is not going to the stores.
No, really. Everybody is at the stores. The malls are packed. The shopping zombies are out in full force, clogging up aisles, filling up parking lots, and generally acting like brainless spoiled dead people.
So what does this mean for your humble correspondent, and indeed for yourself? It means that if you want to go somewhere else, such as Magic Mountain or Knott's Berry Farm, well....
The lines are short, the crowds are small, and there's no waiting at the attractions you want to see. I speak from experience on this.
The idiots are shopping. Avoid the shopping areas, and you'll have a grand time!