20180526 – yardsale haul – socks, necklaces, makeup – 07341265

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20180526 – yardsale haul – socks, necklaces, makeup – 07341265
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Image by Claire CJS
Clio got some girly things for herself. She’s pretty obsessed at having a variety of socks. She may have overpaid for the makeup, but not the jewelry.

makeup, necklace, necklaces, socks.

upstairs, Clio and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

May 26, 2018.

… Read my blog at clintjcl at wordpress dot com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL at wordpress dot com

… Read my yard sale-related blogposts at clintjcl dot wordpress dot com/category/yard-sales/

BACKSTORY: Got up around 7:07AM, made it out driving by 7:49AM and went out until 12:00 noon for a total of 04 hours, 11 minutes. Spent .79 plus ~.07 gas for 30.6 miles of driving (27.9mpg @ .8/G), for a total cost of .86. We drove to 20 yard sales, stopping at 10 (50%) of them.We made 64 purchases (71 items) for a total estimated value of 1.51, leading to a profit/savings of 0.65. So in essence, we multiplied our .86 investment by 5.5. (Also, if you think about it, the profit counts for even more when you consider that we have to earn 8.08 on the job, pre-tax, in order to take home the 0.65 in cash that we saved. How long does 0.65 of disposable income take to earn, vs the 4hrs, 11min we spent here having fun?) Anyway, this works out to a *post-tax* wage of .13/hr as a couple or .06/hr per person.

THE TAKE:

* .00: digital picture frame (2), 15", eMotion, Media Street, www.mydigitalcontent.com, includes remote control (EV:

20180526 1235 – yardsale haul – Polka’s Greatest Hits – 11351290
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Image by Claire CJS
We knew we were having a polka dot party coming up, and we ended up getting this for free. We gave it away as a left-center-right winner prize.

Greatest Hits cassette, Polka’s Greatest Hits cassette, polka

upstairs, Clio and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

May 26, 2018.

… Read my blog at clintjcl at wordpress dot com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL at wordpress dot com

… Read my yard sale-related blogposts at clintjcl dot wordpress dot com/category/yard-sales/

BACKSTORY: Got up around 7:07AM, made it out driving by 7:49AM and went out until 12:00 noon for a total of 04 hours, 11 minutes. Spent .79 plus ~.07 gas for 30.6 miles of driving (27.9mpg @ .8/G), for a total cost of .86. We drove to 20 yard sales, stopping at 10 (50%) of them. We made 64 purchases (71 items) for a total estimated value of 1.51, leading to a profit/savings of 0.65. So in essence, we multiplied our .86 investment by 5.5. (Also, if you think about it, the profit counts for even more when you consider that we have to earn 8.08 on the job, pre-tax, in order to take home the 0.65 in cash that we saved. How long does 0.65 of disposable income take to earn, vs the 4hrs, 11min we spent here having fun?) Anyway, this works out to a *post-tax* wage of .13/hr as a couple or .06/hr per person.

THE TAKE:

* .00: digital picture frame (2), 15", eMotion, Media Street, www.mydigitalcontent.com, includes remote control (EV:

Susan, how are we ever gonna lose any weight if we don’t *ride* our bicycles? Walking them doesn’t burn off any calories…
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Image by Ed Yourdon
Note: this photo was published in a Sep 6, 2010 "Lose Weight Workout blog, with the same title as the caption that I used on this Flickr page. It was also published in an Oct 3, 2010 Out Of Shape-dot-net blog, with the same title as the caption that I used on this Flickr page. And it was published in an Oct 28, 2010 GettingWeightLoss-dot-com blog, with the same title and notes as what I had written on this Flickr page. It was also published in a Dec 25, 2010 blog titled "Weight loss tips counting calories to lose weight."

