The way I see it, you have one of two choices on Black Friday. Either 1.) you feel the need to run out of the house screaming, only to find yourself fighting through crowds of people who all share your frantic motivation to get out of the house, only to find themselves surrounded by…well…you! Or 2.) you are staying home to clean, and force-feed yourself leftovers, figuring out newfangled ways to prepare turkey, cranberry sauce, and stuffing that won’t induce vomiting (which subsequently option 1. gets you out of…although many people vomit over fast food).

So, which is it? Or, do you have some tertiary option with which to enlighten us on?

For me, I’m home with the kids and bro & sis in-law watching Pixar’s “Up,” while Jennifer, her Mom, and Amber are out for coffee. Yes, I’m still in my PJs, unshowered, unshaven, and suffering from a NyQuil hangover. ch:


Mandee Widrick · 27 Nov ’09 at 1:13 pm

Haha. I stayed up till 3 a.m. working on online deals for the mag. We hadn’t planned to go to Watertown today so I didn’t fret about staying up until the early morning hours. Mom attempted to wake me up at 5 a.m. to go shopping with her but I promptly declined (or so she tells me, I barely remember). I am also still in my PJs and unshowered…HA…and I have no intention of stuffing my face with leftovers any time soon. πŸ˜€

Hope you had a delightful Thanksgiving, CH!

Rachel Hunter · 27 Nov ’09 at 1:26 pm

Awesome picture! I am spending the day editing, preparing and print Glad Tidings, my church’s newsletter! Trying to avoid any mention of turkey and frantic shoppers looking for a good deal! πŸ™‚

Nathan Petrie · 27 Nov ’09 at 1:49 pm

Well my mom is one who enjoyss Black and Blue Day shopping…but I can’t do it. I’d like to die somewhere other than a store you know? ::laughs::

I eat leftovers…lots of ’em πŸ˜€ And play football lol

Christoper Hopper · 27 Nov ’09 at 1:51 pm

Mandee: Good to know I’m not alone in the PJ/shower departments. Get some sleep today! Good nap in your future?nRachel: Happy editing! Glad you liked the pic. ch:

Christian Fahey · 27 Nov ’09 at 2:03 pm

NyQuil hangovers rock, Christopher. Tertiary is fixing the kitchen sink, which I think I will do. Oh…and run and lose the TD calories. Am charitably inclined with disinterested benevolence toward your intestines. πŸ™‚

Christoper Hopper · 27 Nov ’09 at 2:44 pm

Christian: you are too much! lol That was THE BEST sign off EVER! ch:

Ryan Paige Howard · 27 Nov ’09 at 4:30 pm

My family and I stay home… pigging out on all the yummy leftovers while putting up β€œall” our Christmas decorations inside and out and yes I mean all, it’s our tradition every year. My grandma, aunts, and cousins from southern California, though were out at 11:00p.m last night until 8:00a.m. this morning shopping…yes they are crazy πŸ˜‰ I hope you feel better soon. Pixar’s β€œUp,” sure is a cute movie!
Bye for now

Mandee Widrick · 27 Nov ’09 at 6:34 pm

Eh, no napping for me. I never nap (well, almost never…there is the occasional Sunday afternoon nap that I will succumb to). I’ve been working on business things all day. I’d feel so unproductive if I slept! Haha.

nathan pratt · 27 Nov ’09 at 6:34 pm

well i did both went and stood in line at 9:30 to get in to toysrus at midnight, went to old navy, walmart, and radio shack. then went out for breakfast which was followed by cleaning up my grandma’s apartment while she is in a nursing home

Christoper Hopper · 27 Nov ’09 at 9:30 pm

Ryan: now that is hardcore, girl! Your family has a stronger fortitude than I do! But I’m with you on the Christmas deco…normally our tree is up Nov 1st! Not this year. πŸ™
Mandee: you are a true example of a dedicated entreprenuer. I admire you!
Nathan: as stated to Ryan, I would include you in the “more fortitude than me” category. Bravo! ch:

Shane Deal · 28 Nov ’09 at 12:12 am

Our tree’s been up since last November… We never took it down. πŸ™‚ W love our Christmas trees too much. Usually it’s only up to July and put up again in October.

Ad for today, we didn’t go shopping, except a trip to the food store. We visited my aunt and uncle and had cookies and tea. Good way to spend black Friday.

Now to continue to perfect the noble art of invading the refrigerator for left-over turkey and stuffing. That’s what I’m going to do now for our dinner tonight.


Christopher Hopper · 28 Nov ’09 at 11:07 am

Shane: So I take it you have an artificial tree? ch:

Estelwen · 28 Nov ’09 at 12:48 pm

My Aunt who was here for thanksgiving has a tradition of going out on Black friday. So this year we went along. It was my first experience wtih black friday shopping. I think I like it as it seems to make both my Mother and Aunt far more generous than usual.

Christopher Hopper · 28 Nov ’09 at 3:32 pm

Estelwen: Hmmm, Black Friday bringing out generosity? I’d run with that one! πŸ˜‰ ch:

Shane Deal · 28 Nov ’09 at 11:09 pm

Yes, we use artificial now, we used to use real trees. πŸ™‚

Alexus Hernandez · 9 Dec ’09 at 7:58 pm

hey i didnt get to put my tree up yet cause we cant find the tree or the decorations its kind of hard since we basically decorate for every holiday so its alot of boxes to go through but i love christmas we like to use fake trees and last year we kept our tree up until JULY or JUNE i forget but i do hope all of you have a nice christmas and i think that thanks giving left overs arent that good exspecialy that turkey but i am spanish and that means i have a pretty big family it was a full house so we really didnt have any thanks giving left overs if you cook spanish food in my fmily its basisically gone in seconds i relly do have a big family ( chris this is the girl thats father played jesus at Saturate of 2010) please right back God Bless you
~ Alexus Hernandez

Alexus Hernandez · 9 Dec ’09 at 8:00 pm

and also ca you give me some tips on songs that i can sing thats slow and your wife can also help me to she has a beutiful voice i have to pick i couple of songs since i am going to sing at FINE ARTS. THANKS
~ Alexus Hernandez

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