Jan 28, 2010 scifi and fantasy
When I was a kid, I collected the trader cards that came out for the Star Wars movies. So I was thrilled when I ran across this online generator by Restraining Bolt that reproduces the letter stickers that came with the card sets. Other than a fun trip through the memory archives, it serves no other purpose, but I think it’s still very cool.
As for the cards themselves, I think they were lost years ago in a basement flood, but I keep hoping I’ll find them when I finish going through all the stuff in gramma’s storage unit.
[found via the StarWars.com blog]
PS: I’m posting this using Firefox’s ScribeFire add-on extension, so we’ll see how it turns out.
Jan 26, 2010 life
I’m absolutely astounded by this article from a Vancouver, BC website that talks about how a company is building mini loft-style apartments that are only the size of two parking spaces.
The article states the “apartments” – sub-studio size, to be sure – use murphy beds and other fold down furniture to make the space functional.
I suppose if you’re single and aren’t home much, this could be an option. But I’m astounded that they’re charging about $700 a month for this 270-sq-ft space. Granted, I haven’t lived in Vancouver for over 30 years (when I was a kid I lived there), but even in Orlando you at least can get a one-bedroom in a decent area for that price. That’s more than twice the space of these mini-lofts.
Would you pay so much to live in such a tiny space?
[Image courtesy of Reliance Properties]