November 21, 2011
Because I love it so much. I want to have this fabric in all the colours. You can’t see it here, but the pinstripes in the metallic gold version are white. Love! Lots of amazing new bandannas coming soon soon soon, y’all.
Posted by jodi on November 21, 2011 at 11.40pm
November 19, 2011
Arcade Fire :: The Suburbs
Cockney Rebel :: The Human Menagerie
Coeur de Pirate :: Blonde
Papa John Creach :: Inphasion
Dalis Car :: The Waking Hour
Divinyls :: What a Life!
Gang of Four :: Another Day/Another Dollar
Gorillaz :: Plastic Beach
Wanda Jackson :: Leave my Baby Alone
Judas Priest :: Point of Entry
Juicy Lucy :: Get a Whiff a This
The Klezmorim :: East Side Wedding
Meat Puppets :: Lollipop
Donny Osmond :: Alone Together
Peaches :: Impeach my Bush
Silver Convention (self titled)
Le Tigre :: Remix 12″
The Tubes :: Outside Inside
Bonnie Tyler :: It’s a Heartache
Neil Young :: Hawks & Doves
Various artists :: (Ronco presents) Get It On! (as seen on TV)
Posted by jodi on November 19, 2011 at 11.17pm
September 22, 2011
I picked up this bizarre, possibly copyright-infringing shirt at a thrift store last week, Joe Fresh brand with a fake FC Barcelona crest. The flag has been changed to Iceland, the stripes are turned sideways and the ball is white instead of yellow, but is that enough? Also, who exactly is the market for this? Surely fans of the team want the real thing. I guess I don’t know what the people who buy their clothes in the grocery store want (although I have bought clothes in the grocery store myself) (even my winter coat).
I’m now trying to decide if I actually want to wear it. I’d sleep in it, but the crest hits my boob in an awkward place. Aw.
Posted by jodi on September 22, 2011 at 9.42am
September 14, 2011
On the way to Pinery Provincial Park on the long weekend, we stopped at the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store in Watford. We were so delighted to find such a wealth of good stuff in such a small town that we may have gone a bit overboard in our buying. Here is my new key rack to hold my keys in my office (because Peter refuses to let me hang it up in the house). One dollar!
The bell has a little screenprint of a thatch-roofed building on it, and below it there’s a picture of some people standing in front of a building with the same kind of roof. Don’t try telling me this thing isn’t awesome.
Posted by jodi on September 14, 2011 at 9.12am
July 7, 2011
I don’t want no Thermos, baby*.
Bought at Goodwill in Lyndora, Pennsylvania in August 2010 for $7.99. It came as part of a lunch box set, and the lunch box had this amazing image on it that did that moving thing when you shifted it back and forth (like the little pictures that used to come in the Cracker Jack boxes!). I think Robin’s hair may even have flowed back and forth in the light a little, which is pretty hard to resist (Robin is my favourite) (yes I have a favourite Bee Gee SHUT UP). But the image was so completely trashed, peeling off the box, that I kept the Thermos and donated the lunchbox back to Value Village (it might still be there! if you want it!).
Then Peter told me about how as a kid he used to take a hot dog to school floating in hot water in this kind of Thermos and now I’m a little bit weirded out about using it, even though I washed it. Neurotic much?
*Cut me some slack. It was either that or “more than a Thermos”.
Posted by jodi on July 7, 2011 at 10.57am
May 22, 2011
This is a record I picked up at St Vinnie’s yesterday: a souvenir of the Christ’s Ambassadors Youth Convention 1973 in Scarborough, Ontario (spelled “Scarboro” on the sleeve). I’m sure that the music contained within is as terrible as you can imagine, but I wanted it for the amazing cover art. The deal was pretty much sealed when I opened it up to check out the quality of the disc and found a fold out poster, about 45 x 45cm (18 x 18″) square, that is an exact reproduction of that cover art. SCORE.
I haven’t decided yet if I want to hang it in the living room next to the sacred heart statue, or over my bed.
Posted by jodi on May 22, 2011 at 9.23am
January 30, 2011
New tattoos: shoulder (me) and inner forearm (Peter). Slightly different red inks but otherwise the same. Inked by Qpaukl Kimmerly at rEvolution gallery + studio, Kingsville, Ontario.
