Friday, November 29, 2002

Only 600 shopping hours left...

So today is the big day, it is apparently the first and only day people can shop for Christmas gifts. What fool in their right mind would actually go shopping today? Have you ever been to the mall on the Friday after the fourth Thursday in November? It is crazy and people are exceptionally rude, I think it comes from the fact that since yesterday was a holiday they were extra nice and now to balance it out they are complete jerks today. Heck of a way to start off the big Birth of Christ countdown, huh. It is funny how much time there is to shop, something like 600 hours and people have to get it done today. It all comes from a lack of planning, what you should do is write down everybody you have to buy for and then figure out what you want to buy them. If you don't know what to buy them, you obviously don't know them well enough to get them a gift in the first place, so take them off your list and send them a card. Once the list is finished go out and buy the stuff, it should only take a couple hours and you may even be able to do it online. It will also save you money because you planned ahead and didn't impulse buy. It is probably a little late for advice since most of you are reading this on Monday and have already wasted your money impulse buying. Just remember for next time.

I guess I am just pissed that I actually have to work today, why couldn't they just move Thanksgiving to Friday instead, it would sure make things a heck of a lot easier or even better just make Friday a holiday, how about, National Shopping Day and close the stock market. The whole fourth Thursday in November rule is just crap, just make the holiday the last Friday in November and save people the trouble of taking a day off in the middle of the week. I mean seriously why does it have to be Thursday, is it because the Pilgrims supposedly had there Thanksgiving on a Thursday. Oh yeah I am sure they had such great record keeping and knew exactly the date of the first Thanksgiving. It is just like the whole Christmas being celebrated on the the birthday of Christ. I don't want to ruin Christmas for you, but apparently research has been done and he was actually born in like March or April. Okay no big deal so Christmas is a few months early, they also found out that he wasn't even born in the year 1 AD, but actually was born a couple years later. No big deal though we only based our ENTIRE calendar on his birth year (you know the AD BC thing), to think people got in big debates about when the new millenium began, heck it won't begin for a couple years. Yeah I know I am complaining, but that is because I can and besides nobody will be reading this today because they will all be shopping and more importantly NOT WORKING.

Anyway I did have a good holiday yesterday, I guess it all begins on Wednesday when I had to go find a pie I had purchased for charity. I wasn't exactly sure where to pick it up so Scott and I went to a few buildings with no luck. Finally we were given a clue by a security guy after I asked him if he knew anything about pies. He said I could get the pie at South Station. The scavenger hunt continued and after almost tripping over the display of pies, we found them and it only took a half an hour. I headed home and actually almost forgot the pie. I did however notice that a bird had crapped on my bag, but I don't know when because it was all dry.

Once home I went out with Britt, Nissa and Emily to Margarita's, it was a fun time, and afterwards we watched CKY with OJ. Funny stuff!! Yesterday morning was fun filled because I had to get a couple of kittens and put them in the car and take them to Revere, which conveniently was right next to the airport where I was dropping my Dad off. I finally got back to "The Bury" at ten, just in time to freeze my ass off at the football game. I think this was my last year, it is soooooo booooring, nothing ever happens, they only run and when they run they average two yards per carry. So that pretty much sucked, though I did get to see the girls including Becky this time. Went home after that and played guitar for four hours, and now my fingers are killing me, I think it is time for a lighter string. Britt and Nissa came over and we ended up going through a bunch of stuff I had saved from the past, including: a prom video, street riding video, old pictures and a ton of other old stuff. After that we watched CKY2K, which of course was funny then it was off to bed.

Does this look like me?

Weekend Weather
Today - Cold all day with increasing clouds and snow showers tonight.
Saturday - Warming up to the low 40's with some rain.
Sunday - Cold again highs in the low 30's and very windy.

Dave Matthews Band Lyrics of the Day
Song title: Rhyme & Reason
My head won't leave my head alone
And I don't believe it will
'Til I'm dead and gone
My head won't leave my head alone
And I don't believe it will
'Til I'm six feet underground

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