Oh crap! With all the hoopla surrounding the magical date of 12-12-12 that we were all paying attention to I just realized that there are only eleven more shopping days until Christmas, and I really have not started yet. Sure, I have picked up a few things here and there but nothing to make a dent in the list I have mentally placed in my head. It’s giving me a pounding headache already just thinking about it.
Black Friday. Those two words together just give me the willies. It really makes me shudder in fear. Sorry, but I am not a fan. I’d rather just sit home this morning on my day off with a hot pot of coffee and in front of my computer while reading about all the crazies battling it out in Thunderdome for some cheap gadget, gizmo, or ugly sweaters.
I refuse to shop on Thanksgiving eve or today just to save a few bucks. I’m sorry, but it’s all over-hyped and just crazy.
I don’t know about any of you but I’m just not ready to see darkness starting at 5pm! It feels like I’m just getting my day started and all of a sudden it’s night time. Daylight savings was invented to play with people like me. First of all, my morning started out with a lack of necessary caffeine as I stupidly went to the voting booths to do my patriotic duty without a cup o’ joe and got trapped there for almost two hours! Everyone was cranky to begin with. Double ugh!
Well, here we are back to the daily grind in NYC a week after Hurricane Sandy. Most subways lines and roadways are up and running for most. People are lined up at Starbucks and bagel stands to get their normal fix. Businesses are open. Power has been restored to the majority. I have to give big props to the MTA and ConEd for getting everything up as quick as they did under the circumstances. It truly was a Herculean effort, and the employees of those companies that were in the trenches working day and night need to be applauded. There are still areas that are out but should be up shortly.