Tag Archives: thrifty

California: You Can’t Afford It

So I’ve been on a week-long move/trip from Atlanta to San Diego which has kept me from posting almost-daily like I normally do.  I’m semi-settled now, so hopefully I’ll get to brighten your days with my thrift finds more regularly again.  It’s finally appropriate to post this wonderful shirt (which I now wear pretty often).  Based on the rents and price of gas out here, it’s definitely accurate…

California You Can't Afford It

Brand New Atlanta Braves Chipper Jones Jersey Shirt

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Brand new this baby went for $22, but I got it for $4.99.  WIN.  Plus, MLB is now charging $30+ for these shirts, so really I saved around $25.

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My Farewell to The Office

Totally forgot to post this Thursday for the final episode.

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It’s a bit worn and too big for me, but that hasn’t stopped me from wearing it.

The Office 2I’m really going to miss this show, but I think NBC will miss it more.

A Special Case for That Special Tomato in Your Life

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For some reason someone thought this would be a good product.

Tomato Case

I can’t imagine a world in which I’d ever buy this.  Then again, it caught my attention enough to take multiple photographs of it…

Thrift Store Review: Thrift Korral

Address: 8693 La Mesa Boulevard, La Mesa, CA 91942

While I was in La Mesa staying with some family I got the opportunity to walk around the city and find some local thrift stores.  I was of course in Southern California for the one day it’s rained all year.  It was mostly just a light rain all day, so it wound up being a bit refreshing.  The rain didn’t stop Thrift Korral from attracting customers:

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This thrift store is affiliated with the Sharp-Grossmont Hospital, which I was able to explore while visiting my aunt.  It’s nice being able to see what your purchases go towards, aside from providing jobs for those who might not otherwise have employment.

Thrift Korral had a great selection of items.  They had some nicer, old furniture; there was a section for fabrics, vintage plates and sewing equipment; there were several shelves with a variety of books and old magazines, including some auto manuals; the housewares section had a cool blend of vintage mugs (including a 1984 Pac Man mug) and plenty of stuff for the children in your life.  The only section I found lacking was the men’s clothing area.  There were several suits and formal jackets, but not really anything if you’re under the age of 50.  I may have just come at a bad time, but there wasn’t all that much room for more.  The women’s clothing section was also a bit small, but the women in the store seemed to find plenty of interesting articles of clothing.

For the sake of not being creepy, I didn’t get to photograph maybe the coolest part of the store: the child’s play area.  They had a corner of the store dedicated to kids’ toys and even some cool dinosaur posters.  The toys were laid out in a way to promote playing, which I thought was great.  I’d be much more inclined to visit if my child had something to do other than be dragged around a store.  There were a fair amount of toys and dolls for sale, including an awesome Yankees teddy bear.  Pretty cool stuff.

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This thrift store had something I’ve never seen before: a wall of past and current employees.  I found this quite heart-warming.  It looks like they’ve had quite a few (mostly older) people work here, and it’s nice to see them memorialized for all to see and remember.

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Overall, I thought this was a very nice thrift store.  The employees seemed kind and deserving of their jobs.  Everything was organized and fairly priced.  I’ll definitely be coming back here next time I’m out West.  I’ll give it 7/10 tweed jackets, only denying it 8/10 due to its fairly small size.


I choose you, Pikachu!


Yes, I bought this.

And yes, I wear it to work.

I’ve Tried Polygamy!

I've Tried Polygamy!

And all I got was this shirt…

New Mexico: Land of Enchantment

New Mexico: Land of Enchanment

I wasn’t “enchanted” enough to pay $6 for this.

If the South Won Gettysburg

File this under "Thank God This Isn't True"

File this under “Thank God This Isn’t True”

This sounds like it would be a Steven King horror novel.

Clarissa Explains It All…The Game?!

Some please explain to me how I never knew this existed.

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Unfortunately the box was taped up, so I wasn’t able to open it up to read about it and check out the contents.  Sydlexia gives a decent review of what may or may not have been in it (ya never know with donated games): Clarissa Explains It All Game review

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Anyone else feeling old now??

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