This is a quite deflating post....as I walked around my neighborhood this morning, enjoying the glow of the morning sun....i noticed a problem of epidemic proportions. Dead Santas! Yep. Those jolly figures were just lying in yard after yard, next to dead reindeer, snowglobes, and other holiday lawn displays. Can you imagine a young child driving with their parents..."Daddy- Why is Santa dead? Don't worry son, he will be alive tonight"
For years my wife and I browse the black friday ads on Thanksgiving, seeing if there is "anything we need", and this year, nothing jumped out at meet- except for a multi GB flash drive for less than $10 at Walmart, or the FREE (after rebate) Universal remote control, and ipod ear buds. No HDTV, No Blue Ray DVD, No Netbook....nada, nothing. That gave me an opportunity to sleep in- waking at 6:05 AM on BF. I decided to go to the gym early, and since its behind TARGET, It would provide a good view of the BF crowds. As I drove thru the mall at 6:30, the parking lots were full, but I park behind the store, so I didn't think it would be busy there. WRONG..... I started towards the gym, and noticed alot of folks walking out of TARGET empty handed, with long drawn out faces...it was obvious they missed their window of opportunity for that high end item they migh not have needed. After the gym I headed to the drugstore and got my remote control, and ear buds getting the amount I paid in credit for the store. I walked out of the store happy inside- and holding two script receipts....which I promptly gave to my wife. Now when she finds out I bought ANOTHER remote control.......(that will be a whole different story!!) You can never have too many RC's now can you?
Updated an hour later: Well, I got a call from my wife at the drugstore, and she told me something I didn't realize- the script had the product I bought. Her comment was " Just what we need, another remote control!" End of story.
A lot of Children will be getting their letters to Santa stamped- RETURN TO SENDER, as the USPS is discontinuing a program which began in 1954, whereby letters to Santa Claus were answered by volunteers in North Pole, AK. Though the volunteer never answered a child's letter, the USPS believed a change in the program needed to be made.
In the early 80's I worked for a video distribution outlet, Target Video (not affiliated with Target Stores) and we distributed special interest titles....As the first to have Video Aquarium and Video Fireplace, when I saw this Video Fireplace with a twist (strippers or burlesque dancers) I said.....The Video Fireplace we knew...has come a long way. Except for the price 9.99 price on Amazon( the DVD + Holiday CD)......the original video fireplace sold fo $29.99
What is Video a Go-Go....well click on their website link and you be the judge.
Joey Chestnut has won, for a third straight year, the coveted Mustard Belt, after winning Nathan's Famous Hot Dog's annual Hot Dog Eating Championship. 68 Hot Dogs in 10 minutes. Tonite's Chestnut's meal will be Cobb Salad with ranch dressing. Chestnut set a new world record with this 2009 win and his purse is $20,000 . The event is televised annually on ESPN!