Archive for December 1st, 2008

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• Monday, December 01st, 2008

It’s finally here — my favorite shopping time of the year. And, no, I don’t mean Black Friday. It’s Cyber Monday.

What is Cyber Monday? Well, for all those who don’t relish the thoughts of jockeying for parking spaces at the local mall or sorting through 100+ pairs of mis-shelved Dockers in the illusive quest for one pair of 36 x 34 khakis, Cyber Monday (the Monday after Black Friday) is the official start of the online holiday shopping season. And e-tailers the web over offer discounts … Big Discounts.

I like discounts. So much so, in fact, that my husband recently quipped, “If it’s not ON sale, it’s not FOR sale.” (He’ll be happy to learn that his Christmas T-shirt cost only $4 after I combined a store promotional with a 20-percent off Cyber Monday coupon code and a free shipping offer.)

On a more serious note, this December 1st also marks the 20th annual World Aids Day, an event designed to increase awareness of the disease, fight prejudice, improve education, and raise money to continue the search for a cure. If you’re going to be out and about today, consider wearing a red ribbon to show your concern.

Finally, December 1st kicks off …

  1. Safe Toys and Gifts Month
  2. National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month
  3. Identity Theft Awareness and Prevention Month
  4. Read-a-New-Book Month
  5. National Fruitcake Month
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