I actually woke up before 3 in the afternoon yesterday. I don't think I've seen 8 AM in a long, long time.
Whenever I'm awake in the morning I feel particularly productive and end up getting a lot more done in less time, which was good because I had a lot to do.( Click for photos...Collapse )
I ended up going shopping later in the morning with my cousin (who is more like my brother) Buddy.
He had to buy literally -all- of his Christmas presents so we drove all around town looking for stuff.
In our shopping spree, we stopped by both Goodwill stores that I know of in Mobile, and he found a brand name metal detector, still in its original packaging, for $4. He's giving it to our grandfather in hopes that it will get him a little more active. I was a little jealous that his gift finding was so easy.
I guess I forget that this time of year Goodwill is especially packed with stuff that people are giving away as they feel charitable and are making room for the new.
I did find a really antique looking typewriter that looked fairly intact on one of the back shelves amongst the old TVs and VCRs. I can't stop thinking about it and I know it probably won't work like it is supposed to and I shouldn't buy things for myself this time of year, but it was probably a steal and I'm tempted to go back and buy it.
It would at least be a fun project to work on to get it looking and working well, and I'm obsessed with weird nostalgic things like that.
I suppose if I got it looking and working nice, I could always give it away to one of my friends who would appreciate it.
Earlier this year I bought an old Polaroid OneStep camera for less than $10 and spent a week running around campus snapping polaroids of my friends and random stuff. It's just so much more satisfying to take photos with that than with my digital camera, for some reason.
I also really like old television sets, with wood casing and knobs.
You know what I mean? Do you guys like any older stuff like that, just for the novelty?