Yard Sale Finds #14 & Where I’ve Been
It’s been almost 2 weeks since I last posted something. And I hate when this much time passes by without doing a single post. But I really wasn’t feeling writing, even when I had the time. I’m guessing that this has something to do with being Summer. And that I haven’t really gotten any new toys or anything in a little while. There just doesn’t seem to be anything on the market that I’m interested in. I’m seeing that the new Ninja Turtles are being spotted, so that should all change soon. But anywho, let’s get back into the swing of things.
The weekend before last, I was in Boston for the weekend. I forgot to bring extra batteries for the camera, so I wasn’t able to get too many pictures. The only pictures I was able to get, were a few from the aquarium. I didn’t get an awful lot of variety(I had to keep alternating the batteries in the camera, just to get a few seconds for a shot). But I was able to snap a few good ones.
I spent alot of time just watching the penguins. I even got to watch them during feeding time. We were told by one of the keepers, that the penguins are fed twice a day, and they are allowed to eat as much as they want.
Excuse the blurry photo. But this guy was one of my favorites as well. This is a leafy sea dragon. It’s head resembles that of a sea horse, but his body looks like floating plant debris. I’ve seen pictures of these guys before, but in person, it is almost impossible to tell that these are anything other than plant parts.
I got to touch a few little guys who looked like this one. It was awesome!
Take a look at this cute fella.
Just one more.
This tortoise is over 50 years old and weighs 585 pounds. That’s pretty amazing!
And last weekend I decided to hit up the local flea market. This time, there were more vendors, but there was a lot less that I was interested in. However, there were a few yard sales in the area that had some stuff. On the weekend of August 4th, there is an event calling itself “The world’s biggest yard sale”. I have high expectations for this. But here’s my most recent haul.
Super Smash Bros. Melee, was the most expensive purchase at $5.00. That’s actually a pretty good deal for this game, and I didn’t have it yet! The light saber was in a box with a bunch of other light sabers. But, this was the only one that made sounds, lighted up and extended itself at the push of a button. This was a hell of a steal at just one dollar(!). I thought the tiny pink Chevy was a Micro Machine, since I can remember having this as a kid. But I was duped. This is actually released by Road Champs, which I think was one of the better Micro Machines rip-offs. And I was able to grab it for just a quarter.
The 3 items I just mentioned, all came from separate sales. But the 4th item in the photo is the only item that interested me at the flea market. I couldn’t say no for two bucks!
Notice that the can says Budweiser Light. This is a promotional can from the first batch of what we know today as Bud Light! This is full can from 1981! Don’t believe me?
I just want to know why it says “not for consumption”? But this was right up my alley. I don’t know what else to say. The guy selling these had 2 for sale at 2 bucks each(my friend Dean bought the other one), and said he had already sold a case of these. I’ve never seen something like this before, so I figured I might as well grab it since it was appealing.
There are a few village-wide sales this weekend, so maybe I’ll have better luck. But as I mentioned previously, there is the “world’s biggest yard sale” a week from Saturday, that I’m hoping to have stellar results from. I’ll keep you guys posted.