August 20, 2011
Tawdry Swank is my new blog that continues the content found on Bowling Trophy – including the Record Cover of the Week and Thrift Item of the Moment. Bowling Trophy will continue as an archive but won’t be updated.
August 12, 2011
These two beer company vehicles have been parking on my street lately:
A 1964 Jeep Wagoneer called “Grande Verde”
and a Dodge Challenger – don’t know what year or what it’s called because there isn’t a webpage for it on the Steam Whistle site.
I’m not so keen on muscle cars but I love the Jeep wagon. I’m keeping my eye out for the driver. If you trap him, he has to bribe you to set him free with cases of beer (or am I thinking of leprechauns?)
Steam Whistle has a whole fleet of vintage vehicles.
A cautionary note: Just this moment I watched the Challenger get ticketed for parking too close to a fire hydrant. If you’re coming to Old Strathcona for the Fringe, be careful where you park! The parking patrol is on duty ALL THE TIME, including evenings and weekends. And for heaven’s sake, don’t block my driveway!
July 1, 2011
March 10, 2011
Here’s another T word to add to Trains & Tikis: Tile. There seems to be vintage tile everywhere you look in Vancouver:
Outside the former B.C. Hydro building (now a luxury condo).
Around the corner, this tile covered bank:
Star Tile on East Hastings Street, entirely covered in tile.
In my hotel room:
(not vintage, I think, but vintage look).
February 7, 2011
Joey Heatherton (left), Justin B.
Suggested by Stinky’s comment to the last post.
January 30, 2011
Spotted (striped?) this car on the way to brunch last Sunday.
Zebra upholstery, zebra steering wheel, zebra dashboard, zebra toy hanging from windshield. My sister, who has zebra everything in her house, covets this ride.
December 16, 2010
June 5, 2010
Wordsmith is an online game similar to Boggle, but invented by the devil. That must be why I get a score of 666 more often than is statistically likely. You form words of three to seven letters by clicking on Scrabble-like tiles. The game only allows words that are in its dictionary. I’m not sure what dictionary they’re using, but some of the words it allows make my Scrabble playing friends apoplectic. Here are some of the more questionable words I’ve played (none of which are recognized by WordPress’ spellchecker):
On the other hand, it didn’t allow these words I tried to play that I think are perfectly lovely:
Here are some excellent words I’ve played that were worth mega points:
I’m not going to provide a link. If you want to waste your life on this addictive game, you’re on your own.
May 30, 2010