Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday

Normally I avoid going out on Black Friday like the plague (coincidence of the name? I think not!), contenting myself with a good book, a bottle of wine, a blanket and some movies the day after Thanksgiving, but that freak snow storm on Tuesday trapped me up on my hill for almost 3 days. I was feeling a bit pent up this morning, that decrepit snow plow had finally cleared my road. So I decided to bundle up and walk into town to people watch. Boy, did it pay off!
There had been many holiday arrivals the last several days, and the streets were packed with the self-important nouveau looking for that one of a kind bauble that can only be found here. The plethora of artists, sculptors, and creative types here all have a following, and their wares are priced accordingly. The metallurgist attached to the high-end shop, has a back-log of up to a year for those special orders. Well, having stopped in there, i found out that one patron paid double to have their special order moved to the front of the line.
Breaking news!!! One of our more famous visiting couples was spotted in the baby boutique, pricing out and buying everything in sight! The wife was dressed in a manner that made me think she's hiding a baby bump! This is the same couple that's been maintaining for ages that weren't going to add to world over-population. This self-righteous, eco-crazy pair has been very vocal about the world's ills, not wanting to be caught bringing a baby into this evil world! Stay tuned, I'll be watching that bump!

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