Aloha Friday #110

November 26, 2009 by  
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Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link below. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

My question is:

Are you or did you go shopping on Black Friday? Got any great deals?

Me? I’m staying as far away from the stores as possible. I went shopping on Black Friday just once before and I will never do it again. People were yelling at each other and at the store workers, children were being pushed aside, and I literally feared that I’d be trampled on. I’m all for great deals and saving money but this is not the way I want to start the holiday season. Just give me a laptop and a credit card and I’m a happy girl. :-)

About the Author: Kailani:
Owner of An Island Life. A flight attendant and mother to 3 beautiful girls. . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.
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45 Responses to “Aloha Friday #110”
  1. 1
    Laura says:

    I will be going shopping tomorrow. My sister and I will probably go around 10 or so. In looking at the ads today, I didn’t see anything that excited me too much. It’s fun to look though. We just hit a few stores and try to stay away from the mall traffic.
    .-= Laura´s last blog ..From my family to yours =-.

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    TechyDad says:

    We don’t plan on going to any Black Friday sales. My wife did, however, stop by CVS and Rite Aid on Thanksgiving morning for some deals they were offering.
    .-= TechyDad´s last blog ..Aloha Friday: Sticky Tunage =-.

  3. 3
    Annie says:

    I’m not going to shopping because I need to rest.
    .-= Annie´s last blog ..Aloha Friday!!! =-.

  4. 4
    Michelle says:

    No, I know some of the sales are great, but the crowds aren’t worth it to me. I’ll do my part to keep America in the black later on in December.
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..Aloha Friday =-.

  5. 5
    Cathi says:

    I hope not.
    I don’t go. I don’t care for crowds or jogging for position. My daughter-in-law does go however and she may talk me into going so she’s not alone. Hopefully my son is going and not me. I’ll comment again and let you know if I got to slepp or wait in lines.
    Happy Thanksgiving dear blogging friend!
    .-= Cathi´s last blog ..Aloha Friday – Giving Thanks =-.

  6. 6

    As TechyDad said I did the CVS and Rite Aid sales on Thanksgiving with nearly nobody in the store. After that all bets are off and I will stay home. In fact, I tried to get all of my Chanukah shopping done before Black Friday to avoid the craziness of the season.
    .-= TheAngelForever´s last blog ..Black Friday 2009 =-.

  7. 7
    Hillary says:

    There is no way I would EVER go shopping on Black Friday, even if I didn’t live in Small Town, USA. However, I did just leave where I got some great deals on clothes for my kids!
    .-= Hillary´s last blog ..Thanksgiving =-.

  8. 8

    I’m not going shopping on Black Friday. Maybe get some things on Cyber Monday! Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Friday everyone!
    .-= Shannon (The Mommy-Files)´s last blog ..Introducing the New Executive Editor for Family Review Network =-.

  9. 9
    Em Dy says:

    If I were in the US, I would. I’ve heard so many fantastic things about the Black Friday sale.

  10. 10

    There’s no such thing as Black Friday sale in here… i know Germans are lame:P anyway they do have huge Christmas sale the day after Christmas… and I’m so totally hitting that:)
    Aloha Everyone!
    .-= Niky @ Design It Chic´s last blog ..Aloha Friday!!! =-.

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  12. 12
    Thom says:

    I wonder how many more are going to be about Black Friday. That’s what mines about as well :) Nope I don’t shop on that day… :)
    .-= Thom´s last blog ..Friday’s Fave Five – #64 =-.

  13. 13
    Angela says:

    I just got home from ToysRUs and now I’m going to lay down for a nap, and then head off to Target!
    .-= Angela´s last blog ..Black Friday! =-.

  14. 14
    Deborah says:

    Not yet, it’s 4 am here, we’ll see in the morning. Night night.
    .-= Deborah´s last blog ..Welcome to FeedBurner =-.

  15. 15

    I will be staying off roads that lead to major shopping areas!
    .-= JDaniel4′s Mom´s last blog ..Friday Fill-Ins #152 =-.

  16. 16
    Melanie says:

    Will definately be taking advantage on some of the deals on line..
    .-= Melanie´s last blog ..Aloha Friday =-.

  17. 17
    mistie says:

    oh i wish i had the extra funds to go.. i have been several times and i am a shopaholic and this black Friday thing is like giving candy to a kid.. im a total adrenaline junkie and love all the excitement.. but this year i had to contain my self to remain home on bed-rest and think of in a few months when my little Ellie arrives it will be so much better than $3.00 pj’s from old that is good deal.. LOL..
    .-= mistie´s last blog ..Aloha Friday =-.

  18. 18

    I did some online shopping but that is all.
    .-= Ambrosia Jefferson´s last blog ..Aloha Friday #19 =-.

