Wednesday, August 10, 2016

WTF WEDNESDAY

Today is the first day of school for my kids, I have been up since 5:30, therefore I may have lots of typos and whatnot. Whatever. I am tired....

However, I have so many WTFs that I just had to take the time to share in my sleep deprived state.


There is so much wrong with this picture. Its the label on top of a bin full of panties:




No matter what I do, this picture is sideways. Weirdest thing as it is not sideways in my photos...Big WTF right there! Well, you get the point, it is a bin full of panties.

1) It says "panties as marked" not "panties PRICED as marked" totally changes the meaning.

2) Panties should not really be at thrift shops. I love thrift shops, but I draw the line at items that come in direct connect with my vagina.

3) If they insist on selling panties, they should be priced all the same, 25 cents each. (still too much money for items that come in contact with my vagina)

4) Someone had the job of sorting through the panties and pricing them accordingly. How does one do that? Deduct a few cents for stains, sniff test? I mean, really, how does one sort through and price them, what is the criteria?


I do have much more crazy shit to post, but I am tired and I need to refill my 10th cup of coffee, Just keep on tuning in for more fantastic finds and more crazy shit I find in my travels.


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Friday, July 29, 2016

Annual Spring Hill Follies

Spent the day thrift store shopping in Spring Hill, as you have learned from past blog posts, Spring Hill is an area of Florida, full of retirees. Old people move there from up north, ditch their belongings or the die and their family ditches their belongings. One way or another, the thrift stores are full of belongings. And there is no competition for the good stuff, as everyone who shops at the area thrift shops, they shop for housecoats and muffin tins, not cool vintage shit.  
Spring Hill is about one hour away, however, we take the rural route and hit shops the whole way there, by the time we get to Spring Hill, my trunk is already full of found goodies.

I go with my 13 year old son, Evan. My 9 year old daughter, Avery, stays at home. She hates thrift store shopping (gasp!) But she does love the stuff I bring home for her. ( This time, I got her four DS games and 2 shirts)


My favorite place we hit last year (by "favorite" I mean the oddest place you can imagine, not really any place I purchase anything from) I was delighted when I discovered it was still there!



First of all, if they sold better shit, they'd be able to pay for their electric bill. Notice the towels hanging on the fence....See the following picture for an explanation:



Yes, that is a swimming pool, right outside the thrift shop.  It is an above ground pool that was dug into the ground to create a built-in underground pool effect. Clever.

And another lovely aspect is the party outside the thrift shop. Every time. Every day. 




I asked for a margarita, but they only had Pabst and Miller High Life.


Our last stop on the way home...it decided to rain, while we were in the store. In Florida, "rain" means "intense fucking downpour that floods the streets in 4 seconds"

As we rung up our goodies the cashier told us that the credit card machine was down, due to the storm. Cash only. In which I had none. Thankfully, Evan did. In the car. He had to run out in the car and grab his cash....came back soaked! Paid cash, and then the credit card machine worked for the next person! 

And now we had to take the crap we bought and go to the car. In the rain. Evan asked if we could borrow some large bags to sort of create a parka of some sort. GREAT IDEA, RIGHT?


Actually, very, very bad idea. Once we headed outside, the wind gusts fill our contraptions with air and then we puffed up and rain entered our  cut-out eye and breathing holes and we couldn't see or breath! We ended up being just as wet had we not had on our special protection gear.


I did get tons of goodies regardless, so all is good!















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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Replay-Old School Arcade Games

Trying to do things with my kids. Its hard now that they are too old for all the little kiddo things usually offered.  Parks, cartoons movies, library reading...etc. And its hot as fuck here in Florida, so unless they are in the pool, forget about hanging around outside! both my kids, ages 9 and 13, love Museums and thrift shops...both of them are kinda old school. My 9 year old daughter, Avery, loves Joan Jett and Tracy Chapman, no new pop music...My 13 year old son, Evan, loves 80s and 90s alternative music, both kids love wearing clothes from thrift shops. 