Moving into 2011, the photo was published in a Feb 15, 2011 blog titled "Are you a health food junkie? How a dangerously obsessive quest for the perfect body has become the new middle-class … " And it was published in an undated (late May 2011) Cool Weight Loss Tips Images blog, with the same caption and detailed notes that I had written on this Flickr page. It was also published in a Jun 6, 2011 blog titled Travel: three for the road, with the same caption and detailed notes that I had written on this Flickr page. And it was published in a Jun 20, 2011 issue of The Frugal Mom blog, also with the same caption and detailed notes that I had written on this Flickr page. It was also published in an Oct 1, 2011 One Planet Earth Juice blog, with the same caption and detailed notes that I had written on this Flickr page.

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Because Central Park occupies a massive 843 acres in the (duh!) center of Manhattan, it’s no surprise that there area numerous entrances and exits all around the perimeter of the park. Some of them are quite well known — such as the entrance on the southeast corner, at Fifth Avenue and 59th Street (across the street from the GM Building and the old Plaza Hotel), or the entrance at the western side of the 72nd Street "transverse" that cuts through the park and comes out on Fifth Avenue (well known because the statuesque Dakota apartment building, where John Lennon once lived, is located at Central Park West and 72nd Street).

Based on where they live, and based on their normal work and leisure routines, most New Yorkers tend to favor certain entrances and exits, and may never have used (or even seen) certain other ones. In my case, for example, I’ve always been aware that there’s an entrance at the southwestern corner of the park, right at Columbus Circle. It’s officially known as Merchant’s Gate — and it’s hard to miss, because there’s an enormous monument commemorating the explosion/sinking of the Maine in February 1898, which precipitated the Spanish-American War. But since I don’t live, work, or travel to that particular corner of Manhattan very often, I’ve almost never used that entrance to the park. By "almost never," I mean only once or twice in the 40+ years that I’ve lived in New York City.

I don’t think that this almost-perfect record of non-use of a park entrance has had any negative effect on my life … but it occurred to me, the other day, that I might have missed some interesting photographic opportunities. And since I was getting a little bored by returning to the same old places to photograph the same old scenes in other parts of the city, over and over again, I decided that the southwestern corner of Central Park was worth taking a look at.

As you might imagine, the massive Maine monument dominates the scene — and I felt obliged to photograph it once or twice, just to acknowledge its existence. But after that … well, it turns out that it’s not really all that photogenic, and nobody was paying much attention to it. Aside from the monument, there was an open mini-plaza where people could walk, chat, sit, and relax — presumably on the way into, or the way out of, the park itself. There were a couple of food stands, offering items that looked slightly more nourishing and tasty than the stuff available from the usual hot-dog stands that one finds throughout the park (and almost every street corner). I wasn’t hungry myself, but I noticed that several people bought a snack, or a sandwich, and then found a convenient spot to sit and relax while they munched and nibbled.

So, in the end, the photographic opportunities turned out to be pretty much the same as always: it was the people who were the most interesting — not the statues or the squirrels or the trees or the flowers. There were tourists, and New Yorkers on their lunch break, and students from a local parochial school, and office workers on their lunch break. There was a Statue of Liberty mime, a few retired people, some bicyclists, joggers, and athletes. There were nannies pushing babies in strollers, and mothers carrying babies in snugglies and backpacks, and dog-walkers with their pets. There were crazy-looking people, and beautiful people, and ugly people.

And there were lots, and lots, and lots of guys hustling unwary tourists, offering them rides and tours through the park in their brightly-colored pedicabs. Perhaps because I was wielding a camera, I was mistaken by several of these guys as a tourist; when I responded to their pitch about a park ride by saying, "I live here," they gave me a disgusted look and quickly moved away. Meanwhile, several other vendors had tables with photos and trinkets and bawdy signs that they did their best to sell to anyone who walked by. All of this, as best I could tell, was dutifully recorded by a NYC Police Dept. security camera, which sat high above it all … but nobody seemed to even notice it.

