Bobby St. Ours

Ex-Hackensaw Boy. The Free Radicals open.


It's so weird to think that once upon a time I worked a Black Friday at a Target as a seasonal cashier back in SoCal, back in '96. That I was one of the bezillion cashiers with the red shirts and khakis, ready to go by 7 am when the store opened "early." I remember the crowd filing in and taking off as soon as the doors opened, knowing exactly where to go for the stuff they were honing in on. People buying weird crap, like large plastic container bins. I don't know, just seemed strange to wait in line since 2 am for a big plastic tub. :D No incidents though, no trampling or hoarding or fighting like you always hear about in other parts of the country. By this point in life I hole up on Black Fridays and try not to come out of the house until it's over. :D I don't even want to be on the roads if I can help it.

David Sedaris's portrayal of shopping at Christmas, "Santaland Diaries " is not to be missed. Showing this month at the Blackfriars Theatre in Staunton.

"The Santaland Diaries is an outrageously funny one-man play (from National Public Radio’s well-loved humorist David Sedaris) about the author’s experiences as an unemployed actor/writer taking a job as an elf at Macy’s department store in New York City. This delightfully tart tale takes a wry look at how the holiday season brings out the best – and the worst – in us all."

God is so good! He lets me buy stuff at Target, even when I come late and cut in line!

I didn't think your covers could get any worse, but his is terrible. I've seen better design from a middle school art class.

Real crap!

Good article (with photos!) I'm glad I wasn't out there waiting in line but nice to experience vicariously anyway.

And the cover is fine, geez.