Monday, November 23, 2009

What the heck?!?!

I wanted to just put this rant out on Twitter, but unfortunately 140 characters was not enough to express my complete disbelief from this stupid Black Friday phenomenon.

There are already people lining up TODAY (Monday) to get in line to purchase items from stores like Best Buy. Now I know there are good deals on Black Friday, and I understand the idea of waiting in line for an unreleased item. I have waited overnight before at WalMart to purchase a Wii on that launch date.

But lining up for a SALE? That seems... confusing at best. See you could enter the store RIGHT NOW and purchase the exact same item you are going to wait in line 4 days to purchase. There is no "exclusitivity" to the product that you are waiting for... all you are waiting for is a PRICE.

But what in the world do you do that you it is actually a worthwhile endevear to wait in line 3 days to purchase something from one of these stores. I have to assume you are not unemployed, because most of the "big discounts" that are offered on items are on big ticket items. You can get a $1000 TV for $500 or some such other "great deal." Therefore I have to assume you have some sort of income that allows you to have a disposable amount of $500.

If this is the case, would you not be better served WORKING, saving your days off, and just spending the extra cash? The real cost to get the TV (taking time off + price) is going to be MUCH greater than the price you could probably purchase it anyway.

Not only that, but that means you are also going to have to sit outside in late November (cold and rainy), and miss a time of celebration with friends and family (Thanksgiving) while you wait to save a couple of bucks.

I just don't get the mindset/lifestyle that thinks this is a productive idea, but I suppose whatever floats your boat.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Year in Pictures

I make a yearly picture album. I'm supposed to do it once a month, so I don't have to spend hours and hours and hours at the end of the year. I don't know what happened to this year...I'm actually looking at pictures that I haven't viewed till now. And I took the picture in June or August. Here's some of my favorites from today.

A plunger and a helmet are a good combo for a laugh.
This is the heart of Maddie - tutus and ice cream.
I LOVE this picture.
"Silly Annora" as Maddie would say.
This isn't even my kid. But it makes me smile anyway.
It's the "fat man in a little coat" kind of funny. Not that he's fat - you get it.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


God made kids look cute, act cute, and say cute so that we stay grounded instead of flying of the handle every chance we get. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

My girls make me laugh. Sometimes I find myself smiling at them during the day and realize I haven't really smiled yet during that day. And I say, "Thank you God" A smile always brings joy and relaxation. And I can deal with what comes my way easier and with a heart of grace.

Annora requests the "Pizza Hut" song, where I sing about pizza hut, kentucky fried chicken and mc'donalds. Her favorite is the "chicken" part. Cracks. Me. Up.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Can you guess?

What color Annora's poop is today?