Chips for Supper

Avoiding the greatest thing on earth — chips for supper

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Vancouver Pride Parade 2012

This is the third time I’ve attended the Vancouver Pride Parade. My first year, I didn’t take any pictures. But I sure did last year!

My vantage point this time was a little bit further back of the crowd. And it was so hot that I only decided to watch about half of the parade. But here’s what I saw:

Hiding in this car is Jenna Talackova. She was the grand marshall of the parade.  She was the first transgendered woman to compete in a Miss Universe competition. (I swear she’s on this car)

Who is that coming down the street?

It’s confirmed: Bert an Ernie are a couple!

Look at who was watching the parade with us! The owner even picked her up to watch the parade sometimes.


On the way back, Granville street is closed off Sundays and street performers take over. Here is a group doing capoeira.

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Birthday Puzzlement

TheMan’s birthday is coming up. And I know what I want to get him. But I have to pick one of the many options out there. So I’m asking for help.

He really likes the urban artists Justin Bua and David Garibaldi*.  So I’m getting a picture from one of those to hang in our living room. It will be 36×24 or 24×36 depending on the orientation.  But I can’t decide which one I like best.  So of the following pictures, which one do you like?

Or if there are other paintings by either of those artists, or a similar artist that I don’t know about, please mention the in the comments.

*Fun fact: David Garibaldi is actually a contestant on America’s Got Talent right now.
*Other fun fact: TheMan kept forgetting Garibaldi’s name, and kept calling him Grimaldi. I sure hope he doesn’t like Grimaldi: a 17th century painter

The Options:

The Get Down – David Garibaldi

Urban Jazz Sessions – David Garibaldi

Skyhooked – Justin Bua

15ft Floor of Joy – David Garibaldi

El Guitarrista – Justin Bua