So I’m curious about buyer’s remorse around the holidays. Has anyone taken anything back a loved one got them simply because they don’t like it or is it better just to put it away and forget about it? I for one love gift receipts because I can quietly return something and get an item that I’d rather have. Now it may be bad on my part but I don’t tell the person I don’t like the gift and that I exchanged it..unless they ask. If they do, I tell them that it broke and the store didn’t have any more so I had to get something else…Okay let the flame fest start!
Well, the big day is over. I hope everyone got what they were wishing for but above all I hope everyone had time to spend with those that mean the most to them. I spent my time with my family and I enjoyed watching everyone open the gifts I got for them.
Sadly, there was no 2009 Honda Pilot under my tree this year! Oh well, maybe next year.
Now it’s time to get out to the stores and find those deals before they are gone. Before reflecting on one of the craziest years in recent memory get out there and milk those retailers for everything they are worth!
As I get older I realize that I really am slowing down. Growing up I was always out riding my 4wheeler, playing in the mud, dodging trees and now? Not so much!
Lately I find myself wanting to try other things, like gardening, bike riding and golfing. If my wife reads this, she’ll faint because those things just do not ‘sound’ like me at all! The golfing could be fun though, who knows, I might even surprise myself and be able to score low, just like the PGA pros!
Maybe I’ll ask for some golf shirts for my birthday, see if my wife’s head spins completely around!
With a week to go before the big day we’ve finally got a bit of snow for me to try out my new automatic all wheel drive in my 2008 Honda Pilot. You can lock in in 4 low but it really comes into its own when things get slippery.
Ladies, if you are reading this…the new 2009 Honda Pilot is a great buy for your favorite blogger and it’s still not too late to hook me…er “your favorite blogger” up!
Oh well, I’m off to look for a few snow banks to plow my way through!
So I’m still on the fence for a new game system. What should I get. A Wii or a PS3? I’ve been a loyal PlayStation fan since it first came out. I don’t have a Blu Ray DVD player yet so the PS3 really appeals to me but on the other hand the Wii Fit sounds like a good way to burn a few pounds while being entertained. I’m expecting to see some post holiday sales out there so I need a good reason to swing from one side of the fence to the other. Anyone got a reason?
Seems my ‘other half’ reads up on my blogs so this is a cool way of asking for things without, well, asking! I am a huge MMA fan. If I don’t get to watch it on tv when it’s on, I DVR it. I’ve seen some really cool Mixed Martial Arts clothing on some of these guys lately and I’d love to add this apparel to my closet!
I am not a suit and pants kind of guy so a hard core MMA shirt would fit me perfectly!
Who is ready for the big day? I often wonder if the stereotype about men never shopping until the night before Christmas is true. I’ve been in the stores looking for a few things when I should be home watching “A Christmas Story” but I’ve never done all of my shopping at the last minute. With two weeks to go I’ve pretty much got everything wrapped up this year and now I’m looking to cruse into the new year without a hang over!
The lure of the store sales got to me. I couldn’t resist going out to see what I could find. I was able to find a few items that I hadn’t thought of. I’m still going to do most of my shopping online but I was pleasantly surprised that the stores weren’t too chaotic for me. Most of the stores I went into were steady but not over crowded. Maybe the black Friday madness has passed and more level heads have prevailed. I still feel that the best deals will be found online!
Well, it’s official- it’s the holiday season and things are getting crazy out there. With people being shot in toy stores and employees being trampled by shoppers in Wal-Mart I’ve made the decision to do the rest of my holiday shopping from home via my trusty non violent computer! There are so many places online to get deals; it’s not just in the stores!
I still think people should get out and support local retailors and I would be too but the few things I have left to get are going to come from places that have online stores so I think I’ll take a pass on the crowds this year.
So word got out that that I was in the market for a new Denver Broncos jersey and all of a sudden one showed up on my door step. It is an early present and it’s a direct result of my earlier blog post! I was super excited because my plan worked. I dropped a few hints during conversations but they went unnoticed. However, my blog post did the trick! My NFL gear showed up on my doorstep yesterday. I offered to wait until the big day but since the surprise was spoiled she decided to let me have it early! I now have a personalized jersey with my name on it and a linebacker number of 56! I can’t wait until Sunday!