Tuesday, April 27, 2010


I'm catching up....

What:  Two old ass issues of Mad Magazine.  June '57 and April '58

Why:  We stopped by the in laws' house this weekend and they were given to us.  I'm not sure if they ever belonged to my husband or were always his father's or what, but regardless we walked out of there with them.

Where: eBay and eBay

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sunday Again

Time for me to update the blog!

What:  Folding Chair
Why:  I left this outside all winter under the deck.  It is cracked.  Do not sit.
Where:  Garbage.  But interestingly enough, the other day I was looking out our bedroom window and saw someone pull this same chair out of the neighbors' garbage.  So it's been claimed and discarded another time since I Got Rid of it. 

What:  Watering Can
Why:  While it looks cool, it sucks as a watering can.  It gets water everywhere when pouring and doesn't hold much capacity.
Where:  Garage sale.  Someone else take my crappy stuff!

What:  Old cell phone
Why:  A friend gave this to me when I was going overseas because... I don't remember.  But I do know the best feature of this phone is that the screen is a mirror when not in use.  Clever!
Where:  Garage sale?  My father in law also *loves* this type of shit.  I'll give it to him if it doesn't sell.

What:  Clothes
Why:  Because I have to get rid of them.
Where:  Donate

Sunday, April 11, 2010


What:  The book "Undateable: 311 Things Guys Do That Guarantee They Won't Be Dating Or Having Sex"

Why:  Today I attended the taping of a TV talk show.  One that films right here in Chicago.  Put on your thinking caps everyone.  What could it be?  Hint:  Springer and Jenny Jones have long been canceled.  At said talk show taping I had to sign a piece of paper that stated, in bold print, that I may NOT BLOG about my experience. So, in a completely unrelated matter, I unexpectedly acquired this book today.   It's clever, but I do not want.

Where:  Selling it on Amazon

Friday, April 9, 2010


What:  Timer for indoor lights

Why:  It does not work.  Lights will come on at will, and either stay on or go off immediately.  I try to override it but each time I do that I get a whole new schedule for the lights turning on and/or going off.  Some times I go to bed and they're off, and when I get up at 3am with the baby I see the lights are on downstairs.   It does not keep the current time, which I'm guessing is the main problem.  That or it's haunted.

Where:  Garbage.  And this is why I'm including this on the post:  I honestly thought more than twice about keeping it.  Or selling it at a garage sale.  A broken, haunted timer.  Purchased at Menards for under $5.  I really need this blog to keep me honest.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Baby Vase

What:  Baby-theme ceramic vase

Why:  I think I got this at my baby shower (most likely with flowers) and for some reason I felt sentimental enough about it to keep it this long.  Almost a year now.  And I really don't like it.  I mean, it's adorable.  And looks great with flowers.  But there was no reason for me to keep it this long.

Where:  Garage sale

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The BIG One

What:  Wow.  Our pool table.  The Gandy Big G

Why:  We were not going to ever get rid of this pool table.  Then we had a baby.  Then she got bigger.  Then her toys started getting bigger.  We need the space.

WhereCraigslistEbay.  I've got a call into a company who claims to buy pool tables.   Anyone? 

Note:  Apologies to Terry!  We loved this.  But it's time to go.

Monday, April 5, 2010


I've been sick.  Jason's been sick.  The baby's been sick.  Are you sure you're not sick?
Looks like I'll be doing a lot of these make-up posts.  Such is the blogging life.

What:  Heart-shaped wine bottle cap-thingy

Why:  What are these used for in real life?  Because it won't keep your wine good overnight.  And why would you close up a bottle of wine already opened and being enjoyed?  I don't get it.  What am I missing?

Where:  Garage sale

What: Random incense

Why:  Regardless of how fancy the incense is, it still smacks of hippy to me.

Where:  Garage sale?  Garbage?  I'll try selling it first I guess...

What:  This old pillow

Why:  Old pillows are gross.  This one used to be covered with my early attempts at knitting.  The outer bit got gross, I cut it off, and discovered the interior pillow to also be gross.  Gross gross gross.

Where: Garbage

What: Two Pillowcases (and yes, I'm counting these as 2 things)

Why:  These are the pillow cases we bought in Australia while waiting for our real things to arrive. Whatever they are made out of does not exist in nature.  Cotton does not grow in Oz, so natural fibers are expensive down unda.

Where:  Again, garage sale?  Will someone actually buy these things?