Not bad for a fat girl


Did You Black Friday?

I’m not a great shopper. Oh, I have my moments. Sometimes I’m on a roll and I get whatever I came for and conquer. Other times I’m not sure what I want, but I get lucky and find just the right items. Overall, though, I’m not much of a shopper.

I don’t love the mall. There, I said it.images.jpeg

It overwhelms me. It’s too big, it’s too hard to park, there are too many people there, and there’s far too much merchandise. I’m not a fan of going into store after store after store. I like going into one store for whatever I want, then leaving. This business of shopping at sixteen stores for one item is for the birds. Isn’t that why we have internet? So we can do this from the comfort of our own homes?

Speaking of internet, it makes shopping so much easier, don’t you think? Of course there’s the issue of returning things that are incorrect or damaged or don’t fit, but that’s no big deal, right? Oh, and you have to worry about someone stealing your stuff off your porch, but then you just rent a box at your post office or UPS store, right? And yes, there’s time and money spent on that too.

So, yeah, shopping. I could do without it, but then I wouldn’t have gifts for my sweethearts and I wouldn’t have cute clothes to wear and I wouldn’t have some things I really actually need (you know, like medications and toilet paper and lightbulbs). So yes, I can do it, but I prefer not to shop under pressure.

What about you? Are you a Black Friday shopper? Did you score any big deals? Convince me!





That Time I Bought a Purple Couch Off the Internet

Portfolio-Kilby-Plum-Velvet-SoFast-Sofa-2baa0deb-7a1f-45d1-856f-ffdba1b1a0de_600.jpgSo you may recall that yesterday was Black Friday in the USA, a day for dark forces to manipulate the population into behaving badly in the name of saving a buck or two. Or maybe it’s just a day with a bunch of really good sales to entice people to spend generously for Christmas. Either way, it’s all about the shopping.

Black Friday has always been something of a mystery to me, but I put it down to being Jewish and not having that NEED to go all out for Christmas gifts for my loved ones. Sure I’ve exchanged gifts, and yes, I have a kid who celebrates Christmas, but the whole Black Friday thing was something I just wasn’t interested in, especially after viewing video of people about ready to kill for Cabbage Patch Kids. They’re dolls, people. Ugly, ugly dolls.

I did go Black Friday shopping once, for a set of bedroom furniture for my son at Ikea. Nobody was there. It was AWESOME! Ikea is usually so busy, but on Black Friday all the shoppers were elsewhere. We strolled in like we owned the place, got all the furniture (which we had picked out previously), and strolled out. It was painless, we saved a lot of money, and we even ended up on the local news (yes, I’m famous).

Well, it seems like Black Friday is my day for furniture, because yesterday I purchased a couch. It is pictured above. Yes, it’s purple. I kind of love the color. Hopefully it looks pretty close to that in real life.

I’ve never bought furniture from the internet, but the reviews were good, the price was great, and it’ll be here before a local furniture store could get it here (or at least that’s what they say).

Hopefully it works out, after all, things are not always what they seem. I hope this couch is half as cool as it looks in the picture, and not too difficult to put together. Yes, we have to put it together. But the savings! The convenience! The purple! Cross your fingers for me. Black Friday might just be my lucky day.