Wednesday, January 04, 2012

I'm not the sort of person that makes New Year's resolutions, but....

A couple of my friends stopped by on NYE.  It was an unexpected drop in (tho one txted first to see if it was ok) that was prompted by them having to leave a local watering hole with the dubious moniker of "Ed's Dog House.'

Now, I didn't get all the details, but apparently there was a wake/memorial service going on (ik, r) and somebody said something that was misinterpreted, and at least a few people thought my friend said it.

Which he didn't.

So, in order to 'not get punched in the head' my buddies left.

So, in honor of that, I hereby resolve not to get punched in the head in a bar.  Now, I've never gone to Ed's, and don't have any plans to, but still.  In truth, I don't go to many (any) bars anymore, so I feel confident that this is a resolution I can keep.

I've also decided (tho not resolved) to try and do better with this whole blogging thing.  I'm not going to go apeshit and say that I'm gonna post every day, but I'm going to post more.

I promise.

Yesterday, being as it was, my second day off, was a fuck off and do nothing day.  Well, not nothing in point of fact, so I present you with:

A Day of Thrift Storing

There are several thrift stores within walking distance of my house, and when I'm feeling frisky, I usually hit all of them.  Yesterday, my first stop was at:


I found some books (in fact most of my day was books) but also a wooden camel:


And what I plan to use as a bitchin' dice cup:



I also found some awesome candle holders, but I didn't know if I had enough money at the time, so I trusted the universe, and after dropping off my booty from Salvation Army, I went to a couple different stores:

Wherein I found more books, and a couple kitchen gadgets.  I also stopped at a used furniture store that is in the same parking lot.  I knew the store was there, but I didn't know that he has a pretty cool selection of books as well...

So, after spending a little money there, I headed home.  Pops was back, and he decided to go to the last store with me, with a quick stop at The Salvation Army to get my candle holders:



Now, I don't smoke cigarettes, but after a phone call from my son, I had no choice but to pick up this ash tray:


And, since I'm sure you're all dying to know (not) here's the book swag I scored:


They run the gamut, from fiction to text books.  I didn't find the one I was actually looking for (The Princess Bride since you asked), but I did find some I was pleasantly surprised by.

Oh, and in a shameless self-plug, my birthday is a mere 8 days away, so if one of you wants to buy me that book....

Anyhow, hope you all had a good Christmas/NYE.

Buenos con queso,

T.

1 comment:

Herman Morgan said...

Well, that was a nice New Year's Post, and I liked the Books You selected, except that the Stephen King isn't among his best-ever, but lies closer to his worst ever ! Just sayin' ! LoL, also, even though I probably sent you an ecard at the time, Happy Real-Late Birthday !
I hope You do get back into the Blogging thing, because reading and responding to your posts always guilts me into posting on mine !