A week from today is Thanksgiving in America. My favorite holiday is Halloween with Thanksgiving a close second. Sure, I'm a strict vegetarian - but I still like to gorge on potatoes, stuffing and cranberries. Always have.
Thanksgiving was always a special holiday when I lived at home. I liked the way my mom prepared our meal - plus we always ate at 1 p.m. so there was ample time to fall asleep, wake up later.. then eat more. Next month, I'll celebrate my sixth wedding anniversary. The day I married Eric, I kissed my old Thanksgiving routine goodbye. That's another story for another day.
The best part of Thanksgiving for me now is actually the day after. I won't lie: I'm cheap, but I do love to troll a mall. I am obsessed with finding items on sale - the cheaper, the better. I horde coupons, scan ads and search for sales over the Internet.
I start looking for Black Friday leaks in August.
So, one week from today, many of you fellow American Glam fans will be eating turkey and talking with family. I'll be reading sale ads and plotting my 4 a.m. shopping spree.
Here's a secret: I don't actually want anything of substance for the holiday season. I do, however, have a list of CDs I'd like to own but just never bought.
In America, nearly every store has a crazy Black Friday sale. Big ticket items go fast. I plan on making a bee line for the music section of every big box retailer in town. It has already leaked in many places that stores like Best Buy and Circuit City will have new releases and older CD titles for under five bucks! That's right! It's highly possible that I could buy 20 CDs next Friday...and spend less than a hundred bucks on the endeavor. I could outfit my entire gift list this way.
Ah, the possibilities.
This is a great time to backfill a collection. I'll be looking for quite a lot of Alice Cooper and Tesla - and Eric has specifically mentioned many discs he wants for Christmas.
Sadly, I haven't found any box sets listed in the leaked Black Friday ads...yet.
Do you have any music-related Black Friday planned purchases?