pay for and give people the right help until they can get on their feet.

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Movies

I am going to the movies tonight with some friends to see John Carter. This movie was not advertised nearly enough, because no one had fucking heard of it until after it came out. Usually there are so many ads for a movie that it makes you nausea’s, but not this one. The first weekend it was opened it nearly bombed. Then people started spreading the word and voila’, the movie is taking off. I have always loved science fiction and Disney does it so well. I was very surprised to learn that it was a Disney movie at all with the lack of advertising.

I have never known Disney to not push a movie. It really is amazing. Anyway,  I can’t wait to see the movie. It is about a guy who gets transported to Mars and ends up in a Martian civil war. He ends up with super powers, I think because he is from earth although I am unsure about that part. I will be able to tell you more about it after I see it though. We are meeting up at six o clock to eat before we go to the theater at TGI Fridays.  We are going to have a blast.

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