Its a shopping season and you can see discount boards everywhere.
The day after Thanks Giving is known as the black friday. I asked couple of my friends about the logic behind this name but nobody knew about it, all they knew was the address of the electronic shops. On that day shops open in the early morning. Like here in Buffalo, Best Buy opened at 5am, Circuit city at 4am, Prime outlet at 12am.

I decided to give it a try and headed towards Best Buy at around 12.30- 1am. It was a foggy night and we could hardly see anything which is beyond couple of meters. I thought i’ll be among the first when i’ll reach there. But there were around 150 crazy people already standing in a chilly night with their sleeping bags, DVD players, cards and coffees. I was thrilled to see such a huge enthusiasm.

After few hours it became really very hard to stand in such cold. But believe me, it was fun.
Store persons started to distribute coupons at around 4am and i managed to get one for a laptop and one for a handy cam. Doors opened at 5am and everyone rushed in and started to grab whatever they saw. It was crazy.
I got really cool deals. Got a nice handycam for $159 (at over 70% discount), Sony Vaio for $599 (at over 40% discount) and a Nicon digicam for $114. Everything was dirt cheap. I also got a nice deal on 60GB external HD ($49).
All were in store offers. I really enjoyed that sleepless night.

There were online offers on Monday but i didn’t find any of them interesting. I’m planning to buy a high end Digital Camera to satisfy a photographer in me. And Xbox 360 or Wii is also on my shopping list. Period.

It was a long week-end and i had a good time. I’ve been to a small lake here. Weather was good all the four days were sunny. I also watched a movie (déjà vu) in a local multiplex. It was similar to what I have back home in Pune.

Seems I’m settling down a bit here.
Now, I’ve learnt to identify the quarters, pennies and dimes and i give exact amount when i buy Pizza or Subs for my lunch.
And when I go to the gas station, I know that the price written there is dollars per gallon and not dollars per liter.
I’ve learnt to say, "Its 34 Fahrenheit today" and “My office is 8 miles away from my apartment”.

But there are still few things which are left to learn. Like doing without calling loved ones in a whole day, enjoying a movie without close friends, like sleeping late while laughing out nights with room partners, like smoking without a roadside cutting tea..
List is long and I‘ve got five long months to learn these.

Lets see who wins, time or me…