I stayed home on Black Friday. As a fellow reporter at the Des Moines Register once said, explaining why he didn’t go out on New Year’s Eve: “That’s amateur night!”
However, I was a Goodwill (imagine that!) earlier in the week. My deal of the day was a Bowflex machine for $35. Even with the $20 I spent renting a truck from Home Depot and the $10 tip I gave the guy for helping me load the machine into the truck, I only spent $65.
Now all I need is a personal trainer to come to the house and make me use it! Any day now, any day!