I missed last week, and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m going to blame Thanksgiving and Black Friday for that. Given that I watched virtually no football this week, letÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s talk about the holidays.
I honestly donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t like Thanksgiving very much. I do, however, adore Black Friday. For one, I find the unmitigated chaos exciting. Everyone whoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s out shopping knows itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s going to be totally berserk, and yet there they all are, flocking to discounted HD TVs like ants zeroing in on a stray piece of watermelon at a picnic.
Doorbusters arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t my thing Ã¢â‚¬â€œ I have two televisions already, and I sleep little as it is Ã¢â‚¬â€œ but I like taking in the action. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s also a good time to pad a DVD collection and such on the cheap.
After Thanksgiving dinner, I got back to my apartment at about 12:30 a.m. and was made aware that Wal-Mart had opened at midnight. In need of Kanye WestÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s latest CD Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and wanting to witness the carnage Ã¢â‚¬â€œ I put on my Black Friday Gear and ventured out into a rainy night at about 1:30.