Friday, November 24, 2006
Stuff for da house.
The day after Thanksgiving is a day of absolute insanity if you're anywhere near a shopping center or mall or grocery store or video rental or restaurant or Christmas tree stand or gas station or -- you get the picture.
Anyway, this morning I braved the crowds and went shopping. Kohl's had some killer prices on small kitchen appliances, which are needed in my new house. The line was loooooong but I got a big crock pot and a big griddle. Cool stuff. And because I have a home, I need more tools than just the screwdriver set that's been following me around for a few years. That meant stops at Home Depot, Lowe's and Orchard Supply Hardware. Found some good deals, but took a bit of hunting because the Turlock OSH store had already sold out on the stuff I wanted.
I stopped off at a few other places for DVDs and such, but came up empty. No great deals, and certainly nothing better than what I can find on Amazon.com, my favorite though highly addictive shoping website. (Don't worry, Josh, SYM is my #2 favorite shopping website.)
All told, a good day. And when those insane people were trampling security guards at 5AM, I was happily asleep. And safe.
The funny thing is, years ago I worked on the day after Thanksgiving, writing stories about these insane people. Which meant I had to be insane and join them at 6AM, with one of our newspaper's photographers. People ask me if I ever miss working at a newspaper. On a day like today? No way!