THANKSGIVING/BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND 2010
I just want to start by saying that I hope that everyone had a fantastastic holiday weekend! I know I did as it was mine and Tessa's first Thanksgiving together! Poor thing had to work until 7 am Thanksgiving Day so she was worn out most of the day having only managed to sneak in a two hour nap before we went to my aunt and uncle's house.
After feasting and visiting for a couple of hours, we drew names for Christmas gifts and then dropped a plate off at my Aunt Pat's who was working on Thanksgiving then went to go see my mom in her new apartment. From there, it was off to Spartanburg to visit Tessa's grandmother for yet another feastly visit!
After meeting members of her family, we decided to go home and rest. Upon arrival, we decided that rest wasn't in the cards so we decided to gear up and head to the outlet mall in Gaffney for some midnight Black Friday shopping. Needless to say, the crowd was a force to behold but we managed to get some Christmas shopping done even if it was mostly for ourselves!
We got home and finally crawled into bed around 4 am and slept in for most of the day then ventured out for food, more shopping and even a movie! We hit Red Robin for some gourmet burgerage then ran over to Garden Ridge and Old Time Pottery to find some Christmas decorations before checking out the 7:50 screening of Due Date starring Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis. The film was a hilarious venture in the woes of travel quite similar to that of 1987's Planes, Trains & Automobiles starring Steve Martin and the late great John Candy.
Due Date m/ m/ m/ m/
Considering the striking similarity of Due Date and Planes, Trains & Automobiles and considering Tessa had never seen the latter, I decided to make a run for Best Buy before they closed to pick up the film so she could see it. BIG MISTAKE! Best Buy is notorious for being Twisted Todd's tantalizing toy store and had fantastic deals on some of mine and Tessa's favorite shows such as My Name is Earl and The Big Bang Theory. We both already had the first seasons of both shows but all seasons were on sale for just ten bucks each for Earl and fifteen for Big Bang. Oh, and season three of Metalocalypse happened to be there as well....oh yeah, Twisted was naughty!
So, needless to say, much of the remainder of the weekend was spent glued to couch with eyes fixated on the TV! I think we left only to go to my cousin Ray's house to watch Carolina whoop Clemson's ass Saturday night but that was about it.
It was a great long weekend that was FULL-filling, entertaining, a tad productive and VERY restful!