On productivity, and being tragically un-cool…

November 18, 2006 § Leave a comment

So, many things were accomplished today:

Sold a bunch of old clothes to the Buffalo Exchange, which brought fear into my heart. It’s an interesting sensation, having the Urban Outfitteresque trendster buyer girls rifle through things you have chosen, things you have paid for, things you have worn of your own free will, and tell you what they’re worth – if they deem them worth anything at all. In the end, they took about 1/3 of what I offered, to the tune of $25 (35% of what they’ll charge) – significantly more than I would have gotten at a garage sale, anyhow. At least a third of me is cool enough for hipster resale ;).

Found one of the greatest yarn stores I’ve ever been in. Happy face. Broke face.

We went to the Saturday Market, a regular occurrence here in Eugene. If you haven’t figured it out, Eugene is kind of a hub for all things crafty – there is some sort of street fair or art show or whatnot almost daily. This one was a huge indy art maze adventure into the center of the peace-love commune subculture… the kind of place that makes you feel like even if you swear to never, ever shop at the Gap again, you’ll never be quite cool enough to hang out with the in-crowd. This sort of place appeals to the quiet little rebel in me – the one who wants to dye her hair funny colors and pierce her face and make found-object art for a living. But, tragically and chronically un-cool, I don’t have the guts or the devil-may-care attitude that are required for that sort of lifestyle. So I’m content to wander through the homemade candles and clothing, breathing other people’s incense and revelling in the life I might have had.

If only I’d managed to buy better clothes.

C’est la vie. 🙂

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