Sunday, April 09, 2006

An Open Apology

Emeril. I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me. I was flying solo this time, and I made a few mistakes. But rest assured, it won't happen again. I plan to represent the sport in the highest form possible. Once the guidelines are clearly set, we plan to go about it the right way. Never again will we push the boundaries between dumpster diving and trashspotting. Once again, I sincerely apologize for potentially ruining the sport's image.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Adventure Uno: Summerfield

Well, tonight I decided to make a trashspotting run on my own, because the rest of the club was tied up. Although this adventure was short, boy, did I hit the motherload...

After carefully checking the premesis for any signs of life (dogs, people, any other scoundrels), I moved in.

As you can see, it was quite the paradise.

I promptly began searching and analyzing the contents of the pile. The former owners obviously didn't know what kinds of treasures they had on their hands. I could have tiled an entire breezeway with all of that leftover terracotta. I'm almost positive that the owners were quite wealthy, as terracotta does not come cheap. My current residence doesn't even have a washing machine. They should be so lucky as to have the luxury of throwing their "old one" out.

Reading must be quite the hobby of these people, or at least collecting books. I gathered that the bookcase had not been touched in years, judging by its dusty shelves and classic 1980's design. It wouldn't surprise me if they had a few Bob Ross paintings in their house either (RIP Bobby.)

We did end up with a beautiful chair, which now holds a place at the kitchen table. Hopefully every journey will be just as rewarding as this one.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006


As a tribute to our compatriots out in California, we here in Auburn, AL have formed a local trashspotting club.

Founder: Brian Horne
Second in Command: Lacey Valentini
Best Boy: Collin Ray

As of yet, no adventures have been documented photographically, but we are working around the clock to remedy this. For many years, I (Brian) have been searching through the scraps in my hometown, Phenix City, AL. Now that I have relocated to Auburn, I plan to bring the joy of this sport to the masses.

Applications for admittance into the club are being accepted now. Heck, if you have good vision and love other's scraps, then we have a place for you.

"One man's trash is another man's treasure."
- Winston Churchill