Posted by jodi on January 30, 2011 at 9.18am
January 26, 2011
Part of me wants to take a nap immediately on our beautiful new couch, part of me wants never to sit on it at all. Of course, it’s so new and firm and solid that the part of me that is my bruised tailbone (from falling arse first down the stairs because I’m graceful like that) can’t sit on it anyway.
Posted by jodi on January 26, 2011 at 2.22pm
April 25, 2010
Saturday was Dr. Disc day, the long-awaited opening of Windsor’s Dr. Disc Records in their palatial new quarters at 471 Ouellette Street. Peter and I are avid record collectors, and as our collection is currently in a period of rapid expansion in preparation for an exciting! new! project (which I PROMISE I will write a little bit about this week), and because we just plain love this store and have ever since our youthful days spent happily shopping at their (sadly departed) flagship location in London, we headed downtown to celebrate the reopening by showing them some good old fashioned loving. And by “loving”, I mean “cash on the barrel head, hon”.
The store’s been open for less than a day and already someone has discarded a Tim Hortons coffee cup on an empty bit of shelf. A sort of christening, I suppose. (No, we did not buy either of those records you see above there).
This new location is two floors, with all of the used vinyl upstairs. There was a whole second room up there that was mostly empty but for some (empty) record bins, so I foresee lots of exciting expansion there. Here’s hoping this means all of those milk crates of overflow vinyl will soon be up off the floor and more readily accessible to those music lovers like us who are pushing geriatric, because y’all, I just can’t crouch for an hour sifting through those crates like I used to.
What we bought:
1. Half Man Half Biscuit Dickie Davies Eyes (an extended single, which normally we don’t collect, but we make exceptions for bands whose work is hard to find)
2. The The Soul Mining
3. Sleater-Kinney Dig Me Out
4. Tom Waits Mule Variations
5. Lene Lovich Stateless (Peter said “don’t know much about her but she looks like a weirdo so let’s get it”, a strategy that has worked out for us in the past)
6. Iron Butterfly Ball
7. Jerry Jeff Walker Mr. Bojangles
8. Marianne Faithfull Rich Kid Blues
9. Alanis Morissette Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie
10. The Shins Wincing the Night Away (containing the song that was recently stuck in my head for a month or more, making buying this possibly a bad idea)
11. Dwight Yoakam Hillbilly Deluxe (yes, I like this. Shut up).
Posted by jodi on April 25, 2010 at 9.37pm
February 6, 2010
I made a few enhancements to the sock yarn stash this week. In front is a lovely handspun Corriedale/nylon blend by Stacie Dolin, which I purchased from her spankin’ new Etsy shop. It’s sturdy and beautiful and the colours make me unbelievably happy, perhaps because of the way they relate to a lot of the photos I’ve been taking lately, of snow and trees and gray-and-yellowy winter light. I’m going to design something just a little bit lacy for it, toe-up to use every last bit. Then I can wear them in the warmer months to carry a bit of winter’s beauty with me through summer and fall.
In behind that is a brilliant skein of Fleece Artist merino that I picked up last week at the local yarn store. I’ve been trying to limit myself to only buying sock yarns that are special, one of a kind yarns made by special people (like the skein above), because I have quite enough sock yarn considering how rarely I finish a pair of socks. But as soon as I saw that bright blue colour I swear my bank card got hot in my pocket and started emitting a low hum. Besides, I don’t think it’s possible to visit a new yarn store and not buy sock yarn. It’s like a rule or something, right? Anyway I’ll probably have some half finished blue Fleece Artist socks to show y’all in about 2017 or so. Go me.
I also picked up a few skeins of Berroco Cuzco for some legwarmers that I’m planning to wear with an awesome pair of bright red ankle boots I picked up recently, since I can’t wear the boots outside in North Bay without getting a soaker:
The pattern is Sydney by Staceyjoy Elkin, who is nothing short of a fucking genius, in my opinion. Check out that gorgeous twisted rib, fatter and more luscious than any twisted rib I’ve ever made before. These knit up pretty quickly, so I’m going to try and bang them out over the next two weeks while I’m hanging out with Peter (and spending less time jacking around in the internets). They would only take a few days if I really applied myself, but you know me. Distraction is my middle name.
Posted by jodi on February 6, 2010 at 2.38pm