Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Everyone wants to feel special. But everyone does it in different ways. Some people join their school’s chess club. Some people listen to emo music. Some people go around telling everyone how much emo sucks. But the people who really piss me off are the ones who seem to think that EVERY outfit they wear absolutely MUST cost more than most people’s cars, or it’s not worth wearing.

For instance, a girl at my work once commented about how her brand new pink top from some big clothing cost her $35. My boss said “I could buy two shirts for that much”. I smiled and said “hah. I could buy a whole WARDROBE for that much.” This statement should NOT alarm nor confuse you, dear reader. If it does however, then allow me, my friend, to introduce you to the wonderfulness that IS the thrift store.

If you are yet unaware of this great innovation, allow me to explain it in full detail. Someone else sees some clothes that they think they like in some quote-unquote “real” store, but when they don’t want them anymore/get too fat/die they GIVE them to this store. You go this store, and buy the SAME clothes that the others were wearing earlier, for a vast price decrease! That’s right, a vast price decrease.

Now there are several advantages to shopping in this fashion. One being you never have to worry about staying up to date on current fashion trends. This is because you are always at least 20 years behind them all. Which, surprisingly enough, has BECOME the trend. This only increases the usefulness of the thrift store. While all your friends are out spending their hard-earned money at some big-name clothing store, you spend half as much, and get clothes even BETTER than theirs. I mean, they're getting clothes that LOOK like they’re from the 70’s, when yours REALLY ARE.

And of course, let’s not forget that thrift store smell. For some, this is the BEST part of the whole experience. It’s the smell that says “I’m wearing someone else’s old clothes, but I paid WAAY less than you did.” I seriously think they should bottle this stuff. I mean, most men’s cologne smells simply horrid anyway (but I’ll save that topic for another time), and this would drive away those stupid girls who would never set foot in a thrift store (eww, you smell like philipino grandmas!) and would attract nice young girls who appreciate the thriftiness and originality of one who shops at thrift stores.

Or at least one that still has money left over.

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Yeah, I know I said I'd write 2 entries or at least 1 really good one. These qualify as neither. The fact of the matter is, the Xanga entries that I currently post are very time-consuming to write. Most are story or observation based, and require some deal of thinking beforehand as well as while writing.

While I don't want to stop doing these all together, I'd like to try different types of entries. If you don't know what I mean, then just wait a while, you'll see.

Another thing, you all seem to think that my entries have so much more quality to them than everyone else's. Well, uhh, don't worry. The "quality" of my "entries" will not go "down". I "guarantee" it.

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Okay, THAT was weird. First update since….when was that? CHRISTMAS EVE?!?!

Okay, I’ve been slacking off and not updating, but trust me. I’ll get back into it, just give me a while. I’m gonna be aiming for once a week, but don’t lynch me if I’m a little late.

Of course, I have no time at the present moment to write a good entry, so I promise I’ll do TWO next time….. Or at least one really really good one.


(okay, they bought it, now quick.. make a break for it...)