Some great finds over the past ten days or so. Last weekend, a single scrounging ride resulted in everything from saws, pocket knives and lanterns to luggage, sunglasses, and old cast iron dutch ovens. Yesterday's ride yielded ten cans of spray paint (useful for the art I create out of scrounged stencils and paint--you can see a couple of examples at www.culturalcriminology.org), plus a power sander (runs fine), bicycle pedals, and other goods.
The only bad news yesterday was accidentally leaving behind a scrounged water bottle during another ride. No matter--the empire is self-healing. Today I scrounged 4 more bicycle water bottles--and a high-end bicycle helmet, a Serfas bicycle saddle, Shimano bicycle shoes, and some Rudy Project bicycling shades. And three 'Debra Manikin' hair styling heads. And four polished pewter plates from the Dallas Safari Club. And an IPod docking station.
And a crystal wine glass. And twelve bottles of good wine.