Monday, November 26, 2007

Proof of my freakish tendencies

Aahh, nothing like 4 consecutive days away from work to refresh and rejuvenate me.

My holiday was absolutely lovely with the exception of the twins getting nasty colds on Thanksgiving thus requiring they stay home with Dad while the older girls and I went to my Aunt's for the annual festivities. (Thank goodness for the tons of leftovers I grabbed before I left to enable us all to have Thanksgiving dinner together the next night.)

Oh yeah, and with the exception of when hubby and I got in to a "debate" about my blog.

It was at that time that I discovered hubby, who does not read my blog ,thinks that the bulk of what I do is bitch about him. He thinks that I have painted such a horrible picture of him that he wouldn't dare meet any of my blogosphere pals. I told him not to flatter himself and that I have better things to talk about then him. I merely invited him to read posts other than what I have shared with him to see that while there have been a few times in which he was depicted in a not so favorable light those types of posts are few and far between.

So in an effort to emphasize the fact that I do not constantly paint a poor picture of my husband I am shining the light on myself and blogging about what a weirdo I am.
Weeeell it's not so much that I am a weirdo as it is that I have the tendency to do weird things every now and then. Ok, yeah, I guess I am a weirdo.


Take for instance last Friday. Black Friday. The Friday in which people at a local mall were trampling one another to get to the good sales. Right. I joined in the madness.

No I didn't go to the mall.

But I did go to Wal-Mart. WAL MART.

If that isn't proof that I'm a freak then I don't know what is.

In my defense the Wal Mart in my neigborhood is only a few years old and hasn't yet turned in to crazy central. It's actually nice, clean and well staffed.

But still. What was I thinking ?

When my alarm went off at 4:15 I silently questioned my sanity but got up, got ready and headed out anyway.
And while I figured it would be madness I didn't count on seeing a line around the corner. A line that was not single file but quadruple file. After a few expletives and more sanity questioning I decided to take it as a personal challenge to brave the chaos. I found a spot to park and as it wasn't quite 5:00 when I arrived I stayed in the warmth of my car until I saw the line moving. And boy did it ever move. I didn't expect it to move so fast. I literally got out of my car and ran. Thank goodness it was still dark...because really I'm not sure why I was running. I mean even though the line was moving quickly there was still a buttload of people that had not yet been let in.

But, as luck would have it , the line went quickly and I was let in after only freezing one ass cheek off. And minus one or two traffic jams near electronics I quickly made my way to the toy aisle.

What was so important you might ask. Well believe it or not my 4 1/2 year olds have never had bicycles (they've had trikes and foot powered cars but no bikes) and I felt it was high time I stopped being a lamo and purchased them for my poor deprived children. So one Spiderman bike and one Disney Princess bike later, I left the madness. Sure, they had other great sale items but I could only take so much. And here's the funny thing. The bikes weren't even on sale. So yeah, I'm not sure why I needed to get to Wal-Mart at 5 am on the worst shopping day in the history of human beings ... It's a mystery...(cue twilight zone theme)

So there you have it. That's how I roll. I'm a freak, an oddity...uh me and all the other 4 gazillion weirdos who thought it was also a good idea to shop on Black Friday.


Biddy said...

you've most definitely lost your friggin mind haha

there is NO sale on Black Friday that is worth getting up at the ass crack of dawn for, in my eyes. i'd rather pay full price on a wednesday night than deal with millions of crazies

Stacie said...

:) I love Black Friday, that must make me even MORE weird than you. ;)

I go, without a plan, without a list and hope for the best. If anything, I take my cup of coffee and people watch.

Queen of the Mayhem said...

I went to Wal-Mart one year...and witnessed two women fist fighting over a TV...I KID YOU NOT!
(They ended up calling the SWAT team)

Yeah...if you want a TV bad enough to punch me for can have it....really.....I'll buy another one! :)

Ann(ie) said...

At least you have a decent WalMart. The WalMart in Renton is a hole. A scary dive where you think you actually might die. Especially on black Friday.

But, **yay** on the bikes! You've done more Christmas shopping than me so far. I'm remaining in denial for another good two weeks. ;)

Maureen said...

Oh, I am sorry but that is hilarious! I was waiting for that last line telling us all how much you saved; to somehow justify the trouble... but then admitting they weren't even on sale; well that was priceless.

You are, my dear a Freak. (in the nicest of ways, may I add).

Heather, Queen of Shake-Shake said...

Freaks on a Leash!

It's a new club a friend and I are starting.

Care to join us?

Fourier Analyst said...

Nothing like the "herd mentality" is there? Makes you realize just how closely related we are to lemmings!!

Console yourself with the thought that you have 1) done a big part of your Christmas shopping, and 2) not waited until all the bikes left were Spongebob and Teletubbies!!

What we Moms go through to appease our young!

Whiskeymarie said...

Um, not to be a stickler here, but I believe the correct pronunciation is
"THE" Wal-mart.

Get it right, you freak.

Alex Elliot said...

I think we must be related because I also ventured out on Black Friday and I didn't get even need to get anyone a gift. I needed to get something to wear to a funeral and completely forgot until Thanksgiving night that that upcoming Friday was going to be crazy at the mall. I waited until almost 9 pm, but it was still super crowded and I was the oldest one by at least 15 years. Friday night is hangout night at the mall, which I had also forgotten. The best part is that the sales people kept wishing me a happy holiday and asking what gift they could help me with and I had to answer that I was looking for something for a funeral. Yeah, they scurried away.

Smiling Mom said...

You are braver than I!! My son is also getting a bike this year. Fun!! Also, I'm actually jealous that your husband doesn't read. Mine does. And I get the occasional, "ya, you shouldn't write that..." or, "You spelled yet another word wrong."... Sigh.

Cherann said...

I love black friday. The first store I hit up is always Frys Electronics. Then Target, Michaels and Kohls. I'm not sure if you have those stores in WA but that's where I go.

Butrfly Garden said...

I've thought about going out for BF before, but then I think, "What does that save, twenty bucks on that? Hmm...I think I'll forfeit the $20 to sleep in."