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15 August 2008 @ 06:05 pm
What I learned in Hippy Christmas  
On our adventures last night I learned some important things...

* Curbshopping rules should be firmly agreed upon in advance and should include: only things between the sidewalk and the street (not including things that are chained down, require keys to operate, or are stamped with some government agency's name), no things that are leaking or smell of patchouli, and nothing that is or was ever considered a potential foodstuff.

* mightyjesse and ego_id_non_feci can skin a futon in 3.7 seconds.

* Hippies think my cart is just as cool as SCAfolk do.

* damej has great luck in curbshopping, not just thrift stores

And possibly most importantly: We always thought dread_ex looked like a naughty Mrs. Claus and now we know why... she's not the patroness of the Christian Christmas, but the Hippie one. We've decided that curbshopping needs to be an annual celebration of her natal day, complete with Hippie Carols, jingle bells on the cart, and spiked caroling beverages. Plus, I'm going to staple an antler on [info]ego_id_non_feci, a la The Grinch's reindeer.
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jtdiiijtdiii on August 15th, 2008 11:48 pm (UTC)
Skinning furniture
Years ago on the Yale/New Haven moving day I came across a sofa on the curb and not seeing anyone around I inspected it for potential use or fabric. The front had seen better days, but the back was pristine.

Out came the swiss army knife and in short order I was folding up a lovely seven foot swath of brocade. I continued on and was turning the corner a half block away when I heard the plaintive cry "What have they done to our sofa!"

I kept walking...
eithni: yipes!eithni on August 16th, 2008 12:00 am (UTC)
Re: Skinning furniture
Ooops!
DameJdamej on August 16th, 2008 02:13 am (UTC)
Re: Skinning furniture
We didn't skin any couches, but ego_id_non_feci checked them for loose change. She found a quarter. And a pipe that may or may not be lead.
teffanteffan on August 15th, 2008 11:54 pm (UTC)
If I can be there, I will SO join you next time!
eithni: jumpingeithni on August 15th, 2008 11:59 pm (UTC)
Next year its a Friday... Bring your cart!
teffanteffan on August 16th, 2008 12:02 am (UTC)
Sweet! And I shouldn't even be in school then...

I'll bring my wooden cart AND the mundane metallic collapsible shopping cart I picked up. Can I reserve a bed in the Wayward Home now? ;)
eithni: peekabooeithni on August 16th, 2008 12:05 am (UTC)
Reservation booked!
ego_id_non_feci: yikesego_id_non_feci on August 16th, 2008 12:20 am (UTC)
HEY! What the heck was that about a stapler?! I don't do headgear!
eithni: snapeeithni on August 16th, 2008 01:36 am (UTC)
Oh, yeah. Sorry! The Grinch TIED the antler on...
ego_id_non_feciego_id_non_feci on August 16th, 2008 01:41 am (UTC)
No! No antlers! Never! You can't make me!!!
eithni: WTFeithni on August 16th, 2008 01:48 am (UTC)
You're right... you look more like a Who. ;)
ego_id_non_feciego_id_non_feci on August 16th, 2008 02:05 am (UTC)
No! No funny hair, either.

And no calling me Cindy just to make me stomp my feet, either! Veto!
eithni: greeneithni on August 16th, 2008 02:43 am (UTC)
*snerk*

Yes. You're very fierce. I would never perpetrate such evilness on you...

*very, very innocent look*
baronsnorribaronsnorri on August 16th, 2008 01:31 pm (UTC)
Hmm..looks like ego_id_non_feci is *not* gonna stand stil fer thet there staplin...watcha gonna do?
ego_id_non_feciego_id_non_feci on August 16th, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC)
Respect my wishes?
eithni: snapeeithni on August 17th, 2008 04:50 am (UTC)
*sigh* party pooper.
ego_id_non_feciego_id_non_feci on August 17th, 2008 04:53 am (UTC)
Hee. Score!
eithni: inferno eyeeithni on August 17th, 2008 05:11 am (UTC)
Don't go gloating yet. I didn't say I WOULDN'T. I'm just sulking and calling you names for now. I may change my mind.
ego_id_non_feciego_id_non_feci on August 17th, 2008 06:23 am (UTC)
*Gloat gloat gloat*

I win! Eithni has a soft heart! She can't refuse and honest plea for clemency! Spread the word!
eithni: inferno eyeeithni on August 17th, 2008 11:13 pm (UTC)
Now stop that! I'm Big and Mean and Evil and Scary. Plenty of people will tell you so. Some even honestly believe it. Oi.
ego_id_non_feciego_id_non_feci on August 17th, 2008 11:15 pm (UTC)
Bwah ha ha! No you're not! You big softie! :D Huggles and huggles and huggles!

Bwah ha ha!
eithni: snapeeithni on August 17th, 2008 11:20 pm (UTC)
Heh. No, seriously. I've been told I'm mean and evil and intimidating, so it must be so.
ego_id_non_feciego_id_non_feci on August 17th, 2008 11:22 pm (UTC)
Nope. Person was an idiot. You're a big ol' softie with a heart of gold. :D
eithni: inferno eyeeithni on August 17th, 2008 11:23 pm (UTC)
Heh. I'll keep that in mind.
Sweet Ol' Berwyn: frogbaron_berwyn on August 16th, 2008 12:43 am (UTC)
In several Asian countries, such as Japan and Malaysia, Patchouli is used as an antidote for venomous snakebites. Could come in handy.
Splottsplott on August 16th, 2008 04:45 am (UTC)
those two pairs of jeans I grabbed, they fit! None of the dress pants do, but hey, the jeans fit like a glove and that's worth a lot. :)
ego_id_non_feci, I have those size 2s if you still want'em. :)
(Anonymous) on August 16th, 2008 02:52 pm (UTC)
Really? How'd that happen? Crazy! Yeah, I want 'em. :D