Let the Games Begin!

I started off my morning attempting to go to Best Buy at 7:20am. (They opened at 7) WHAT A JOKE. There was nothing in that ad that I saw that was that wonderful *except* the 25″ TV for $150. BUT … there was a line 3-4 people wide going across the front of the store and out into the parking lot. I pulled up to the officer working the door and rolled down the car window and asked “Is this the line just to get in?” He chuckled with that aren’t these people crazy look and said “Yep, sure is.” I laughed. I said even for $50-$75 off the TV, it wasn’t worth THAT.

Next it was over to Oshman’s to see if they had any Razor scooters left. Not for Christmas for Jason, he has one already at Nana’s house and I thought it would be sort of lame to give him something for our house that he has there. It was just a good cheap price. They were of course sold out.

Next I headed over to Service Merchandise, where I got everything I wanted. A 5″ Black & White TV with AM/FM radio for my Dad, a set of picture frames for my Mom’s birthday (Dec. 14), a small Lava lamp and a set of crystals to grow for Jason, a 102 piece set of silverware ($25! And I’ll finally have serving spoons that MATCH my silverware!), a 6 quart slow-cooker by Corningware with the removable liner (anyone have recipes?), and 3 nice Wilton cookie sheets. All for $120!

Then I went to K-Mart next door to see if they had any more scooters left. Nope. Oh well, I bet after Christmas I can find one cheap. I am kicking myself now because I didn’t get the Razor this summer for $30 on clearance – the nice $100 model. Oops. Oh well.

I have lots of small things that I have bought for Jason over the year, so I don’t have a whole lot of shopping left to do. I am thinking of getting him the Spyro Gameboy Advanced game from Target (on sale, but available through the website!) and the Star Wars Episode I DVD (on sale at Best Buy this morning, but thanks – I’ll pay the $7 extra!) I need to find a Christmas gift for Mom, and a Birthday gift for my Dad (Dec. 29) and that should be everything!

I am going to take an early lunch (yes, I am at WORK) and run over to Mervyn’s to see if they have any shirts left. There were some cute ones in the ad, but again I refuse to fight the lines unless they are nice enough to be worth it. Fortunately it’s all of 2 minutes from the office – heck, I could walk there!

We had a nice visit with my cousin Jeanette, her husband Brad, and the kids yesterday over in Beaumont. She made a *delicious* dinner, her house is very gorgeous, and the kids are adorable. I tried to convince them to let me bring Brandon home with me (he’s 19 months old) but they said no. Bummer. He’s adorable, as is Brittany. (5 years old) I took some photos, I’ll post them this weekend. I hope everyone had a wonderful Turkey Day and survives the holiday shopping crunch!

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

9 replies on “Let the Games Begin!”

I have a lot of vegetarian crockpot recipes that I will be posting as soon as I move to my new domain. Of course, that’s been in the works for months…. but I do see light at the end of the tunnel.

By the way — most soup recipes can be done in the crockpot. They just take longer. I’m not sure what you’ll have to do to make sure any meat is cooked. Possibly brown the meat in the bottom of the crock pot before adding the liquid? I dunno… I’ve never really cooked meat.

Be sure to take cover Robyn! It’s scary out there! (Well, at least it is here in Houston.) I didn’t see a cookbook listed as a content, but maybe there is one inside. I don’t know if I should open it, after all – Santa is bringing it to me for Christmas! Hehehe… Joys of being a single mom, I get to pick out my OWN Santa gifts! I always get what I want too!

We actually stood in line at Michael’s for over 10 minutes while they were “changing out the register”. Our line was at least 6 or 7 deep, and the checker realized she brought the wrong till. Oops! We got so aggrivated that it would be at least *another* 10 minutes or more (with carts packed to the ceiling in front of us), that we dropped our 3 items on the shelf behind us and bolted. Our trips to Dillards, Wal Mart, and Tarjhet were quite successful (and brief) though. We survived! Todd wants to hit Best Buy when they open tomorrow for a $29 CD-recorder drive though. Aye yaye yaye!

Hey there…came across this while doing some research. I used to work at the Svc Mdse in Bmt and last time I was there (holidays 2001 I believe) it was barely a shell of it’s former self. How did it look? Did you see any of my old co-workers there?

Thanks for the tips!

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