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?
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 friends. Miss you already. 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 one more, and here’s another one. That’s a lot of giggling.
Cait @ Hernando House says
Looks like y’all had so much fun! Can’t wait to read her account of it when her blog stops being wonky :)
Totally get the Friends reference! Classic…
Can’t see the video since I am at work, but it still made me LOL. Gotta love fellow goofy/wierdo friends!! :)
Please tell me those are John’s neon pink sunglasses on his shirt. If so, we need a pic of him rockin those shades.
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.
bridget b. says
that picture of Clara and the spoon is too funny!
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. ;)
Totally. And every time we giggle, take off an article of clothing.
Maybe this is a silly question, but does that bra have two back straps? Yikes!
Oh my gosh it does. Never even noticed that.
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
I am dying laughing at the Clara pics too! And rather loudly. Others around me are starting to look concerned. Hahaha.
Please say you bought the spoon! I think you need to paint it white and hang it in the gallery.
Sadly we left it behind. Didn’t want it to taunt Clara every day at home. Haha.
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…
That’s a pretty creative use for it I think!
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!!
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?
Haha, I wish they were his. But at least he’ll “wear” them on his shirt like that. Good daddy.
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….
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.
Sherry, your friend is pretty, but you are gorgeous too! I don’t wanna hear it about the pasty legs! LOL.
By the way, my full name is Louise. So I’m not a trollin’ dude…hee hee.
Nikki T says
Oh my, you ladies remind me of myself and my BFFs! Although we never videotaped it, we used to go thru the shoe section at Winners and I’d try on all the craziest shoes while they giggled. I’m sure people wondered…
If Katie’s blog is as good as yours, I must check it out!!
I think we might have crashed her blog? Sad face!
It’s actually been acting up all day, so I put a little note on this post about checking back later or tomorrow (while Katie sorts things out). Poor girl. I totally feel her pain. Blog crashing issues are the worst! Here’s hoping it’s back up asap.
But I guess that is a great problem to have:) Can’t wait to see it. Love your all that you guys do!
You guys are hilarious!! That photo of Clara and the giant spoon is too cute.
I have gone to Goodwill/Sally/VV etc. here on multiple occasions and they just seem to have an awful selection of stuff. I’m not even one of those people who hates just browsing and looking for stuff! I love Winners/Marshalls & Homesense/Homegoods I just never seem to find anything at second hand places.
Try Ross Dress for Less, oh my goodness. I have been finding cheap home items. Love it!
what an enjoyable weekend… I would like to go there:)
Denise von Minden says
OMG! Just went yesterday and totally bombed out, but did see a “fabulous” Mrs. Piggy lamp that I immediately took a picture of and sent to my hubby. LOVE the Goodwill video and tempted to do one that documents the hilarity of when my mom, sis, and I go!
Kristen @ Popcorn on the Stove says
Did people give you guys funny looks while you were filming in the Goodwill?? And Sherry, I have pasty legs too (and no matter how much I’m in the sun, they never darken). No shame in it!
PS – I love that you and Katie both recapped the trip. So cute!
The funny thing is how normal everyone was acting but us! I thought there would be all these people gawking or giving us dirty looks in the background but no one cared and everyone was so darn nice. Haha.
I had a rocking horse just like that growing up! Although, I always thought that my grandpa made it. Maybe it’s from a kit…?
Funnelcloud Rachel says
Love love love the pics (and your expressions!) in the photos of what not to buy. Hilarious! Clara’s expressions with the giant spoon are totally awesome, too!
Jane @ The Borrowed Abode says
That was so awesome. End of story.
You two are so funny! You and Katie remind me of my best friend and I :) We’re still 12, at heart.
I laughed at your accounts of the poo in the tub….around here we call that
A CODE BROWN
Haha, my other BFF Cat says that too and it kills me every time.
Jenny B says
Love this post:) Nothing like spending quality time with our ‘kindred spirits’–Anne of Green Gables often talked of kindred spirits. Love it…
Anyway, Goodwill is awesome! Two of our latest scores were a pair of wooden bar chairs with backs, brand new with tags still on them, from Pottery Barn–$40 for the set and a white whicker couch for our screened-in porch for $20. We didnt’ even have to repaint it. I just have to get around to making a foam cushion for the seat.
In my town, we have a Habitat for Humanity Re-Store. It has furniture, doors, windows, bed frames, sinks, furniture hardware, lighting–tons of stuff–some of it still in original boxes, donated from Target, Lowes, Home Depot, etc. Very cool!
