Posts Tagged ‘Goodwill’

And then I realized they were twins

April 3, 2010

Today I went prom dress shopping with Rachel. I didn’t end up finding one, but I did find a floral patterned dress that I am in LOVE with. It was way too long, so I had my grandmother hem it, and now it’s perfect, and it has pockets, and I wish I could wear it every day.

I also got this gingham skirt with flowery embroidery on it, and a pair of wonderfully colored cotton shorts.

Also, a German/English dictionary and a couple of records and cassettes, including a Pinocchio cassette that DOES NOT HAVE PINOCCHIO IN IT! Instead, it has Donald Duck and Daisy Astro Ducks, whatever that is. Also, my 80’s hits CD has some other CD in it, one that somebody made, that only has one song on it, “Unbelievable.” I was SO BUMMED about that! I can’t believe I didn’t check to make sure they had the right things inside! I usually do! Plus, Rachel’s Billy Joel record is CRACKED! We are both normally so good about making sure they are right and dandy, but I guess we were in such excitable moods that we did not even think about doing so. Oh, and I got “Life is Beautiful.”

The best part is that we didn’t get lost even once! I don’t know how we managed that.

Oh, and we SO looked like we knew where we were going that these elderly women asked us how to get somewhere!

But, it was HILARIOUS because we went into this one EXTREMELY overpriced thrift shop (a t-shirt like dress was TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS!!!) and the women working there said, “You girls look funky!” and I almost burst out laughing. We pretended to admire these hermit crab printed shorts while she watched us browse, and then we hightailed it out of there.

And we ate at Five Guys! A banner day, I’d say.

When I got home, I painted Easter eggs, and in a bit we’re having a movie night, Alvin and the Chipmunks 2. Lydia is OBSESSED with it, so it should be fun. We’re having freshly popped popcorn, anyhow.

Who ate my Lunchable?

March 21, 2010

I went with Rachel to Goodwill this morning and bought three sweaters, a striped shirt, a Monty Python shirt(!!!), three cassettes (Pat Benatar, Elton John, and the Lion King), and a grey sweater vest! It was a joyous day. Afterward, we went over to Rachel’s house and made our Kirk is a Jerk shirts! Finally! They look so legit, especially the insignias. I love them so much. And I love tomorrow so much though it hasn’t started! It will be William Shatner’s birthday and there’s rehearsal until late! Hooray!

Today was the BEST of all

March 20, 2010

I had so much fun today! We had all-day rehearsal for the musical, from 10 am to 8:30 ish pm. It was so utterly MARVELOUS I can not believe it. I wish it happened every day. I talked so much and laughed so much that my voice has become hoarse. It feels so dull at home now, without dozens and dozens of

Tomorrow I think Rachel and I shall go to Goodwill and then back to Rachel’s house to make our “Kirk is a Jerk” shirts (FINALLY!). We will wear them Monday for William Shatner’s birthday.

I CAN’T WAIT I CAN’T WAIT I CAN’T WAIT I CAN’T WAIT I CAN’T WAIT I am SO much in love with life right now! I love when I feel like this, when I can’t wait for EVERY little thing that is going to happen to me. I will be SO bummed when the musical is over.

A mighty dilemma evaluates my atmosphere in a vocal sect.

October 10, 2009

Oh wow, it’s been nearly a month since I last posted. I now have a job: I’m a courtesy clerk at Safeway. I’ve been working there a little over two weeks. I got my second paycheck today and it still feels really, really weird to actually have money to spend. I haven’t bought anything yet. I think I may save most of it, or maybe buy a camera or something.

My Star Trek t-shirt arrived last week, finally. Rachel and I wore them to school on the same day and it was grand. I haven’t watched as much Star Trek lately as I wish I had, although Rachel and I are going to be red shirts for Halloween and are having a sleepover this week to plan our costumes.

Oh, Homecoming was a blast, by the way. I went with Kaitlyn, Lizzy, and Rachel to a pizza place for dinner and after the dance we went to Lizzy’s house for a sleepover. It was so much fun!

