Friday Fun…How About You?

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Friday Fun…How About You?


It’s the day after Thanksgiving. That means we’re either out trying to work off everything we ate on Thanksgiving or out joining the countless shoppers trying to score the treasured Black Friday deals. 


When I was a wee one, I remember going with my aunt, mother, and cousins to the Foley’s store in downtown Houston for the day after Thanksgiving sales. They didn’t call them Black Friday then. 


(I’m a bit curious why someone with more time on their hands than they know what to do with hasn’t called for banning the use of the term “Black Friday”, but that’s a topic for another post.)


Anyway, there was a time when I did go out on Black Friday but I haven’t done that in years. Oh, I've peeked at my Amazon App to see what teasers they've put out there but that's the extent of it. There is almost always some sale going on 12 months out of the year, so I have no desire to become a part of the melee.



So I ask you…Are you doing any Black Friday shopping??? 


Oh yes, and don’t forget Cyber Monday!

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Comments (21)

Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I've never been one for crowded and crazy shopping events. So I've always been anti Black Friday. And actually this year we're not buying anything for Christmas until late December - we just put upgraded electric service in our shop, added a heater, and put in conduit to go to the site of my future greenhouse. That took a bit of $$!

Enjoy your day after!

Nov 25, 2022 04:53 AM
Kathy Streib

Kat Palmiotti you bought what you needed and would use. I would only buy what I was going to buy anyway if I did do any shopping today 

Nov 25, 2022 05:21 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Nope, not me, Kathy. I shop throughout the year when I find good deals. I'm putting up a Christmas tree today. 

Nov 25, 2022 04:59 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker same here. I put mine up Tuesday since we had a house full on Thanksgiving 

Nov 25, 2022 05:22 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Kathy Streib hi Kathy... just can't bring myself to put up Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving!

Nov 25, 2022 05:41 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker I'm usually the same way but I decided since the family would be over, I'd go ahead and get most of them up. 

Nov 25, 2022 05:10 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I think most people are shopping online, but I did see a 75 inch TV at Walmart for like 400+ dollars...that is insane!

Nov 25, 2022 05:19 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty we do most of our shopping online now but did recently replace a small tv with one from one of the big box stores. 

Nov 25, 2022 05:11 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

My wife does Cyber Monday shopping every day. Have a wonderful day. Bill 

Nov 25, 2022 05:24 AM
Kathy Streib

Bill Salvatore - East Valley that's funny. We shop all year when we need something. We keep our eyes open for good deals. 

Nov 25, 2022 05:12 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have never been shopping on Black Friday but I have to do it today since I get to spend time with my nephew and I won't be in town for his birthday.

Nov 25, 2022 06:01 AM
Kathy Streib

Brian England I am so excited that you get to spend time with your nephew even if it's to go out shopping on Black Friday! LOL

Nov 25, 2022 05:31 PM
Brian England

It wasn't too crowded and we both had a blast, I love seeing him happy!

Nov 26, 2022 05:13 PM
Eric Bouler
Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La. - New Orleans, LA
Listening to your Needs

Happy Friday. Great to see your Blog today. Have a great year 2023.

Nov 25, 2022 06:02 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Eric Bouler I love those colorful steps!!!!  

Nov 25, 2022 05:32 PM
Cathy Criado
Criado Realty - San Antonio, TX
Making Real Estate Profitable

Definitely not.  I used to find it somwhat interesting in the 80s and 90s but then when retailers got more focussed on the deals I lost interest. It brought in the chaos. Have a super day!!

Nov 25, 2022 06:10 AM
Kathy Streib

Cathy Criado I found that there are deals almost everywhere. You really have to know what you'you're looking for and what they usual price is. 

Nov 25, 2022 05:33 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - for years, my participation in Black Friday activities was a part of a years ago career in retail which provided many stories long after I left the sales floor. 

While the name seems to have always been mis-interpreted by some, the importance of sales continues to have an influence on how so much in life is subject to change.  And that's not just nickel and dime stuff - although that reference is long gone too.  

Nov 25, 2022 06:13 AM
Kathy Streib

Michael Jacobs I'd forgotten you were in retail. I can remember when "sales" were a really big deal. But it seems as if you can find a sale anywhere. 

Nov 25, 2022 05:40 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Retailers are so anxious for buyers that they have had a Black Friday Month and it will continue for a while longer

Nov 25, 2022 06:27 AM
Kathy Streib

Ed Silva I have to laugh because it seems like everywhere I looked for the past few weeks, I kept seeing Pre'Black Friday specials. 

Nov 25, 2022 06:21 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

This was never my thing Kathy. A long time ago I tried to participate in this day right after our Thanksgiving dessert, but the crowds sent me home early!

Nov 25, 2022 06:44 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 I remember a time in FL when the stores opened at 11 pm (or something like that)  on Thanksgiving night. 

Nov 25, 2022 06:23 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Kathy - especially this year Black Friday will not be as big.  I am wondering if Cyber Monday has taken over.

Nov 25, 2022 07:51 AM
Kathy Streib

Grant Schneider I wonder that too!!!  We needed a small tv for my office and rather than wait for today (Black Friday), Larry decided to buy one that looked good and was priced right. 

Nov 25, 2022 06:24 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Dolores took advantage of the sales and ordered our holiday gifts for family members. They are out for delivery today.

Nov 25, 2022 08:36 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley I've already purchased a few gifts but bought nothing today. 

Nov 25, 2022 06:25 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and hope that you had lots of leftovers for today, have turkey soup for tonight with friends.

Nov 25, 2022 08:45 AM
Kathy Streib

Too  much food Will Hamm But we had leftovers tonight and loved it. 

Nov 25, 2022 06:25 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

NO!  I have avoided that craziness for many years and will continue to do so!  Lunch out with friends is on the table!  And I made a turkey soup for later today!

Nov 25, 2022 11:01 AM
Kathy Streib

Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker for many years now, I've done almost all my shopping online. 

Nov 25, 2022 06:26 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Kathy,

I do avoid all stores on this day, only ventured out for a quick trip to the hospital get a covid test before Monday's surgery.



Nov 25, 2022 10:49 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy I have stayed away from exercising or going to crazy events.... Diane made me go to the post office to mail some cards and bills... and get fresh coffee.... Endre

Nov 25, 2022 10:56 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy there isn't anything that I need so badly that would motivate me to go battle the crazy crowds at the more popular stores.  This weekend is a good weekend to stay home and veg out.  ☺️

Nov 26, 2022 01:28 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I am with you I think black Friday should be associated with the MMA because it was always a brawl when I attended. Why don’t they just call it cyber weekend now 🙂

Nov 26, 2022 02:11 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Nope, no Black Friday shopping at our house. Family was here from LA and we spent time making our traditional cookies and having fun together.

Nov 27, 2022 07:40 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

No Black Friday shopping for me...unless you count online shopping. I gave up those crowds back in the 90's. HaHa

Nov 28, 2022 09:06 AM