Saturday, August 05, 2006

This image is El Rancho motor court motel in Hot Springs Arkansas. You have to go long exposure to get these neon signs with no flash, of course, so the white smear in the bottom left is an auto headlamp streaking past. I need to get a photo of this building in daylight, because it's very mid-century modern, pretty swanky for that moment in time.

I am SOOOOO glad it's the weekend at last. This flu stuff is still sorta kicking my butt, but at least I can have a 24 hour period where I don't have to be anywhere, and I won't get any calls from my problem children. I can think of several (I call them) special needs residents who are in dire need of a serious spanking, which I'll happily provide, gratis. I'm just generous that way. I call it a kindness that I don't want to beat the ever-loving crap out of them.

OOOOHHHH, yummy products on the market. Tyler Candle Company, from Tyler, Texas has the most incredible line of candles. They have one called "Cowboy" which honest-to-goodness smells like yummy new leather, and maybe a bit of sage thrown in. It does smell like a fine boot store or something. Great stuff. Trust me. I'm an expert. These are some of the best candles on the market. 'Specially "Cowboy" and "Texan" (vetiver - yum) flavors. I'm hoping they'll do a Taos/Santa Fe version with Sage, Pinon and Cedar. That would be heaven.

Have a great weekend. Oh, and coming soon will be pictures of the big fake cow at the Longhorn Ballroom where the Sex Pistols played all those moons ago. Great concert venue, that.

7 comments:

Fathairybastard said...

Damn, I was in about a junior or senior when the Sex Pistols rolled through. What a riot. Between that and the Rocky Horror Picture Show drama at the Bowie, what were we thinking?

nongirlfriend said...

Do they have a website? Normally, I wouldn't even pick up a candle that was labeled "Cowboy" but now I'm intrigued. I must buy, it sounds fab.

I should start making candles. With three dogs, I could easily come up with one called "Dog Shit."

nongirlfriend said...

I googled and found several sites!

phlegmfatale said...

fathairybastard - I was 12 when the Sex Pistols came and I saw the splash on TV - 60 Minutes and all that - the concerned voice of the news media asking "What is this "punk rock" and will it destroy our youth?" Good times!

Yeah, I linked on the highlighted candle company name, din I? Yup. There are several purveyors on the web. OH, but you're local, I'll tell you EXACTLY where to go get them: Uptown Car Wash, which is where I gas up my car. They also do incredible detailing on cars. Car Washes start at $89, but they are apparently THAT good. They are at 2501 N Field Street, on the west side of the road Just North of the Canyon and Downtown. It's close to the American Airlines Center. Anyway, they have an amazing little gift boutique that sells candles, Texana, and fine wines. Here is a map:
http://maps.yahoo.com/py/maps2.py?Pyt=Typ&name=Uptown+Car+Wash&desc=(214)+303-1515&csz=Dallas+TX+75201&country=us&cs=9&ed=i0xyPa160SwXiiwLUevxa3_H4eChmk.Am3JkuH3x7YcJdTL3dBcmwJkJEyBMs1ZCOrg-

nongirlfriend said...

I'm an idiot. Of course you did!

Heather B said...

I adore the smell of leather, I will have to get me one of those!

I just spent $34 on a candle with a wooden wick, it is supposed to sound like a crackling fire when lit - I am anxious to see if it works!

phlegmfatale said...

ng - :)

heather b - ditto on the smell of leather. You'll LOVE the candle! wow,a wooden wick - let me know how that works out - I may have to try that.