Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Shades of Andi

Photos taken by Jim at Shades State Park, October 2012
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  1. Morning all.

    I want to solemnly promise that I'm not going anywhere near a mall (or maul) on Black Friday and will do my best to keep away from malls between now and Christmas.


  2. Heh, lucky you, Andi! If nothing else, I'll have to drop DD off at her job a few times! Hashtag-ism has crept into blogs now? Cool.

    I wrote two comments yesterday, but Blogger seems to have eaten the first. Oddness.

    This girl power article put a smile on my face.

  3. omg the blue dot has turned red!

  4. Mauls are *easy* to avoid, says she who rarely sets foot in one. Only reason I ever go is if I need to pick something up at the Apple store. Though I admit, the mac'n'cheese noodle shop in the food court may tempt me more often, but most definitely not until after the spending insanity that is the holidays.

    I am very much looking forward to a quiet 4 days of hermit-hood. I've got library books to read and nothing I have to do but read them. Sheer bliss!

    Off to the mimes in a bit. Y'all have a great day!

  5. I don't do twitter, Larry but I like putting hashtag categories on things -- easy way to do sarcastic comments. :)

    Not to worry, Jen, it was only temporary because I wasn't wearing my backpack (which means, I guess, that, when I have to replace it someday in the not-too-distant future, my new backpack will also have to be blue).

    Happy hermiting (or is it hermitting?), Maria. The Apple store is worth avoiding too -- they are always jammed no matter what day or time of day we go to it.

  6. No mauls here, either. Pouring wine Friday evening, and then live music after. Two arts and crafts shows this weekend. I don't buy much for Christmas any more, so it's easy to avoid Shopping Hell.

    Off to try to convince restaurants and stores to carry our hot sauce today - have you bought YOURS yet? :)

    Happy Tuesday, all.

  7. I am very proud to say that my store isn't open or open early on Thanksgiving day. We get the day off... with PAY! We don't open early on Friday either. I was super stoked to tell my customer that. It seems that most hate Black Friday as well. The "news" sure does feed the frenzy of it doesn't it?

    I find it odd that we are supposedly celebrating and sharing the bounty of what we have only to bust down doors, trample over people and ignore the rights of low paid worker so we can get more sh.t that we don't need. Screw Black Friday. It's not a "tradition", it's just selfish pricks.

    My co-worker said Black Friday was the perfect national holiday for Rapepublicans.

    Congrats Candis!

    Andi, that's a lot of leaves. Wayne crashed his bike last Thursday. Not hit by a car, but wiped out on wet leaves in the bike lane. He's okay. Bruised up, thankfully his cell phone "cushioned" the blow to his hip... I ran him over a new tail light.

    Wayne got word that Ireland needs him. Now. But Intel said he's going nowhere till after the holiday. But... He has an appt with Bruce Springsteen on the 28th. ACK! I might just have to take his ticket ;)

  8. Hi, all. I have been missing a lot of posts - happy belated birthday, Janet. And good thoughts are always sent as needed.

    Avoiding malls is something I do now because of physical limitations. But I used to stop going after Thanksgiving. I hate them anyway unless they have several bookstores, but those days are long gone.

    Maria, your weekend sounds great. I can't quite do it but it should be fun. Thanksgiving at my brother's (Carol is very disappointed you aren't coming, Maria!) and both his kids will be home. Then Saturday is the annual cookie baking at my friend, Chris' house. All her kids will be there so it will be fun. We have been doing this for over 20 years so it is quite the tradition.

    Everyone have a good day.

  9. I ran him over...He has an appt with Bruce Springsteen...take his ticket

    Janet, when I first skimmed the thread I thought you wrote that you had run over your husband for a Springsteen ticket, lol. (The cats have had me up since 4am and I'm all blurry.) Healing wishes & safe travels to Wayne, and happy holiday to you all.

  10. Yup, that's my m.o. I'm all about running people over for their stuff. LMAO!

    Gotta get ready for the mimes. I must say, I do work for a good mime. People are saying how nice it is to shop at our store rather than the chaos they were in at elsewhere. So we are getting some good vibes. But still... a hard week.