Posts Tagged ‘Nintendo 3DS’

#@$%!!!!!

December 22, 2011

What the hell? Twenty-four straight days of posting (mostly) and then I miss most of December? Well, there’s two reasons why I’ve been silent on WordPress and I think they’re pretty much legit.

1)   Needed a break from the daily posts.

I never did a Thanksgiving countdown before and I wanted to give it some justice. I could have easily posted a picture with a comment on most days, and I have seen other blogs do things like that. I don’t knock those blogs at all, but I wanted to do a little bit more. I wanted to post something that web surfers would actually want to read. I figured that a post around 500 words would be best for well-rounded articles. Sometimes I had to write and post them in one sitting, which include the time sucking tasks of searching and editing of pictures. Don’t get me wrong though because I’m certainly not complaining or whining about the task. I actually had fun with the posts but they can be draining. After my last post, I was a little bit sad that it was over, yet I was mentally exhausted. My word count for the month was at least over 10,000. I’m not used to writing so much.

2)   Hell bound Semester.

I just finished the first semester of my senior year in college and while the Major classes are usually winding down at that time, I took a senior seminar class in Philosophy. I had a full schedule which included another Philosophy class, the second Spanish course, and Piano I. I still don’t know what the hell I was thinking when I made the class schedule. Hell, I am not graduating with honors, so the senior seminar wasn’t even necessary.

Yes, there were many So-Crates jokes.

In addition, I suck at Spanish. I took the first class my freshman year and then waited until my senior year to take the second. Yeah, I know, stupid me. And as an elective, I took Piano I since I have a keyboard that is collecting dust. That was pretty fun since I did not know much of anything with pianos and now I can play and read several songs. As fun as learning piano is, it definitely takes discipline. I had to make sure I practiced at least an hour every day or else it would show that I slacked off when I played the exercise in front of the class every week. Pressure!

Yanni

I’m coming for you, Yanni! Betta watch yo back!

This coming semester should be a piece of cake since I finished my Majors and now have to take BullShizzle classes. Still, with all the bad choices I made for myself when it comes to college workload, I’m surprised I don’t have a drug or alcohol problem. I’ll have a beer once in a while to take off the edge but it’s obvious I don’t think ahead when making choices. I mean, I did decide to do a Thanksgiving countdown with an insane amount of course work due.

Finally, I’ve been following other blogs that have Christmas themed posts, messing with my new Nintendo 3DS, and reading books. I slowed down drastically with Television because of my school business and have to catch up on Christmas classics. Talk to you later.

Black Friday!

November 20, 2011

The day after Thanksgiving, Americans turn into running, bloodthirsty zombies. Yeah, it’s because of Black Friday. It’s the once a year event when retailers have a very limited stock of items that are extremely reduced in price. It’s a wonder no riots have occured because of this strategy.

Huh, what? I just came to this fake realization that people have actually died because of these sales. Yet, it has become a yearly tradition to go crazy in stores. I admit that I have participated in the madness before and may try a quick attempt at the local Target once the clock hits midnight on Thanksgiving night/Friday morning. I really want a Nintendo 3DS and I can get one for $30 off. However, I won’t try it if the scene looks too dangerous.

Can you blame me when there’s this kind of preparation?

Black Friday is where retailers open stores longer to gain more sales. Many stores are “in the red” meaning they haven’t made a profit yet and going “in the black” is finally turning a profit for the year. There are no racial overtones like some people believe or anything like that. It was used in Philadelphia as a description of a day with heavy traffic from travelers headed back home. Eventually the use of the term changed to retailer sales.

I remember waking up early to get to a 5am sale at Gamestop to look for a Wii. This was when the console was rather new and in heavy demand. My wife and went for nothing because they were all out. I went to McDonalds for a breakfast and returned home to sleep, grumbling for most of the way on how much of a time waster that was.

However, retailers have stepped it up lately. This Friday, Target will open at midnight, which is kind of creeping into the Thanksgiving holiday. Can’t the retailers give shoppers a break? Toys R Us is even worse. They’re opening their stores at 10pm on Thanksgiving night. Forget hanging out with the family or things like that, we have some shopping to take care of.

Charge!

Now this is where I think it’s starting to get crazy. How about the poor people who work in these stores? Imagine if you’re an employee at Toys R Us and you have to work on Thanksgiving. I hope they don’t, but if that is the case, the employees go home, enjoy a few hours with family and food, and then have to go back to the store for the Black Friday insanity for several more hours. Christ almighty! I really hope they get hazard pay for the sacrifice they’re making.

Poor employees have to deal with this crowd.

I have to admit though, they do have good sales, which is why it gets so crowded. I don’t know if I’ll be able to get my 3DS on Black Friday, but I’ll give it a try. If it doesn’t work out, I’ll give Cyber Monday a try. Cyber Monday is the following Monday where a shopper can find good deals online. If you decide to try for some stores on Black Friday, I wish you luck.