Now that we are firmly past Thanksgiving and heading fast towards Christmas I really have to breathe a sigh of relief that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are done and finished. I am not a fan of either. No way in heck will you find me shopping on Black Friday – the only shopping day of the year where there is a body count! Especially if you dare challenge your life expectancy by heading over to Walmart! From what I have read and seen on the news it’s like the zombie apocalypse unleashed and they are all attacking each other over a toaster. I just don’t get the attraction of hitting an overcrowded store on the same exact day that almost the whole population of the country packs into it. Obnoxious and unruly people, long lines, aggravation, screaming kids, and the list goes on and on. Many times the store runs out of advertised inventory, and more so because most special sales items are in limited supply. That why you have these idiots camping out overnight outside on the sidewalk to make sure they get that blender, ugly sweater, or B-grade flat screen on sale! Woo Hoo! Then, be prepared to be assaulted by throngs of the undead as they push themselves past the doors at opening time. Fun stuff!
Nah, nope, not me. No way. Hell no. I’d rather chill out at home, hit the gym, get some stuff done around the apartment, then go out for a nice dinner and cocktails. Much safer and mentally relaxing than fearing for my life at a mall or Walmart. I’m sorry, but the sales are not all that good, plus it’s just not worth my time and mental health to battle the hordes of annoying people that wait for this one day to save a few bucks. Personally, I don’t mind paying a bit more to shop in peace if needed. Also, don’t people realize that there will be a ton of sales offered between now and Christmas as retailers get more and more desperate to hit numbers? C’mon people, just chill out and enjoy a day off!
Then we have Cyber Monday which is a concept well past it’s shelf life. When a huge amount of people use the internet to purchase all kinds of products year around it really has lost it’s novelty. Plus, I heard from a few friends who did shop the web that the on-line discounts offered this time kind of sucked and not worth the effort. Let’s get real anyway – a lot of people use Cyber Monday to surf the net and goof off at work during this day. Please just kill off this outdated concept already and just offer good deals each week leading up to Christmas. This way we can shop on-line and goof off at work every day!
Ok, what is up with the bastardized Peeps I have been seeing out there? White snowman peeps? Blasphemy! To me there is only one type of Peep. The original yellow Peep. That super sweet sugary marshmallow concoction that I have a weird fetish for. Love me some Peeps. How I don’t have the beetus by now only Heaven knows. I have surely eaten enough of them. Maybe I should give those white bastards a try. Perhaps I fear also liking them too much. Along with the pink, blue, green, and other colors they have come out with. It’s a conspiracy I tell you!
One thing I do still love are the older holiday shows. You know, the ones with the stop animation puppets. Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, Year Without a Santa Claus, Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, etc. We own most of these specials. I can always watch them at this time of year, and it’s a much better way to enjoy my evening than fighting for my life at Walmart!
Of course these guys are still my favs!