Flaming Fiber Optic Bear

I can only explain this stupid bear in one way: my mother gave it to me. "Just a little something for the apartment," she said. I sat it on the corner table, feeling the bear absorb all of the energy in the room. But I try my best to use and appreciate every gift I … Continue reading Flaming Fiber Optic Bear

The Holiday Basket of Thrift Horrors

Robert Ripley traveled the world over in search of the bizarre, the questionable, the unbelievable. I aspire to be the Ripley of holiday artifacts. I wanted to find the bizarre, the questionable, the worst of Christmas trinkets. In other words, I was looking for my specialty--crap. In my travels for Christmas crap, I wanted to … Continue reading The Holiday Basket of Thrift Horrors