22 September 2005

Idleness

Taking a much needed break from a hectic day. So in my idleness, I went blogsurfing ...There is much interesting stuff out there in blogland and much weird stuff too. But the idleness on my mind today are blog names. Where and how do people come up with their blog names.

We have names like angry dog now is Angry Dog really a angry person, is he a dog or is he the nicest kitty kat person there is. Then there is Madd Bull is he like a ranging Madd Bull, charging down the streets of Cayman or is he just a little calm calf. What about my bajan bretherin Jdid what's up with that??? is he just a person too skewed about his views that they are Jdid... I'm just curious.

But I'm not only picking on the fellas, the girls are curious in their names too. We have names like Sunshine so we know she is located in Sunshine State of Fl, but is she really full of sunshine or rainfall. How about Yamfoot quite an interesting name and then there is Kami and the list goes on but really where did Campfyah get her name from????

Other thoughts today. Have you ever purchased anything from a thrift or Consignment shop? I am part of an organization who raises funds for the tutoring of some local students in the neighboring barrios (slums) in the efforts to get them into university. One of the ongoing means of raising the funds is a Thrif Shop we run. I've never really been inside the thrift shop, but because of a upcoming event I had to go there today. Interesting!!! Now to answer my question, yes, I've purchsased items from a Thrift/Consignment shop. One item I purchased there was a Juicer that served me well for plenty years. I also once bought a cocktail dress for all of $5.00 and wore it to a cocktail sip. ha ha ha ha Damned I was looking good that night too.. When my son was younger, I'd often buy jeans or other casual clothes for him because I knew that as soon as I looked he would have holes in the knees of his pants or some other mess. So pay the $2.00 for the item and know that it will last 2 months and then out the door.

Not all thrift/consignment items are washed up or used and abused. Sometimes you can find pretty decent stuff there, I've seen lots of items with the original price tags still on them. You know those shopaholics who don't know how to stop and buy just for the sake of buying, only to give the items away to the stores to get a tax break at the end of the year....Then they are the items, who the people got too big or too small to wear. Usually there are the outfits bought for the one special occasion never to be worn again. Hey those come in quite handy for a less fortunate person.

But being in the thrift shop today, just made me amazed at how so many people are in need of simple items. When I got there I was surprised to see a line outside waiting to get in. Once inside, I just admired as the people carefully selected and examined the item of clothing. One man happened upon a pleather jacket and was contented as can be, he'd found himself a deal and no one was taking it from him. I saw another woman with a simple grey T-shirt. She held it out, admired it and commented to her friend Que bonita!! How pretty, a simple T-shirt. and the simple joy in her face that she got that T-shirt for something like $2.00 if so much.

It was an interesting experience in the shop but much more contented was knowing that in selling those ropa mano de seguando (second hand) we are actually helping two sets of people. The ones who can't afford to shop the conventional way and educating the students in the barrios.

15 comments:

Brotha Buck said...

Yes, where did Campfyah get her name, and what does it mean? That would make an interesting post. Enquiring minds...

Stunner said...

Fi real! There are some really interesting names out here in blog land.

It's always better to give away stuff you don't want anymore than to throw them away.

Abeni said...

The things we don't want can turn out to be some person's best item ever.

Kami is just the shortened form of my name Kamika.And no its not a ghettofabulous name:)

Sunshine said...

Hi Campfyah-OK what does Campfyah mean? Sunshine is what an old boyfriend used to call me...but I can be raincloud also with whole heap o thunder.;-)
Thrift store buying is a great idea when you have children that grow overnight fe true.

Scratchie said...

Tell us about Campfyah. Scratchie was just a third form nickname for me.

Jdid said...

Jdid is juss my current perspective on life, how i feel? i'm jaded so the ghetto in me just make me spell it a bit differently. i wonder about the campfyah thing too but i got this feeling ya tell me already.

Campfyah said...

This is a Rated PG13 blog, so I don't know if I can reveal the origins of the Campfyah name ;-))

Dr. D. said...

My name has no mystique to it. I'm a Doc and mi last name starts with D!

Stunner should be interesting...and we ant to hear all the X rated details about Camp, Camp! ;-)

Shotta M said...

My name is plain and simple. "Shotta" is an expression of confidence in what I can do, and "M" is the first letter in my first and last name. So Campfyah what is your name about?

princessdominique said...

I feel you on the names of some blogs, I guess people want to be creative. I've seen some wild ones. Never been in a thrift store though. It must be an experience. A friend of mine once got a mine jacket for $20.

brooklyn babe said...

Cool thoughts on some Shakespearian stuff... "whatz ina name?"

Thought my name best suit, all the going ons in my life, and where I'm @.

On thrift shopping: I once copped a nice vintage leather for $10. Gotta be ready to "dig" when thrifting.
Peace

Yamfoot said...

If you search for WHy Yamfoot on my blog, the explanation is there.

Thrift shops....lovely places. Bought stuff from there all the time when I was in the UK. Couldnt afford nutten else! Boy was I poor. Still am. But at least I 90% happy.

Mad Bull said...
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Mad Bull said...

First, Campfyah, you can't pose the question yourself and then dodge answering it! Thats not playing fair.... come on, out wit' it!
Secondly, why am I called Mad Bull? Well, the reason is documented in this post from my old blog. My advice to you is to right-click on that link and select the option to load the page in another window, because it'll be easier to read.

Mad Bull said...

Better yet, go read the reason for my blog's name here!