Why We Now Hate Best Buy & Nintendo

Monday morning, I woke up and watched the news, as I do most mornings. While watching the local newscast, I was excited to hear their announcement that Best Buy would have Nintendo's NES Classic in stock. This was exciting because, when I first heard about this Nintendo product several months ago, I really wanted one. … Continue reading Why We Now Hate Best Buy & Nintendo

Working Late

This is a tale of Christmas past. It's a story from a once upon a time when I worked retail at the Old Navy. Most of what follows is true. Some of it is an exaggeration. The store stayed open later during the holidays to accommodate shoppers who were unable to get their shopping done … Continue reading Working Late

The 5 Annoyances of Christmas

I know. You just read that title and thought, "This guy's such a Grinch!" But I'm really not. I love Christmas. I might not get as into the holiday spirit as a lot of people do, but I certainly don't sit around thinking of ways to ruin Christmas for everyone around me. There are just … Continue reading The 5 Annoyances of Christmas

Hanging Out at the Pottery Barn

Last week I went to a children's ministry conference with the children's ministry staff from my church (which is a great story in and of itself, so I'll let you know when it's posted). On the way back to Virginia from Atlanta, we stopped at an outlet mall to get some much needed shopping done. … Continue reading Hanging Out at the Pottery Barn

Buy All the Things!

I don't like to shop. Don't get me wrong. I'm just as shallow and materialistic as anyone else in my generation. After all, I did grow up in the 80s, when Americans fully embraced the virtues of "buy now, pay later." Look out, because I'm about to contradict myself. I don't actually like having a … Continue reading Buy All the Things!