This time of year, lots of people are kids all over again when they spot Santa at the mall. It harkens back to a simpler time of thinking the sky was the limit and you can ask for or dream about anything you want, not worrying about practical matters.
For a limited time, you can “sit on Santa’s lap” from the comfort of your own home, and enter the Got a Wish Sweeepstakes. On the site, you can type in your name, upload a photo, and type in what you would like from Santa. A cute live action video of Santa and one of his elves plays and your photo that you uploaded and your request are worked in automatically to the video instantly. To actually enter the contest and not merely just have fun with the video, you will need to be a resident of the USA, and upload photo that is yourself. I am not showing you the photo uploaded because it is a photo of me on Christmas morning in my pajamas. I don’t want you to see the character on my PJs because it would date me too much!
The prize for the sweepstakes is getting a wish granted. In otherwords, “Santa” will give a random person each day $500 to make their wish come true for 29 whole days! This special powwow with Santa is brought to us by Ceiva. They are the makers of some pretty awesome digital photo frames. Imagine your family, or your entire art collection on a slideshow. What makes them unique is that they have interchangeable frames (black and wood) so they can blend with your contemporary or traditional decor easily. They also hold a slideshow of 40-50 images, are optionally wifi enabled, and also have the potential to read your memory card.
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Remember the South Park episode where “The Line Ride” is one of the attractions at the carnival that comes to town? There are some folks that may just only get to experience the Line Ride and not actually have the stamina to last, if my sense of who I saw tonight is a good assessment.
On my way home from Thanksgiving dinner, I could NOT believe the lineup! We drove past a strip mall, and there were already people lined up outside of Best Buy and Michael’s. I kind of expected Best Buy to have that situation….but Michael’s? Everyone in line looked a little bewildered and bored…like they had already been there for hours and were “over it” already. My cousin was twittering on about how she needed to go there. My uncle said, “Michael’s…isn’t that a crap store. Whoops, I mean craft store? What could possibly be so exciting there? Apparently something called a Cricket Machine that is some sort of diecutter for scrapbooking is on some sort of mega sale. Maybe everyone waiting outside is wanting one of those, and wasn’t afraid to start lining up as soon as soon as this evening. Very strange.
However, if there was some antique store closing its doors and offering a megadiscount, would I go? Probably.
There will be more news reports forthcoming from Black Friday later on. I have decided that I will accompany my relatives, mostly just to spend time with them, but also to do some massive people watching. Nothing quite brings out the “best” (not) in people than good old fashioned cutthrought competition. Viva Le Economy!Uncategorized | Comment (0)