Friday, March 27, 2009

Garage Sale On A Thursday? Only If You Are A Celebrity


I'm sure there are exceptions as to which days are the best days for garage sales, but judging from the amount my mom and dad went to when they were in their Beanie Baby phase and later their we're going to find something for Antiques Roadshow even if it kills your father phase, I would say 95% of them are on the weekends. Oh, sure, if it is a 3 day weekend you might stretch it out until Monday so people can pick through the scraps of your life. And, if you take off the Friday before the weekend to get everything ready, you may not be able to stop yourself Friday night and have some kind of preview sale.

But, I don't think that my mom and dad ever went to a garage sale on a Thursday. It kind of defeats the whole garage sale ritual of ruining your weekend by getting out of bed at 4am on a Saturday so you can map out your plan of attack and be at the first garage by the time it opens at 7am or sometimes earlier.

So, it was with great shock that I saw that Willie Aames, the former Charles In Charge, and Celebrity Fit Club star was having a garage sale yesterday. A Thursday? Apparently he was having the garage sale because he needed some money, and not just to rid himself of spare stuffed deer heads. Oh yes, they had those. Willie was being filmed by a reality television crew documenting him as he loses his house to foreclosure. Now, Willie may have got away with having it on a Thursday because as soon as a neighbor sees a film crew and the guy who tried to kill Harvey and then himself, he is going to make some calls. That brings out the people in much greater numbers than the poster you nailed to the telephone pole over the poster of the missing cat or the garage sale from last week.

Among the items for sale were basically the junk you would find in any house, plus stuffed wild boars, lions and more deer. I'm guessing Willie is a hunter. I'm also guessing that he has never been to a garage sale before because the lion was marked to sell at $3,500.00. The autographed posters of himself in a bathing suit did well at $5 though.

9 comments:

jax said...

"because as soon as a neighbor sees a film crew and the guy who tried to kill Harvey and then himself, he is going to make some calls."

what? who's Harvey?

Mooshki said...

Jax, the trainer from Celebrity Fit Club who hooked up with Kimberley Locke. Enty did a post about it a while ago.

Goodgrief said...

I think Thursday garage sales are the new thing(like maybe the last couple of years). I see them quite often in the summer. However, I do think it is odd.

M said...

Wow, I guess I never realized people carried that kind of cash around with them to garage sales (in reference to $3,500 for a lion.) Or, maybe he misplaced the decimal point and comma in his rush to get everything out there and it was actually $35???

lutefisk said...

Don't these former celebrities realize they have to actually work for a living?
Maybe he can get a basement apartment with Screech.

DNfromMN said...

My mom is a diehard garage saler, I remember as a kid going to Garage Sales Thu-Sun 8-5. Doesn't surprise me in the least (though usually not until May at the earliest).

While watching my Dungeons and Dragons DVDs a month or so ago (see icon/avatar :), I saw that Willie was the voice of Hank the Ranger. Never knew that before, and now he's dear to my heart.

Twinkle Toes said...

I happen to live in Olathe Kansas not far from Willie It was in all our news feed yesterday morning, that he was having the sale along with his complete address. I have met him a couple of times when I was waiting tables and he was really really nice. The last time I saw him was about 10 years before he tried to kill anyone but the devil. He was very charming and kind I even teased him, first I pretended to mistake him for Leif Garrett and then about being Cindy Crawford's crush back in the day. I was working yesterday and couldn't go but I wish him well.

Anotheramy said...

Garage sales go thurs-sun, never monday here.

Bello (Buddy) Manjaro said...

Mmm Willy looks beefy....