Last week was crazy for me! Obviously it was Thanksgiving here in the US, but there was so much more than just that going on. First, I had to take a continuing professional education course about 70 miles away. Second, I started doing the online course as the first step towards the PADI scuba diver certification. I finished that on sunday after several late nights of reading and studying. I've been emailing with a dive instructor in Cozumel. It looks like I'll be getting certified there! My travel companion and I also picked up a third to go with us. The other guy lives in Texas and he is a big scuba diver (hence the push for me getting certified). This guy is a big planner like I am, so he and I are constantly emailing and talking on the phone about our plans. Communication is good!
And third, I worked the overnight shift at the Gap on Black Friday. It was madness and so much fun. It's my one day of retail work every year. I always meet some great people. I managed to snag some pretty great deals myself. I got two half-sleeve shirts, a red long-sleeve shirt, two shelf bra tank tops, and a black boatneck tee, all for under $30! Woot! I took advantage of my employee discount. :) (Looking at the exposure on some of these pictures, I really have to work on that. I think my white balance is off or something. I know my camera doesn't like artificial light. It's a work in progress!)
I also zipped over to the Columbia outlet store after my shift ended (at 7am) and scored a really amazing jacket (it's a great green color with blue and lime accents) for under $50 and two pairs of shorts for my trip for $10 each. I had previously purchased a North Face rain jacket for my trip to Central America, but I wanted to check out Columbia to see if there were better deals to be had. I dropped the $100 North Face jacket in the mail for returns yesterday, so net shopping expenses on Black Friday--$0.