Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Zoo, Pyrex, & Goodwill's Stupidity

Last weekend my darling and I went to the Omaha Zoo & Aquarium. If you haven't been - you should change that. We spent an entire day there and had an absolute blast!

Here we are in Omaha, happy to be done driving:

Our first night in Omaha we ate at a little joint we saw featured on 'Diners, Drive-In's, & Dives' - Brewburgers. It wasn't very awesome, but we did try the alligator bites!

We did check out a huge antique mall! I didn't buy anything - everything I liked was super usual. Bummer! Check out all this jadeite we saw, though!

We also checked out a great record store - Antiquarium Records. I got Tom Petty's 'Southern Accents' for $5!

 The next morning, bright & early, we headed to the zoo! Bear's favorite part was the jungle-dome. It was pretty sweet!

I thoroughly enjoyed the aquarium.

Here are some of my favorite shots from our trip!


Sweet owl friend!

Bear being silly.

Tough tiger!

Now I have to tell you a slightly funny story. I've bought a few things from, and I check their Pyrex for sale once a week or so. Last week I noticed a pair of Spring Blossom salt & pepper shakers going for $5 - I've always wanted a set. It stated shipping was 2lbs, so I figured it couldn't be more than $5-7 additional. I bid $5, and won! I went to pay and noticed the shipping was **WAIT FOR IT** $19.50! WHAT?! $19.50 to ship something that weighs less than 2lbs?! No way. So...I didn't pay. Goodwill can suck it! 

Anywayyyy...I had to stop for Starbucks on the drive back, and noticed a Goodwill across the street. Poor Bear saw the look in my eyes and said, "Just go." (He's so understanding, haha!) I scored these guys for $.99 each! HAHA GOODWILL. So now I am done with, but I'm in not against shopping in a real Goodwill. (Or...something like that.)

Happy Wednesday & stay thrifty!


  1. Madee,

    Your post made me nostalgic of my childhood - I grew up in Omaha! I miss it a lot! The aquarium and rainforest were always favorites of mine.

    Also, I wanted to say that I have had issues with shopgoodwill too! I bought 2 bowls to the primary set, that were in perfect condition, and I planned on going to pick them up. I had always picked up my items I bought from the local shopgoodwill warehouse. They refused to let me pick these up. So I never paid, and I refuse to shop on shopgoodwill ever again. However, I know that's where all the good pyrex is going in my city!

    Have a good day!

    1. Awe! We loved Omaha! Definitely plan on returning. And ShopGoodwill is just a turd! Go you for not paying, too! Haha.

  2. I need a bucket when I go into some antique malls. First to catch the drool of all the amazing items & then to catch the vomit after I see the prices.

    Lucky duck!

    ❤ Sir Thrift-A-Lot