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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Almost That Time of Year

Hard to believe it's time to start Christmas shopping.  Stores around here seem to inch the season earlier every time around.  This year, our grocery store had Christmas decorations up even before Halloween had passed.

Then again, maybe there's some method to their madness.  Not only am I done gift-shopping for my fiancée, but so is she, apparently.

I choose to hang on to my wishful hopes that she finished early to get me on a waiting list for the Ferrari 458 Spider.  In the (guaranteed) event this is not the case, I'm sure I'll be happy with whatever she's chosen, even if it can't go from 0-60 mph in under 3.4 seconds.

Retailers expect shoppers to have tight budgets this holiday season, so they're jockeying for as much attention they can get early-on.  Macy's, for instance, is opening the midnight after Thanksgiving.  Here's a list of when other major retailers are starting their Black Friday sales.

So while it's never too early to start Christmas shopping, there is at least one challenge it presents: Finding a good enough hiding spot to last so long undiscovered.

And if you're my fiancée and you're reading this, don't try to discover your gifts as you'll never find them.  But if you want a hint, you're welcome to explore the laundry room and, while there, do my laundry.

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