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Posts Tagged ‘Reuse’

Go swap some clothes.

In Adventures on August 9, 2009 at 12:14 am

The Swap-O-Rama sounds like a pretty great thing. It’s a gathering of mostly do-it-yourselfers who swap old clothes and sew them into new clothes. In more official terms, Swap-O-Rama is “a clothing swap and series of do-it-yourself workshops in which a community explores creative reuse through the recycling of used clothing.”

Check the site to find an upcoming Swap near you.

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I still need a new record player.

In Adventures on May 12, 2009 at 12:34 am

I still need a new record player. The one I rescued from the dumpster occasionally slows down, making it hard to rock out with anything out.

Even though I still need a new record player, I went to Vintage Vinyl on my way home and bought four used records. I must confess, I felt old and unhip buying four records that are decidedly uncool. But still, the heart wants what it wants. Read the rest of this entry »

I need some Junk for my Trunk.

In Adventures on February 25, 2009 at 12:13 am

Seriously. I need some junk for my trunk. Like junkyard junk, for my car trunk. Literally.

The hydraulic lifters for my hatchback hatch, i.e. trunk, have lost pressure and haven’t held the truck open for several months now. Well, yesterday they went out completely–and I learned that trunks are HEAVY. Like dangerously heavy. This is a serious issue. I NEED to fix them. Read the rest of this entry »