I’m not sure if I mentioned this, but I have six penpals. I only meant to have one or two, but one thing turned to another and… anyway, I received my first letter in the mail today, from Minhee in Korea. She wrote on this very beautiful stationary and included a very tiny picture of herself. I need to think of something creative to do regarding the letter I write back to her.

I’ve watched quite a few movies lately, including, but not limited to (in order of rememberance):
*The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
*Bright Star (pre-viewing with my dad awhile ago)
*Kate and Leopold
and so on and so forth… for some reason I can’t remember any others at the moment…

I’ve done a bit of knitting lately, mainly a colorful scrappy scarf and part of a yellow hat (that was today). Other than the above, I’ve been busy with work and school and loads of other average things. My life’s been really great, lately, though.

I can’t wait for:
*Halloween
*Tomorrow (probably going with my father to Goodwill)
*Thursday (sleepover at Rachel’s house)
*November (NaNoWriMo!!!)
*Friday (getting my third paycheck/working)

Now, it’s rather late and I am very tired. I started watching a movie tonight called “La Moustache” and I think it’s going to end up being really good. I’m going to try and watch the rest tomorrow.

As a last note, I’m going to try and post here more often in the future. It’s been far too long.

Young pictures of Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner:

I do not wish to know what “big cat” I am

July 6, 2009

Facebook is awash with even more requests to ignore than usual, as I managed to stay off the computer nearly all day… other than, that is, for updating twitter. For some reason that always prevails my non-computer attempts.

This morning I woke up to the bright sound of the realization that my 3:33 am alarm did not wake me up. You see, I love the feeling of waking up in the middle of the night (or morning) and then realizing that I can go back to sleep. Being able to easily get back to sleep is one of the best feelings in the world. Three has always seemed to be a cheerful number, so setting an alarm for 3:33 am seemed a logical choice. And yet, I was not temporarily awoken by the 3:33 am alarm, as it did not wake me up. I am at a loss as to why, but I will re-set it tonight and hope last night was a fluke, that my alarm’s powers have not been stolen from it and that it can still function as much.

So, I woke up this morning, and it was some time between 10 am and 11 am. I am not positively sure when it was. After a morning of basically doing nothing, I left with my mother, Zinnia, Clara, Jake, and Emma at around 12:46 pm to go on a series of missions. Er, errands, rather. Not nearly so secretive.

Firstly, we dropped Clara off at her friend’s house, whose backyard she will be “camping” in for a week. This particular friend has a humongous backyard, at least 20 acres, most likely much more. They’re going to be camping somewhere far off into these acres. However, they will be going into a pimped out barn to use the outlets, bathrooms, and other such facilities, so it won’t really be much like camping.

Anyway, so we dropped Clara off, and then the rest of us first headed off to Michael’s to buy an iron transfer pencil and fabric for the Star Trek pillow Emma’s going to be sewing me (more about that later). We stopped off by the yarn section and I bought some red yarn and robin’s egg blue yarn, and my mother and Emma got some yarn as well, and then we went to our next destination, Staples, for some label maker tape and also to pick up Jake’s laptop, I believe.

Next, we went to Panera, where I got a chipotle chicken sandwich. This was the second time I’ve had it, and it was pretty much as good as I remembered.

After lunch, we went off to a Goodwill we once went to, in a rush. I have this idealized fantasy of it having all these fabulous skirts, so I’ve sort of been dreaming of going there for a while now. As it turns out, it’s actually a Salvation Army store. That was of no matter, though. The problem was that it was closed. Apparently it’s closed on Sundays. Oh, bother. Well, that was okay, we easily found a Goodwill five and a half miles away and went to it. It didn’t have much in the way of clothing, or skirts in particular, either, but it did happen to have a wonderful selection of books and movies and all. I was so tempted to buy loads of twenty-five cent records, but, alas, I do not have a record player. However, I did buy some books and movies and a CD. The books included a Chuck Close flip book (honestly, I love flip books to death and would have bought it even if it hadn’t been Chuck Close) and a book from 1980 about the American presidents up to that time. The movies (on VHS…I kind of like VCRs a whole lot better than DVD players) included Jurassic Park, Apollo 13, and a particularly bad-tastic 1959 movie called Plan 9 From Outer Space. The box claims it to have won a contest as the worst movie in history. Also according to the box, the spaceships were made from paper plates. There are many other lovely things about it, all which make tomorrow the perfect day to watch it (tomorrow I’ll be the only person in the house as the rest of the family will be swimming or at work… I’ll have a movie marathon and it will be GREAT).

