Friday, November 27, 2009 the black

Hello. Is anyone in the mood for leftovers? Are you at the mall yet? Today is the official start to the Holiday shopping season and many will be wearing festive colors as will the shops and walkways. I, personally, wear a lot of black. Being in a visual industry I never wear something that might detract from what I am proposing to a client and black seems to be the best choice clothing wise. Beginning as early as 1966, Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving in the United States, which is the beginning of the traditional Christmas shopping season. The term has become more common in other parts of the country since 2000, even tho' it began on the east coast of the US. Because Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States, Black Friday occurs between the 23rd and the 29th of November. It is referred to as 'Black Friday' because it's the first day, (after registers have been counted) that retailers are no longer in the red for the year. That is one long year! Tomorrow is another Thanksgiving of sorts for me and friends. We will hang out and catch up and stay far away from the maddening shopping crowds. On this day in 1924, in New York City, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was held. Some traditions I love. Have fun today, good luck locating this year's 'Pet Rock' and remember, black is beautiful. Shown today, 'Black Wooden Clock.'
"Any colour - so long as it's black." Henry Ford