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!

7 comments:

steven nelson said...

did you take a picture of a random guy buing things? if so...thats kinda wierd

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P-Rob said...

Uh, no Steven. It's a picture from the SF Chronicle, that I downloaded from the newspaper's website. BTW, for anyone who cares, I'm really getting sick of comments from spam generators. Ugh.

Joshua Griffin said...

Do you consider my comments SPAM? Just enable the word verification tool? Spam = gone. JG

P-Rob said...

I'd enable the word verification tool, except that I have some relatives from Alabama and some students from a local school district who might get confused. Just kidding. About the relatives.