|You Will Get Three French Tourists|
Eleven marshmallows a-puffing
Ten reindeer a-leaping
Nine ladies waltzing
Eight llamas a-milking
Seven fruitcakes a-festering
Six iPods a-playing
Five golden necklaces
Four calling bill collectors
Three French tourists
Two Jesus action figures
And a owl in a pine tree
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
was in the week before Thanksgiving. No such luck. It was like that the Friday before turkey day, then (supposedly the day after Thanksgiving, since I did not work that day) switched to Christmas all day long. I should have known. It's been like that every year since I've worked at that store and every year I get tired of the day-long Christmas music rotation.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Black Friday as a term has been used in multiple contexts, going back to the nineteenth century, where it was associated with a financial crisis in 1869 in the United States. The earliest known reference to "Black Friday" to refer to the day after Thanksgiving was made in a 1966 publication on the day's significance in Philadelphia:
JANUARY 1966 -- "Black Friday" is the name which the Philadelphia Police Department has given to the Friday following Thanksgiving Day. It is not a term of endearment to them. "Black Friday" officially opens the Christmas shopping season in center city, and it usually brings massive traffic jams and over-crowded sidewalks as the downtown stores are mobbed from opening to closing.
The term Black Friday began to get wider exposure around 1975, as shown by two newspaper articles from November 29, 1975, both datelined Philadelphia. The first reference is in an article entitled "Army vs. Navy: A Dimming Splendor," in The New York Times:
Philadelphia police and bus drivers call it "Black Friday" - that day each year between Thanksgiving Day and the Army–Navy Game. It is the busiest shopping and traffic day of the year in the Bicentennial City as the Christmas list is checked off and the Eastern college football season nears conclusion.
Store aisles were jammed. Escalators were nonstop people. It was the first day of the Christmas shopping season and despite the economy, folks here went on a buying spree. ... "That's why the bus drivers and cab drivers call today 'Black Friday,'" a sales manager at Gimbels said as she watched a traffic cop trying to control a crowd of jaywalkers. "They think in terms of headaches it gives them."
The term's spread was gradual, however, and in 1985 the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that retailers in Cincinnati and Los Angeles were still unaware of the term.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
- Slackers: Those who put off getting important stuff until the night before the holiday.
- Unfortunates: Those who either forgot something important on their last trip to the store, or who unfortunately run out of milk or toilet paper or something on that morning.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
|You Are Cinderella|
Not everyone treats you with respect, but good people see your goodness.
You've had a lot of bad luck, but these days it feels like you luck is about to change.
Even though times are tough, hang in there. You'll eventually get the life you justly deserve.
I’m sure part of it has to do with the fact you can’t really “sell” Thanksgiving. On Halloween you sell costumes and candy. On Christmas you sell everything else and candy. Honestly though, on Thanksgiving it’s hard to sell anything other than turkey. Maybe that’s the reason. We live in America, you can’t sell thankfulness.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
|You Are Easygoing and Forgiving|
You are the type of person who is more life smart than book smart. You are creative and intuitive.
You have fun when you're doing something new. You crave novelty and different experiences.
You are the type of person who completes projects easily. You like to do one thing at a time.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
|You Are Dorothy|
You are a kind and loyal person. You are the truest friend anyone could ever have.
You have an active imagination, and you are intrigued by far away places. You make friends easily.
But at the end of the day, there is no place like home. You value your family and roots.