Thursday, January 31, 2008

Happy Thrifting Days

What a day it was yesterday! It was raining, windy, and just nasty all morning but then it was a beautiful afternoon. Why does it seem like the sun always comes out right before it sets? I had a great day and I got things accomplished. I went to the gym for a while in the morning (because I totally didn't go on Mon or Tues.) I am not a gym freak by any means, believe me, but I am trying to stay healthy and therefore happy. You need to keep your lungs and heart in great shape, right? After that I went thrifting and scored some amazing items for myself and for the shop. I was in there for hours and my shopping cart was completely overflowing. The one thing that I'm bummed about is I found this perfect summer strappy sandal, but only one! The lady working there took my name and number in case they found the other one, but she hasn't called yet. I'm not holding my breath.

After that I went to Target for some necessities like toothpaste and ivybrofen (we were at a dinner party and this guy totally said "ivybrofen" instead of "ibuprofen") but bought some plain v-neck sweaters on clearance too. I also bought a floor lamp for some more light in my studio and it's totally broken. One of the long pieces that you screw into another long piece to make the stand is crooked, so it does't stand up straight, it's more at a 12 degree angle. That dumb lamp was $32 (the cheapest one they had there that was somewhat pleasing to the eyes) and I considered that a deal. But is it? Sure it's brand new but it's cheap and one of the parts is effed up. If I saw a cool lamp at a thrift store that was $32 I might not get it because that's a bit steep for a used lamp, even though it would most likely be of higher quality. This is turning into a rant, but that's part of this planet's pollution problem; cheap crap that breaks in a year (or starts out broken) and gets thrown away only so the owner can buy another cheap fillintheblank and the cycle continutes. I wonder how many more of those lamps have the same wrong piece. The lamp itself works fine so I'm not going to bring it back. It will just sit in the corner and be a reminder of why used/vintage/antique items are just better for us and the planet.

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1 comment:

Margarita said...

wow you found a lot of cute stuff! you're so cute, thanks for the comment.