Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Dance Friday #74 - Ricky Martin on Black Friday

Happy Black Friday, the high holiday for extroverts. I'm one of those obnoxious people who can't wait to get into the crowds and snatch the insane bargains. If that means getting up at 4AM to bang out my daily NaNo words, then so be it. I have a gingerbread man and a home office, so lock and load. Done and done.

Taking it on faith that I'm posting the right links again, since my poor abused laptop is in need of defragging and videos are taking a long time to load, and I have minutes before I'm out the door to a friend's post-Thanksgiving leftovers and tree trimming, but couldn't go without posting here. Random bit of my graphic art -must do a resource post soon- as Icanhascheezburger isn't loading either. Possible chance of NSFW images in videos, if that matters to anyone.

When I thought about what to share for a Black Friday happy dance, the insane energy of Latin dance music came to mind right away. Is it crazy to go shopping on Black Friday? Maybe, but friends and family won't be complaining when they unwrap gifts next month, now, will they? Didn't think so.

Ohhhkay, preivew function isn't working either, so I'm trusting things look okay. Some have compared Black Friday shopping to a contact sport, so this high energy classic, once used for the World Cup seemed appropriate:

For those who prefer to stay home and get first dibs on the leftovers instead of fighting the crowds, but will cheer on the more bloodthirsty shoppers, perhaps something like this would work to express your virtual support:

What about you? Are you out there on Black Friday, or do you prefer to wait for things to calm down? If you're one of those who has been sitting on a pile of everything purchased last December 26th, you get extra points. Maybe this year.


Anonymous said...

Sadly, this year is lean for me so I was not among the throng of folks who camped out for deals on flat screens. Normally, I'm out there on Black Friday looking for the perfect gifts. Christmas is my favorite time of year and I embrace everything about it. Rather than shop today, I have opted to start baking my Christmas cookies, which will go to the freezer until the day before. I'm listening to a radio station that plays Christmas music 24 x 7 from now until Christmas and I might even put up my tree! I do love this time of year. Would I make too many enemies if I prayed for snow? Yikes! Gerri Brousseau

Anna Carrasco Bowling said...

Gerri, shove over, I'll pray with you. Christmas is my favorite time of the year, too. I go Christmas crazy every year.

This is a leaner year for us, too, so no flat screens this year, but for me the fun is more in the crowds and excitement than the actual stuff. I was modest in my purchases but I sure did have fun.

Christmas baking sounds fabulous!