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Day 333: Black Friday!

Brian and I had a great day of shopping. We hit two malls and countless stores in our search for deals.

Strangest thing purchased: a huge 20-sided die by Brian (it's the size of an apple).

Brian bought it at Games by James and then continued to carry it around all day asking it questions. For example, he would state: "We should go get Buffalo Wild Wings if it is between 10 and 20." Then, he would roll it on the floor and see what number came up.

Yes, people stared. Yes, I tried to pretend I didn't know him.

Another highlight of the day was finding this bust of Clay Matthews (he's on the Packer defense and I am obsessed with his Fabio-style hair):

The bust does not do the hair justice.

Also, the Verizon store had all of these cool interactive stations. So, Brian got to try out the Sphero on this windmill obstacle course:

He made me take a picture because, "It's the coolest thing I've done all day."

To sum up the day: many things were purchased, many things were seen, and we had a really good time.


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