Also today, I helped Emma out with the Star Trek pillow. Despite mistakes in the coloring (I blame it on the turbulence), it is amazing. One side of it reads ‘LIVE LONG AND PROSPER’ and the other side has a federation symbol. I’m pretty sure I’ve explained this all already when it was going to be made about a month ago (maybe less).

Oh, also today, I bought a miniature Chekov action figure! It’s great.

Stripes or polka dots?

July 4, 2009

Today was the fourth of July, as you all well know.

I made plastic bag yarn and watched Twilight Zone more or less all day, though I also watched an old Late Night with Jimmy Fallon episode with Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy. It was one of the funniest things ever. Whenever I see anything Star Trek related, I literally squeal. It’s so exciting to see something so well-loved in everyday life. Naturally, this makes it difficult to get through William Shatner’s autobiography Up ‘Till Now, as I am laughing every few seconds, out loud and all, and then various family members hear and come in the room and pester me as to why I’m laughing, and they aren’t all that interested in William Shatner’s quips and so it all turns into this great big hilarious mess.

Anyway, I already have this HUGE ball of plastic bag yarn but I MUST MAKE MORE.

Tomorrow I hope to go to Goodwill, if only I’ll be able to convince my father into bringing me there.

Saddest Twilight Zone episode ever:

(I’m getting teary just thinking about it)


(Time Enough at Last)

One of the most moving episodes:


(Eye of the Beholder)

Increasingly more frequent

July 3, 2009

You know those days where you just want to MAKE SOMETHING, anything? Like, you search around the house and want to pull your hair out and jump around and DO SOMETHING with your life? Yes? No? Maybe so? Well, those days have been coming around much more often than usual for me. Maybe because it’s the summer and I have so much more time to dwell on things like this. I had so many IDEAS today, and not one of them was followed through with. Actually, I DID cut the toes off a few mismatched striped toe socks to turn them into fingerless gloves, but they don’t even fit that well, so that was sort of a flop.

Anyway, I REALLY REALLY REALLY wish I could go to Goodwill tomorrow, I’m in that kind of mood, except tomorrow’s the fourth of July and everything’s closed.

Boy, now I feel like watching cheesy horror movies EXTREMELY LOUD and making some more plastic bag yarn (I began the hopefully successful process of making yarn for PLASTIC BAG YARN LEGGINGS today). I’m in one of those FREQUENT moods where I wish I’d been born in a different decade, mostly because my mother taped Namu The Killer Whale, a movie from 1966 that she watched as a child, and 60’s movies and 70’s movies and every-decade-movie-other-than-the-two-thousands always seems to be so much BETTER, so much more WHOLESOME, or, rather, more MEANINGFUL. I’m getting nostalgic for times I never lived through…

All of these crazy moods are slowly overtaking my normal being and I feel almost like pretty soon I’ll WITHDRAW from society and stay away from computers and cell phones and find myself a TARDIS and go zooming into the past. I don’t care where, just drop me off and whiz away. I feel almost like, pretty soon, I’ll be living so much in the past that I won’t be able to get back to the present.

Now, that’s crazy talk.

Why is it

June 7, 2009

that my mother so dislikes the 80’s? Or, not really the eighties altogether, but the bright clothing of the 80’s? Personally, I love all of the vibrant colors and everything, and yet… hmm, let me tell you about my day before I get into this…

So this morning I went with my father to Weis, where we found this awesomenessm of a gem:

Star Trek cereal. At Weis. How awesome is that?!? And guess what else? It was only TWO DOLLARS. Two measly dollars for something as fantastically epic as that. I’m going to eat it all the time. Or, rather, more often than not. And then I’ll buy more. And more. And more. It’s limited edition, so I better stock up. You can bet that I’ll be keeping the boxes.

