Thursday, November 25, 2010

Weekend Assignment # 346: Holiday Shopper

Continuing with the seasonal theme:

Weekend Assignment # 346: Holiday Shopper
Ack! The holiday shopping season is upon us! What is your shopping strategy for this time of year? Do you spread out your shopping over weeks and months, or try to get it all done at once? Do you mostly shop online or in person? How heavily, if at all, do you rely on gift cards, gift certificates or plain old fashioned cash and checks?

Extra Credit: Do you enjoy shopping the Black Friday and after-Christmas sales?

Here are the guidelines if you'd like to participate.

1. Please post your response no later than than 12:01 AM on Thursday morning, December 2nd, your local time. You can do this either in a blog entry of your own or in the comments section of the assignment entry. No submissions will be accepted after that time unless I really want to.

2. Please mention the Weekend Assignment in your blog post, and include a link back to the original entry. Using one of the logos shown here is encouraged but not mandatory.

3. Please come back here after you've posted, and leave a link to your entry in the comments to the assignment. Please post the URL itself rather than a live link.

4. Visiting other participants' entries is strongly encouraged!

5. I'm always looking for topic ideas. Please see the "Teacher's Lounge" page for details. If I use your idea, you will be credited as that week's "guest professor." Help me out, folks, because sometimes I run dry when doing this week after week!

6. I reserve the right to remove rude or unpleasant comments (not to mention comment spam), and to leave entries off the linking list if the person has been rude or unpleasant, or fails to mention the Weekend Assignment in the entry.

For Weekend Assignment #245: Give Thanks, I asked you to publicly thank someone for something. Please click on each person's name to see the full entry:

Florinda said...
Given the way the second half of 2010 has gone, it wasn’t hard for me to decide who deserves special thanks this year, and the fact that I dislocated my shoulder AGAIN last weekend just reinforced it. I have operated at a diminished one-armed capacity at times, and I have been fortunate to have people around who’ve accommodated and tried to make things easier for me. I especially appreciate their putting up with me because I'm an annoying combination of neediness and control issues; I'll ask for your help, but I hate to keep asking, so if I've been waiting a while I'll go ahead and do it myself anyway (even if I probably shouldn't).

Anne said...
At the risk of making my mother cry, I am going to go with Thanking My Brother.  Here is a totally non-comprehensive list of stuff Scott has done that has made my life better, easier or more fun:

  1. He has three children.  So I am not required by either family, guilt or maternal instinct to produce my own.  And they are lots of fun. [...]

Karen Funk Blocher said...
I'm part of something, a community with common purpose, not just worshipping God and drinking coffee together, but helping the poor, fighting for social justice and so on. It's not really within my character to go out on protests or travel to Guatemala with Ila Abernathy to help displaced Mayans, but I'm very proud to be at least tangentially associated with such activities. So thank you, people of St. Michael's.

That's it for now. I realize it's a busy time of year, but please jump in with an entry if you can. Have a great week!



  1. Hi, Karen! I managed to post something this weekend:

  2. Hi Karen

    Here is my contribution...

  3. Look! I did my Weekend Assignment on the weekend for once!

  4. Here is mine:


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