The line at the Hollywood Fred Meyer was growing at 4am when I stopped by. There seemed to be a lot of first timers. They had never stayed up all night to take advantage of the Black Friday deals. They were all taking it in stride (some were a little crabby--like the 13 year old who wanted to be in bed). You can always tell the veteran shoppers, because they've got chairs, warm blankets over them and a long list in their hands. Either way, it seemed everybody had socks on their list of things to get at Fred Meyer. That's a big hook for the store chain. Aside from that, video games and TVs topped the agenda. One man asked me what I wanted for Christmas and said he could be my Santa. I thought that was a good time for me to leave. I got my latte at the nearby Starbucks and was on my way. Happy Shopping everyone!