(See what I just did? I did that annoying thing where someone asks you a really specific question to which you respond, "No," which then opens the door to tell his/her own story.)
So, guess what? My best friend (who lives 1,000 miles away in Minnesota) rang my doorbell Thursday afternoon unannounced because my husband got us Madonna tickets as a surprise! It was really kind of surreal and confusing. We're not super Madonna fans really (frankly I had no idea she was even coming,) but I do admit to listening to a LOT of Madonna over the years and was totally thrilled to go. So, Thursday night was dinner and concert (in all her over-the-top, slightly offensive, super crazy fun 54-year old glory.)
At one point, as we backed up into our seats to let a man walk by, he made a reference to being "up here with all the 40-somethings." The nerve! How insulting! How rude! Oh, waitaminute...we are 40-somethings. Yeah, that's right! Damn right!
Power to the 40-somethings!
She's a good luck charm for sure (or maybe it was her 6-month old who rolled along with us.) I don't know, but we scored.
So first off, I need to tell you that she is going home with her own totally amazing finds which she will soon be listing in her own shop, Hyggeligt Genbrug. The things I snatched from right under her nose before she even saw them will be heading for the creekhouse shop (well, most of them at least.) Far to many to share with you here...honestly, I am surrounded by piles. Here are a few of my most favorite goodies:
This is one of those Lisa Larson copy-cat Chia Pets! It's an outright copy of her designs, and may very well be the closest I get to to finding the real thing.
Here's a shot of the real deal for comparison:
Weird, right? Why a Chia Pet? I really don't know, but had to grab it.
One more funny bit; at one point during our thrifting day, my friend texted her husband from a Goodwill to tell him what a great time we were having thrifting, finding lots of treasures. He texted back, "That sounds dirty." Confused, she looked back at her text and "thrifting" had been auto-corrected to "thrusting." Oh geez...cue the time machine, instantly laughing as if we were back in high school, trying not to pee our pants. Funny stuff right there.
So, here's to good old friends, good concerts, and of course, good thrusting.... Oh and how could I forget a shout-out to my awesome husband and awesome kids who made this all easy and super fun (for me!)