Friday, November 17, 2006
Have you been naughty or nice this year?
Crush of the week: The Retail Holiday Season
I used to think it was completely ridiculous that retails stores would break out their holiday goodies the day after Halloween. I don't feel that way anymore.
As I've gotten older and more mature (hopefully), I've ditched the smoky clubs and swinging singles bars for more dignified establishments. I now hang at Target. It boggles my mind that when I was in my twenties I would just rush in and get shampoo and rush back out. These days I could linger in the aisles for hours, it doesn't happen because the kids are hanging precariously off the sides of the cart after twenty minutes, but I could if I was alone. So I was doing my thing at Target the other day walking down the center aisle when my cart was magnetically drawn towards the magical red and green aisles.
My first stop was the holiday music display on an endcap. It was one of the ones where you can sample the CD's, so of course, I did, like every single one of them. Let me tell you, nothing boosts your spirits like listening to Dean Martin sing Let it Snow.
Then I was on to the gift wrap aisle where I purchased several glossy rolls, that I didn't need, but they were just so pretty, I couldn't resist. And you can't just wrap the gift, that's like wearing an incredible dress with no accessories, so I loaded up on ribbons, bows, and gift tags. They even had this feather boa stuff to wrap around gifts, it was so girly I thought I'd freak!
More strolling brought the aisles of pre-lit trees and shiny ornaments, fluffy stockings, and boxed holiday greeting cards. I was lost in daydreams of watching my loved ones rip open the perfect gifts and showering me with their adoration of my incredible gift selecting skills.
I was so happy and content strolling down those aisles. So I say, who gives a crap if we haven't even broke our wishbones yet, bring on the mistletoe! How about all of you? Am I crazy or does seeing Santa at the mall still make your inner child giddy?
Enjoy your turkey next week, buzzlings! :)
All that matters is what's inside...as long as your outside is wearing the tiara.REVENGE OF THE HOMECOMING QUEEN, coming from Berkley Jam in July 2007