I took some 300+ photos to document all of this, and winnowed it down to 50 "keepers" that will hopefully give you a reasonably good impression of what the scene looked like. Having done so, I hopped in a taxi and headed back uptown. For all I know, it may be another 40 years before I enter this corner of the park again…

because neither worked–this was our biggest loss today)

* .00: mirror, skull, 16.5×10" (mirror only), 24×19.25" (full footprint) (EV:$ 17.99)

* .00: lawn ornament, metal, pig, yellow and purple, 21.5x17x7" (EV:$ 14.95)

* .00: boots, uggs, Ed Hardy, Love Life, black (EV:$ 14.00)

* .00: purse, backpack, black, gold zippers and clasps, Steve Madden (EV:$ 3.15)

* .00: shoe rack, cloth, Better Homes, holds 12 pairs of shoes (EV:$ 7.45)

* .00: yoga starter kit, Carnegie Pilates, includes mat, cloth strap, 2 yoga blocks (EV:$ 14.85)

* .00: game, I Dare You, by Susie Bright, shrink-wrapped, www.chroniclebooks.com, barcode 9780811869911 (EV:.95 price tag)

* .00: game, Saturday Night Live, item 1172, barcode 812754010729 (EV:$ 10.00)

* .00: shoes, sneakers, purple (EV:$ 9.00)

* .00: spray paint (2), glitter blast diamond dust, 5.75oz (EV:$ 13.28 (.64 each))

* .00: game, Impact City Roller Derby, Game Salute, barcode 091037385895 (EV:$ 32.64)

* .00: jewelry, necklace, silver with 5 large white stones (EV:.00)

* .00: jewelry, bracelet, rainbow sequins (EV:.00)

* .00: coat hooks (2), over the door, 6 hooks, 20" across (EV:$ 5.48)

* .00: scarf, purple, green, pink with black plaid checkerboard pattern (EV:$ 0.02)

* .00: lawn ornament, metal, rabbit, orange, 17x16x7" (EV:$ 14.95)

* .00: lawn ornament, metal, rabbit, purple, 13.5×10.25×6" (EV:$ 14.95)

* .00: lawn ornament, metal, frog, playing trumpet, wearing hat, 16.5x12x11" (EV:$ 14.95)

* .00: lawn ornament, metal, road runner, 20.5×13.5×4" (EV:$ 14.95)

* .00: pillow, throw, 18"x9.5", black and white hydro-dip pattern (EV:$ 0.13)

* .00: toy, stuffed, unicorn cat, white with rainbow tail, 15x9x10.5" (EV:$ 17.09)

* .00: toy, stuffed, Domo, NHK-TYO 2010, www.domonation.com, lot# 127115, 20110926-20111026 (EV:$ 3.99)

* .00: mask, masquerade, gold music notes with black feathers (EV:$ 5.97

* .00: game, Cat Tower, shrink-wrapped, IDW Games, 2015, barcode 827714010015 (EV:$ 12.70)

* .00: infinity scarf, white with black skulls (EV:$ 4.00)

* .00: cup, plastic, purple, Cool Gear, Double Wall, insulates hot or cold (EV:$ 13.29)

* .00: pillow, travel, black, The Sharper Image, 14x13x5" (EV:$ 10.00)

* .00: pillow, travel, pink, 11×9.5×4.5" (EV:$ 8.99)

* .00: jars (2), mason, Ball, wide mouth, 3 cups, 24 oz (EV:$ 16.56)

* .00: puzzle, The Beatles, 500 pieces (EV:$ 10.83)

* .00: jewelry (2), necklaces, long assorted pink beads, and long assorted purple beads including iridescent (EV:.00)

* .00: jewelry, necklace, white balls with trippy line pattern and black balls (EV:.00)

* .00: ice scraper, oven mitt, red plaid (EV:.00)

* .00: game, MagicDart (EV:$ 12.80)

* .00: It’s Happy Bunny sign book, item 1444, 2003, barcode 611508144402 (EV:.95 price tag)

* .00: socks, knee, black, I Love Zombies (EV:.00)

* .00: toy, R2-D2, talking, 8x8x4.5" (EV:$ 6.99)

* .75: makeup, pressed powder, Luxiva Barely There (EV:.50)

* .63: dress, navy blue with light blue flowers (EV:.00). Got put in our bag by mistake.

