Thanksgiving. Hearth and home. Family. The gathering of friends and loved ones in a convivial atmosphere that allows for both quiet reflection of our joint blessings, and a joyous celebration of the bonds that sustain us.
Oh, and also...
When Black Friday comes
I'm gonna stake my claim
That's right, anyone who has arisen at 4:30 a.m. and outfitted themselves in sneakers, flak jacket, and crash helmet knows what Black Friday's all about. Braving hordes of salivating shoppers all competing for that $189 laptop or $400 HDTV has become an annual ritual for some -- and a time to protest rampant consumerism for others. (Note: That's a much smaller subset.)
If you do decide to strap it on and participate, here are some resources to guide you in your quest:
- Black Friday San Francisco Shopping Survival Guide
- 7x7 Definitive Black Friday Shopping Guide
- YELP San Francisco conversation: Black Friday Sales
- Twitter: Oakland Black Friday sales
- Black Friday Online
- Black Friday 2010
Happy shopping and happy Thanksgiving everyone!