Monday, December 01, 2008

did i tell you what i did on black friday?

when i heard that the outlets were opening at midnight, i got all excited! see, i've never done the crazy black friday shopping thing before. ever. and i thought that midnight was easy enough, cause i just wouldn't go to sleep and i could just pretend i was out dancing at a club and staying up til midnight to GO SHOPPING would be super easy! right? right.

so i'm doing everything i can to entertain myself before midnight rolls around. cause i'm obvioulsy not out at a club dancing where i never know what time it is until the stupid lights come on and they tell you that you and all your drunk companions have to leave the club and get on the road and attempt to drive home without killing someone (don't drink and drive. this message brought to you by jennster cause i care and some drunk asshole killed my friend, so yeah. don't be a drunk asshole. unless you're taking public transportation, than asshole away.) someone should have a coffee stand outside of clubs you know? and pretzels too. with cheese. yum. now i'm hungry.

okay.. so i drove the outlet and holy shit, it was like a parade. cars at the stoplight backed up as far as i could see. the parking lot was FULL. the outlet mall was PACKED. and when i rounded the corner to the fabulous and amazing coach store, i found myself staring at a line of about 150 people. was there a ride i was missing out on? was i at disneyland? was someone giving away free wii's? no. it was just to go into the coach store. that was the only store with a line. the rest of the mall was barely crowded. but the coach store. holy shit. i thought about standing in line. i think i actually might have. for about 5 minutes until i realized that my life was better spent sleeping, or dreaming, or reading twilight.

so i left. and i laughed cause i thought it was still kind of fun that i went to go do that. i wasn't done yet either. i was going home to sleep until target opened at 6. hell i don't even know what i wanted at target either- i think i just wanted to take part in the whole black friday thing. it was stupid. i mean, there were a ton of people at the target too. all dumb and standing outside in the freezing cold. i stared at them from the warmth of my car. i also thought that i was going to be really pissed off if i woke up a few hours later cause i fell asleep still in my dang car. i didn't fall asleep. i managed to get inside target and i think i sleepwalked around the store. i barely remember being there. and the whole time i was thinking to myself "why am i here again??"

so yeah. i did the whole black friday thing. and i never have to do it again. but i'm happy i did it and experienced it and realized that people are really crazy and totally get into the whole shopping thing and stuff.... which is kinda fun. maybe it would have been more fun if i wasn't alone? i think probably shopping with a friend would have made a difference you know? someone to laugh at people with. someone to make sure i didn't fall asleep in my car with. someone to tell me to just shut off my alarm and go back to sleep cause the store will not have anything that day you won't be able to get the next. and plus, online shopping is way easier- as long as you don't have to pay for shipping that is.

so what was i saying again?!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like Coach as much as the next girl, but there were outlets open all night out here too and the Coach outlet had a massive line. I was like, what's so great about Coach that you have to wait in line to get in?

Personally I'd rather pay the higher price in order to get stuff that's not been picked over. Pay more = keep my sanity!

Anne

Ali said...

eh. am totally over Coach purses. once every single person ever had one, i kind of lost interest in them. you are way better off reading Twilight. mmm..Edward....

Alison said...

So did you buy anything? I can't handle going out on Black Friday to shop. The number of people jostling each other around makes me crazy.

Grim Reality Girl said...

This was my first Black Friday off! Did I shop? NO WAY! Those people are crazy! (Yes, I was shoved around by crazy crowds, while working, while pregnant -- what a horrible day to work!!). I stayed home all day in my PJ's and it was BLISS! Glad you enjoyed your shopping!

Neurotic Grad Student said...

Can I just say don't drink and take public transit? If you're going to be drunk, have a DD or take a taxi!! I saw someone puke all over our brand new light rail trail that had only been operational for about three months coming home from a club once and I have never forgiven that anonymous woman. DON'T be obnoxiously drunk on my train. Or my bus. I will kick you!!

I totally spent a lot of money on Etsy for Black Friday. Shopping online rules!!

Anonymous said...

You are insane. I would never go shopping on that day!

Kristabella said...

You are insane.

But I actually already knew that.

Anissa Mayhew said...

OR you could just get your lame ass to FL and come out with Izzymom and me and drink until the lights come back on and then beg cute little boys to take off their clothing AND not drunk drive because you got a hotel room 4 minutes walk from all the best bars. HEH! Bring it.

Anissa Mayhew said...

Oh, and somewhere there is flickr picture of Izzy doing her best "Jennster ass pose"

Heinous said...

Never done it and never will. I think it's close enough that you did.

Issas Crazy World said...

I think you are crazy. ;)

I got up and had brunch with my family and went out about 11:30am on Friday. I did buy out the entire mall though.

Andie said...

last year, on thanksgiving night, we stood in line so scott could get a plasma tv. I told him I would never do that again. LOL