Paupers – Black Friday Edition

Hello, everyone!

Many of you probably have already hit the streets to catch all the amazing deals that are happening today. Or you are just getting in from a late night after taking advantage of the even better Thanksgiving evening discounts. (If the second, hopefully shopping on a full stomach mellowed the bargain-hungry crowds!) Or you couldn't care less about shopping and are looking in the refrigerator for tasty leftovers.

Whatever you decided to do, we thought we would just spread a little humor about this crazy day that we call BLACK FRIDAY. Enjoy!

"Once again we find ourselves enmeshed in the Holiday Season, that very special time of year when we join with our loved ones in sharing centuries-old traditions such as trying to find a parking space at the mall.  We traditionally do this in my family by driving around the parking lot until we see a shopper emerge from the mall, then we follow her, in very much the same spirit as the Three Wise Men, who 2,000 years ago followed a star, week after week, until it led them to a parking space."

-Dave Barry

"Buying something on sale is a very special feeling.  In fact, the less I pay for something, the more it is worth to me.  I have a dress that I paid so little for that I am afraid to wear it.  I could spill something on it, and then how would I replace it for that amount of money?"

-Rita Rudner







"Why do people go shopping on Black Friday? They are thankful that they survived their Thanksgiving feast."

-The Daily Dose






HAPPY SHOPPING! We hope you make good headway on your Christmas list, find everything you're looking for, and avoid any mall-stampedes.




Monday Mood-Booster: Happiness

Sometimes, says publisher, writer, and quotation compiler Evelyn Beilenson, we need a few beacons for the inward journey, to connect us to the source of joy and bring us home. "We are alive, so we might as well enjoy the dance." Evelyn shares a number of luminarias in her little book Happiness, an uplifting collection of quotes from PPP's line of Artisan Mini Gift Books. Here are a few of our favorites:

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.
John Barrymore

If you can walk, you can dance. If you can talk, you can sing.
Zimbabwe Proverb

Who is rich? He who rejoices in his portion.
The Talmud

Jumping for joy is good exercise.
Author unknown