Happy Black Friday

Black Friday shopping has become a tradition for Krystal and me. Since early this afternoon we’ve been in line waiting for stores to open, namely Target, and our goal is to get 99% of our Christmas shopping done over the course of Thursday night and Friday morning. Now some of you may be out Black Friday shopping as well. Maybe you’re reading this post to pass the time.

In gratitude, you could get me something on this list (which happens to be the one I made for those students I told you about last Saturday).

Favorite Snacks

Chocolate: Kinder Schokolade, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Reese’s Pieces

Non-Chocolate Candy: Swedish Fish

Crackers: Toasted Cheese Nips

The “Edgar Allen Poe” candle (made by paddywax, sold at Barnes & Noble)

Bow Ties

Dunkin Donuts Dark Coffee

I enjoy Jurassic Park/World (have all the movies) and Doctor Who

If you do online shopping:

The “Divine Comedy” poster from Litographs in brick red

The gray library scarf from Out of Print Clothing

There are over 300 books on my “To Be Read” list, but here are the top ten books on that list:

  1. Medieval Wisdom for Modern Christians: Finding Authentic Faith in a Forgotten Age with C. S. Lewis by Chris R. Armstrong
  2. Brand Luther: How an Unheralded Monk Turned His Small Town into a Center of Publishing, Made Himself the Most Famous Man in Europe—and Started the Protestant Reformation by Andrew Pettegree
  3. The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius
  4. The Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World by Abigail Tucker
  5. Two Hours: The Quest to Run the Impossible Marathon by Ed Caesar
  6. Paper: Paging Through History by Mark Kurlansky
  7. 1776 by David McCullough
  8. When Athens Met Jerusalem: An Introduction to Classical and Christian Thought by John Mark Reynolds
  9. Christianity and Classical Culture: A Study of Thought and Action from Augustus to Augustine by Charles Norris Chochrane
  10. Christian Historiography: Five Rival Versions by Jay Green

Gift Card Ideas

Books-A-Million, Barnes & Noble, or 2nd & Charles (used bookstore in Jacksonville)

Mellow Mushroom

Panera Bread Company

Dunkin Donuts


And for those of you looking for a song to pass the time, the only thing I could find is “Black Friday Rule,” which is most definitely not about getting cheap deals on Christmas presents.





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