My pal Kailani at An Island Life has devised a great meme, Aloha Friday based upon a very popular term used in Hawaii when island residents take it easy and look forward to the upcoming weekend – kind of like T.G.I.F. The meme involves no long posts, no deep soul searching revelations . . . just a little fun.
Each Friday, Kailani posts a simple question or topic of conversation. Visitors leave a comment on Kailani’s site and then post a question or short discussion topic on their own site. Participants visit each other’s sites and respond with a comment! Even if you do not post a question or topic on your site, you can still play by simply leaving a comment!
Here’s my question for this edition:
Do you shop on Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving)? If not, why not? If so, what is your usual shopping pattern? Are you one of the folks in line before sunrise in an effort to get a great early-bird special, a casual or leisurely shopper, or . . . ?
My answer: NO. NO. NO. NO. I have never shopped on Black Friday and do not plan to ever shop that day. I never shop at all if it is possible to avoid doing so. For that reason, the local alterations shop is currently in possession of a huge stack of my best clothing. I gave away everything that was not worth having altered and then forced myself to visit the local shop and model while the seamstress pinned the rest. I have been purchasing virtually all of my clothing on the ‘Net for several years (and yes, I mean all . . . top to bottom, including shoes and undergarments). The problem now is that I don’t know what size to order. Weight loss total as of Tuesday, November 12: 75 pounds. 😎