Amazing Things You Can Find at a Los Angeles Goodwill Store June 24, 2007 / Neil Kramer / 33 Comments Share this:FacebookTwitterMoreEmailPrintRedditLinkedIn Life in General, Music Previous post Doin’ the Pigeon Next post Extreme Makeover – Patio Edition 33 Comments Teebopop June 24, 2007 at 10:17 am Shwing! You must have been just giddy with delight! Reply plain jane June 24, 2007 at 10:40 am I’m speechless. Reply V-Grrrl June 24, 2007 at 11:02 am Oh no, not again! Lovely patio, though, blooming with good cheer. Reply Jenn June 24, 2007 at 11:36 am Got to LOVE the Goodwill! What a treasure to find! Patio looks great! Reply Dave2 June 24, 2007 at 12:27 pm What is it? It looks too big to be a CD or DVD. Is that one of those LaserDisc things they had back in the 80’s? Reply Neil June 24, 2007 at 12:33 pm Mom, send the turntable! Reply Bec June 24, 2007 at 12:43 pm That’s like Â£1… that’s amazing! Reply Neil June 24, 2007 at 12:49 pm I also found Chubby Checker’s first album (with the Twist included), a Donny Osmond album from mid 1970’s (with the Donny poster still inside!), and the first Depeche Mode album. (personal note to friend, Tuck — they had the complete Loggins and Messina collection, but I know you already have that) I also checked out the books, but no first Edition Hemingways, just Danielle Steel. Reply Tuck June 24, 2007 at 1:10 pm OK…grab the Kleenex and shut the door. Reply princess extraordinaire June 24, 2007 at 1:20 pm SOS! Reply chantel June 24, 2007 at 1:47 pm I love ABBA – did you catch the A&E documentary? Your garden looks fantastic. Reply paintergirl June 24, 2007 at 2:55 pm ABBA AND look at that amazing garden!!! coolio!! you both did a great job. Reply Rhea June 24, 2007 at 5:12 pm There’s a reason you found that at the Goodwill. Reply Not Fainthearted June 24, 2007 at 5:33 pm such a deal! Reply Tuck June 24, 2007 at 5:49 pm How the heck can someone sell their Loggins & Messina collection? Aside from that one character flaw, clearly they are good people! Reply better safe than sorry June 24, 2007 at 5:55 pm i’ve never actually been to a goodwill store, i’ve donated to it, in those bins, but never been to their stores. your garden looks AWESOME!!! Reply Neil June 24, 2007 at 6:05 pm I’ve always found thrift stores a little creepy, because I imagine that a lot of stuff comes from people who have died, even though I know this isn’t true. But Sophia loves looking for art and quirky stuff, and I sort of get a kick out of finding the ugliest stuff possible. If I knew Schmutzie’s address, I would have sent her this incredibly ridiculous-looking rooster lamp they were selling for five bucks. I wanted it for myself, but can you believe Sophia refused to put it in the house? Reply shortie June 24, 2007 at 6:05 pm Man, you’re obsessed! Reply Neil June 24, 2007 at 6:10 pm Also, for anyone old enough to remember albums, the music industry has never been the same to me since. There is nothing like actually holding the album cover in your hand and reading the insert, or lyrics. You actually feel like you OWN the songs. I always lose my CD covers and get them mixed up. God help the day when we all read books electronically. And Tuck — Where is Messina now? Reply girlanddog June 24, 2007 at 6:38 pm Nice garden! Reply Heather B. June 24, 2007 at 7:01 pm I WAAAAAAAAAAAANT! (I’m whining. The shrill, whine of a girl who loves her some ABBA. I bet you can hear it 3,000 miles away) Reply ndulj June 24, 2007 at 7:04 pm Oh grooooaaaaaaaaan Reply nelumbo June 24, 2007 at 7:05 pm All the flowers look great! Sounds like maybe now you’ll have more respect my garden blog. I just dropped off a bunch of stuff at goodwill yesterday. You know there is shopgoodwill.com? Reply ndulj June 24, 2007 at 7:05 pm nice garden though Reply Finn June 25, 2007 at 7:12 am Neil–and this comes from a place of love–you need a haircut. Do you even have a record player? Reply Atomic Bombshell June 25, 2007 at 9:03 am AWESOME! Reply Pants June 25, 2007 at 10:47 am You look so proud! Reply question girl June 25, 2007 at 1:01 pm *banging my head against the desk*… HOLY SHIT – how big is that container behind you holding that tree??? Reply THE J-Mo June 25, 2007 at 1:37 pm Neil… I SO own that album. If I can dig it up, I’ll send a pic. 🙂 Reply Long Story Longer June 25, 2007 at 7:39 pm That first pic is awesome! Reply jane June 25, 2007 at 8:37 pm holy cow! I LOVE ABBA!!! LOVE THEM! Reply N June 26, 2007 at 10:19 am Wow. That patio is amazing! Simply gorgeous. And I like ABBA too. And I’m not gay. Reply Karl June 27, 2007 at 5:32 am More ABBA? Dude, man up and get some Kelly Clarkson or something. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.