I've never actually participated in Black Friday. For me, it's always just been the day after Thanksgiving and involves avoidance more than anything. This year, I've decided to partake in a proactive alternative. Between episodes of Gilmore Girls, I am challenging myself to spend the day sorting through my belongings and packing up a great deal of them to donate, sell, or throw away. It's a task that can be fairly time consuming, so what better day to begin than on the one day that is otherwise dedicated to materialism and excessive spending?