Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday: What's on YOUR list?

 It's 2 a.m.

Some of you are still snug in your bed... blissfully unaware of the chaos.

Others of you are turning off your alarm and searching for your tennis shoes and jeans in the dark, trying not to wake your spouse who thinks you are an utter moron.

Still others of you are in a sleeping bag. On the sidewalk. Outside Best Buy or ToysRUs.

Me? Well, I'm not sure what I'm doing yet. I'm writing this a week earlier and my plans are unclear. *Usually* I'm a 4 or 5 Not crazy enough to camp out, but just a touch of lunacy where I do get up an insane hour to go get a few good deals.

It's the thrill of the hunt. The ability to say, I woke up early, I saw, and dad gum it I GOT IT! This year, well, this year sleep is more valuable than normal. But so is money. I'm still tossing around my plans. We'll see.

Because yes, it's Black Friday, folks. Gotta love it.

So as we turn our thoughts toward Christmas and gift-giving, I thought I'd give ideas to add to your list.

This is...

The Writer's Christmas List.
  1. The NOOK Wi-Fi eReader. Best Buy Black Friday: $99.99
  2. MacBook. Best Buy Black Friday: $999.99 plus $100 gift card.
  3. Limited Edition RED WII!!! (Seriously, we sit around writing all day, this IS A NEED! Red stimulates... uh, brain cells so we can write better! Yeah!) -- Best Buy Black Friday - $199.99
  4. 26 cubit feet French Door Stainless Steel Refrigerator - Only $1799!!! We need food people... Subsidence! And a nice pretty fridge to keep it in and hang all our rejection... er acceptance letters!
  5. Canon EOS 60D SLR Camera! Holy Cow, this thing is a MUST HAVE for all your research trips!!! Or even when you're in the mall and spot that PERFECT hero figure and need to snap a few pictures. Careful to be discreet thought. No need getting arrested for stalking... Only $1299.99!!!
  6. Karaoke anyone??? ToysRUs has one for sale for $49.99!! A GREAT way to unwind after a hard day of making our character's lives miserable!
  7. Starbucks gift card. A no-brainer. Even us non-coffee drinkers can enjoy this... great hot chocolate too!
  8. Apple 8GB Ipod Nano -- Target has them for $145 with a $15 gift card. Music is a great way to calm down and get in the "mood" to write. Totally a tax write-offable gift too, right?!?
  9. TomTom GPS -- $79.99 at Target. A must have for all those car trips to conferences and book-signings and writer's groups!
  10. And the top thing on EVERY writer's Christmas Wish List -- A 6-figure advance book contract.
We can dream right?!?

What's on YOUR Christmas list this year? Go ahead. Dream big. (Just don't get your hopes up...)


Sherrinda Ketchersid said...

I'm curious...did you get out this morning?

I am a sleeper on Black Friday. I would much rather participate in Cyber Monday!!!! ;)

On my Christmas list...I would love to have money to go to ACFW next year. I'm going to sock some away, but it is hard!!! I'd rather it just be gifted. ;) I got a Kindle, so Amazon gift cards are welcomed. And really, I need a cutting board. And some new house shoes. And a new wardrobe because I've put on so much weight the past few months. I'm getting depressed. Happy Black Friday, friend!

Sarah Forgrave said...

I was awake at 2am this morning, but that's cuz my body was rebelling against the gluttony I indulged in yesterday. Never again...well, at least for another year.

My wish list includes a Kindle. Oh, and that book contract sounds nice.

Julia M. Reffner said...

Hope you're feeling better, Sarah.

Well my nerdy booklist includes: Chicago Manual of Style, Setting & Description by Ron Rozelle, and Susan May Warren's workbooks. :0

Mary Vee Writer said...

Commenting a day late, but rested, my Christmas list would definitely be a book deal and a cruise to the fjords. Until then, I shall be content to write.

Pepper said...

LOL, Krista - this was funny!!
I run from Black Friday like it's the Black DEATH! I'll keep my adventure and conflict safely in my books, thanks :-)

I know, I'm no fun at all. I even do my Christmas shopping Online!! Love it! Great deals, and the items are shipped directly to my door.

Pepper said...

Btw - I'm with Sarah on the contract wishlist.
Any Christmas in the near future would be nice

Krista Phillips said...

You all are such wimps!!! I, by the way, got up at 3:30 in the morning, kissed Annabelle goodmorning... and headed off to go shopping with my mom and sisters. It's a tradition. Dad gum it! And I only had to elbow a few people... *grin*