Category Archives: Thrift Score

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Weekend Wind-Down #167

CHO 0094

A week ago, MARGARET CHO performed FOUR BACK-TO-BACK SHOWS over the course of two nights at the WORLD FAMOUS here in downtown Athens, Georgia. Missy and I were lucky enough to get tickets to the last of those shows…I say lucky because The World Famous is a cozy little venue, and there was only room enough for about 60 people at each performance. The last time I got to see Margaret Cho perform was with my sister, Cynthia – we saw her at this huge auditorium in Koreatown in L.A., the summer before I moved here to Georgia. So it was pretty special to see her in such an intimate setting. Her friend, a hilarious Australian comedian named Jim Shore, opened the show. He set us up and then Margaret came and knocked us down with a set that seemed to be especially crafted for the local Athens crowd. There were many references to local landmarks, living in small college towns, Athens’ hipsters, and our very own storied music scene. She worked the crowd, brilliantly poking fun at the audience. We even got to see her destroy a drunk heckler…

CHO 0084

CHO 0086

CHO 0093

CHO 0092

Then, the following night, our friend Leslie put out the word on Facebook that someone had left a perfectly good METAL FILING CABINET behind the dumpster at her apartment complex. Missy and I couldn’t help but jump on the opportunity and rushed out fetch the cabinet. Luckily, it just barely fit in the back of Missy’s compact and mighty Yaris…

FREE 0098

FREE 0100

FAVORITE MOMENT OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY – Getting my new website done!
RAOUL – Seeing Margaret Cho at The World Famous.

WORST MOMENT OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY – Having to get up early on Friday.
RAOUL – 6AM meeting on Friday.

FUNNIEST MOMENT OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY – Margaret Cho!
RAOUL – Margaret Cho!

WORD OR PHRASE OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY – “Fred Schnieder Store”
RAOUL – “Dick Hater”

FAVORITE MEAL OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY – Chocolate pudding!
RAOUL – Baja Burrito at Taco Stand.

WORST MEAL OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY – I didn’t like these granola bars…
RAOUL – Left-over pasta with watery sauce.

THREE THINGS ON YOUR TO-DO LIST FOR THIS WEEK?
MISSY – Make list, sew Tofu Baby dolls, clean up.
RAOUL – Laundry, jury duty, tidy up the house.

PERSONAL SOUNDTRACK FOR THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY – Alpine, Laura Marling, Kate Bush.
RAOUL – The Smiths, Morrissey, Beat Happening, Ultra Vivid Scene, MARRS, Grimes.

SOUNDTRACK 0105

SOUNDTRACK 0118

SOUNDTRACK 0122

SOUNDTRACK 9990

SOUNDTRACK 0126

SOUNDTRACK 0128

SOUNDTRACK 0135

Saturday, August 13, 2011

God Don’t Make No Junk

SALE 7793

Last weekend, we hit up a large YARD SALE hosted by this Baptist church in town…well, a nearby LUTHERAN CHURCH decided to have their own yard sale this weekend. We were out and about running errands this morning and luckily, the church just happened to be on our route. We drawn to this giant HANDMADE INFLATABLE WHALE that was beached in their parking lot…the whale wasn’t for sale – it was just there to draw people to the sale. We were told that the whale was made out of PLASTIC TARP, DUCT TAPE, and a standard BOX FAN. The eyes were made out of PAPER PLATES. Imagine our surprise when they told us that you can actually GO INSIDE THE WHALE. Of course, we had to test this out. Things got a little psychedelic in the belly of the whale…

SALE 7794

SALE 7795

SALE 7800

SALE 7796

SALE 7797

SALE 7798

SALE 7799

The whale was pretty much the highlight of the sale…we didn’t make out as well as we did last week, and only managed to pick up a few items. Oh well…

SALE 7802

SALE 7805

SALE 7801

SALE 7804

On the way to the post office, we hit up BORDERS and took advantage of their “GOING OUT OF BUSINESS” sale…I think the church yard sale left us a little unsatisfied, and so we were determined to find a good deal…

SALE 7806

SALE 7808

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Yard Sale Saturday

I got these embroidery supplies and some old felt.
Yesterday we went round to some yard sales and a rummage sale at a local church. We found some neat stuff, too. I found some craft supplies like felt and embroidery hoops.

This is an old embroidery hoop I got, too. It is all metal and has cork on the inner hoop to hold it tight. I never saw one like this.
This hoop is metal and has cork on the inner hoop so it holds the fabric. I have never seen this type of hoop, or this shape before.

Got some jingle bells, too.
I can always use some jingle bells, so I picked these up.

I found this set if miniature deer, too. The price on the back said 49 cents!
I got this set of miniature deer, too. This was my favorite find of the day! The back of the package says “Made in Hong Kong” and the original price tag reads 49 cents!

These are the ornaments I found at the yard sale. I thought it was a full Nativity until I looked closer.
There were some Christmas miniatures in with the deer, too. We just took what was in the box home. I thought these small ornaments were a full nativity, but it is just a mismatched set. I wonder where everyone else is? Raoul said they fell in the grass.

My deery pillow I got at a yard sale for a quarter!
Last, but not least, I got this lovely handmade deer pillow. This was stuffed in a box with a bunch of forgotten plush (a sad sight, indeed). I was not going to go through the boxes, but I did while Raoul looked at records. I found this pillow and it says “Fauna, Handmade in Brooklyn” on the back. I am certain I saw it online and in magazines. Another yard sale shopper told me she saw those at the NYC Gift Fair and that she thought it was strange to find it in a box of forgotten toys! I got it for a quarter. Score!