Is it me, or did the Black Friday propaganda machine work overtime this year? The more hysterical and bombastic the marketing campaigns became, the more I dug into my commitment to buy absolutely nothing on the national day of accumulation. Here are a few more productive ways to spend your day then beating a bitch over a HDTV at Best Buy. Since you ate 3 days worth of food in one sitting yesterday, why don’t you move your ass? Hike, bike, skip, or strut in the opposite direction of the mall. Show visiting guests your neighborhood by foot. Walk the dog. Collect firewood. Rollerskate. Catch up on new music as you clean your house. Stow the remnants of fall and prepare for winter. Declutter and donate. Rotate the wardrobe.Marathon a show you’ve been meaning to watch. Homeland. American Horror Story. Downton Abbey. Or my personal favorite as of late, Made in Chelsea. Many of you work hard and actually deserve several hours of lazying about without judgment. Enjoy a day making homemade gifts for the holidays as a healthy “fuck you” to consumerism. Rather than spending, can you repurpose and improve shit into something you want to keep or give?
Read a beautiful book from cover to cover.