Monday, December 1, 2008

Clarification, Contest and Late

You know, I reread my comment on shopping on Black Friday, and I think I should restate my position as it sounds very harsh. I have no problem with people who shop on the holiday weekend, if that is how they want to spend their time, what I have a problem with is people who are so crazy for a deal that they can trample a man to death. I know that many people agreed with me about shopping, however I bet there were a lot more who disagreed. Another problem is how the retailers feed the frenzy, they make people feel that they have to get it on Black Friday or they will not be able to afford whatever it is they are trying to purchase, which is crazy, because in many instances the same item goes on sale three more times before Christmas. Anyway, I just wanted to say that my problem isn’t with people who shop (though how anyone could stand the crowds for a “deal” is beyond me), but with the frenzy and the mania around the shopping.

The contest winners are (drum roll please. . . ) For the most entries, Marie is the winner, even tho she said she did not enter, simply because she took part and had the most entries. Thank you Marie. In the random drawing, the winners are CraftyChick 128 and Turtle. Please send me your addresses to georgi dot wellington at gmail dot com and I will be mailing the stuff out this weekend. I will have pictures as I mail. Thank you to everyone who participated, I enjoyed reading your comments throughout the contest. :-)

Well, for the post a day (National Blog Posting Month), I only did 22 out of a possible 30, which is much better than I normally do, but not posting every day. Nevertheless, when I have to resort to drivel, I figure no one wants to read it anyway. I am going to attempt to keep up the momentum, I know that I hate it when I go to someone’s blog that I love to read and the posting is not up to date, you know, those people who blog once a month, but what they write is great to read. Very disappointing.

I was late for work today because of the pretty(and cold)snow. I walked out to my car this morning and found a huge pile of snow in the shape of a car. It snowed all day yesterday and my car decided to let the snow sit on it so it was in camouflage. I battled my way to the car, started it, grabbbed the scraper/brush and started brushing it clear. It took me forever, I had no gloves or boots on and I became very cold very quickly. The snow was up to the knees of my pants and I sure wish I could park in the garage. I think I will be buying gloves and boots this weekend! Brrrrrrrrr

Have a wonderful day!


trek said...

I hear you on the retail market feeding the frenzy. Sometimes you really should spend the time to get the deal. Other times, you realize that your time is also worth a lot and you go when it works best for you.

Anonymous said...

Nah, I don't think you sounded harsh. I have to agree that the people who get up at 3 am and go shop or stand in line 2 days before - well, I wouldn't.

Luckily, though, I live in a small town - as of 2006 there weren't even 40,000 people!

I will be sending my address to you soon!

smariek said...

No, I don't think you sounded harsh. I'm just one of those people who can't wake up in the wee hours to line up for hours, just to save a few bucks. Not worth my time and effort, and I don't like the crowds.

I heard that 2 people got shot at a Toys R Us, is that insane or what? I mean, who brings guns to a toy store where kids are shopping? I think this occurred on Black Friday also. (I have the flu and am not quite with it)

Do you have a blog reader? I use Google Reader. I add subscriptions to blogs and Google Reader keeps track of new blog posts so I know which ones I haven't read, or so I know which blogs have a new post. This is so much easier to manage. I can get to the blogs when I have free time. Since I have limited time, I'm usually catching up on blogs days, weeks, and sometimes months later. (Just don't ask me how many "unread" blog posts I have in my blog reader, lol)

I think you did a great job posting nearly everyday in November. I'm amazed when people can keep that up because I know how much time it takes to compose blog posts and come up with something interesting to say. Aunt Kathy ( is one of those people who manages to pull it off.

Turtle said...

lol, i am sorry but the "very pretty snow in the shape of a car" got me! They have these cool gloved scrapers at the dollar tree, daughter has been using hers and loves it..may have to stick one in her boyfriends stocking as well.
I did not think you were harsh at all and so agreed and followed what you meant to express. crazy!!Thank you thank you!! (i won!) emailed u