No, not at the crowds...It really was not all that bad.
No, not the sales...I actually was shocked that more things were not on bigger discounts.
It was the pushy sales people.
I was accosted no less than 9 times walking from Nordstroms to the front door.
"Sir, can I ask you a question." No you may not.
"Sir, c'mere a second, I would like to show you something." I bet you would missy, but I don't think Claire would appreciate it very much (what? I looked good. What else could she be asking me about?)
"Sir, can you spare a moment? I want to show you this body lotion." Oh my goodness. When did the mall become the den of Hussies?
"Sir, do you live in Virginia? You do? Well, do I have a deal for you! All you have to do is take off your shirt and flex"
I might have made that last part up.
Claire and I got a Christmas card from some friends and it was a very nice picture of the two of them and their dog. It was a very nice picture and it prompted Claire to decide it would be good for us to send out our first card. So, we spend a couple hours Saturday night (I know, we party like rock stars) picking out the best pictures to put on the card, design it on Costco.com (I heart Costco) and ordering...On Sunday, we picked up the cards and Claire was so excited. The pictures look great and we spent 2 hours addressing and stamping cards last night.
So, Bogart and Claire are sending out our very first Christmas cards together.
Very excited about this week...I have 2 interviews, plus a Tuesday trip to DC to see some very good friends that live in Denmark, a dinner in P-Towne with those very same friends on Wednesday night, an appointment with my personal Nordstroms shopper and finally a flight to Vegas for a long weekend with the Fam.