Aloha Friday #58

November 27, 2008 by Kailani  
Filed under aloha friday

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!

Today’s question is:

Are you going shopping today?

About the author:
Kailani is the owner and founder of An Island Life. You'll find her sharing her daily life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii.


52 Responses to “Aloha Friday #58”
  1. Raina B. says:

    Yes. Unfortunately my mother-in-law feels brave… lol

  2. Tammy W says:

    No WAY!!!

  3. Rach (Heart of Rachel)f says:

    That’s a nice thought but I’m off to take my son to school this afternoon for a school activity.

  4. Jenni says:

    I think I will go shopping! But not at the crack of dawn!

  5. Cat @ 3 Kids and Us says:

    Yes, yes, yes! This is the first year in like the last 5 I’ve been able to go so I’m heading out at 4:00am!

  6. Renee says:

    Probably not. I don’t like crowds. I may look for deals online though. ;)

  7. Jen says:

    I’ll most likely be doing some shopping online tomorrow. That has sort of been my tradition over the past couple of years.

  8. JHS says:

    Nope. Un-huh. No way. Not a chance. No possibility. Never have gone shopping on Black Friday. Never will.

    I don’t shop. Except online. That’s the only reasonable way to shop, in my opinion. Every piece of clothing that goes on my body is purchased through a website and delivered to my house. Including shoes and undergarments. Contact lenses, too. I would buy glasses online if I could, but I am forced to get them at the ophthalmologist’s office. At least it’s not a mall.

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  9. Tena says:

    I might end up going out but I will play it by ear, not getting up early!

  10. Perspective says:

    Sure! Just to prove I am crazy!

  11. Pamela Kramer says:

    Yes but it will be online. ;)

  12. Janet F says:

    I usually stay home for Thanksgiving.

  13. Janet F says:

    oops I meant to say I don’t shop on Black Friday!

  14. Cathi says:

    Nope but we have the grandbabies with us while the kids are shopping. A few hours ago they returned from the Outlet Center where the parking lot was full and now they’re sitting in chairs in line at Walmart waiting for it to open.
    Me? I’ll shop online!

  15. Write From Karen says:

    I just saw a commercial for Kohl’s last night saying they were opening their doors at 4:00 a.m.

    FOUR A.M.?!

    That is pure madness, IMO. And I’m betting they had a line before they even opened their doors, which means people were probably out and about at 3:00 a.m preparing for Black Friday. That is insane.

    I avoid Black Friday like I avoid everything else I find unpleasant – I just pretend it’s already over. *grin*

    Since I’ve never been brave enough to participate in Black Friday, I’m curious – do folks really find good deals?

  16. Kristi says:

    I went and got on the news for being the first one to check out at ToyRUs this morning.

  17. Jen E @ mommablogsalot says:

    I hope not. :)

  18. Jen says:

    I’m staying home unless I HAVE to get out, but I don’t see that happening.

    Goodluck to those who dare to go out though.

  19. Forgetfulone says:

    I hadn’t planned to, but my 15 y-o step-daughter wanted to go to Kohl’s. We went, we bought, we’re home. Let’s sleep!

  20. TheAngelForever says:

    My hubby is working and I would need to take both of the boys (5 and 18 months) with me. Not sure if I am THAT brace ;)

  21. Abby says:

    No Way!!!

  22. Sues2u2 says:

    I was going to but… didn’t. I Love the whole be @ the store by 3:30am. If you’ve never done it, try it sometime. By the time you get in the store you’ve made new friends (@ least for the moment) & I’ve helped & had others help me find what we’ve been looking for! Help’s to put the “spirit” into it!

  23. BlapherMJ says:

    Yes, but when I’m ready, not super early! :-)

  24. Renée aka Mekhismom says:

    Me? Shop on Black Friday? Never!

  25. A Maui Blog says:

    Maybe. If we do it will be just a “casual shopping” for “family time” :)

  26. sagemom says:

    I wish I could! But I’ll be busy w/my two boys today and don’t want to take them out in the madness =)

  27. Qtpies7 says:

    Not a chance! Even if my husband wasn’t laid off and we actually had a little bit of money, I wouldn’t brave this day for anything.
    I may spend some Amazon $$$ online, though. That would be the extent of it.

  28. TXsunlover says:

    Absolutely not!! Today we celebrate another of our family traditions. While everyone else is in the midst of total chaos at the shops, we take a picnic lunch and head for our favorite Christmas tree farm. We spend a wonderful quiet day in the country choosing the perfect tree and just enjoying our family and the beauty of nature.

  29. Old Lady Next Door says:

    Oh heavens no!

  30. Catherine @ The Blonde Diaries says:

    I might go tonight after the crowds have died down. I slept in this morning and avoided all that craziness.

  31. Desert Songbird says:

    Only if it’s online!

  32. Tonya says:

    Noooo, I’m at work – bored to death !!! LOL!

  33. Sherry says:

    No way !!

  34. Aloha Monkey says:

    I DON’T THINK SO! I still have some vestige of sanity left. I did the day after Thanksgiving shopping once . . . that was also the LAST time I did it. I don’t have the patience for it.

    Good luck to those of you brave souls willing to fight the crazy crown.

  35. Dee says:

    Heck no! I mean not today. I don’t like crowds and pushing and shoving and standing in long lines. If I can feel better today I may go watch a movie?? I won some tickets for the theatre.

  36. Jessica NBP says:

    HUBS did the shopping yesterday and today.

  37. Tamy ~ 3 Sides of Crazy says:

    I wasn’t going too until hubby broke a necessary tool Wednesday and home depot was offering a replacement combo that was toooooooooooooooo good to pass up. I actually just got home AND had fun! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

  38. Tammy says:

    Yep, I went Round 1 this morning by myself and plan to go this afternoon with the whole family, and then go my separate way to get a couple more things!

  39. Summer says:

    Went out at 5 this morning – first Black Friday experience ever!

  40. amy says:

    I went out and am already done!!!

  41. Lisa C. says:

    I would have, but with the wins sick… NOPE :(

  42. Julie From Inmates says:

    Yes, I look forward to it every year. Today my mom and dad went with me. We had a great day!

  43. Alyson, the 3 P's Mama says:

    Oh girl, you have got to be kidding! Not on your life!

  44. Amy @ Thoughts from the Mrs says:

    I didn’t go shopping. After working in retail for years, the last place I want to be is out shopping on Black Friday. :) I hope you had a great time with your family!

  45. Nina says:

    This is my first black Friday that I went shopping on. I found some pretty good bargains and the lines were not to bad.

  46. jennifer says:

    There was no shopping for me. Too crazy for me!

  47. matt says:

    We did our early morning shopping….got some good DVDs cheap….but otherwise, wasn’ t much on sale that I needed.

  48. Em Dy says:

    We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving or have Black Friday here in the Philippines. But because a hero’s day fell on a Sunday, we had a long weekend and I went on vacation.

  49. Christinchen says:

    oh, I wish I could, but I’m an online seller of sorts who never leaves the house except in truly necessary situations. I just do my shopping online mostly, no hassle at all and no waiting in line.


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