Lucky us, I found out about this place about 30 minutes from our home called


It's full of all the old school video games like Pac Man, Asteroids, Centipede, Qbert about 50 of them and about another 50 old original pinball machines. You pay $12 to get in and then you get to play all the games for free for the whole day! Meanwhile my kids came to learn that these old games are every bit as challenging as the new games. Maybe even harder in some cases....

First of all, my kids were pretty much the only kids there. It was full of old people (like me) trying to relive their childhood. 

The kids ran around trying to figure out what to play first...Avery set her eyes on this:



Qbert! I think she was drawn to the little cute bouncy guy with the swears...I immediately told her to stay away from Qbert, as it would ruin her day. Its very frustrating and it would just piss her off! Of course, she ignores me...cause that's what she usually does. Don't tell her what to do, she is going to do whatever she wants! So go ahead, Avery, don't say I didn't warn you....





Well, she proved me wrong, she stayed glued to this game for 2 hours and made the leader board every time! 


See the Burger Time game in the background.....



BurgerTime has a special place in my heart. It was actually my very first video game I ever played. Even before Pac Man....My dad's break room at work got one of these and my dad was explaining it to us and he would always be taking quarters to work...so one day, my mom drove us to my dads work to we could see what all the fuss was about. It was amazing and we stayed for hours, my brother and I, making burger patties and avoiding the enemy, a hot dog. To be able to play this again, and expose my kids to this, was so awesome!

Now MY game was always Centipede.



This is the game I spend all my money on as a kid and guess what? IT IS STILL EVERY BIT AS AWESOME AS I REMEMBERED IT! God, I love this game! If I could afford it, I would own this game and find somewhere in my house to put it and I would just play all day until my fingers decomposed.


Even though there are a lot of 2 player games, we tried to find a game that all three of us could play. And this was it:



Michael Jacksons Moonwalker. Here is how the game is played: We were all Michaels, just with different colored clothes. So we would all just moonwalk around and then shot mafia robots, and at anytime we felt the groove coming on, we would press the "Dance" button and everything we stop and a spotlight would come down on us and we would dance. It served no purpose. But for some reason we really enjoyed this game. Couldn't stop laughing at the ridiculousness.

Meanwhile Avery was being a game hog on Qbert, so every once in awhile I would have her step away to see if anyone else wanted to play, actually, no one ever did, I guess they knew how frustrating it was. I just felt it was good courtesy to give other people a chance. 
Not everyone felt that way....
From the time we arrived, until many hours later a 50-something lady hogged Pacman the whole time! And that is THE game! Pretty rude, I'd say...My son was getting really pissed off, needless to say, he eventually got right behind her, "go left now!" and "get the cherries!" and "run, run run, the ghosts are coming!" He started barking all sorts of orders two inches from her head....  until she got so pissed, she just got up (finally) and left the game. My son played it for 2 minutes and said "this sucks, too hard"......hahaha


I highly recommend this place, something new and different for the tech savvy video playing pokeman go catching glued to their phones generation, to see where it all started and how much fun they still are!

Here is the final run down of the favorite games:

Avery: Qbert was her favorite (of course)
Evan: BurgerTime was his favorite
Me: CENTIPEDE!

We also did play several pinball machines and those were also fun and addictive. But we gravitated more to the video games. 

If you ever go, or have already experienced this place, let me know what you think?


What was your favorite video game?

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

WTF WEDNESDAY

Summer time...kinda losing track of my days. I almost posted this yesterday....on a TUESDAY, can you believe the chaos that would have caused!? Whew, caught it in the nick of time!

Here you go:

Found this treasure in the "nun section". Yes, there is a "nun section" at one of the thrift stores I go to, seriously, I cant make this shit up.

