Monday, November 27, 2006

get it while its hot!

here goes misty ann enjoying her third glass of "georgia scarlett," a gift from the parents at thanksgiving last week. i'm reflecting about the insanity that was "black friday."

so, according to my sources, most of the outlet stores in the area (and by in the area, i mean in BFE years away from anywhere near where i live) opened at midnight. i'd be very curious to know just how many people were out then shopping. and how good the sales were. i did hear from a friend who hoofed it to best buy at 5AM that by the time she got to the front of the line "all laptops were sold out" and that half the line left. how much time did these people waste sleeping tents for this?
this is crazy talk! there are kids in tents outside circuit city! well, i don't know about kids but how awful would that be? seriously? i myself did not venture out on black friday, as i never have, as my mother never permitted it. ever. it's just ridiculous. i don't know what her reasoning was but mine is definitely in the "my time is much more valuable than the hundred or so dollars i could save on a plasma tv" variety. she even stated, so astutely, how happy she was that she no longer had children at home that required the latest and greatest in electronic asshatery for christmas.

i'll just say this.

those items that i'm interested in either giving or receiving for christmas rarely go on sale.

this, for example.

i give these candles nearly every year to those nearest and dearest. they are absolutely fantastic and smell magnificent and cost approximately fifty-two dollars all the time, without fail and never ever ever disappoints. so this year, when you've got a little gift to give, stop by your local fabulous pamperings store (like boutique serenite in montreal where i used to shop when i lived with our friends to the north) and pick up a smattering of these fantastic scented bougies. barney's co-op carries a selection of diptyque candles at both their georgetown and chevy chase locations. my personal favorites are the colored ones: figuier, tuberuese, baies, opopanax and gold pomander. work it out. happy shopping. with or without discount insanities.


misty ann matheson.


At 1:35 AM, Blogger circumlocutor said...

I can't believe people actually camp out for those sales (some with assault weapons from what I hear). Any word on whether Cindy Sheehan was among the campees?

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