Okay! So how proud are y’all of me for posting everyday (so far) this week?! LOL! Well, since I had at least 24 hours where I did not have to work (prior to the Thanksgiving Holiday I was at work 10 days straight) I was able to get a lot of shooting, videotaping, shopping, cooking, and overall relaxation in.
The above vid is Jo doing her happy dance. Among all the things that she wanted to purchase while visiting the States for five months (she’s my exchange student from Germany) she wanted an iPod Nano 6. I advised her the best time to buy electronics in the US would be during Black Friday. So she waited and finally got her device. She explained to me that Apple products in Germany are EXTREMELY expensive. I want to say she got the Nano for at least a third of the price she would have paid in Euros.
We got up at 3:30 AM to head over to Target. I figured by that time the crazies of Black Friday would be gone and we could just stroll right in there with no wait. I was correct. The employees of Target were all too eager to help and just so nice… for it being 4AM. As we were leaving the employees were being catered breakfast. The smell of fresh bacon and eggs filled the store.
Next, we headed back home for a two hour power nap and then headed to Half Price Books. HPB was having a 40% the most expensive item sale! Also, if you were one of the first 100 people in line you would get a free reusable tote bag and a $5 gift card. One lucky person would win a $100 gift card. The doors opened at 7AM. The plan was to get there around 6:30 AM. I mean seriously… who was going to be at HPB at 7AM anyway? I was sure obtaining a gift card would not have been an issue.
I will NEVER AGAIN underestimate the power of nerds in numbers. Apparently there are still a lot of people in the DFW that read physical books. Johanna and I were going to wait in line, but we counted and found that there were clearly 100 people there already. It was 53 degrees and we didn’t bring our jackets so we threw up the deuces and sat in the car until the store officially opened.
Needless to say we didn’t get a gift card. I also didn’t find ONE BOOK I wanted to buy. Yup, not even with a 40% off discount. Johanna purchased 5 items and paid $2.50 for everything! You have to love Half Priced Books.
We came home around 9AM and slept until 2PM… the rest of the day was spent cleaning, eating leftover Thanksgiving dinner while Watching Good Fellas, Harold and Kumar go to White Castle, and Harold and Kumar go to Guantanamo Bay. Jo now really wants to see Harold and Kumar in 3D. I love John Cho and Kal Penn!
|Top: Sweater Dress c/o AmiClubWear.com| Jeans: Guess| Ring: Strut| Clutch: Strut| Shoes [not pictured]: Reebok RunTones|