Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Black Friday... 17 more days to go!

Are you READY?!!!

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?!

10 comments:

sportyrls said...

Jamie, It is all about the deals... and also the free stuff : ). Drew and I have a funny little collection of the free JCPenny snowglobes that they give away every Black Friday. Good luck this year!

Crystal said...

Wow you are crazy! No just kidding. I have never like Black Friday, but I am thinking maybe this year I should give it a try. Money is so tight for us this year. It would be nice to get some fun stuff for a deal.

The Thornocks said...

ohhh, I love Black Friday! Last year we didn't get to go because a bunch of family was in town and something was going on that day, so we skipped out. BUT, the year before we all woke up at like 4:00 in the morning to try and find some sweet deals. It was awesome waiting outside with a huge crowd and then bursting into the store and pushing people around. Loved it! This year I'll be shooting that wedding, so I won't be able to go, but Chad says he's going and that he wants to look at shot guns since I won't be with him. What a butt!

The Bloxham Family said...

Jamie I love Black Friday also,
I don't know were you shop, but Old Navy has some pretty decent deals!Yes I still work there & I love the people with the walkie talkies. Anyway your family is so cute. I looked at your blog from Andrea's I hope you don't mind:)
you can check out my fam if you would like. polkadotsnblox.blogspot.com

Take care, & have so much fun shopping!

Brian and Carly said...

You so crack me up! I love that Christmas is all over your blog! I have yet to experience the black Friday sprint, but looking forward to it- especially after reading this post!

Emily said...

I love the deals and saving money and will be on my Black Friday #3, but honestly it makes me crazy and very very tired. Kudos to you!

Iliana said...

HE who shall remain nameless should be super glad he married a thrifty wife! You are funny!

McLane said...

We love black friday at our house, we started going the year we got married and now it is a tradition. It can be a lot of fun as long as you dont assume you will get all of the deals. We always start our morning at Fred Meyer to buy socks. This year Landon will be with us so it should be interesting.

Marissa Moller said...

I love Black Friday! I loved reading your blog, because I feel the same way!

M-GemBlaisdell said...

Every year I want so badly to take advantage of Black Friday and every year I sleep in so late that I get too intimidated to even take part in it. Go Jamie!