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.