Jim and I took our first trip to the UW Swap Shop -- and it was almost glorious.
We originally went there to check out an Ergotron standing desk since Jim is now a developer and spends most of his time at his desk. In case you're unfamiliar with the UW Swap, it's a place where so many things at UW (or the state) go to die, er, I mean... get a second home.
You can get all kinds of awesome things there. For example, I had a real interest in one of these chairs from the Capitol. The chairs were pretty neat but in the end, I saved my $65 and just texted my colleague, political reporter Jessica Arp. They were super heavy. Real wood, ya'll!
I did drop $15 for this Blue mic. Even though Blue makes newer and cooler mics now, this Snowball still costs $50 in real-life...(not swap life.)
This $5 Stratton hat made me wonder - who wore this? They all felt new -- were they hats for the ag department? I googled it and they're often uniform or western hats... like state trooper hats! I smell a great Halloween costume coming on... especially since new they cost $100 or more.
Everyone needs a red phone, right?
$5 Christmas tree - because why not.
They have new things that look like they'd be cool! Jim says this has a very specific use but I was all, "looks shiny and new!"
I don't usually get excited over power cords, but I thought for $3, I could get a little excited.
Random old stuff is super fun, too. It made me wish I could be a set dresser and look for all kinds of interesting and old things.
Oh yeah and hockey socks.
After we walked out of there spending $22 on rando things, we went to brunch to top off the morning. It was an Eldorado Grill kind of Saturday. I ordered the Eldorado eggs and Jim ordered the blueberry bacon pancakes. Jim goes, "I can't wait for food pics to stop being a thing." But, why??? I know it's kind of basic but I think it's kind of neat to share good food pics - makes me hungry again!
We had a very good morning! I can't wait to hit the swap shop again!