I was so frustrated that I couldn’t figure out the Friends reference (I’m a fanatic)…and I’m THAT dorky to watch the beginning to figure out how I’d missed it. Come to find out I didn’t watch long enough :) Hahaha way to be Sherry, way to be.
PS Maybe this should worry me about how I act in public, but I totally didn’t think you were a “giddy weirdo” like you said. It just looked fun, and I felt a lot better about how excited I get when I go into Goodwill!
[email protected]'s Bookbag says
OMG the Clara photos!!! The Clara photos!!
Ok, here is what I think you guys should do. Host a little convention!! And we can all come and giggle and be crazy! That was a serious dose of awesome, BTW.
Oh man that would be fun. And the world might explode. But still… probably worth the fun.
I missed the Friends reference! And I consider myself to be a Friends pro. Please tell!
I shouted “Jute De La Fruit” and Joey said “Tout De La Fruit” and it always makes me giggle. See here: http://www.tvloop.com/friends/show/quotes/joey-tribbiani-tout-de-la-fruit-78045
yay! Katie’s blog is working now!!!
Carrie Ann says
I know you’ve heard this before, but your voice sounds like Natalie Portman sometimes…behind the camera, especially!
Looks like a great trip!
when I was a kid, my grandmother had a collection of those coconut heads. For years she had about fifty of them in her powder/laundry room. (I’m not kidding.) When they added the sun porch on they migrated out to the sunporch. They were kind of cool, actually. Sadly, she sold them years ago at a garage sale. Maybe I’ll hit up Goodwill :-)
at least–that pirate thing look like a coconut head! If not please excuse my trip down memory lane.
The big spoon and the open mouth on Clara are making me laugh super hard. Which is normally fine…but I’m at work. So I’m just this random-weird-laughing-alone-in-her-cubicle-girl-who’s-supposed-to-look like-she’s-working. Ah well…YHL is better than my job.
Rachel Tatem says
Too cute! Trying to eat from a huge spoon… just silly
Too funny. Love the video.
My kids & I laughed so hard at Clara’s reaction to the giant spoon–so hilarious & adorable.
We, too, love Goodwill. My kids beg to go every Sunday when we do our grocery shopping after church.
Recently we got Legos (for about half price) for my son’s upcoming b-day!
Oh man…and neither hubby had a problem with being twins?
Is there a place I could send you a question about chihuahua maintenance? I found a one pound, sevenish week old one last weekend (who thinks he weighs 100lbs and is a wicked ninja), and I just needed a question answered. Can you help?
Sure, just post it on our Facebook page or comment right here with it!
I loved the “What Not to Buy at Goodwill” part of this post. Hilarious! I also loved the picture of Clara opening her mouth for the giant spoon. :) The giant spoon was kind of neat. You guys should have scooped that up! (no pun intended) LOL
Totally just found a Long Champ tote last weekend a the GoodWill for $3. I cleaned it with clothes detergant and an old tooth brush…LOOKS BRAND NEW!!
Now THAT is a score.
I’m pretty sure that dresser was once in my parents’ bedroom. How it got to GA, we’ll never know…
PLEASE tell me you bought those squirrels. I NEED THEM!!! if you didn’t please tell KB she can send them to me and I will pay big bucks for them :)
I’m so sorry, we left them behind. But I’ll let Katie know that if she’s there the next time and they’re still there she should scoop them up (for you, or me if you’re no longer interested, haha).
oh my gosh, those pics of clara and the spoon kill me. love the video, you guys crack me up.
Goodwill aside. . . . is Clara getting some hair in the back?!?!?!?!?!?
Yes! My wee one is working hard at her mullet. Bald on the top, party in the back.
I love your videos more than anything! They make me chuckle :) I really REALLY wish I had that truck cubby thing! It would go perfect in my son’s truck-themed nursery. Nuts! :(
That was so funny! I bought the same jammies that katie did for both my boys to wear christmas morning while we taped them opening their presents. I think i got them at target for like $7 each. they are so comfy!
AHHH, my husband has one of those coconut pirate heads. So freaky. So banished.
Pure awesomeness. Loved the video! And my husband would totally have bought those awesome squirrel bookends! He’ll be jealous when I make him watch the video for those. We have an incredible vintage store that I found a cast iron squirrel nutcracker at and it now lives on our mantel. Thanks for sharing!