Turkey day and Black Friday, American traditions.
The great news this year was that for the first time in 5 years I actually got to spend a holiday with my family and that is worth more than anything else. I am happy to have them living on the same coast as myself again and I didn't realize how much I had missed it until I got it back.
That being said, just like old times Christmas to us is more of a "season" than a particular day. We have never celebrated holidays like other folks for the most part. I usually get at least one or most of my presents early and because I will never grow up I always get toys (the toys generally have changed to awesome electronic toys as the years have gone on however I do still get a traditional toy - this year I am expecting Skylanders Action Figures).
So, Christmas is getting ahead of myself, Turkey Day comes before it.
Oddly enough, this Turkey Day we actually ate turkey. This is something that does happen once in a while but we have been known to go with something less traditional like Lamb or whatever instead of the normal mass slaughtered celebrated bird. But the turkey was bloody delicious as were the rest of the normal decorations of corn, mashed potatoes, stuffing and cheese cake. Oh, even the next day leftovers were to die for.
My #000000 Friday shopping was mostly done the night before and just a few items done the morning of before heading out to work, however it was 95% done online. And lets be honest, online is so much better because I don't have to deal with hour long waits to get to the register, I don't have to fight soccer moms for the last Kinnect and hope I don't get pepper sprayed while trying to pick up my cheap electronic addictions.
I did pick up a few things that I really wanted pretty damn cheap (and maybe some of this will be overlapped from my last post, but I don't care) and stuff for others as well, even though that stuff will go unannounced for now.
I grabbed a copy of the Wii game Metroid: Other M for $4.99 and free shipping from Best Buy.
I grabbed Blu-Ray copies of The Crow and Gran Turino for $4.99 and free shipping from Amazon.com.
Of course my copy of The Lord of the Rings Extended Edition on Blu-Ray from Amazon.com which is actually being bought for me as a Xmas Gift.
Also I did snag my copy of Mad Men season 4 on blu-ray for $8.99 from Amazon.com.
And, At the last minute I grabbed the last two Harry Potter movies on Blu-Ray for $9.99 each (Amazon.com again).
On a related note, I am very interested in the idea of the new version of digital copies included with movies now a days - Ultra Violent or whatever.
I like the idea that they are not just a one use and done (hopefully) and stored on the mystical cloud so that you can start and army of digital movies to add to your collection.
This is going to be something that I'll hopefully be taking advantage of so that I can watch digital copies of great movies on my Kindle Fire without having to go through the hassle of ripping and converting the movies myself.
I have most of what I want to get for the old man bought for the holiday season however I'm still working on the old lady. I just gotta find the right gift (you know, other than the ultimate gift of my love lol).
Black Friday was boring and as every other year involved me working and selling crap to people who somehow manage to not work on such a day. I didn't sell anything impressive or that would actually make me any money, but I helped some people find things that they want and let them leave with a smile on their faces which is what is important.
Life is good.
Take care and enjoy your family this holiday season - and please stop buying clothes for your pets, they don't like that shit. Treats - Treats are what they like. I have talked to them, this is what they tell me.