NNWM/5: Falling Back

I slept like a rock last night. One of my favorite features on the Fitbit is the sleep tracker, which measures how long you sleep each night, including periods of restlessness and number of minutes awake. It’s all based on your movement, and while obviously it’s not 100% accurate – if I’m sitting on theContinue reading “NNWM/5: Falling Back”

NNWM/3: Dick Move, Dodge.

I found out today my favorite thrift store, Value Village, is closing unexpectedly in just nine days. A Dodge dealership bought the building the thrift store had been leasing for the past 20 years in 2015, and has decided to expand into that space. That’s their right, I suppose, but they sprang this news on the nonprofit outContinue reading “NNWM/3: Dick Move, Dodge.”

Ring My Bell

For months it taunted me. Hanging there, ten or twelve feet off the ground, smack dab between Meat and Dairy. A bell, shiny and mysterious, dangling from the rafters of our local WinCo.I had tried in vain since last summer to ring it, but always came up just short. At first I tried jumping, butContinue reading “Ring My Bell”

Where’s My Thrift Store Picasso?

Did you hear about the guy in Ohio who bought a Picasso print from a thrift store for $14, then discovered it wasn’t a reproduction after all but a genuine, original poster signed by the artist himself and turned around and resold it for $7000? This pisses me off. Because if anybody appreciates a goodContinue reading “Where’s My Thrift Store Picasso?”