Thanksgiving = Shopping?

Today, Thanksgiving Day, is a good day whether or not you celebrate the holiday. It’s a day for family and relaxation, a day off for many, and a day to prepare for some serious shopping therapy.

We live in an interesting time, where the economic landscape calls for some desperate bids to have the lowest prices. When some retailers are hellbent on capitalizing on the need of people to save as much money as possible. Other retailers pride themselves on staying closed Thanksgiving Day and go to great lengths to advertise this fact.

The most fascinating part of this holiday season in terms of retail is the advertising. It’s like months of Superbowl time because brands start their messaging  before Halloween and continue past New Year’s Day for the highest potential revenue. There are elaborate campaigns and one-offs, changes in offers and promotions, and extensive efforts on the digital space the closer it gets to the Big Day.

No channel is left unexplored and much like the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, I like to watch the show.


But really…

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Grateful and Guilty.”

Grateful and Guilty My guiltiest pleasure, for which I am most grateful, is fail videos on the Internet. I’m one of those people that finds entertainment in other peoples’ pain. My all-time favorite is “Burning My Hair Off -ORIGINAL VIDEO- (Hair Tutorial Gone Wrong)” simply because I alternate between feeling bad for her and crying from laughter.

It makes me feel better and worse about myself all at once.

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Customary Introduction


My name, as you may have gathered from the title of the page, is Fariba Shamim. I am a recent university graduate with a degree in marketing. Yeah…

Here’s three things about me:

  1. I like superhero TV shows (currently, I’m watching Arrow, Flash, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
  2. Food (eating, cooking, but mostly eating)
  3. Having nice things (in other, but unfortunate, words, spending money)

Since graduation, I’ve found myself in a purgatory of sorts (details to follow at a later date) which has led me this platform. Basically, I’ll be venting, and I’d like some sympathetic and encouraging ears to set me on the right track.

Let’s start at the beginning…

Congratulations! You have stumbled onto the very first entry. I hope for this blog to be an interesting place; a place to share my frustrations with the world as we know it, share my perspective on mundane and random things, and share my needs, wants, and desires as they may arise.

If any of that interests you, I invite you to continue onto other posts, send me suggestions for topics you’d like me to discuss, or to simply say hello.