July 11, 2010


Hot Rollers



This is the Spirit of Ecstasy. I still call it the Flying Lady in my brain, but Rolls-Royce is quite proper. Coach doors are not 'suicide' doors. But in my head they are. But the beauty of the Rolls-Royce people is that no matter how stupid you sound in front of them, they all smile politely and assure you that you're always right. I feel like a 3-year-old toddler in the hospital, sometimes. But it's all quite soothing and reassuring, and it ends with a chance to drive a car worth as much as a house, if not endless ice cream.

I was chatting with a friend about the new Ghost. The one I drove was Metropolitan Blue, a gorgeous bluey-purple. She decided it would match her eyes, and therefore she should have one. I told her that RR would actually produce a car to *exactly* match her eye colour; that is what they do. I considered this after I said it. My minivan is something called Stealth Grey. It is blue. It does not match my eyes, nor did they offer to.

I was into Toronto twice yesterday (don't ask), and I really need to know this: where were you all going yesterday? Every single artery was clogged into and out of the city all day. It was a glorious hot day to spend at a beach or on a deck. So, why were so many of you in your cars? Oh, a friend I visited was at Cherry Beach with her kids. Check out her hilarious cartoon of her experience.

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5 Comments:

Anonymous B1 said...

I bet you didn't ever hear of the predecessor to the Rolls Royce. It's called the Rolls-Cunardly.

Why? Because it rolls down one side of a hill but cunhardly roll up the other.

Never mind. I'm going for my nap now.

July 11, 2010 6:18 PM  
Anonymous buzzwhack said...

OMG, that drawing is hilarious. It reminded me of an older artist who did a parody of Coney Island way back in the previous century...Paul Cadmus was his name.

July 12, 2010 12:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tonia's blog (& art) is hilarious. Her talent is wasted at the G&M. (unless she's being paid a million/yr.)

Roz

July 12, 2010 1:35 PM  
Blogger Tonia Cowan said...

Thanks Roz, but shh...I love getting paid.

And Buzzwhack? Thanks for bringing up Paul Cadmus. He's uhhMAZEing. I used to visit his painting 'Sailors and Floozies'and marvel. I WISH I could do that.
Have a soft spot as well for Pieter Bruegel. Choke on your tongue funny. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blind_Leading_the_Blind

July 12, 2010 9:58 PM  
Anonymous buzzwhack said...

You're welcome, Tonia. Good art is scarce these days.

July 13, 2010 1:46 PM  

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