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Round-Up: The best finds at today's Great Glebe Garage Sale

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  ](http://ottawastart.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/experience.png)

Exhibit A: The Veteran Great Glebe Garage Sale Warrior.  Photo by @ottguy , used by permission.

I would have liked to have been at the Great Glebe Garage Sale this morning but I was stuck in Stittsville chaufeurring the kids to various activities.  (Stittsville’s not too different than the Glebe, you know.  We have a main street, lots of families, a large sports stadium nearby.  But no Starbucks.)

But with so many people tweeting about it, I felt like I was almost there:

 * 
People tweeted about their purchases.  The first I saw was from
[
 @beisan
](http://twitter.com/beisan)
, with a classic garage sale find:

[

](http://ottawastart.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/p1gog.jpg)

 * 
Some other interesting finds I saw:
[
 board games
](http://twitpic.com/53qory)
, a
[
 25-cent softball
](https://twitter.com/#!/jordyoswald/statuses/74521190277984258)
,
[
 NHL 2009
](https://twitter.com/#!/nonstopnicktv/statuses/74514409552216064)
,
[
 a typewriter
](http://twitter.com/tinahassannia/statuses/74511540417609728)
,
[
 Admiral Ackbar
](https://twitter.com/#!/sugarbeard/statuses/74511266135293952)
, a
[
 blue mannequin
](http://twitpic.com/53pwpq)
,
[
 an old bra
](https://twitter.com/#!/kreativemess/statuses/74506870445969408)
,
[
 organic soap
](https://twitter.com/#!/TheOnlyLindsay/status/74525318903373824)
,
[
 a stuffed beaver
](http://yfrog.com/h7humrij)
,
[
 leprechaun towels
](http://twitpic.com/53pegk)
,
[
 Windows 95 manual
](https://twitter.com/#!/ottguy/status/74492907645702144)
,
[
 a really bizarre flip flop
](http://twitpic.com/53o3yq)
, a
[
 Sens jersey
](https://twitter.com/#!/ValerieWatts/statuses/74534349957107712)
,
[
 vinyl
](http://lockerz.com/s/105519484)
,
[
 assorted pink stuff
](https://twitter.com/#!/CCDerbyDolls/status/74469445074038784)
, the
[
 Sarah Palin book
](https://twitter.com/#!/emmagodmere/status/74468871129673728)
, a
[
 $1,349 scooter
](http://t.co/Sb0uMob)
,
[
 illegal VHS copies of MLB games
](https://twitter.com/#!/MoonDownRadio/status/74460387252248576)
,
[
 a boombox
](https://twitter.com/#!/orenmazor/statuses/74526844371730432)
and
[
 a cow puppet
](https://twitter.com/#!/chrisquiroz/status/74457026398400512)
.

 * 
This guy got an AT-AT (photo by
[
 @kate_fox
](http://twitpic.com/53outl)
):




[
 ![](/legacy/00703.jpg)

](http://ottawastart.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/308529417.jpg)



 * 
At First and Lyon they were selling street signs for $85 (photo from
[
 @Ivy_O
](http://twitpic.com/53pw4q)
)

[

](http://ottawastart.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/308577770.jpg)

 * 
[
 @tonysabad
](http://ow.ly/i/cbd7)
found a Jimmy Buffet record and
[
 @emmagodmere
](http://lockerz.com/s/105513432)
found a Blondie record




[
 ![](/legacy/00705.png)

](http://ottawastart.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/jimmy-buffet.png)


[
 ![](/legacy/00706.png)

](http://ottawastart.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/blondie.png)

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Fridge magnets, because you can never have enough fridge magnets (photo by
[
 alxweber
](http://yfrog.com/h4jftlnj)
)
[
 ![](/legacy/00707.jpg)

](http://ottawastart.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/jftln.jpg)

 * 
Others were using Twitter to find bargains, like
[
 @mclabradore
](http://twitter.com/mclabradore)
:
_
 "Do you have (or spot) quality, DRY, non-fiction books at the
 [
  #GGGS
 ](http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=%23GGGS)
 ? Twt-msg me the address."
_



 * 
Jim Watson was there, of course.  (
[
 Is there anywhere Jim
 _
  isn't
 _
 on the weekend?
](http://ottawastart.com/how-much-taxpayer-money-was-spent-cloning-jim-watson/)
Photo by
[
 @YasmenHasan
](http://yfrog.com/h0kgxumj)
)


[
 ![](/legacy/00708.jpg)

](http://ottawastart.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/kgxum.jpg)





 * 
There was
[
 traffic chaos
](http://twitpic.com/53qc6n)
,
[
 crowded buses
](https://twitter.com/#!/squigley_/statuses/74515214258806785)
, and
[
 full bike parking
](http://yfrog.com/h3z6ukqj)
. And a
[
 cement mixer in the way
](https://twitter.com/#!/krusk/status/74467607880806401)
and an
[
 illegal parking job
](http://twitpic.com/53n1e1)
.

 * 
..some, like
[
 @shophaven
](http://twitter.com/shophaven)
, were promoting their sales:
_
 "Were at the Glebe garage sale on Third Avenue come by and say Hi."
_

[

](http://ottawastart.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/3rd.png)

 * 
There was plenty of advice, like this from
[
 @itsjhyde
](http://twitter.com/itsjhyde)
:
_
 "Don't try on hats at #gggs #headlice"
_



 * 
There was lots of talk about food, like the
[
 taco bar at Feleena's
](https://twitter.com/#!/World_Of_Walter/statuses/74511163655856128)
,
[
 hot chocolate croissants on Clemow
](https://twitter.com/#!/OttawaMaryJ/status/74469363188641794)
,
[
 pulled pork on 2nd
](http://twitpic.com/53nc41)
, and some kind of
[
 delicious looking mystery food
](http://twitpic.com/53qydc)
.

 * 
They played the accordion (photo from
[
 @hilaryduffcu
](http://lockerz.com/s/105552595)
... and look at all the garbage!)








  [
   ![](/legacy/00710.png)

  ](http://ottawastart.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/accordion.png)









 * 
There was
[
 debate about Lansdowne Park
](http://lockerz.com/s/105553601)
, of course.  And more
[
 bad rapture jokes
](http://yfrog.com/h2bjgkvj)
.

 * 
Still others, like
[
 @spencerkeys
](http://twitter.com/spencerkeys)
, surveyed the scene and made Star Wars references:
_
 "You will never see a more wretched hive of scum and villainy
 [
  #gggs
 ](http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=%23gggs)
 "
_

What was your great find today?  Tell us about it in the comments below.

** See also: ** Ottawa Garage Sales on Twitter