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Last-minute shopping

December 17, 2009
By April Diodato, OBSERVER Entertainment Columnist

I attempted to both begin and complete my Christmas shopping a week and a half ago, on a Sunday afternoon at the Galleria Mall. Inexplicably, only the odd, beat-up XL sweater and other bottom-of-the-barrel selections were left scattered on the shelves. I incredulously mentioned to my sister, Hilary who began checking items off her list in October - that I couldn't believe how picked over everything already was, and she replied, "That's because you waited until the last minute." I was actually feeling really good about starting my shopping on Dec. 6 to me, it was like tackling the task two years ahead of time.



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