Sir Thrift-A-Lot ♥

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

After Monday & Tuesday, even the calender says W T F !

Made a trip today to a Value Village. My intentions of going to the west side were to pick up some lemon juice, chicken & peppercorn. Know what I was going to do with that? Make lemon peppercorn chicken. Well, like always I got sidetracked.

I picked up a few cool things today. The most exciting being the Laverne & Shirley board game. This baby has all pieces as far as I can tell is in good condition & have Laverne & freakin' Shirley on it! That was the selling point. Good marketing Parker Brothers. I have no idea what the game is about & I am sure I'll never play it. This one cost me $1.99. I was quite excited when I picked it up. I kept thinking someone was going to steal it from my basket so I maneuvered other items on top of it so it'd rigor my attention if anybody was to go into the basket. They'd have to be pretty crafty to get past me. Probably just paranoia, I mean, this isn't the St. Jamestown Goodwill I'm talking about.

I also got a book I found very unique. I had to talk myself into getting it though. I kept telling myself, "if you get this, you'll be closer to having one of everything." This is 'The Bathroom Guest Book', you can check it out on Amazon RIGHT HERE!, but you're not like me, you can't get it for $1.99 in a bag at Value Village with your 1980s Valuepack of blank read envelopes & cards telling you it's fun to create your own greeting cards & that they are 'GREAT FOR RUBBER STAMPS!!!'. You can't get yourself one for less than $15.22 (at the time of posting) on Amazon, but you could probably get one cheaper on eBay. Used books meant to be in the bathroom are on my "DO NOT BUY" list, but, it has yet to be written in & I have told myself that it was never in someones bathroom (even though I've wiped it down over 5 times already) & that I need to have one of everything & that one of everything has to come at a rock bottom price! [Surprisingly enough, I just checked eBay & at the time of posting, there is not one ended or active listing for this book!]. They have different "Privia", their version of trivia, Bathroom Graffiti, Bathroom Banter throughout the book on every page too, quite fun to read.

I also picked up a very worn copy of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on vinyl & great condition The B-52's 'Wild Planet' on vinyl. They were both a $1.99 each (this ain't now Goodwill folks!). Two back issues of Vice Magazine, an issue of Men's Health from June 2004 (yet I get french fries for dinner..) & an issue of Dazed & Confused magazine from September 2000 with Marilyn Manson on the cover. All mags are a buck each.

Above is a book I bought for $3.99. It's called Spilling Open: The Art of Becoming Yourself. I thought the book looked like an interesting read & might offer me a little inspiration in areas I need it, so I picked it up. Anybody could basically make their journals, or mock journals, into a book, but not anybody could get a book deal. You can read about this book on Amazon RIGHT HERE.

Total trip: $13.16.


  1. You had me at your post title! I also think you need a WTF Wednesdays button so the rest of us can play along with you. :) Nice to meet you, btw!

  2. Nice to meet you too. Maybe I will, but I don't know how. :(