  19. 19
    noelle d says:

    no shopping here…….
    think i would go crazy!
    .-= noelle d´s last blog ..Aloha Friday #11 =-.

    • 19.1
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    • 19.2
      win at slots says:

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  20. 20

    Don’t think I’ll go. The traffic, cramped aisles, hot stores, long lines…not much fun. I try to do most of my shopping online. It’s so much easier and some of the deals are fantasti…with free shipping, why brave the madness?

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    .-= Serendipity is Sweet´s last blog ..Aloha Friday =-.

  21. 21

    Just online! Avoiding the crowds! I do have to do some usual errands before the day is over, so I’ll see what it’s like! ENJOY THE DAY, EVERYONE!!!
    .-= Everydaywoman´s last blog ..Giving Thanks . . . =-.

  22. 22

    Not this year. I have gone in the past. I didn’t really see anything in the ads I needed or wanted.
    .-= Melanie @ Whimsical Creations´s last blog ..Aloha Friday #6 =-.

  23. 23
    Smellyann says:

    Nope, I never do. You’ll never catch me waiting outside all night to go shopping!
    .-= Smellyann´s last blog ..Friday Fragments =-.

  24. 24

    I am heading out in a little bit! :-D

  25. 25

    No, that scares me! I rather shop online.
    .-= Pamela M. Kramer @ A Renaissance Woman´s last blog ..Freebie Friday – Week 35 =-.

  26. 26
    Steph says:

    We are about to leave as we speak. My mom really wants to go. Yes it’s rather late, but we overslept! So we’ll see if we can get anything good. i haven’t gone in several years so I hope we do find something!
    .-= Steph´s last blog ..Way-Back Whenesday: Lo Gung’s Birthday =-.

  27. 27
    Pat says:

    Never liked shopping and the threat of swine flu keeps me out of crowds more than ever.

    My favorite thing to eat on Thanksgiving Day–or any day: tomatoes. The best ones I gather from my back yard garden but when the growing season’s over I purchase them at the
    farmers’ market or grocery.

    Thanks for the contest and enjoy your days off.

  28. 28
    Brandi says:

    I went only to Walmart to shop, but it actually wasn’t too crazy. I do have to say, besides the $2 movies, I coulda bought everything else later in the day, or next week.
    .-= Brandi´s last blog ..Aloha Friday =-.

  29. 29
    Jennifer says:

    I am staying in my warm home, curled up with a good book, coffee and my cat.
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Thankfully Reading Weekend Begins! =-.

  30. 30
    Jennifer says:

    I am staying in my warm home, curled up with a good book, coffee and my cat.
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Thankfully Reading Weekend Begins! =-.

  31. 31
    Krista says:

    There is a great shoe outlet in Ventura (where my in-laws live) that sells Uggs, Simple, and Tevas. My sister and I go every year to update our Ugg collections! The Simples are usually pretty cute, so I try and get a pair or two. The best part is, they’re located in a business park, so the crowds are minimal!

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  33. 33
    Rob says:

    Heck no!! LOL. My wife and I went out a yr or two back and it was a nightmare. I hate crowds so Black Friday is too much for me.
    .-= Rob´s last blog ..Aloha Friday – Christmas Decorating =-.

  34. 34

    Yep! I go every year – it’s more of an adventure than anything else. The crowds weren’t too bad this year and got some decent deals too. :)
    .-= Deb – Mom of 3 Girls´s last blog ..(Almost) Wordless Wednesday #121 – Aftermath =-.

  35. 35
    Kayla says:

    I was all ready and set to go-Woke up, got dressed, and realized I was too sick and in pain to even attempt shopping :(
    I’m pretty upset, but there is always next year.
    .-= Kayla´s last blog ..Featured Blogger Friday(11/20)-Midday Escapades =-.

  36. 36
    Danielle says:

    Yes i did indeed go black friday shopping. I did get some really good deals. Saved over $200 is what one receipt says. Thanks for doing this.

    .-= Danielle´s last blog ..Aloha Friday =-.

  37. 37
    Clara says:

    I don’t do Black Friday shopping. We keep Christmas pretty simple and don’t exchange gifts with very many people. Plus, I’m not willing to fight the crowds. At least no one was trampled to death this year (unlike last year).
    .-= Clara´s last blog .. =-.

  38. 38
    Christy says:

    no shopping…just relaxing by the fire and eating leftovers
    .-= Christy´s last blog ..i think it went well =-.

  39. 39

    There is no way I was going out on Black Friday, I have Social Anxiety Disorder, so I don’t like going to shopping malls on a regular day, so it is not at all feasible for me to go on the BIGGEST shopping day of the year.
    I did do some online shopping and got some pretty good deals.
    .-= Lorie Shewbridge´s last blog ..My First Birthday Present =-.

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