Friday, November 23, 2007

Don't Let Your Daughters Grow Up To Be Cal Girls

Today is 'Black Friday' - a bit of American 'kulcha' for you - Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving when everyone wakes up from their triptophan haze and says 'fuck me, it's officially Christmas time, I must shop NOW'. Unless like me you woke up at a friendly 8:30am realizing you were already 3 1/2 hours too late for the JC Penney sale. WTF America? Who needs this so chuffing early, or quite honestly at all?

No, I did the next best thing and rolled over to ask my bleary-eyed toddler what she wanted for Christmas.

"Spongebob-underpants" was her reply - eyes glued to the telly. This of course prompted LK to say "I love lamp".

Not to be undone by her flagging attention span, I tried again.

"Anna, if you could have anything you wanted for Christmas, something you don't have perhaps, what would you like?"

Ha, this time there was a glimmer of recognition, of the enormity of the question, the potential ramifications. She thought long and hard, and came up with;

"A diamond"

Don't let your daughters grow up to be Cal girls.


Caroline said...

After my first date with T, he left the CD player loaded as he disappeared to the shower. The first track on the player was "Diamonds are a girl's best friend" by our beloved Marilyn. I can only offer some serious belated advice to your daughter regarding the relative value of a monthly income versus the expected carat of a particular diamond.

Please ask Anna to email me in no less than 20 years time.

mmennen said...

Are you serious? I can't believe she really said that... unless one of the billion commercials about diamonds had just played in between Spongebob Squarepants episodes. Just goes to show I was right - there is an obscenely large amount of diamond commercials this season...... it's a sick sad country we live in...... I weep for the yewf of today.

jenny cook said...

i think that's the greatest thing i ever heard. from spongebob underpants to a diamond. gotta love it. :)

i agree - black friday is for the birds, the early birds.

Sugarplum's Mom said...

Wow... what a leap. Next time, just buy the underpants ;)

I too stay as far away as I can from those 5 am sales. Every year people are on the news for getting crushed in the stampede to get into Wal-mart just to save $10