Yes, I'm one of those sick and twisted people who LOVE Black Friday. I haven't missed it in 3 years (this will be #4.) I remember my first Black Friday, walking into Toys 'R Us right as it opened and feeling this rush of adrenaline pump through my veins as I practically sprinted through the store. I grabbed the Leap Frog table that was 50% off and within 10 minutes they were all GONE. It was insanity, watching people snatch toys off the shelves at record speed, filling multiple carts, and then waiting over an hour just to check out. I loved it, though. Last year my sister, Whitney, joined me and we were smart and split up, using our cell phones as walkie-talkies so we could check-in with each other every couple minutes. She went to Mervyns and I went to JC Penny. Then we headed to Toys 'R Us... again, a mad house. So, here we are, only 17 days to go until another Black Friday is here. I love reading the ads on Thanksgiving and plotting out my course. So, be honest... any other closet (or openly proud) Black Friday lovers out there??
(And for any of you wondering if Jake gets as excited as I do about this wonderful day, I guess you will just have to ask him. ;) )
PS I was just told by someone who will remain nameless that this post might come across as me being materialistic. Anyone who knows me knows I love a good deal and that's the thrill I get from shopping on Black Friday. I'm not a shop-a-holic. I don't buy myself and everyone I know thousands of dollars worth of stuff for the holidays. It's not about that. It's about the deals... and the adrenaline that comes along with racing around stores with people who are just as crazy as me. Can't Santa have fun while saving a buck or two?!
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