Black Friday? Not so much...

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We enjoyed a quiet family time, ate too much and put up the Christmas tree (to be decorated today!). The rest of the weekend promises more of the same, relaxing and enjoying a few days off. Since I’m the Anti-Shopper, I don’t understand the fixation with Black Friday. Frankly, I find the #ChristmasChamp lady more than a little creepy.

My mother and sisters sadly shake their heads at me. They are dedicated shoppers. They live for the deal. They set out for a day of shopping with nothing in particular in mind to buy, but are confident they’ll “know it when they see it.” I’d rather be strapped to a chair, have my eyes taped open and be forced to watch a Dumb & Dumber marathon.

If you’re a shopper, God bless you. You’re a better woman than me if you’re willing to brave the traffic, the crowds, the pepper spray (!–honestly, did you see the news story about a woman who used pepper spray to move up in a shopping line?). I wish you well and may all your shopping dreams come true.

I’ll do my Christmas shopping online in my jammies.

And now I get to do a little cyber-housekeeping. I’ve had several blog guests and need to catch up on naming the winners from their posts. Here they all are:

Farrah Rochon: Ann Best

Emery Lee: Robin in NC

And winners of their choice from my eNovellas: Limecello, Demaris Sanchez, and Jennifer L.

If you didn’t win, I hope you’ll join me at CasablancaAuthors tomorrow for another chance. Have a wonderful holiday weekend. And if you go shopping, stay away from nuts with pepper spray.

4 thoughts on “Black Friday? Not so much…

  1. catslady says:

    I am not a shopper either lol. I agonize every year trying to find perfect gifts within my budget but I will not join the mass hysteria. Today I went to the pet store – they were having a huge sale that I accidently came upon lol.

    1. Mia Marlowe says:

      Accidental sales are usually my speed, Catslady. A couple years ago, my DH and I got up at oh-dark:30 to snag a good deal on a computer for our daughter. We stood in line for an hours to get a voucher for the computer and actually got the very last one. Then we stood in line to pay for it for another couple hours and when we reached the register, they tried to charge us for “upgrades” they’d already made to the netbook. After several minutes of wrangling, we convinced them to sell it to us for the advertised price since we hadn’t asked for the “upgrades.” It was a miserable experience. We decided never again.

  2. Melanie says:


    You’ve made my day with this post! It got a little eerie because, I might as well have written it. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving, quiet with Christmas music, put up our Trees (my DH has his own in his Man Cave) but left for the ornaments to be put up today; watched a marathon of AIRPORT movies (1970, 1975 and 1977).

    Made fun of my cousin who is planning to go at midnight for a ‘Midnight Madness’, which is truly MAD, and I LOATHE the Target weirdo, who should be put in a Bedlam.

    I plan to visit my elderly Aunt (my mom’s sister) who is convalescing in a home, and later tonight we’ll finish decorating our trees.

    I also have to get on the winners of ‘hook-a-book’ and have a bunch of books to review for Romance Reader At Heart, Romantic Crush Junkies eZine (coming out in January) and for my own bookworm2bookworm Blog…so my ‘madness is going to be spent at my cozy home with my DH, drinking hot chocolate with marshmallows and with Christmas music….

    For some reason, all these years, I thought I was ‘weird’ for H-A-T-I-N-G Fridays after Thanksgiving! I thought I was the ONLY one. I know of NO ONE that feels like I do! Until NOW!

    Thank you :)

    1. Mia Marlowe says:

      I don’t think we’re alone, Melanie, but we’re definitely in the minority. Glad you feel less weird. ;-)

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