November 24th, 2011
Over the last two years, I posted a generally pretty happy Thanksgiving post reminding myself why it’s important to be thankful for certain things in one’s life:
Now, my belief system hasn’t necessarily changed, but I’m just not in a such a positive mood to be making such post. Subsequently, I will summarize my day: 1) went to Vietnamese restaurant with parents and one sister (where I snapped picture of the day) 2) Got a haircut with Daddy 3) Spent the rest of my time at home watching Glee, How I met your mother, reading blog posts, playing Sims Social, reading Atlas Shrugged, webcamming with Annie & Jenny, and eating Pho for dinner. (That’s right, Pho for Thanksgiving dinner.) Good night.
On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, a groundbreaking scientific work by British naturalist Charles Darwin, is published in England. Darwin’s theory argued that organisms gradually evolve through a process he called "natural selection." In natural selection, organisms with genetic variations that suit their environment tend to propagate more descendants than organisms of the same species that lack the variation, thus influencing the overall genetic makeup of the species. FUN.
Black Friday began in earnest as Target, Abercrombie & Fitch and other stores opened their doors at midnight — a few hours earlier than they normally do on the most anticipated shopping day of the year. A few retailers even had lines of shoppers when they opened on Thanksgiving Day. Herald Square in New York was bustling at 6 p.m. with shoppers looking to snag discounts at Old Navy and other stores that were open on the Thanksgiving. By 9:45 p.m., more than 300 people were waiting outside a Best Buy in New York before it opened at midnight. An hour later, nearly 2,000 were in line at another Best Buy in St. Petersburg, Fla., ahead of its midnight opening. GOSH I wish I was one of them…