Thrift Store Monday #003

It's Thrift Store Monday ya'll, the series where I get rich off the thrift store. Backstory: we've moved into our new house, and there's a space on the deck for the hot tub I've always dreamed of having. Except we're not loaded. So in conjuction with "Thrift Store Monday," I've decided I'm going to "Hustle … Continue reading Thrift Store Monday #003

Home, Once We Were

I'm back. I always come back. We spent the last month buying a new, larger home, and moving. Hooray. That will be the only excitement you'll get from me. I revisited the writing I did when we bought our prior house, a decade ago, as first-time homeowners. I was young, excited, and chipper as fuck … Continue reading Home, Once We Were

Thrift Store Monday, Issue 002: This Ain’t It, Chief

This week, my "thrift" adventure takes place in an antique mall. It's the kind of place you find sterling, china, and Victorian pieces -- next to a secured-like-Fort-Knox showcase of old-ass video games. Look for beautiful and distinctive mint-green jadeite dishes, dating back to the 1930s, popular after World War II -- and Adventures of … Continue reading Thrift Store Monday, Issue 002: This Ain’t It, Chief

Once There Was a Way to Get Back Home / Boy You’re Gonna Carry That Weight

Five years ago, I had a dark, abject experience in a dinner theater concert venue.  I wouldn't have necessarily written about it or spoken about it ever again. But today is #EssayWednesday, and I feel committed to writing down things as I encounter them. So it surprised me when I re-encountered that bizarre moment in … Continue reading Once There Was a Way to Get Back Home / Boy You’re Gonna Carry That Weight

Thrift Store Monday. Issue 001.

I sell stuff on eBay, so thrifting is like playing scratch-off tickets with better odds. The three biggest hits I've ever found each valued around $400. That's my high-water mark, and I hope to beat it during of my new weekly series, #ThriftStoreMonday. However, issue TSM-001 is going to have humble beginnings, as I've only … Continue reading Thrift Store Monday. Issue 001.