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28 November 2008 @ 03:35 am
Happy Thanksgiving!  

Here's wishing all my friends, in the states and abroad, a Happy Thankgiving. I hope everyone had a wonderful day with friends and family (or sans family, if you prefer ^_~), with good karma all around. It's rare for me to draw sentimental holiday pictures, but I really felt like it this year. I had a wonderful time with my own loved ones, and just... I think it's important to celebrate togetherness with the people you truly cherish, not the people you feel obligated to pretend with. If you really care about someone, you want to protect them and make them happy, right? That's what love means. So here's to happy families, traditional and otherwise. Kanpai!

I wanted to color in the background on this picture, but I didn't really have the chance. *sigh* I wanted to get it up in a somewhat timely fashion. So, from left to right: Mark, baby Sayuri (who does not want her bottle-- she wants Mark's soda), Miku with her finger in the pie (dessert first!) and Leonid laughing about it, Kanoe with the turkey, and Devin with her girlfriend Letticia (sharing a Grape Nehi).

I'm working Black Friday tomorrow (X_x;;;), so I should probably get to bed. (I'm doing 8:30am-7:30pm. Shoot me now.) I've never done this before, so I'm very nervous, especially after all the horror stories from the seasoned associates. If you have a sec tomorrow, wish me luck. I'll be in the trenches.

Though, if someone from ECom shits in my foxhole, all bets are off. ^_~
Emotional Temperature: gratefulgrateful
The Band Plays:: "Elenore"-- by the Turtles
Purpleyin/Hans: vaguemissyvortexdv on November 28th, 2008 10:05 am (UTC)
Hope you had a good Thanksgiving. :)

Why is it called Black Friday? I'd enver heard of it until they mentioned it on "Chuck" and bizarrely one of the UK websites decided to have a sale for it.
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: ineedadrinkgarnettrees on December 1st, 2008 04:33 am (UTC)
Hope you had a good Thanksgiving. :)
Thank you, I did! Surprisingly stress-free, which was awesome.

Why is it called Black Friday?
I think the name started to stick around the late 70's, early 80's-- it probably came from the retail workers, not the shoppers. It's the biggest shopping day of the year, which makes the day amazingly stressful, and customers even more insane than usual. I work at a credit call center, and our building alone took 172,000 calls between 5am and 11pm. We're just one of four centers for the company, so... yeah. My phone never stopped ringing.

Personally, I've always avoided shopping on Black Friday. *shrugs*
Purpleyin/Hans: beliefmissyvortexdv on December 1st, 2008 10:08 am (UTC)
Sounds like boxing day sales are here, though I had no idea until I worked in retail the other year. I couldn't really see the appeal myself, I'd rather rest at home than go shopping the day after Christmas.
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: rosegarnettrees on December 2nd, 2008 04:51 am (UTC)
You're right-- I hadn't thought of that, since we don't celebrate boxing day here, but it's a good comparison. I feel the same way-- after eating Thanksgiving turkey, stuffing, pie, ect, I'd really rather relax and nap. But then, I've never been a really aggressive shopper. I enjoy the occassional outing, but most of the stuff I really want I can find cheaper online.
Amberminttown1 on November 28th, 2008 01:35 pm (UTC)
I love the picture. And I'll send good thoughts.
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: zoegarnettrees on December 1st, 2008 04:34 am (UTC)
Thank you! And the thoughts must have reached me, 'cause I survived! ^_~