A Week of Thanks: Visiting a Giant Rock, T-Day Style Guide, Black Friday Shopping, and Time Traveling
Thanksgiving. A holiday only Americans recognize. A day to proclaim you are grateful by partaking in hedonism. We dress up in our best to sit in the house and to engorge in food until we’re stuffed beyond words.
Then, (if you’re insane or a thrill seeker), we rise like the Mayflower over the raging waves and we ‘venture off to our mall to terrorize minimum wage paid employees by raiding the shelves of our consumeristic society.
Who doesn’t like to give thanks and then throw those values out the window to shop, shop, shop, and shop some more?
For me, this time of year is one of my favorites. As you may know, I am currently not enrolled in college due to my lil’ Lupus procedure. Therefore, holidays are the BEST because I’m no longer the only millennial stranded in town. I finally get to see friends and catch up before they ship back off to school.
Visiting The Rock (No...Not Dwayne)
I am so grateful for the friendships I have and the people who have came into my life. From high school to now, I feel as if I’ve lost people but also gained so many genuine, kind friends.
To start off the fabulous week of Thanksgiving festivities, friends Ryan and Lauren and I traveled to Plymouth Rock to see the rock in all its glory!
Not really sure what else to say...it's a rock surrounded by an enclosure. It's like the Lincoln Memorial besides this makes no sense at all...really a spectacle to be seen.
Not sure if I'm really overwhelmed by it or really underwhelmed. All I know is that I dressed up to MATCH a ROCK.
Turkey Time & Style Guide
Given the opportunity to slay, you know I will. Taking my style guide from my previous post, I implemented it in my T-Day look.
I may look like something off the menu (at Mcdonald's) but I'm rocking my ketchup dress, mustard legs, and patty brown clog heels. I even have a Victorian figure ring in orange to match.
Looking ready for the autumn season.
Here are some moments from my Thanksgiving.. from my family to yours!
Cutting the turkey with a turkey hat...snapping my shoes during a game of Heads Up.. the usual holiday spectacles.
Black Friday (aka, Black Cryday)
Finally...for the first time ever, I adventure and live the Black Friday adventures with friends, Ryan and Vic.
Are you smart enough to NOT Black Friday shop? If so, I covered my other-worldly experience while shopping.
Round One: 10:30-3 am
Here...in my prime. Thinking Black Friday shopping was a good idea. Oh, how very wrong I was.
Here is a moment I captured. A moment where everything would change forever. Minions at the mall to market ANOTHER minion movie. STOP. MAKING. MINION. MOVIES. GOD DAMMIT.
Here...in all its glory. Chaos at the mall.
As the time passed at the mall...all of my senses were lost. Why am I here? Where am I? Will there be leftovers left in the fridge by the time I get out of this hell hole?
Look at all these lines. For what? All these deals are available online. But here I am. One with the chaos. I am chaos.
The chaos has set in. I am laughing at nothing. What time is it? Did I leave my wax melt burning? I should buy more wax melts.
Lines...lines...lines...lines to where? We will never find out.
Lines to NO WHERE
Here we are. Vic, Ryan, and I waiting in line for the Target deals. Excited. Enthralled. Ready to get the deals unlike any other customer has ever before.
But then...disaster struck. We noticed Target didn't open until 6 am. People waiting in line scrambled. Children jumped the gate. And we turned around solemnly and left the mall.
Round 2 - 10:30 am-5 pm
After sleeping for a bit, I felt ready to return to the alternate universe we call Black Friday. Juice box in hand, tears in my eyes, I was ready to make like a bald man and get out of hair.
And we're off...
Like the western cowboys on the frontier land, we set out for more deals. Kohls, the Apple Store, the world wasn't prepared for our deal craving selves.
Was I prepared to set out for more deals? The answer is no, probably not.
The PEAK of the Day
At one point, we ended up at the holy land. Toys R Us. Not only did I get through the Christmas check list I had made, I was overpowered by nostalgia and pure joy.
Vic and I found Fur-Real-Friends (I used to have the cat) and we found plenty of claw machines and gumball machines. Vic even won a puppy at the claw machine!
It was all fun and games until we arrived at IHop.
Dear God, why. Why was this IHop established? Why were we brought here?
We should've went to Friendly's...
This was haunting. Dear God...I will forever be traumatized. This IHop had no music. No customers. We could hear the employees fighting in the back. I felt bad for the server.
If I didn't take photos, I would have thought I dreamt this...
I'm going to suppress it again now.
Ready for Bed
Did this day even happen? I needed sleep. But what is sleep? Have I ever slept before?
Even the signs at the Hanover mall were asleep. At least I made a new friend named Ryan's cat.
Time Travelin' To Plymouth
We slept. We recovered. Ryan and I were ready to take on the newest adventure.
We took to the streets of Plymouth to enjoy the day. First stop, Crabby shack. Why not fuel up on delicious seafood?!
We arrived to Plimouth Plantation on the LAST DAY it was opened.
It was like the pilgrims of the past whispered,"...go, my child...".
All I have to say is "Fudge yeah" to free fudge at the plantation.
We made it through the ripples of time to meet Native Americans before the pilgrims settled.
Before traveling to the settlers' land, we took a pit stop and saw pottery being made and cranberries being prepped for dinner. Yummy, yummy.
Ahhh... the beauty of the pilgrims' land,
We went into pilgrims' homes. We saw relics from the past. And, a pilgrim made Ryan help him bring a pail of water up a hill. Just call us Jack and Jill!
Finally! We bought a house together. Best friends forever and we've finally got a house together!!!
Who wants an invitation to our Christmas party?
Aww, we're all moved in and we just adopted some new goats for pets! The neighbors are lovely and just peachy!
It was a great Thanksgiving week! I hope you had a great T-Day as well!
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