The 5: Things I Am A Slut For…by MSS

Recently I stated there are things that I am a total slut for. I decided to write a blog about the TOP 5 items…this is THE 5.

It’s my number one for a reason, your boy CANNOT stop eating this when it is by me. It can be the fancy ones from Mrs. Fields or the grocery stores versions. I have to, MUST eat them until they are gone. My wife knows to only buy these once a year for my birthday, or I’d be 350lbs year round with cookie cake frosting all over my hands.

Fresh Bread

The best part of eating at any real Italian restaurant is that fresh bread basket. Holy Christ, it’s warm and the butter just melts. But even getting a fresh loaf at the corner store is fucking outta sight too. Melt some real butter on that sumbitch and holy fuck…

Cheese Popcorn

When I worked downtown, one thing that really cut into my budget was Garretts. Specifically the cheese popcorn. I loved that shit and would walk down there to get a bag on a weekly basis. Now, being a total cheese popcorn slut, I liked the high end stuff but also would indulge in the off brands too, even Okie-Dookie. It didn’t matter, I get needed quantity, not quality. Even Vitner’s Hot Cheese Popcorn (which destroys your insides) was in the rotation. It’s crazy because when I lived out west (not sure if y’all know but I used to live out west) there were 2 options for cheese popcorn and one was a healthy version. Moved back to the midwest and there was a minimum of 8 different cheese popcorn choices at Walmart. Fucking amazing. Pro-Tip: Mariano’s has great FRESH cheese popcorn tubs for $5. They are really going after Garrets money bag and I’m here for it.

Cheddar Cheese Popcorn – 1oz – Callies Candy Kitchen

Garage Sales

When we are driving around, or need something to do outside of the house, #1 thing on my mind is “I wonder if there are any garage sales going down?” Garage sales are like crack to me, I cannot pass one up even if I KNOW they don’t have things I am into. You just never know what you can find. I’m that asshole asking questions too. I once described a garage sale and the things I purchased with such enthusiasm and detail a friend said “You talk about garage sales like I talk about my sexual experiences.” Yup, it runs that deep. The biggest change that has happened in recent years is people trying to get top dollar for their stuff, that’s crazy. I was at a city wide sale and heard the phrase “It’s on eBay for blah blah blah” so many times I tuned it out like most kids shows. Thats annoying and almost (ALMOST) makes me wanna stop going, but then you hit a sale and score a ton of great stuff for $10. It’s always worth it.

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Thrift Stores

While kinda the same as garage sales, thrift stores are a different animal all together. I started in high school looking for old work shirts and now I flip stuff to get extra cash. Thrift stores are are my church and I LOVE going to different churches. I like going into a store and conversing with others. Just last week I was at one on the northside and JUST MISSED a fucking 1977 Vintage Millennium Falcon! I had a chat with the dude and we swapped some stories. That’s so fucking fun and makes me insanely giddy. It’s weird and I accept it. It’s another “industry” that has changed since 2020 (higher prices, more resellers) but there is still TONS of stuff out there to make a buck on. It’s about timing and luck IMO. Before, if you had some knowledge on a product, you could basically pick that stuff up pretty easily. Think Starter jackets or Champion NBA jerseys, those used to sell for less than $10. Now, it’s top dollar. BUT, you can find mistakes on prices and that’s where you get the good stuff. And what’s awesome about that? YOU STILL HAVE TO PUT IN THE TIME AND WORK TO GET THE DEAL. Everyone wins.

-MSS

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