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Vintage Clothing Sale at W2

February 2, 2010


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


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


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 […]


September 11, 2007


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 […]


July 26, 2007


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


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


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 […]