A Turkey Tail

Well, Thanksgiving has come and gone and now we are heading into the holiday season yet again. Sorry I haven’t really been here in a while, but as you can tell, I have been really busy lately, especially with Thanksgiving and Black Friday at work among other things. I was originally planning to do a video of Black Friday so you can see what it is really like there. But this year, it was about twice as bad as before and I couldn’t really find a good-enough hiding spot to get some good shots. Oh, well, maybe next year. At least I managed to get some Black Friday DVD’s in the meantime.

And speaking of Arthur, I entered him in the Telegram’s Pet of the Year contest and he didn’t even make the final cut. I couldn’t believe it. Oh, well, I can always show him off on YouTube.

I only got about three hours of sleep Thanksgiving morning because I had to run out and get rid of some bottles so I can buy a small bag of cat food. When I got to Hannaford, I noticed that their bottle machines were all turned off. So I had to literally run from one end of Herkimer to the other. So I got rid of my bottles at Wal-Mart and then went to Dollar General to get cat food. Cat food has gotten expensive at both Wal-Mart and Hannaford so I’ve been buying the cat food at Dollar General lately.

Traditionally, I have three Thanksgiving dinners. I had one last weekend at my place with my brother-in-law’s kids; then this year I went to my folks’ house before going to work and I also had Thanksgiving dinner at work on lunch break which meant that I didn’t go home as I usually do on lunch.

And of course the mayhem that was Black Friday. This year, I wasn’t in electronics as usual, but I ended up in the other major trouble spot on Black Friday: toys. I was basically surrounded on all sides by customers waiting at any minute to try and raid the pallets and take the items before 5 am. At least I held the line and actually they started tearing the items up before I could even cut the plastic off. As far as I know, no one in my store was hurt, but I was reading in the news this morning that one Wally World employee in Long Island was trampled to death by a stampede of customers. And that’s all I gotta say about that, except that Black Friday can be a very dangerous time to be in the retail business.

As far as this weekend goes, I am probably going to go to the Historical Society to get back to work on my book and I have some more videos planned, including a collab with another big name on YouTube. I also have to do another five facts video because I was tagged again by another YouTuber, and this one will be the last five facts video I will do, even though I may do one with Arthur on my other channel. So stay tuned for that. Okay, gotta go have some breakfast now.

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Election Day

Well, today’s the big day for Americans everywhere. Everything that has been in the news for the course of the year has been leading up to this day. That’s right, it is Election Day and also the day where we will be voting for a new President of the United States.

This year’s election has been called by Senator Joe Biden “the most important Presidential election since 1932” basically because there is so much at stake in this year’s election. A bad economy, the ongoing war in Iraq and the war on terrorism are among the many issues being dealt with, not to mention that this election is historic because of the fact that one of the candidates, Barack Obama, is the first black candidate for a major political party to run for President of the United States.

I have usually tried to shy away from politics in both my blogs and my videos because of the fact that this is a hot-button topic and that so many people are talking about it, although I did take a swipe at Sarah Palin because she just annoys me to no avail. However this week, especially today, it is pretty much unavoidable. This is further proof that this election affects everyone, not just in the U.S. but all around the world.

Okay, I said my piece. Now I got to go off to the polls and do my part to get Obama into office.