Saturday, April 24, 2010
I was reading an entry on a 20 year old's blog and they mentioned back in the day. The day? Did she mean day care? It seems that everyone has the notion they were a badass at some point in their life. Lets face it everybody wants a checkered past or an experience no one else has ever had. These are the events that songs are written about and have caused a great deal of damage to tree trunks and pocket knives. As I get older "the day" starts to get a little fuzzy which is good because I am forced to embellish and complete stories with more creativity.
Now the person with the blog entry has a crystal clear memory of whatever life shaping event that has occured. "Once my friend and I took all the green jello cubes from the cafeteria and made a peace sign out of them on the sidewalk." In ten years it will be something like "My freinds and I robbed a circle K and threw Twinkies at people on bicycles from our getaway car". Or was that me?
Sunday, April 18, 2010
There are certain guys that just seem to have cooler style than most. The secret is contrast and balance. The question I hear the most in the store is" What goes with this? " Wrong approach. The answer is what makes sense with it ,what would be unexpected with this? Example: A dandy stripe blazer as shown. Try another pattern,a looser pattern works with a tighter pattern and visa versa.
If your stuck on color think of nature. Bright blue like the ocean? Sand or brown. Mix formal carefully with casual. Beat up jeans with a blazer. Or a worn work shoe with a dressier look. The only thing that really needs to be perfect is your grooming and manners. Also ease up on the cologne and never grow a chinstrap beard.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Last night at 1 A.M the bird starts up. No not a pet parrot but a wild unnamed species,the most vocal of all winged things. This feathered bastard makes a mockingbird sound like a hummingbird. First a series of deafening beeps like a vintage Viper car alarm. Then quiet. Is he done? Nope. Now it's a buzzing sort of a chortle and a series of mega peeps. That's it, I get out of bed put on my Tom's (available in numerous styles at Hub) and head out to the back yard with my official police flashlight that the septic tank guy forgot on a service call.(that's another story) As I get closer the sounds stop, then some rustling and the flutter of wings. Then silence. In the morning the sun rises and the birds chirp when they are supposed to.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
People say that getting drunk brings out the real you. Here are the basic "Drunk Groups" as I see them The 'Mean drunk', the core of all bar fights and domestic violence, not funny. The 'Lovey Dovey', a little more harmless even though this type of behavior can get a person in trouble. Then there is the drunk 'Genius' alcohol fueled ideas that seem amazing as long as all parties are on the same level of consumption. I once thought of an invention called the Hula shaver for real hairy guys to spin around their necks to cut a clean line around the area where the chest hair overtakes the neck like a creeping vine. Not that good of an idea with a hangover. The'Drunk Singer' almost always the tone def person and usually at the Karaoke bar. Last is the 'Tears in the beer drunk' overcome by emotion and rock power ballads and an occasional snot bubble. Why him ? Why now? Oops Forgot one, the 'Happy drunk', this is a person who actually benefits from a drink or two, it seems to bring them up just enough to cope.
I may have forgotten a few. I welcome any comments.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Honey have you seen my xxxxxl tie dyed tee shirt?
While driving through a small industrial complex I came upon this giant VW bus. I am wondering what the purpose of this project is. Is this a modern day Noah that is building an ark that pops out of fourth gear? Is this a lifelong pot dream conjured up during a bad or good trip. All I know is it's almost done and the guy who is building it is going to have a rough day at the motor vehicle department.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
On April 8th, Hub hosted a successful 3 hr. event in support of TOMS' "one day without shoes".
Our barefoot friends enjoyed live music, in-store customized TOMS, food & drink, and a Hub-built "walk-box".
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Here are some photos from the event...
Thursday, April 8, 2010
The picture is the front doors of the now abandoned Mountain Shadows resort. Growing up in Arizona this is the kind of place you hoped one day to frequent.
I picture the cocktail lounge inhabited by guys wearing western cut suits, silver tips on their collars and
guys named Duke and Rusty. These two are obviously here to meet one of the many old money dolls
sitting at the bar. It is rumored that John Wayne, Steve Mcqueen and a long list of others stayed here. Some of the best real estate in the city and still no takers.
Developers however did manage to open the Montelucia an architecturally retarded mega resort already in and out of bankruptcy.
Mountain Shadows is like finding a mint condition Pucci sport coat in a thrift store for a buck.
Somebody please step up grab this amazing property and bring it back to it's glory days.
By the way Rusty called he wants his coat back.
Monday, April 5, 2010
Your'e on the plane and you can barely hear the tinny sound of high notes on your pals headphones. No more kids with the addition of an exterior jack on these Urban ears headsets you can share an IPod or whatever your listening to. Go in on a pair together at $65 you need suffer in silence no more.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
You have to love a company that does collaborations with Kings of Leon and pretty much every cool thing or person out there. This ring collaborates two fingers with each other. Polished aluminum lightweight $75. Buy them now before our staff gets them all.