I fell asleep super early tonight thanks to everything that has happened these last couple days . . . and then awoke at 1 a.m. this fine morning, deciding that this would be as perfect a time as any to pen (aka write on my cell phone) a blog post.
Now it's 1:15 in the morning as I sit here, a lively Boccherini classical Quintet playing in the background, as I calmly question my sanity, droopy eyes aside.
This is a bad idea.
If driving tired is equivalent to driving drunk, is this equivalent to drunk blogging?
(Backing up a little.)
I hate the idea behind Black Thursday, because it's no longer enough to wait till Friday. We must now encroach upon Thursday, turning a relatively quiet day of cooking and family drama into a madhouse dash between one good deal after another. And all those poor workers who were dragged away from their families to work 8+ hour shifts through the midnight hour.
Last year I boycotted Black Thursday.
This year I participated.
Curiosity overcame any sound judgment . . . and I'm $90 poorer as a result.
My Mom wanted to check out the Mall and the adjacent Target store.
We explored the Mall a little, most stores were closed at 6:30 p.m. (Some stores opened at 8, others 10, all stores had to be open by midnight). The girl working at the Games and Calendars store worked a 13 hour shift, from six that night to seven the next morning.
Most of my shopping was done at Target. No big screen for me, though the multiple rows of TV boxes towards the front of the store was quite impressive.
I headed upstairs where I scored three Nintendo 3DS games at $15 each: Mario Kart 7, the new Donkey Kong 3D game, and Super Mario 3D World. Each game is normally $40. I also found the board game "Pandemic" for $31. (I've known about this game for years, hearing how much fun it is, but ever since the Ebola outbreak I've thought about this game and how much I want to play it. Blame my sick twisted humor). And I got the Nashville season 2 part 2 Target exclusive CD with 21 tracks for $7. Love the music on the show, so that was a huge win, especially since the album normally retails for $16.99.
With tax it all came out to $90.28, when the normal pre-tax price would have been $176.99. So that's pretty good.
(It's almost 2 am and I need to finish this up so I can catch some more z's. I'm feeling my mind drift)
My Mom and I finished shopping right before midnight, which was when Bath and Body Works opened. (It was apparently a madhouse, so I'm glad I didn't stick around to experience that insanity). We got home around midnight, and then got caught up watching a Christmas movie on the Hallmark channel, so 2 a.m. was about the time I fell asleep last night, which already feels like ages ago.
Though, while still at the mall and right after a frozen yogurt break, my Mom commented that Black Thursday must be nice for those without families, because it gives them a chance to be around people, when they would have otherwise been lonely. I can see that. The mall was lively and festive, even with the late hour.
Personally I still feel Black Thursday is wrong. Thanksgiving is a day for friends and family, and not a day to take other people away from their friends and family, but despite this I still had a good time.
It was fun.
And after I awoke yesterday morning I found out my Mom went back to the mall at 4 a.m.!!! Totally getting no sleep at all. Crazy!
And now I must get back to bed.
Good morning and good night.
(With the way I wrote this blog you can tell I'm in that weird "is this morning or night" "today or yesterday"? stage. There's a strange blur between days this early in the morning).