The last 72 hours have been surreal. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, then here is the Local Mom Scoop.
Women all of this country had been anticipating the launch of the Lilly for Target collection. The Look Book was online to review and salivate over for about 2 weeks. The collection was supposed to be available on Sunday. Word on the street was 2:00am online, but that didn’t happen as planned. People were up all night trying to fill shopping carts that would or wouldn’t work. It was a bit of a disaster.
Did I really stay up almost all night to shop Lilly For Target?
Yes! I SO did!
You want to know 10 reasons why?
1. My husband was out of town! I never would have done this if he had been home. He already calls me crazy, but this might have confirmed it.
2. When I saw my blogger friends still up at 3:00am, I knew I had to hang on.
3. I became obsessed with clicking, refreshing and adding to my shopping cart. That damn “wheel of death” (one of my local blogger friends called it) would not stop spinning and turning. STOP the Madness!
4. At 3:30am, I didn’t feel so crazy when some of my friends joined my Facebook post that had been going on for almost 2 hours. I was so excited to see them up. Now this whole thing made sense and I wasn’t so cray cray. Well, maybe a bit.
5. When the site crashed and the CEO of Target was tweeting to check back in another 30 minutes, my adrenaline was rushing so hard I couldn’t sleep.
6. I had already memorized the Lilly for Target Lookbook and knew exactly what I wanted to buy. It was going to be 1, 2, 3 and I’m done.
7. There was a sense of comraderie at 4:00am when most of Twitter was bitching and moaning about the Lilly for Target disaster.
8. I’m not a Black Friday crazed shopper, but now I knew what that rush felt like as you try for that special deal.
9. The collection was really cute and at a great price.
10. There was no way I was dragging 2 kids to stand in line for a shopping frenzy that would last 3 minutes. (True Story-3 minutes)
So after all of that, I got nothing!
But it was a strange bonding experience with people I know and didn’t know. I’m sort of over it now because I really don’t want to see myself walking into Whole Foods or my kid’s conference. However, if you have any leftovers, I may take a look.