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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-26-08 08:23 PM
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Did anyone go shopping today?
I couldn't get motivated or enticed to go, even though the Borders coupoon was inviting. But I don't need anything, certainly no more Christmas decorations or clothes. Bah Boxing Day Humbug.
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-26-08 08:24 PM
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1. I bought a carton of smokes
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Angleae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-26-08 08:32 PM
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2. You've got to be kidding?
I open the door and the first thing I see is more snow falling (in W Washington). I closed the door and stayed inside.
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-26-08 08:35 PM
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3. My auntie said it's really messy in Seattle.
She lives on a hill and is basically housebound. I certainly don't want a dear 88 year old lady out trudging up or down a hill in that mess.
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-26-08 08:44 PM
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4. Just my weekly
Edited on Fri Dec-26-08 08:46 PM by hippywife
grocery shopping and it was a breeze. I did drive by the local Kohl's and the parking lot was packed. I really needed to go in and exchange some khaki's I bought for my other half's work attire requirement but I wasn't going anywhere near any stores like that. He did tell me saw a line outside of Toys R Us on his way into work this morning.

I'm so glad we totally ignore the insanity called Christmas.

:hi:
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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-26-08 08:48 PM
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5. I had to go to WalMart
I know. Believe me, I know, but it's the only place in town that carries what I needed. Thank the gods, I was just buying something: the line at the return desk must have been over two dozen people long. I didn't see huge crowds of people buying stuff anywhere.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-26-08 09:10 PM
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6. I did since I like to get some X-mas stuff half off - decorations and such
(candles, in particular) - I also needed some gifts for the other side of the family we didn't see on Christmas. Boy, some places were really crowded.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-26-08 09:19 PM
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7. Yup. Resisted the urge to touch lots of things
* Monitor I don't need and can live without for now (it can wait until June)
* Blu-ray
* conure parrot


* I did cave and get a large playgym, but karma socked it to me: the unit was defective, the nitwits who made it were 1mm off in designing the latches and the thing wouldn't assemble. And that was just step 1... so I returned it post haste.

* I did get some DVD sets, just to get a store card used up in case they opt to play the bankruptcy game and render unused cash cards nullified. (the b-word likely won't happen, but still)

Still, I got out and people-watched.
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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-26-08 09:23 PM
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8. Yup!
My vegankid got nonvegan gloves from a relative. We went and exchanged them, wanted to get that done before she leaves town.

The cashier was unintentionally very funny - I don't think she'd ever heard of the word vegan. Probably didn't help that I was wearing a leather jacket while explaining. :D
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Sisaruus Donating Member (703 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-26-08 09:28 PM
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10. An art museum gift store
and I found 4 books reduced to $3 each. Then I stopped at the nearby Spanish Village Art Center (San Diego) and bought 2 handmade greeting cards, also for $3 each. Stayed far away from the big malls.
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-26-08 09:27 PM
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9. Yes. The mall was packed!
It looked like retailers wish it would have looked before Christmas.

I just got a couple of rolls of gift wrap and some odds and ends like ribbon, tags, etc. Then I came home to finish wrapping gifts for the extended family who are coming tomorrow for Christmas, part deux.
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mwooldri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-26-08 09:47 PM
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11. Does going to Wendy's count as shopping?
In which case, guilty as charged.

Though in my mind I did something worse on Christmas Day... stopped off at a gas station to buy some drinks - my son was "desperately thirsty" and couldn't wait the 20 minutes it took for me to get home. That was very busy too.

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soleiri Donating Member (913 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-26-08 10:56 PM
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12. I went shopping today!
My 13 year old washer and dryer pooped out this week.
The new ones are energy efficient at least and they look all futuristic. very space odyssey-ish.

still, not money i'd planned on spending.
x(

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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-26-08 10:58 PM
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13. I bought a half a gallon of milk
and some Cheezits, does that count?
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nickgutierrez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-26-08 11:27 PM
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14. I didn't dare try driving today.
I'm probably an idiot for planning to go tomorrow, too, but I should be fine. Cue up some relaxing music on the mp3 player, loosen the grip on the steering wheel a little bit, and just go with it...
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kedrys Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-26-08 11:48 PM
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15. We had to - we were out of Diet Coke and cat food
We might have survived without the carbonated carcinogens, but we would not have survived a picket line by the hordes. :P
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-26-08 11:50 PM
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16. Yeah. Bought a 5 pound bag of sugar.
That's about all the enthusiasm I could muster.

Though I did by a coat online last night. :)

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Prisoner_Number_Six Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-26-08 11:52 PM
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17. I bought some cat food and a Starbucks mocha.
That's about it. :headbang:
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latebloomer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 12:01 AM
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18. Perish the thought!
Christmas is over, I've more than had it with shopping! Dislike it even under the best of circumstances.

Today was a day to be as lazy as possible.

In a couple of weeks, when things die down,I do want to get some boots and a couple of new things to wear using my Christmas moola.
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