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Tomorrow is a day of football, eating turkey and pie, and giving thanks for what we have.  The day after is when so many others give thanks…for great sales.

I've never been a big Black Friday shopper.  The extent of what I do can pretty much be broken down into:

  • Shopping Online – I will look around for online deals for gifts that I might want to buy.  I typically have had not much luck as the sales that I've come across either vanish before I have time to act, or aren't appealing enough.  I know we bought my in-laws a comforter one year, and there was a gadget my wife wanted a couple of years ago that I waited too long to buy and never found that cheap again.
  • Waking Up Early – One year I woke up at some absurdly crazy idea and decided to go look for LED Christmas lights.  We found some at KMart, but have never been too happy with them, and they've been relegated to the back deck.  That was before kids because my wife and I both went, something that would never happen.
  • Watching the kids – My wife has actually gone out and braved some of the Black Friday craziness the last couple of years, leaving me at home to happily take care of the kids

This year, I'm not sure if Mrs. Beagle plans on heading out or not, but I know I certainly do not.  I might do some browsing to see if I can find some gifts, or what kind of deals on TVs pop up online.  I will probably watch one of my favorite movies, which I've turned into a tradition to watch every year during the Thanksgiving holiday (since it takes place over the same weekend).  That movie: Scent of A Woman.  Hoo-ah!

What are your Black Friday plans?