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Official: Thanksgiving is Dead

From the Wall Street Journal today: “… an increasing number of stores are getting a jump on the Friday shopping hordes by opening on Thanksgiving. Some retailers say they are offering a convenience for shoppers who want to beat the madding crowds.” It was just about a year ago that I wrote this: Black Friday […]

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December: The Craziest Month of All

Every year around this time, I wonder what the mailman is thinking. And the UPS delivery guy/gal. And the FedEx person, too. Because every year at this time, our house has to be one of the busiest stops on their routes. This picture, for example, is just a sample of what was delivered to our […]

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Black Friday is Killing Thanksgiving

It used to be that Black Friday sales started at 7:00 am the day after Thanksgiving. Then stores started opening at 6:00 am. Then it was 5:00 am for a few years, and then some started opening at 4:00 am in the last year or two. This year, some stores at the Columbia Center Mall […]

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Oooooh. ‘The Kingdom’ on Blu-Ray

Longtime MattMcGee.com readers (AKA, my family) will remember me raving about The Kingdom last year — it’s one of my all-time favorite movies. Cari even watched it a couple weeks ago and also loved it. So there. 🙂 Anyhoo … got an Amazon alert today about a huge Blu-Ray DVD sale they have going on, […]

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Coolest. Coasters. Ever.

These make me wish we drank a lot more beverages outside the kitchen than we do, and/or that we hosted parties and friends at our house more often. A company called Meninos (from Brazil, I think) is selling this set of 16 coasters with icons from the iPhone. How cool is that!??! Only problem is […]

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Happy Thanksgiving from Targ-Mart

Was doing a little shopping today at Wal-Mart when I saw this huge display of Littlest Pet Shop stuff … and couldn’t help but notice this one item which is advertised as an Only at Target. WHOOPS! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

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