Are You Ready to Shop?

Gray Thursday. Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. Cyber Monday. Somehow,¬†there is a break on Sunday. ūüėČ

Are you ready to shop the big deals and thrills? Any real-deal shopper can attest that early Black Friday shopping is like tailgating at a football game. The thrill is amazing! I remember standing in those long lines on Black Friday with my sister (my #1 shopping partner). It was always below 30 degrees and still dark out. Hundreds of us anxious, sleep deprived, coffee-filled shoppers awaited for those glass double doors to open.

BUT my sister and I always had a plan.


Our Full Black Friday Plan

  • Shower before bed on Thursday
  • Wake up, wash up¬†and get dressed¬†around 3:30 AM on Friday
  • Head to the Wawa on the way to the store around 4 AM
  • Partake of our Wawa goods in the car
  • Arrive at the desired location and continue with our Wawa
  • Wait in line until doors opened at 6 AM

There was no leisure shopping – all sport. Once we received a map of the store, we would strategize where to separate and our meetup location. When the¬†doors opened, we rushed to our “station” for the items we wanted…ahem, needed.

I remember one experience when the PlayStation 2 console came out and everyone grabbed for it. It was so crazy, the sales associate was standing on pallets passing out¬†the¬†PS2s. One lady had a nerve to ask¬†to put it on¬†layaway! Who asks for layaway on Black Friday? Rule of thumb: If you don’t have¬†the money for Black Friday prices,¬†there is no need to even¬†be out!¬†Needless to say, my sister called out for the Ps2 and got it while the lady gave her a snarl. Oh people…

Yep, those were the days and sometimes I feel like doing that all over again – standing in the cold awaiting for a new “toy” to buy. But now with the¬†arrival of le Internet, I am very satisfied with staying indoors and clicking a mouse and keys to get the latest deal. Plus, the deals last all weekend and¬†seemingly better.

At¬†the same token, I am trying to reduce and simplify. I have come to¬†a point in my life where I am¬†buying things I need instead of want. ūüôā

Are you shopping online or outside sometime this weekend? Let me know in the comments!



Post-Superbowl Monday

Welp, the game is over. New England Patriots are Superbowl champions again – congrats!


Overall, that game was amazing! Haven’t seen a really intense Superbowl game like that in a while. I’m not a dedicated fan to either team, but I did want to see the Seahawks win this one. That last play was an EPIC FAIL! Horrible call at the 1 yard line and plenty of time to spare. I’m glad the Seahawks coach put himself to blame on that one.

Hence, whenever there’s a messup or something newsworthy, the memes start rolling in on Instagram. I’m not stirring up any ruckus with Pats vs Seahawks memes. However, I will post some hilarious memes about the halftime show!

I think it’s fair to say that everyone is in agreeance with it being a really good one this year. Katy Perry, Lenny Kravitz and a surprise Missy Elliot covered just about all music genre bases lol.
Here are just some Instagram memes I found:








There are more funny memes if you hashtag search #halftime #katyperry #missyelliot or even #PowerRangers lol.

The Superbowl commercials were pretty sentimental this time around. A few were funny and some were just jawdropping either in confusion or shock. The one I liked was the Budweiser Clydesdales looking for the lost puppy. So cute! What does it have to do with beer? Je ne sais pas (I don’t know) lol. It really is for branding purposes and connecting an emotion with a product/brand. Feeling sad for the lost puppy = Clydesdales + Budweiser. A little marketing lesson for ya. ūüėČ

What was your favorite moment of the Superbowl? Let me know in the comments!