* .63: skirt, blue & black checkerboard pattern (EV:.00)

* .63: shorts, black (EV:.00)

* .63: shirt, light purple & light blue (EV:.00)

* .63: sweater, black & white polka dots (EV:.50)

* .63: shawl, dark purple (EV:$ 15.81)

* .63: dress, black, strapless (EV:.00)

* .63: shirt, black, strapless (EV:.00)

* .50: mirror, circle, 9" diameter, Home (EV:$ 3.81)

* .50: socks, ankle, toe, with cool rubber pattern on bottom (EV:.00)

* .50: purse, black, St. Johns Bay 11x7x4.5" (EV:$ 10.10)

* .50: book, Simpsons, Beyond Forever, Perennial, barcode 9780060505929 (EV:.95 price tag)

* .50: game, Qubic, 3-D Tic Tac Toe, Parker Brothers (EV:$ 12.39)

* .50: socks, green, Pinch Proof shamrock, St. Patrick’s Day, crew socks (EV:.00)

* .50: makeup sponges, 4, Ellen Tracy, (EV:.04)

* .50: nail polish, pink, Lady Luck/Dame Chance (EV:.00)

* .50: makeup, eye shadow, Luxiva, Lava, Merle Norman (EV:.00)

* .25: Valentines, with 35 tattoos and bonus sticker sheet, puppies & kittens, Paper Magic Group (EV:.00)

* .25: makeup, lip gloss, .25oz, Jordana (EV:.00)

* $ FREE: cable, USB, A to B type, blue, 40" (EV:.41)

* $ FREE: pillowcase, red, ~40×17" (EV:.00). Got put in our bag by mistake.

* $ FREE: container (3), tupperware, Glad, Star Wars, 1.125 cup (EV:$ 4.93)

* $ FREE: cassette tape, Polka’s Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 (EV:$ 7.24)

* $ FREE: bucket, Trick Or Treat Pail, Darth Vader, 201406, RN 66360 (EV:$ 5.99)

* $ FREE: bat, green, foam, Play Like Pros, Junior Pro Card Sports, 21" (EV:$ 9.99)

because neither worked–this was our biggest loss today)

* .00: mirror, skull, 16.5×10" (mirror only), 24×19.25" (full footprint) (EV:$ 17.99)

* .00: lawn ornament, metal, pig, yellow and purple, 21.5x17x7" (EV:$ 14.95)

* .00: boots, uggs, Ed Hardy, Love Life, black (EV:$ 14.00)

* .00: purse, backpack, black, gold zippers and clasps, Steve Madden (EV:$ 3.15)

* .00: shoe rack, cloth, Better Homes, holds 12 pairs of shoes (EV:$ 7.45)

* .00: yoga starter kit, Carnegie Pilates, includes mat, cloth strap, 2 yoga blocks (EV:$ 14.85)

* .00: game, I Dare You, by Susie Bright, shrink-wrapped, www.chroniclebooks.com, barcode 9780811869911 (EV:.95 price tag)

* .00: game, Saturday Night Live, item 1172, barcode 812754010729 (EV:$ 10.00)

* .00: shoes, sneakers, purple (EV:$ 9.00)

* .00: spray paint (2), glitter blast diamond dust, 5.75oz (EV:$ 13.28 (.64 each))

* .00: game, Impact City Roller Derby, Game Salute, barcode 091037385895 (EV:$ 32.64)

* .00: jewelry, necklace, silver with 5 large white stones (EV:.00)

* .00: jewelry, bracelet, rainbow sequins (EV:.00)

* .00: coat hooks (2), over the door, 6 hooks, 20" across (EV:$ 5.48)

* .00: scarf, purple, green, pink with black plaid checkerboard pattern (EV:$ 0.02)

* .00: lawn ornament, metal, rabbit, orange, 17x16x7" (EV:$ 14.95)

* .00: lawn ornament, metal, rabbit, purple, 13.5×10.25×6" (EV:$ 14.95)

* .00: lawn ornament, metal, frog, playing trumpet, wearing hat, 16.5x12x11" (EV:$ 14.95)

* .00: lawn ornament, metal, road runner, 20.5×13.5×4" (EV:$ 14.95)

