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.

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT AHEAD IN THE NEXT TWO PHOTOS!! (There were a few like this)

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