The majority of shoppers headed out for Black Friday sales hit up the stores at the crack of dawn and have a real game plan. My plan? Sleep in and hit up the thrift shops. Nate and I visited 3 shops in Durham. Poor Nate usually doesn’t find much but I got the blue light special. I don’t even know what that means but I got the deal of the century. I only browse through the housewares section. I have never been one to dig though racks of clothes. I don’t have time for that. No patience for clothes. Sarah on the other hand is the queen at shopping through clearance racks, that’s why I bring her along when I am in need of expanding my wardrobe. Since she’s not close by I have had to settle for shopping all by myself. This means I haven’t really shopped. I can’t hold focus for too long, I get overwhelmed by the massive racks of shirts and stacks of jeans in most stores. I went into a Forever 21 and just about died. There is so much merchandise, if you find something you like grab it because if you think you can back track and find it after scoping out the whole store it will be impossible.
Back to my original train of thought. Nate and I were walking out of Goodwill when something sparkly caught my eye (not surprising) and I stumbled upon these BRAND NEW sparkle flats. YESSSssssss! I hate heels and these are so cute. And guess what, they were only $3. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT! I was psyched, made my purchase and we headed to our next stop. Yet again there was nothing of interest there, as we were leaving we passed by the shoes and I couldn't believe my eyes. A pair of gently used DANSKO CLOG… IN MY SIZE! I popped those bad boys on my feet and they fit like a glove. AAAAAAAHHHHHHH, I’m the luckiest girl in the world. Yet again they were only $3!!!!!!! I was high from the adrenaline rush and relieved that we were done thrifting for the day. Our last stop was to check out an Asian market. I love pot sticker dumpling dipping sauce. It is impossible to find in grocery stores. I have only found it at H-Mart. Unfortunately there isn’t an H-Mart in NC. I popped into one small Asian market in Carrboro but the smell inside the store practically gagged me and they didn’t have the sauce I was looking for. Li Ming looked like it was the equivalent to H-Mart so we headed over. Right before we turned into the shopping center I noticed a Salvation Army Warehouse. NATHAN WE HAVE TO STOP! IT was the biggest thrift shop I have ever been in. Massive deals. This time Nathan was able to find a diamond in the rough. A mint condition Wham record with ravishing pictorial spread of George Michaels in his best 80’s attire and some other dude. Looks like it has never been used! Can’t wait to crank that up on the turntable. “ Wake me up before you go go…”
After we paid for our rusty gold we hit up Li Ming Market. JUST LIKE H-MART! Exotic produce, funky smelling seafood section and even little glass cups of sake.
Yet another reason I can’t wait to move down to NC. You can buy beer and wine in the grocery store! No more beer distributor for this chica. And they had the dumpling sauce I was looking for. Can’t believe it. As we were in the check out line I saw these juice pouches that look like the pureed veggies that toddlers are currently addicted to but these are for adults. They’re a line of vinegar based digestive juice pouches. Delish. Unfortunately it took my less than a mixture to drain the pouch of its sweet and tangy nectar but it was fun. Can’t wait to buy some more on my next trip.