I know, I know; when you hear the term “sports watch,” you think of something with a velcro or sweaty plastic band. I was surprised that the Bulova marine star watch is classified as a “sports watch,” according to the company. It seems counter-intuitive for a “sports watch” to include 24K gold elements, but perhaps I have a very narrow view. Bulova seems to be ascribing to the more classic definition of “sports wear,” which does not include anything remotely like muscle pants, sweat pants with holes in the knees, or especially terry cloth wrist bands, not even for the “ironic.” Back in the day “sportswear” included perhaps a linen jacket instead of wool gabardine, loafers, maybe some well-appointed ensemble to play croquet in. We needn’t be that terribly formally informal, but the term certainly did not imply that the wearer recently arose from slumber or was on their way home from the gym.
So, if your idea of “casual wear” is wearing fleece pajama pants to the mall, regardless of gender or state of personal health, you may want to bypass the entire idea. However, if your idea of sportswear is leaving the pretention of opera scarves and monogrammed pocket squares at home on casual days, but not quite diving in the “somewhat dirty” pile of clothes for your day’s wardrobe, then maybe you’ll agree on the watch’s classification. Or not.modern fashion | Comment (0)
In college, there were a few guys who would confidently walk up to the stadium in full belief that they would grab sme sold out concert tickets from scalpers. Everyone knew it wasn’t looked fondly upon by law enforcement, but folks did it anyway. Sometime in the late 90s or early 00s, the City of Boston decided to legitimize scalpers. Well not really. But you could sell that unused ticket that sick-in-bed cousin Mathilda couldn’t use to someone at the show with the stipulation that it only be sold for face value.
Nowadays, ticket brokers buy seats for shows, then release them when the show is sold out to sell them to eager buyers, or even brokers tickets for folks that find out that they can’t attend. I am not sure which category GreatTickets.com falls under, but its one of the few that seems on the up and up. Of course, you would have to know that you couldn’t attend way before the day of the show, so an emergency bout induced by eating a “bad clam,” would not suffice. I wonder if this existed “back then,” would people wait until the last minute to buy tickets for John, Paul, George and Ringo, thinking “Oh, I know I might pay more, but don’t feel like making a decision now. I think I’ll chance it til the last minute?” Even in the wayback machine, I don’t think there would be such luck.Uncategorized | Comment (0)
I normally don’t get excited about every fashion coupon that comes across my desk, but I was pleasantly surprised by the selection of coupons at Savings.com right now. The Vintage Sunglasses Shop is not just another place co-opting the term “vintage,” but actually stocks a wide selection of sunglasses that are actually vintage. I spotted some great motorcycle goggle-style glasses from the 40s, cat eyes from the 50s, up to some “archive selections from the 90s and early 00′s. The deal right now is Free Shipping On Every Purchase, plus there is a 10% code on the actual site. Check to see which deal works best for you.
The other deal to note is an alert to $70.00 a snazzy retro-style kid’s kitchen set. No one seems to make play furniture any more. It is all quickly breakable plastic. Also, some people say play kitchens are sexist. I remember all the neighborhood kids playing “family” or playing “crazy cooking show” with the kitchen and “store” set of the kids down the street. It seemed to be much more appealing than the train set, which you could really do only one thing with. Now that the original “Iron Chef” has already graced living rooms with superhero-like costumes and black squid-ink ice cream that any dirt eating six year old would be curious about, I think that more boys will not be dissuaded from playing with them either.
On the other hand, I was disappointed to see a discount from Vintage Vantage, a shop that has since closed. The deal was submitted a year ago, so that probably explains it. By and large, however, the deals are current. If you are a little late, the shop usually has another promotion going on. Check the submission date for the deal, but always click through anyway. You just never know if it will be an ongoing promo.discounts | Comment (0)
What’s wrong with this picture? Silly question, right? Sixty years ago, it wasn’t. While some folks found smoking quite unsavory, it was mostly acceptable and even encouraged by movie stars hawking the paper filaments in ads. Luckily, research and good sense prevail. Most folks in the USA, at least understand the risks and thankfully, at least in my opinion, find peer pressure encourages them to stop as well. The only thing loss is the special effect created in noir films by trailing tendrils of smoke but then again, black and white films aren’t what they were and it just doesn’t seem the same in modern day. To me, it is a relic of the past and losing relevancy.
What if you just find you can’t? I have had friends try the latest patches and nicotine gum and some of the prevailing opinions are that its still nicotine. Some folk even smoke on the patch. We know that now, but we didn’t know that 20 years ago. Now, the latest thing is lozenges which don’t actually contain nicotine, but Anatabine. It is found in tobacco and certain peppers. There are cigrx reviews on the internet about the lozenges. Supposedly, they mimic the high that is felt with smoking, but better ables a smoker to stave off the cravings to enjoy social situations. They don’t proclaim to be a quitting aid, but I wonder if it at least weans folks off of the oral fixation, the need to fiddle with something with their hands, or the social aspect. While restaurants and malls no longer allow smoking, the one or five people at a business who do smoke sometimes form a tight group at the picnic table or back door. They feel sometimes they can’t stand out there and talk without something in their hand.
I wonder what we’ll think in twenty years about this all – will smoking be replaced completely with the smacking of gum and lozenges or will it be something that always is? Or will people always need some sort of fix? Or will people start doing it again to seem “Ironic.” I sure hope not. I know that it has gone from a classy and luxurious activity, at least PR wise to the sign of someone, in some circles, without control or a poor sense of money management (they add up!)
For now, just like I did when I came into this world, I’ll be eternally happy with my bubble pipe.Uncategorized | Comment (0)