last years trip to california sent me rushing to target last minute to get another bag for my flight home. smh. i really wasn't planning on buying much, but when i see a sweet deal i can't pass it up.. the thrift stores i visited had some good books and i couldn't pass them up. this year was no different. i made sure not to over-pack this time and didn't have any issues.
i picked these up at two different thrift stores. if you haven't already figured it out, i really like james patterson books. well not all. i can't seem to get into the alex cross series. weird. i picked the little bee book up first cause the description was pretty good. hope it doesn't let me down.
We don't want to tell you too much about this book. It is a truly special story and we don't want to spoil it. Nevertheless, you need to know something, so we will just say this: It is extremely funny, but the African beach scene is horrific. The story starts there, but the book doesn't. And it's what happens afterward that is most important. Once you have read it, you'll want to tell everyone about it. When you do, please don't tell them what happens either. The magic is in how it unfolds.goat seems to be a bit depressing but ehh, i'll give it a try. choke is by the author of fight club. brother-in-law read it and said it was intense. main character apparently likes the attention he receives in life threatening situations. and well the last book, the bathroom reader, just seemed funny lol
xenia was thinking of me during her thrifting adventures prior to my arrival and hooked me up. i'm not too familiar with anne rice, but what i have read of hers i've enjoyed. interested in starting this one up. the book for newlyweds is very sweet & helpful, srsly lol i know you remember the movie weird science by john hughes. everyone does right?! lol well she found a 45 vinyl record with songs from the soundtrack. i'm surprised she knew i loved the movie and thought of me when she saw this. baby mama knows me well! ;] i also mentioned a couple posts back that i had found this little dude in orange at ross for more money than i wanted to pay. she found it for $6.99 at her ross and bought it for me. such a sweet friend! <3
got me some scraping goodies or just keepsakes. disneyland, oc fair, citadel outlets (bomb), downtown la, visitors guide with transformers 3d ride, storage wars ppl, wonderground gallery postcards from downtown disney, disneyland parking tix & entry tix, el pato business cards, and a business card of the skull that i bought below.
finally bought the jack skellington backpack i've been talking about for almost a year. i love my jansport, it's a dependable backpack and i won't get rid of it. but how cool is this backpack?! last year i made the mistake of wanting it and not purchasing it. something that i know not to do when thrifting. this backpack is sold at disneyland and disneyland only. i searched ebay and google for it and couldn't find it. that only meant that on my next visit i'd have to buy it. the los angeles skull i bought on venice beach. first purchase of the trip. i'm all about helping artists and making sure my money goes to them and not some middle man. i remember seeing skulls similar to these at last years dia de los muertos event. not sure if this is the same guy or not. i didn't realize till we got back to the rental that the blue on the skull matched the electric blue on the rental. i hung it on my rear view for the rest of the trip and when i got back home, i hung it on gracie's rear view.
i've been pretty much rolling around with some cheapass sunglasses my hubby gets from work since mine broke a couple weeks back. figured i'd be able to get some sweet shades in cali. and i was right :] these are pretty dark and fashionable lol oh and the best part was they cost me $6 on venice beach. i also finally bought some chucks. i ended up in the kids section so i could get 'em cheaper at the citadel outlets lol
along with the black chucks, i bought two shirts that were on sale and some socks. the shirt E is wearing - garbage pail kids - is a gift from xenia and the fam. transformer & soft fabric, yeah he loves it. :] i also visited the h&m store for the first time. bought these two long shirts that i can wear with leggings. the prices there were just right and i really liked the type of fabric they use. it doesn't seem like it's going to crumble on me after a few washes. guess i'll find out. houston recently opened two of these stores but they're no where near me. one of them is near my moms casa so while visiting her this past saturday i mentioned it to her. she was interested so we went to willowbrook mall to check it out together. it wasn't as big as the outlet - that one was two floors - but it was still pretty nice. clean and the employees greeted us nicely. i bought a black cardigan thanks to some good advice on this post. i noticed xenia always had a black cardigan in her purse or on her person and it got me thinking how convenient it was so i bought me one :]
so all of this plus food is what i spent my money on. mostly food lol but that's a given with me :x
..till next time ;]
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