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Vintage Clothing Sale at W2

February 2, 2010

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Attention Alcoholic Fashionistas! You’ll want to check out this super-affordable, super-rad sale downtown at W2′s boho digs on Hastings, across from the Woodwards building. I’m probably going, because at least my head and my feet are still model-sized! And even I can afford those prices. Deets: The clothing sale is happening at W2 this Sunday […]

Save On Meats to Return to the Downtown Eastside!

August 15, 2009

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Well, the grocery store and lunch counter are still here and never went anywhere, but as Gary of Save On Meats explains, the butcher shop has been closed down for a few months, much to the regret of savvy shoppers in Vangroover. Fortunately, it’s coming back in September (roughly planned for Labour Day) and will […]

Chip’s Not Dead Yet Social Media Training Group

May 8, 2009

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We really need a better name than that, but this is my eighth blog post today, I think, so that is a task for another time (or perhaps the comments section?). It’s like this: you start a job in front of the computer, and the gods of social media say, “Welcome! Get comfortable! Here’s your […]

FreeGeek

September 11, 2007

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Freegeek is pretty straightforward: if you’ve got computer skillz and you’d like to put them towards something concrete, what better concrete thing than a computer? FreeGeek works this way: Whether you want to volunteer here to learn new skills, perform community service, get credit for school, or just support the cause(s), we have room for […]

aBOOT reBOOT

July 26, 2007

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Nobody says that, eh? But it’s Canada and the joke was there, so I had to use it. I ran into reBOOT today as I was taking my constitutional on the Downtown Eastside, as I have been known to do. It’s housed in an unassuming (and, indeed, almost completely unmarked) storefront on the rather funky […]

vacate the premises

July 25, 2007

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Have we all heard enough from the self-proclaimed workforce martyrs who whine about how the company cannot possibly spare them for a four-day weekend once a decade? It’s great to love what you do; it’s not so great to be scared to turn your back on it. That does not speak of confidence, y’all. And […]

the frugal indulgent manifesto

July 22, 2007

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It’s easy enough to live it up, given infinite amounts of cash; there are even expensive consultants to ensure you have a good time. It’s much more challenging to get out and enjoy entertainment, nightlife, fine foods, and other indulgences when you’re acutely non-prosperous (“poor”). If these things are to your taste, you will have […]