Two Girls Walk Into A Thrift Store…

Ok, I keep mentioning that Katie B and I had some fun stared into each other’s eyes for 48 hours straight and she posted about the whole shebang right here (update: Katie’s blog is giving her issues, so maybe try clicking over later or tomorrow instead of right now). And by whole shebang I mean the part where Will went to the bathroom in the tub (numero dos) while bathing with Clara. And how Jeremy and John accidentally wore the same exact beverage themed shirt on Sunday…

She also touched on our pedicure adventures…

… and mountaintop enjoyment…

It’s all here (update: just remember to click over later or tomorrow since her blog is giving her grief).

But back to our little Goodwill excursion. We decided that trolling the aisles of a thrift store in search of stuff that was take-home worthy might be blog worthy (“might” being the operative word). So here’s what we came away with: an 11 minute video of two giddy weirdos who giggle like 5th graders whenever some sort of innuendo slips in. So to answer your impending questions: no, we don’t know what our malfunction is. And yes, this regression is probably Freudian. So think of us not as adults and mothers but as two immature gals who can’t calm down for thirty minutes to make anything remotely polished and posed. For those at work who can’t watch it, just envision twelve year old girls braiding each other’s hair and jumping on the bed while having a pillow fight after applying sparkly nail polish and swooning over a Bon Jovi poster. And for those who can watch it: I’m sorry. We just can’t help ourselves. Tweens may get hyper after too much sugar during a sleepover, but we’re like that at Goodwill at noon.

A few things to note:

  • We used our usual insane method of video entry by squatting and then standing up into frame (first established here).
  • Somehow we managed to reference male parts, maxi pads, and bras in under eleven minutes of tape. Yes, we’re ashamed.
  • Katie’s shirt is from the J Crew Outlet (I loved it so much I had to ask, and I figured you guys would too).
  • We used a bleep. Somehow they just make everything funnier (but maybe only if you’re us).
  • The way John walks through frame holding Clara while I’m talking about those tiny chairs kills me (it’s his Vanna White expression).
  • I’m wearing Katie’s flip flops, which is why they’re a little big (my wedges weren’t “proper attire” for running around all day).
  • There’s a dorky Friends reference in there. Almost immediately. Please tell me you noticed.
  • Katie is about a foot taller and ten times more glamorous than I am (aka: no need to comment about my short shorts + pasty leg combo).
  • People walk by. The intercom blares. But not one employee asked what we were up to or told us to stop. Even when we filmed at the checkout. Gotta love those friendly Georgians.
  • At one point you can hear the song “Yackity Yack” playing in the background. Sweet soundtrack, right?

And now for a Yackity Yack dance break (the visuals are kinda boring, so might I suggest scrolling down as it plays?):

Oh and we meant to work a little end section into the video about what NOT to buy at Goodwill, but since the video was waaay longer (and substantially more embarrassing) than we expected, we didn’t want to drag it out. So here are a few shots of what NOT to buy at Goodwill:

All in favor of not buying those things, say I. Oh and you might wonder how Jeremy, Will, John, and Clara kept themselves busy while we Flip cam’d our way through the store. Well, things like giant wooden spoons kept them entertained:

Seriously, every time John brought it near Clara’s mouth she opened wide like a bald little baby bird:

And while we’re on the Goodwill hunting topic (I’ll pause while someone says “how about them apples”), what treasures have you found at Goodwill or Salvation Army or other places of the like? Have you seen anything that was so mind-numbingly crazy that you actually had to pick it up and examine it more closely to make sure it was, in fact, real (for me it was the gilded ceramic double unicorn vase – I thought they only existed in alternate universes). Come on, it’s Thursday afternoon. Let’s gab.

Psst- A big fat thanks to sweet Katie Bower for being such an amazing host and friend and fellow weirdo. So glad we met thanks to this crazy world of blogging and actually surpassed the “blog friend” title to become real life BFFs. Miss you already girl. And you didn’t burn that fajita meat, it was just well done. Just the way I like it.

Psssst- To watch some other terrible KB + SP = gigglefest videos, here’s one, here’s another, here’s yet another, here’s one more, and here’s another one. That’s a lot of giggling.


  1. Suzanne says

    Can’t see the video since I am at work, but it still made me LOL. Gotta love fellow goofy/wierdo friends!! :)

    • says

      Haha, those are Clara’s. I only wish they were his. But I do love that he’s secure enough to “wear” them on his shirt like that.


  2. Kate says

    Haha you guys crack me up. I haven’t finished the whole video yet, but i totally think it could be turned into a drinking game. Every time you or Katie say the word paint you must do a shot. ;)

  3. Cindy says

    Okay, I can’t watch the video until I’m home tonight, but I was looking at the photos… and each one got more and more funny. The look on your face in the doll head photo! I can just hear you saying, “SERIOUSLY?”

    But the Clara photos! HAHAHAHAHA I am laughing hysterically at work while I’m typing this. Dying. HAHAHA Oops, I think I need to run to the ladies room… xo

    • Ashley says

      I am dying laughing at the Clara pics too! And rather loudly. Others around me are starting to look concerned. Hahaha.

  4. Jennifer says

    My son’s 4th grade teacher has one of those weird pirate coconut head things in his classroom. He told the kids that it watches them when he is out of the class and that it will curse them if they touch it. Normally, I might pull the “maybe that is inappropriate” card, but I’ve seen his class in action. I might resort to a creepy pirate head too…

  5. Rebekka says

    those clara pics are HILARIOUS! i really love the first one- she’s sizing that thing up trying to figure out if she could actually get it in her mouth! love it!!

  6. Jessica says

    Those spoon pics kill me! I don’t know why, but they had me rolling at my desk….hungry baby! lol! Annnnnddd….I love that John isn’t too cool to rock Clara’s big pink shades on his shirt….haha! Or, are those John’s big pink shades?

    • Jessica says

      omg….and now that I think about it….my hubby wore his “sprite” tee on saturday too, and probably had my little lady’s pink sunglasses hooked on the neck as well….haha! great minds….

  7. says

    I love that John is wearing Clara’s sunglasses on his shirt. What a good dad!

    Oh, and you and Katie B totally crack me up. :) Glad you all got to hang out and we readers get to get in on some of the fun.

  8. Lou says

    Sherry, your friend is pretty, but you are gorgeous too! I don’t wanna hear it about the pasty legs! LOL.

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