Thursday, June 5, 2008

thrifty mission #2

went a-thrifting with angela during lunch today. for $62 i was able to buy:
* a carpet bag - a la granny, but it has its charm
* three vintage looking purses, all in mint condition (genuine leather, that's why)
* a pair of brown striped pants
* peep toe heels
* a bcbg dress (!!!)
* and la piece de resistance, a tiffany green rotary phone (well not exactly has buttons)(!!!!!!!)
i was so excited when i saw it. it would be perfect for the new room.

a few things i learned while thrifting for a second time
* never thrift on an empty stomach. today i did and i was irritable by the end of it.
* scour the racks of clothes carefully
* grab whatever you can and sift through your findings afterwards

today i realized that i need to spruce up my vocabulary. i didn't even know what the word innocuous meant. but at least i can spell it! haha. and now i do:
1.not harmful or injurious; harmless: an innocuous home remedy.
2.not likely to irritate or offend; inoffensive; an innocuous remark.
3.not interesting, stimulating, or significant; pallid; insipid: an innocuous novel.
it's not that i'm stupid, okay...hehe. it's just that i haven't been reading for a while. i always sleep on the train and at the end of the day i'm just dying to play with my scrapbooking stuff and the piano that reading just slips my mind.
i should really do word-of-the-days.
and i need books to read. stimulating ones. any suggestions?


Anonymous said...

any book by milan kundera
like "unbearable lightness of being"
should do the trick.

angela said...

sherwin made another thrift store suggestion. let's go during lunch! harhar.
oh, and my laptop fits snugly inside the purse i purchased. score to the umpteenth degree.