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Garage Sale Expedition
Spent the day with my Dad. We share a sick fascination with junk. He looks for computer parts and I look for books, cds and camera gear. We went down to the "Biggest Garage Sale" at Expo Square.
Here are the highlights.
The Slide Viewer: Its an Airequipt Superba 33a Projector and it cost me $2.50. Its in great condition and most importantly it has a working bulb and a slide tray. It even came with some slides from 1967 of a family Christmas. I asked the lady how much it costs and she responded "How much is it worth?" Meaning how much would I pay. I thought for a second and said "A couple bucks". Which is what I was prepared to pay. She said it was worth at least five. I agreed and pointed to the sign that read "Everything Half Price" and said "And since everything's half price that would make it $2.50 right?" She didn't seem too pleased by the turn of events but it was a donated item, it was getting late in the day and there I was ready to buy.
So its mine! I finally have a slide projector to look at my slides. Now I just need a place to project them...
The Girl: Some time ago I ran into this cute girl at a thrift store. We talked a little and I was impressed with her. I thought I saw her roaming through the booths today but never ran into her. I kept an eye out, and I'm sure my Dad thought I was acting weird. I guess I was, but cute girls do that to me.
The Books The only thing I really ended up buying besides the projector was a hefty stack of books. I spent way too much time sifting through boxes looking for anything interesting. Most cost less than a quarter, some were part of a "bag of stuff for a buck deal".
Here's what I got:
I had a copy of Catch 22 by Joseph Heller in my hands at one point as well, but let another guy buy it who seemed more interested.
Any recommendations on where I should start and what I should shelf is greatly appreciated. I've already started reading into the "Enlightenment Reader" since it has short essays by many people I'm curious about. I'm not nearly as educated as I would like to be. I reside in that middle area between the experts and the incurious.
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