May 21, 2005

Rummage Sale finds

Aging carpets, couches I wouldn't sit on for fifteen bucks (okay, maybe), sweaters committing every fashion sin, and much --much-- more filled my church's community building today for our annual Rummage Sale. I am a notorious bargain shopper; I rummaged--I rummaged well.

When my sister came home from her early shift at 11:00, I was still sleeping. Hey, I deserve it--the Trib first week was amazing, but those early mornings really do not fit with my natural constitution. I have to force myself to crawl out from the coccoon of warm beddedness.

After she chastised me for sleeping in, I promptly blamed it on my mother for not waking me or even saying anything about it when I came in the night before. In the past, I have always been one of the workers in the kitchen, but when I did get to the sale, I discovered that everything was okay without me. Good. :-) More time for me to rummage...

Dressing up everyday has taxed even my closet, so I promptly began searching for dressy clothes. I scored on a pair of black pants, a pinstripe suit, several shirts, and lovely dresses that I know the person did not want to give away... I have a theory that the people getting rid of this stuff are a)losing weight b)gaining weight or c)do not have enough closet space. All the more fun for the closet space fiend.

The best find of the day, however, was a pair of almost-new white figure skates. After peeking in a bag that looked like an oversized shoe, I spotted them, or specifically the hot pink blade protectors. The people beside me probably thought I'd found the Holy Grail for all the teehees that were coming out of me.

I Googled the brand, and apparently they are established and have an illustrious history (or so they say).

But that really doesn't matter. They fit and they're comfortable. With a sharpening, I should be set for my next experience on ice, hopefully without the painful ankle marks from the rentals.

Since my first time in a long time, Chris and I skated again and I fell considerably less (only 1 time! :-D). I'm liking it better when the falling isn't such a prevalent part of the activity. With my record improving, I felt it was about time to invest. $1.50, yep, that's enough for now. :-D

Posted by Amanda Cochran at May 21, 2005 11:40 PM | TrackBack

Finding *any* pair of skates for $1.50 is pretty amazing. I've seen 'em, and they do need sharpening pretty badly, so we'll look into getting that done the next time we're at the rink.

We'll wait until you've learned a few more moves before we upgrade you to one of the typical $800 pairs. ;)

Posted by: ChrisU at May 22, 2005 8:42 AM

Ooh! Can I come?

Posted by: Neha at May 22, 2005 10:17 PM

Any time, Neha. I can't believe I'm writing this, but I can't wait to go again to try them out.

Good times. :-)

Posted by: Amanda at May 22, 2005 10:27 PM
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