It’s a travel day, Crusaders; and 2WC finds themselves hitting the road and taking to the skies. It’s already been a long day, and we suspect the same is true for many of you. So we wish you happy, safe travels and give you a moment of entertainment. Happy trails!
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If you’re reading this you’ve survived Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Congratulations.
Those who spent the wee hours of yesterday morning waiting outside your local Toys R Us, Best Buy, Kmart, Target, etc., you have my sympathies. I only hope that it was worth it.
Personally the thought of standing out in the cold, and in many cases wet, before dawn sounds absolutely terrible to me. Although I recognize that most power-shoppers are made of sterner stuff than me when it comes to the world of retail warfare.
However in a world where Amazon, Ebay, and online shopping for all of the retail outlets previously mentioned, I find it even more difficult to stomach the idea of a traditional Black Friday.
Sure online shopping may not have the thrill of sitting on a sidewalk in preparation for elbowing out other shoppers for the latest and greatest at an “unbeatable” price, but it works for me.
Maybe it’s the tactile experience of it all, maybe it’s a quest for simpler times, maybe it’s our competitive spirit , whatever it is, you cling to it Black Friday enthusiasts. If you need me, I’ll be shopping in a week or so.
Huffington Post: Why Must We Buy? Black Friday’s Powerful Pull
Happy Thanksgiving! 2WC (and myself of course) would like to thank you all for your comments, likes, shares, and your support.
Now go away. Put your phone down, step away from the computer, set down the tablet and go be with family and friends.
Also, have a wonderful holiday!
Well it’s just about time to hit the road, or tarmac, or rails. Whatever your mode of travel it’s time to pack, the absolute worst part of travelling in my opinion.
The amount of thought that has to go into it can be exhausting. If you’re road-tripping you only have so much trunk space, the bus or train have space limits as well, and flying has all of the above and TSA regulations.
Plus, it’s amazing the number of unlikely scenarios you can concoct when it comes time to load up your suitcase:
Yes, you may be headed to the center of an arctic tundra…but what if there’s an indoor pool? Better bring the swimsuit.
Sure, you’re going to be spending the next four days hanging with family and eating…but who’s to say some formal event requiring each and every pair of shoes that you own won’t spring up out of the blue? What’s a second suitcase when compared to being unprepared?
Four different pairs of jeans? Definitely.
Entire hat collection? How could you live without it?
Assortment of jackets, cardigans, wraps, shrugs, and other layers? An absolute must.
Plus, a girl needs options, so yes, 4 different outfits for Thanksgiving dinner are necessary.
Being able to close your suitcase? Optional.
Okay, so maybe scaling down might be a good idea, lose a few pairs of shoes or so. After all, you’re going to need room for the turkey, and yes they’re allowed by the TSA*.
Huffington Post: Travelocity’s Top 10 Thanksgiving Travel Tips
*When properly packaged of course, but who doesn’t fly with a cooler?
Try not to smile while listening to this…I dare you:
To those preparing to host and/or attend a Thanksgiving celebration this week —happy calm before the storm.
For some of you the craziness that is Thanksgiving week may have already started. After all, there is a lot to plan for.
Between traveling, coordinating the meal and your family and friends, we should all be thankful simply for the fact that we don’t lose our minds. With all the stress it’s more than a little easy to lose sight of what this day is really about.
Of course, there are those who look forward to the craziness that comes after all this quality family time—Black Friday. Although, this year it is coming a little early with many stores opening their doors on Thanksgiving day as early as 8 pm.
It seems like it’s only a matter of time before we skip Thanksgiving all together and proclaim November 1st through December 24th National Shopping Month (…and a half). Maybe they’ll mark the half-way point with a Black Friday Week as a memorial to the week formerly known as the week of Thanksgiving.
Who needs to be thankful when there’s shopping to be done.
More on the Story: Forbes
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