Sunday, November 27, 2011

I don't have anything very profound to say today, but I wanted to update because I know it has been a little bit of time.

First, Happy Late-Thanksgiving everyone!  I hope everyone had a fabulous day stuffed with turkey delight.  On that note, I find it quite depressing that stores are now opening on Thursday night for Black Friday (Thursday?)  We discussed this while I was with my relatives, and it's unfair to the employees to have to worry about coming into work and dealing with a bunch of crazy shoppers after spending a day being thankful.  Why is Thanksgiving turning into another consumer holiday?  I read a newspaper article that stated that stores are doing this because they need the extra boost with the economy.  How about just keeping the sales going later instead of starting them at midnight and ending them by noon?  I'm no economist, so I can't really speak on this area knowledgeably, but I was still appalled that people had to come into work on Thanksgiving night so stores could make a little more money.  I'm even more appalled that people are so crazed by shopping that they PEPPER SPRAYED people.  Really?  REALLY?  Is it THAT important that you save some money that you're going to harm other people?  I hope I never become a material-crazed person who will fight with people over a sale.  Fortunately, we have the internet now, so I really don't think I should have to :)   In case anyone was wondering, I don't usually go out on Black Friday.  I did go to a mall this year (not until late afternoon though), and the only reason for it was because I was in an area that had a good mall, and we only have a small one where I am.  Nothing I wanted was even on sale, so... mostly I just went because it was convenient :)

Goodness, it has been so long since I've written, I'm trying to think of what I should talk about.  Let's talk about my favorite topic - running!  Sadly it isn't going as well as I'd like... the knees and hips don't like me much today, but I'm trying to get myself out the door for at least a few miles.  I wanted to do a longer run, but my knees are not in good shape... I'm not sure why, as I only did 7 miles yesterday.  Seven is the most I've done in the past few weeks  (though I've done it several times)  I have decided that I'm going to get my hips checked out tomorrow.

  I also don't want to screw up my knees because I want to ski this year!  I live in an area that usually gets tons of snow (though we haven't had more than an inch this year yet - strange), and my sister and I are heading up to Canada this year to ski, so I need to get into ski shape so I don't destroy myself after one day.  I'm super excited!   This next month is looking quite awesome actually.  I take my GRE's on the 10th of December, then I fly down south a week later, then the day after I get back, my sister flies in and we head on our Canada ski adventure.  I'm kind of going all out this year because I want to enjoy my time before I have to deploy.  Fortunately, deployments are shorter now, so it really shouldn't be so bad.  Nonetheless, I want to spend as much time enjoying myself as I can :)

That's all I can think to say right now.  I should've waited until after my run to write, as I always have lots of intelligent things to say after I run, but I'm procrastinating getting out the door... hehehe .