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, 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. 

Now is the part where I tell you to follow me on Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Pinterest and check out my Etsy shops (link in the side bar)  OH and follow my blog too...please...

Until next time.....

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.

Meanwhile browse my shops, links on the side bar. 

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

My Nemesis, Packing Tape!

Why, Thrift shops, why? Why must you use the shit out of a roll of packing tape to completely destroy everything? If you use a complete roll of packing tape to enclose every single opening of a game box, do you add the cost of the tape to the item, I am planning on purchasing? Do you really need to use a full roll per item? Is it to protect the item? Or punish the shopper? (BTW, it never protects the item, it usually damages the item) 

I apparently have nothing better to do than come home with my cool vintage scores and spend the next two hours scraping sticky residue off of glass items...Goo Gone and old credit card in hand....Or using a knife to open game boxes in hopes that they are complete sets, since I am not able to peek ahead of time and get a piece count. 

Another sneaky thing thrift shops do, is they tape down the lid or top of a glass item, so you don't know if there is a chip inside. Sometimes its a cool enough item that you take the risk...only to later regret it. Yes, I am speaking from experience.... 

I think I am going to start a petition...For all Thrift shops to stop the gross overuse of packing tape. I am fucking serious!

Okay peeps, don't forget to follow my blog, instagram, twitter, tumblr and pinterest. Also check out my Etsy shops, links in the sidebar...

See ya next time!