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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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Ruined My Fucking Load of Laundry

So my roommate was doing some laundry and she fucked up an entire load of my clothes! Can you believe this shit? What an idiot!

I had  just run a load of dark clothes, including to two favorite pairs of black pants and a pair of designer sweats in the washing machine. I got busy and wasn’t too worried about getting themout of the washing machine and into the dryer – I was going to get around to it. But it wasn’t fast enough for my roommate. I didn’t even know that she wanted to do any laundry.

So, she went in and poured bleach into the washer so she could run a load of white things. The problem is, that she loaded the bleach in there before opening the door and seeing that my clothes were still sitting in there and that the fucking bleach was pouring out onto my dark clothes. So everything I had washed ended up getting bleach on them. She says it was an accident.

Its all ruined! I’m so pissed! She says she will take me shopping and replace it all. That’s a joke! We both know she has no damn money to be buying me new clothes. And some of that stuff can’t be replaced. FML!

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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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fun fun fun

I love the weather lately. It has finally warmed up enough for BBQ’s and outdoor entertainment. Unfortunately, the best weather is during the week and it tends to rain on the weekend. So I decided to have my BBQ during the week. I called my friends and some family and told them since the weather was going to be shitty this weekend, we should get together on Wednesday afternoon. Everyone is going to leave work early or change their schedules so that they have the day off. We are going to get together at my place around the pool and have our first BBQ of the season.

Everyone is tired of the winter weather and more than ready to have some fucking fun. It is to be a potluck type of BBQ, with me providing the meat and grill. Everyone is going to participate. I am so happy to be able to do this. I have missed the outdoors throughout the winter and am looking forward to some sun and fresh air. So, if you do not have to work, give me a call. Everyone is welcome to come to the BBQ. Bring a dish or something and come on over. We are going to have a blast.

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