* .00: pillow, throw, 18"x9.5", black and white hydro-dip pattern (EV:$ 0.13)

* .00: toy, stuffed, unicorn cat, white with rainbow tail, 15x9x10.5" (EV:$ 17.09)

* .00: toy, stuffed, Domo, NHK-TYO 2010, www.domonation.com, lot# 127115, 20110926-20111026 (EV:$ 3.99)

* .00: mask, masquerade, gold music notes with black feathers (EV:$ 5.97

* .00: game, Cat Tower, shrink-wrapped, IDW Games, 2015, barcode 827714010015 (EV:$ 12.70)

* .00: infinity scarf, white with black skulls (EV:$ 4.00)

* .00: cup, plastic, purple, Cool Gear, Double Wall, insulates hot or cold (EV:$ 13.29)

* .00: pillow, travel, black, The Sharper Image, 14x13x5" (EV:$ 10.00)

* .00: pillow, travel, pink, 11×9.5×4.5" (EV:$ 8.99)

* .00: jars (2), mason, Ball, wide mouth, 3 cups, 24 oz (EV:$ 16.56)

* .00: puzzle, The Beatles, 500 pieces (EV:$ 10.83)

* .00: jewelry (2), necklaces, long assorted pink beads, and long assorted purple beads including iridescent (EV:.00)

* .00: jewelry, necklace, white balls with trippy line pattern and black balls (EV:.00)

* .00: ice scraper, oven mitt, red plaid (EV:.00)

* .00: game, MagicDart (EV:$ 12.80)

* .00: It’s Happy Bunny sign book, item 1444, 2003, barcode 611508144402 (EV:.95 price tag)

* .00: socks, knee, black, I Love Zombies (EV:.00)

* .00: toy, R2-D2, talking, 8x8x4.5" (EV:$ 6.99)

* .75: makeup, pressed powder, Luxiva Barely There (EV:.50)

* .63: dress, navy blue with light blue flowers (EV:.00). Got put in our bag by mistake.

* .63: skirt, blue & black checkerboard pattern (EV:.00)

* .63: shorts, black (EV:.00)

* .63: shirt, light purple & light blue (EV:.00)

* .63: sweater, black & white polka dots (EV:.50)

* .63: shawl, dark purple (EV:$ 15.81)

* .63: dress, black, strapless (EV:.00)

* .63: shirt, black, strapless (EV:.00)

* .50: mirror, circle, 9" diameter, Home (EV:$ 3.81)

* .50: socks, ankle, toe, with cool rubber pattern on bottom (EV:.00)

* .50: purse, black, St. Johns Bay 11x7x4.5" (EV:$ 10.10)

* .50: book, Simpsons, Beyond Forever, Perennial, barcode 9780060505929 (EV:.95 price tag)

* .50: game, Qubic, 3-D Tic Tac Toe, Parker Brothers (EV:$ 12.39)

* .50: socks, green, Pinch Proof shamrock, St. Patrick’s Day, crew socks (EV:.00)

* .50: makeup sponges, 4, Ellen Tracy, (EV:.04)

* .50: nail polish, pink, Lady Luck/Dame Chance (EV:.00)

* .50: makeup, eye shadow, Luxiva, Lava, Merle Norman (EV:.00)

* .25: Valentines, with 35 tattoos and bonus sticker sheet, puppies & kittens, Paper Magic Group (EV:.00)

* .25: makeup, lip gloss, .25oz, Jordana (EV:.00)

* $ FREE: cable, USB, A to B type, blue, 40" (EV:.41)

* $ FREE: pillowcase, red, ~40×17" (EV:.00). Got put in our bag by mistake.

* $ FREE: container (3), tupperware, Glad, Star Wars, 1.125 cup (EV:$ 4.93)

* $ FREE: cassette tape, Polka’s Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 (EV:$ 7.24)

* $ FREE: bucket, Trick Or Treat Pail, Darth Vader, 201406, RN 66360 (EV:$ 5.99)

* $ FREE: bat, green, foam, Play Like Pros, Junior Pro Card Sports, 21" (EV:$ 9.99)

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