November 24, 2007

A Random Black Friday Post

OK, so I don't celebrate Thanksgiving at all, but how I wish the UK did. I am extremely jealous of all the sales the Americans are enjoying over there, although I certainly don't envy the crowds and lines of crazy shoppers that I've read about in the news. Friday's a tiring day for me so this post is going to be a bunch of my completely random observations:
  • In accounting class last week, I looked around. Three out of seven girls had earrings on. And out of those three, two pairs were Chanel costume jewelry. One pair's design was the big Chanel logo in silver with crystals, (which I thought the girl carried them on nicely); the other pair's design was a pink 'quilted' square that had a black logo on it, (which I thought was bulky and way too toy-like.)
  • In an attempt to warm myself up and keep me awake during my two-hour Finance lecture, I stopped by Starbucks first. While attempting to walk to my lecture, the bubbles from the coffee kept coming oozing out from the little hole on top and the coffee kept threatening to spill out. I had to walk snail-pace and channel my inner princess (much like Anne Hathaway did in Princess Diaries). I never thought much about it before, but how does anyone walk around with a paper cup full of coffee in their hands?
  • Apart from the fabulous sales, I am so jealous of the short trips people are on this Thanksgiving weekend. My sister is visiting relatives in San Francisco (mostly for good food I'm sure,) and Barneys Girl has left the windy city to visit friends in San Diego. As for me, I'll be hiding inside my flat from the low temperatures this weekend, maybe except for tomorrow, when I'll brave the cold for a Belgian-style dinner.

  • If you're bored this long weekend (or you simply want to procrastinate from work), and you loved Sex & the City as much as I did, go read the original column, which is being republished each week over at the Observer. Remember the phrase, 'Welcome to the Age of Un-Innocence'?

32 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being a self proclaimed Starbucks addict I also encountered the same problem. And it's cold where I am so no time to walk slow.

I found you can take two lids, and put them on with the whole opposite to each other, so that the lids cover the holes...OR, Starbucks has little coffee name lables and if you ask the barristas they'll give you one to stick over the sip hole, and the steam from the coffee makes it uber easy to take off when you get to lecture :)

11/24/2007 10:12 AM  
Blogger krystle said...

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11/24/2007 12:42 PM  
Blogger krystle said...

THINK OF SOMETHING SHALLOW AND YOU WON"T SPILL

like if i'm holding a cup of water and running up the stares..and i think of a shallow swimming pool..i'm balanced and nothing spills

it's a trick that i got from a flight attendant (they have to carry drinks 10,000 ft above, so they would know!)

11/24/2007 12:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

two very interesting comments! i have never shopped on black friday (the day that supposedly retailers go into the black.) it just isn't my style....

11/24/2007 12:52 PM  
Anonymous thedailyobsession said...

Ask the barista for a sticker/ label...they usually keep them out in the A.M. Just stick one or two on top and peel them off when you get to your destination.

11/24/2007 2:47 PM  
Blogger enna said...

I don't know about coffee...I'm still trying to figure out how to balance a full martini glass while wearing 4.5 inch heels.

11/24/2007 3:27 PM  
Blogger alis said...

take a few sips before u start walking. or ask if they can give you a bigger cup , like if you're drinking medium, ask them to fill it in a large cup.

11/24/2007 8:12 PM  
Blogger atelier said...

I am going to read that column now. I love Sex and the City!!

11/24/2007 11:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have NEVER shopped on Black Friday, the crowds would be just to much to handle.. As for the cold weather, I am from Arizona, it doesn't get that cold here:)

11/24/2007 11:19 PM  
Blogger Modelizer said...

Pour a little bit out after you get it so it can't bubble to the top.

Most sane American's don't shop on Black Friday. The crowds, petty fighting, and often empty shelves just aren't worth it in value for mnay. It's like going into a designer for h&m sale, unless you're really in love with the designer/collection or just want it because you can't afford the real thing, then you wait from 6 am. If not, you pass and move along.

11/24/2007 11:22 PM  
Blogger Knikki said...

The funny thing is that black friday wasn't AS bad this year. (at least at the mall.) I mean when i was working, it felt like there were swarms of people in the store, but all in all, it wasn't nearly as crazy as last year.

i think that's partly because there wasn't anything good this year. u know, there wasn't this one item that everyone had to have like the furbies back in the day or the tickle me elmo doll. and the sales weren't all that great, if that makes you feel better.

the only places i heard that got completely ransacked were target and walmart, but that's any day of the week.

11/24/2007 11:42 PM  
Anonymous aquarius said...

Greetings from Honolulu! I just tear off a little piece of napkin, roll it up and stuff it into the opening until you reach our destination. Love your site.

11/25/2007 2:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get cream on top on your coffee... it thickens the top layer and much less likely to spill, and the coffee tastes better too :-)

11/25/2007 4:45 AM  
Blogger Yara said...

Im an Accounting student too :) But im in Kuwait :P Im thinking about doing masters in London.. Love your site and love the comments about the coffee.. :)

11/25/2007 7:01 PM  
Anonymous val said...

i LOVE sex and the city! i've actually been watching all weekend :) can't wait for the movie. please check out my online boutique which will be live soon! many of my friends have said it reminds them of the show. www.valstyleonline.com xoxo

11/26/2007 7:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I put a straw in the top hole. I did it originally for some odd reason that I don't recall and realized that it kept it from spilling while I walked fifteen minutes (usually in heels) to my job on campus.

11/26/2007 12:04 PM  
Blogger Reina said...

you know I wasn't going to go out on black friday, because they never have any real deals, lol but I did, and you didnt miss anything trust me, at least not down here in Houston , TX, ...How I wish I was in NY on Black Friday!

11/26/2007 12:09 PM  
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