January 25, 2005

To Alcohol!

Yesterday was the 70th anniversary of beer being sold in cans. Before that I guess it was bottles, and before that it must have been kegs. Technology is grand.

Actually, since I don't drink beer, it doesn't matter all that much to me personally. But I'm sure the rise of tinnies can be appreciated by all.

Hee hee, that reminds me of a funny memory. Dad was giving advice to my older brother on business ideas, and suggested a local-delivery service "so that people can call you up and say 'I want a tinny'". I guess his slang has not moved on much in the last 30 years *grin* he's so cute at times.

(actually, that was probably one of his more lucrative schemes, had he but known it)

Dad's refusal to update his language led to some other amusing moments... amusing to look back on, that is... when he was teaching me to drive, he'd consistently tell me it was a '30 zone' and then looked distinctly peeved that I didn't automatically convert miles to kilometres!

I'm reading a really interesting book called 'A History Of The Twentieth Century' - it's in three volumes, I'm reading '52-'99 at the moment. I'm learning so much! It's by Martin Gilbert, if anyone wants to track it down.

I am painting lots at the moment, larger canvases that take a tube or so of paint to cover. It's more expensive but a better result, and hopefully will pay off at the Dunedin Exhibition next month.

It seems that everyone is buying houses at the moment. Just to keep up with the Joneses, I'd like to record that I am saving hard for an extension cardboard box.

Posted by phreq at January 25, 2005 08:37 AM | TrackBack

Dunedin exhibition? Sounds promising.

What kind of paint do you use? I'd like to send you some, but I worry I'll buy an inferior brand...

Posted by: Jenni at January 25, 2005 09:33 AM

Oh, Exhibition! Exciting! I only know two other people in my flat buying houses right now, so I don't know what you are talking about ;)

Posted by: giffy at January 25, 2005 09:31 PM

I just use the cheapest oil paint I can find, so chances of inferior brand are slim to nil (unless you are planning on making it yourself... and even then, odds are on!)

The main ones I use are the Windsor & Newton Winton Oil Colours which you can get at Whitcoulls and Warehouse Stationery etc for about $8 per 37ml tube.

Yeah the Exhibition will be very cool. My Grandad is a member of the Art Society in Dunedin and has exhibited for years, but since he is sick at the moment he offered me some of his places, I think.

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