At first glance, I just thought it was one creepy looking nun, handcrafted with "love"





Then upon closer inspection, I realized it was an old timey judge. Still handcrafted with "love". Apparently he looked nunny enough to hang out with the sisters. 







Look at that fine craftsmanship! 


As usual, I go home and regret not purchasing it. Not because I liked it, because I SO DID NOT like it, but because I like the weird shit. So, I go back the next day to buy it, (not sure why) I get there and it was already sold!!?! For real!


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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Blog Fog

Blog fog is kind of like writers block, actually not "kind of", EXACTLY like writers block but not rhyming. 

So I decided to share with you one of my favorite children's book authors, Bill Peet. 

I stumbled upon Bill Peet accidentally, about 10 years ago I was thrifting for toys and books for the kids. And I grabbed this book called "Wump World" it was just such a cute story about these peaceful creatures called the Wumps. They lived a nice life in their world until it was overtaken by the Pollutians. The Wumps got scared and hid underground. The Pollutians built and polluted their land and once it was destroyed they moved on to another world. The Wumps came out from hiding and needed to rebuild their world.  


We ended up enjoying this book so much we went on to seek out other Bill Peet books, I have come to realize that he was an animal rights activist and an environmentalist. All of his books had some sort of moral message in very odd ways. 




The Spooky Tail of Prewitt the Peacock...This poor peacock had some sort of messed up weird tail and none of the other peacocks wanted to play with him. So he felt like a big loser. Meanwhile the other peacocks were confronted by a predator. And Prewitts creepy tail looked like a horrific creature and scared the predator away, saving all the other peacocks, who then decided he and his weird tail were pretty cool after all. 




You kinda get the drift right? He has a lot of books about Karma and being happy with who you are and tolerance. Most books written in the 1970s. 

Here are some of his other gems:





























My personal stash of Bill Peet books is about 30 more books! I love him!


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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Family Game Night-Old School

Vintage games are so much more bad ass than the crap out today...(except for Cards Against Humanity, Apples to Apples, 5 Seconds, Telistrations...game of things...there are a few good ones),, for the most part, the new games are not that great. C'mon Perfection? Terrifying, yet totally kick ass, right...and then super perfection...Lawdy! 

Anytime, I pick up some vintage board games, my kids and I have to play them first. Sometimes we are like "fuck this! Too hard" But for the most part, they are pretty awesome. Here are some vintage board games in my Etsy shop. You can see these and more here



MAD is unbelievable cool. You have to only roll with your left hand, you have to move counter clockwise, all kinds of crazy shit. And the goal is to lose all your money. 



If you like Scrabble (like me) this is an extra challenge. No one will play with me because I win every time. Cause I smart.




Kinda like Yahtzee, but extra challenging







Some slappy hand shit going down!





1962 Clue game, not taped closed, pieces rattling around, slim to no chance that it was going to be a complete set. Shit you not, totally complete, even that tiny little pipe...SQUEEEE!






I ain't gonna lie, I had no brain cells left to try to play this game. I used them all up counting the 100 something pieces. (yea, all there)






So strange when a 1962 game has plastic pawns instead of wood. It even says on the box, "plastic pawns included" Like it was a proud thing. 







Well, there you have it, just a few of the vintage board games I have listed. I think I have about 40 more in my shop, all good stuff!

What is your favorite vintage game? I may try to find it, maybe even play it. 

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

WTF WEDNESDAY....or thursday....

I kind got my days all mixed up, so even though its Thursday, I didn't want you to miss out on these goodies...just for this week, we will call it "twisted Thursday" It works for me.

This first goodie was actually in the glass cabinet. The cabinet where they keep the good stuff. 






Good stuff, indeed!


I wish I didn't pass up this next item. Its not like 50 cents would have broke the bank. If it's there next week, I'll buy it. 




Cooking for the Lord. 


Next Wednesday, I will try to have my days straight and bring you more crap from the thrift stores for your enjoyment.

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