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Yard Sale-ing.

The only sport I’m good at.

Today was the first ‘official’ day of yard sale-ing. The first Saturday of the summer where I woke up at the crack of ass.

Get to that yard sale. Make that deal. Slash that price.

I can’t explain the sheer joy I derive from the odd little bits and pieces I manage to find every Saturday.

Today:

Several books–a couple pocket sex guides, an Oprah book, etc.
A manual lawn mower–you know, the spinning blade, non-motorized kind.
A clown doll of yor–that I remember playing with as a child. You twist its nose and it plays Lullaby.
A large backpack–as mine is all busted
A large water pitcher–of the tacky 50’s variety (read olive green and harvest orange) that I seem to be drawn to
A box full of VHS movies–nothing SPECTACULAR, but only $1. Cool Runnings, Big Momma’s House, Leave it to Beaver, Batman and Robin. These are mostly for my husband, who I drag from bed every morning to chauffer me around. Compensation.
Tupperware pickle jar–Husband goes through so many pickles…this one is extra large.
Lots more bits…lovely.

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About Angela

My name is Angela. I am a 28 year old psych and criminology graduate, but I'd rather not diagnose you. I am a cuddle-slut. I can recite the entire script of The Princess Bride, (including accents) and believe that the meaning of life is contained within. Polyanna, Snap.com commercials, and Oprah 'reunion shows' make me cry. I can whistle and hum at the same time, but I cannot touch my toes. I am an expert in both listening and talking. I look good in orange. I am a writer. I kick ass in Gin, Hearts, and Cribbage but I don't understand Canasta or Bridge. I can be heard singing Broadway numbers from my shower, and have dressed up as a viking princess, (complete with aluminum foil breast plate) The Phantom of the Opera, and a Ghostbuster for Hallowe'en. I have a bird named Bean. I have a brother named Adam. They are not related. I like vanilla body lotion, peanut butter, saunas, Jim Carrey, broccoli, pets, TheOnion.com, Muppets, Kevin Smith, Corelle dishes, dry erase white-boards, Barenaked Ladies, Philosophy, the letter J, Harry Potter, picture frames, swimming, quilting, Michael Moore, genealogy, Raggedy Anne, tacky 50's tchotchke, 'Idiot's Complete Guide To' books, tweezers, feather pillows, polar dips, aquariums, Martin Luther King Jr., and Dr. Pepper. I don't like meat, gossips, cooked carrots, American Idol, mosquitoes, sweating, politics, public washrooms, tardiness, tuition, hunting, pat answers, pick up lines, brown bananas, cliches, pine scented air freshener, Kevin Costner, bacon, candied apples, pro-wrestling, humidity, and hypocrisy. Books I've read recently The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Dark Tower, When Nietzsche Wept, What's So Amazing About Grace?, Catcher in the Rye, Not Wanted On the Voyage, The Red Tent, The Little Prince, The Way the Crow Flies, Slaughterhouse-Five, The Poisonwood Bible, The Fall, The Knot of Vipers, Calculating God, The Chrysalids, Sick Puppy, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Franny and Zooey, The Brothers Karamazov, and jPod. I am slightly neurotic. No I'm not. Yes I am.

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