Monday, November 29, 2010

The aftermath of black friday

Blog Status: Ella is feeling very accomplished after a day of catching up on work

After a great few days spent with family in the D.C area, I have returned. I'll save an actual post about what I saw and did for another day, today I wanted to broadcast about my experiences shopping on black friday.

***Now I should add a disclaimer that this was my first experience, so I don't have much to compare it with.

This is what I expected...

This is what I got...

Both images are courtesy of google images, but you get the idea.

The end result - I was almost dissapointed by the lack of pushing, hair pulling and cart stealing. I was prepared for madness, but instead it was a quick and pleasant experience.

It could have been the time of day. My dad and I were both up and ready early, so we made our way to Walmart around 8AM. I figured that the madness would have begun at 5 when the store opened and most people would be gone by the time we got there. I wasn't looking for the big ticket items, although I'll be honest that a flatscreen TV for $98 did tickle my fance, my main goal was cheap DVD's. Those are exactly what I got. Between Walmart and Target I bought a total of 11 DVD's and one season for a little under $70. Not bad if I do say so myself. 

All in all I was very pleasantly surprised with my first black friday experience. So much so that I'm considering making it an annual event. 

How was your black friday shopping? What bargains did you get? Tell me! 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving - American style!

Hello everyone! I'm trying to get back into blogging, but lately I think I've been in a blogging funk. I just haven't had the motivation (or time) to blog, but no fear, I think I may slowly be making my return. My semester is slowly coming to an end, there's only 3 weeks left including exams and then I'll be off for just over a month.

As of tomorrow I'm Washington-bound for Thanksgiving! I'm actually very excited about this, because it will be my first (American) Thanksgiving. Since I attend an American University, we get 3 days off over Thanksgiving, so I'm jetting down to Washington to visit family.

I'm looking forward to a nice break to spend time with family and maybe (just maybe) squeeze in a little bit of shopping. I've only heard stories about this elusive "Black Friday", but I really want to make a pit stop to Wal-Mart and check out the DVD sales.

Is "Black Friday" really as crazy as I've always heard?

I think that's all I have to say for now, I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

just checking in

Blog Status: Ella is taking a few minutes out of her schedule to focus on her neglected little blog

Just a quick post to announce that I am still alive and still very much blogging. I've been so busy these days working on assignments and my teaching portfolio that I haven't had much time to blog recently.

Luckily my assignments are slowly coming to an end. I believe the official count is 8 assignments and 3 exams to go. I promise to start making regular appearances again shortly - perhaps even this week again!

I know I've been neglecting this little blog recently, but the bulk of it should be over next week.

Then I'm off to Washington DC to celebrate Thanksgiving with family so expect a few posts around that time

Have a good week!