Nextly we went to T. J. Maxx to look for some work shoes for my father. No luck in that department, but I did get a long flowy tie-dye skirt in varying shades of blue and green and white. It’s lovely.

Then we picked up Abie and Ben and brought them to a friend’s party at Adventure Park. Next we went to Goodwill to see if they had any men’s shoes, though they didn’t have anything like what my father wanted. While we were there, we looked around and I found this awesome skirt that reminds me of this game called Galaxa that we have on a Nintendo 64 arcade game set.

And NEXT I found this FANTASTIC obnoxiously bright obviously 80’s sweater that I just HAD to have. Apparently clothes are 50% off at Goodwill every sunday, so it was PERFECT, and only $2.50. I am a bargain hunter.

The next greatest thing, though, is that my father found an ORIGINAL American Flyer sled. For $15. Isn’t that MARVELOUS? He’s so excited about it, too, and he’s going to fix it all up and sand it down and such for winter. I AM EXCITED.

After that we went back to Adventure Park to pick up the brothers, and then we went to Safeway for a few more things, and we got the Star Trek cornflakes so I can finally buy the Star Trek t-shirt. OH MY GOODNESS I AM SO EXCITED. I think I’ll take Rachel’s suggestion and buy the yellow Kirk one, so we can be Spock and Kirk for Halloween next year. I love Star Trek.

And now, it all comes back to the beginning. I came home and was trying on all of my new old clothing to show my mother, and she called the sweater from today “a nightmare,” and said the sweater I got yesterday was like something an old lady would wear, an old lady who goes to the beauty salon once a week and would wear on one of her “casual” days. Anyway, I’m not going to give a hoot, I like colors and sweaters and colorful sweaters and that is all that should matter.

Well, I’m going to go and do something before my Sunday is completely and utterly over. Tomorrow should be one of the greatest days ever, or so methinks.

Live long and prosper.

I may

June 6, 2009

stop this post midsentence and tag-free, as I am waiting for Rachel to pick me up. We’re going to Goodwill and slightly possibly Burger King for the Star Trek prizes, of course. I am EXTRAORDINARILY excited.

Also, tomorrow I may get a chance to go to Wonder Books with my parents.

Yesterday, I watched an episode or two of Doctor Who while knitting a little red traffic cone. Today, I did the same while knitting a purple bow. Instant gratification projects are quite gratifying. I see where the name comes from.

I’m trying to think of something more to say, but to no avail.

Cheerio.

EDIT: Yesterday I finished the Scotty Hat. I love it something terrible.

I spent

May 29, 2009

yesterday evening finishing my Photography project and then resting, so I didn’t have a chance to post or to do much anything else. Doctor Who Season 1, Disc 5 arrived in the mail, but unfortunately it was one that only had bonus material on it, so I returned it, hopefully to begin watching Season 2 soon. Most of it can be watched on Netflix Intant, I believe.

Oh, something I DID do yesterday was photoshopping the faces of my friends and I onto pictures of Star Trek characters. It was excellent and very much fun.

Today, I admired the storm outside, which is most extreme much like a couple of days ago, and then I watched two episodes of Star Trek, “What Little Girls are Made Of” and “Miri.” After this post, I will be watching the next episode, “Dagger of the Mind.” Somebody commented on the “Miri” episode and noted that one of the children William Shatner held near the end was his own daughter. I thought that was very interesting and a nice personal touch to the episode.

Yesterday, I, as Kirk, wrote a poem to Rachel, or Spock, rather. Today she responded with an immensely amusing and surprisingly emotional letter from Spock to Kirk. I would scan it, but surely one could not expect me to divulge the details of such personal matters.

There are possible plans to be made for a trip to Goodwill with friend(s) this weekend. That, and a second Star Trek party, are likely in the near future.

Oh, we got our yearbooks on Wednesday. I forgot to mention that. The format of the school pictures is positively awful. They are on every page and very tiny in lines at the bottom.

Well, anyway, I must get back to my Star Trek watching. Live long and prosper!