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I believe in RECYCLING. Especially when it comes to DOGS. Airedales, Welshies and Westies in particular. But no matter the breed, make Adoption your first Option. You won't regret it! So when I decided to skip eBay and start a new Vintage Wares store, it only made sense to call it "Second Hand Terriers... Because NEW isn't Always Better". Come see my Booth at Bonanzle. Or, if you see something here that speaks to your heart -- or howls with your dog soul! -- email me and we can work things out directly. Either way, I hope you enjoy your visit. Oh, one last thing: while TERRIERS may be stubborn, their OWNERS really know how to negotiate!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Sloppy Seconds

Adopting a Second Hand Terrier -- or any dog, for that matter -- is not for the feign-of-hearts. It's an immensely challenging act, but one with enormous rewards. I'm not the most patient person around when it comes to life in general. But when it comes to my three terriers, I'm more than a Softy. I'd say I've reached Sucker by this point! The phrase "My dog walks all over me" was written with me in mind.

Isn't it funny how a person can dislike children, but can tolerate and embrace a sloppy, slobbering, get down in the dirt then up in your face dog? Now, when I say I dislike kids you have to understand something: I live across the street from a day care center. An undisciplined day care center. The church was renting out the parish house after the death of their pastor and we were reassured that the committee would find a nice elderly couple to fit in with our mostly older folks in this neighborhood. That didn't happen, of course, I've already told you what happened.

I've never had kids and to be honest, I never wanted kids. Never. I just never saw myself as the type to nest. But when I had first moved to Los Angeles (at the ripe old age of 33), I encountered more than a little resistence to my age and lack of experience. Actually I think it was the age more than anything. I received my Master of Film Arts degree at a pretty decent university, but not in California. And although I was the first person to make it out of the department with MFA in hand, it didn't seem to matter much. I lacked the most important piece of the Hollywood puzzle. Connections. Didn't matter that I had changed my life's direction, up-rooted myself from the city (Toronto) to the middle of nowhere at a football crazy school complete with rifle-totin' baseball cap wearin' riding in the pickup kinda place. Shit, talk about culture shock! I quickly found my way to the University Psych Student Services, a place that would help me to deal with the sudden lack of Vittel mineral water and my abrupt sense of alienation. Yes, Vittel was a very big issue back then. I had a wonderful therapist who summed up my issue (we called them problems back then) succinctly: I was trying to make sense out of totally insane illogical situation. Grad school. I now joke that the MFA stands for More F**king Aggravation!

To Be Continued...

If you're in a shopping mood, please visit my booth at www.bonanzle.com/booths/AireApparent where you'll find a nice variety of authentic pre-owned Coach handbags, gorgeous vintage jewelry from the Fifties and lots of other recycled items. You don't even have to buy anything. Just stop by and say hello.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Vintage COACH Sonoma Style 4933 Nubuc Leather Bucket Bag SAND -- SOLD!

Vintage COACH Sonoma Zippered Bucket Bag
Style 4933

Nubuc Leather
Creed No. C4B-4933
Top Zipper Closure
Black-on-Black Striped Lining
One Interior Zip Pocket
Brass Hardware
Made in the USA
EXCELLENT Pre-Owned Condition

Price: $75 US

Thursday, April 9, 2009



CREED No. C06O-9790
Glove-Tanned LeatherFlap with Turn Lock ClosureExterior Slip PocketFront Slip PocketInterior Zip Pocket44" Adjustable Strap Hang Tag
MEASUREMENTS: 11-1/8 (L) x 8 (H) x 3-11/16 (W)
Includes Original FACTORY Price Tag Marked at $249
Purchased at the COACH Factory Outlet in Grove City, PA about two (2) years ago
Original and Only Owner
EXCELLENT Used Condition
Bag Shows Very Little Signs of AbuseNo Smells/Odors

Shop at: www.bonanzle.com/booths/AireApparent


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