Monday, June 21, 2010

Five Year Anniversary Wrap-up

We had a blast this past weekend celebrating five years of WHY Louisville-ness. Between the celebrities, the free T-shirts, and the unveiling of our new sidewalk sign, there was hardly enough Saturday to contain all of the fun!

Here's a little taste of what you were missing if you couldn't make it down. Check out even more photos on our Facebook page. A big, big thanks to John Wurth at Hatch Creative for the excellent photography.

Abe and his lady admirers

Our new sidewalk sign, waiting for a face to fill it in.

The Colonel and Bearwolf trade stock tips.

Tricia thinks something's funny. Daniel is skeptical.

An orchestra of creepy cymbol monkeys play their creepy cymbol tunes with joy and jubilation.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

It's our birthday!

Did you know that WHY Louisville is turning five years old? That's, like, ancient in Bearwolf years. We'll be celebrating the occasion on June 19 with some great birthday party treats:
  • Live Appearances by The Bearwolf, Abraham Lincoln, and Colonel Sanders
  • A free T-shirt giveaway with purchases over $15
  • Public unveiling of our new carnival cutout sign (illustrated by Col. JD Wilkes of The Legendary Shack*Shakers)
  • Fun, games, surprises, What-Have-You!

Celebrations will be going on all day, and live appearances will be from 1:00 to 2:00. Come on down to 1583 Bardstown Road on June 19 to see what all the fuss is about!

Oh, you're an avid Facebook user? Go ahead and RSVP on our Facebook event page!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Hey, Handsome.

Try as he might, Papa couldn't keep his pipe smoke from spelling out the names of random U.S. cities. "Cleveland, Ohio" it would say. "El Paso, Texas". One time he even got "San Juan, Puerto Rico", even though it's a U.S. protectorate.

But his all-time favorite was "Louisville, Kentucky". He loved the way those dainty little letters dissolved into the night air. "Hey Handsome," they seemed to say. "I like your mustache."

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The World Cup on Your Tabletop

"Just because I'm 45, overweight, asthmatic, and cripplingly nearsighted doesn't mean I'll never play in a FIFA World Cup," you tell yourself.

But it does. It does mean you'll never play in a FIFA World Cup. Not even for a minute. Never in this lifetime. Your cleats will never touch the rye grass of Ellis Park Stadium. We're sorry to be the ones to break it to you.

Once you stop crying, you should come into WHY Louisville for some retail therapy. Clear all those Taco Bueno wrappers off your coffee table and make room for Tabletop Foosball. It's exactly like the World Cup, except the players have been cruelly impaled by a giant steel bar and there aren't any yellow cards to deal with.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

They're like iPhone apps, but real.

Are your kids learning how to read and write? Do they love the great outdoors? Sewing? Binge drinking? Chances are, there's a kit for that.

Dumpling Dynasty presents an assortment of attractively illustrated tin kits complete with all of the essential tools one needs to explore the world of arts and crafts, "adult beverages", and even exploration itself. Available now at WHY Louisville!

Writing Kit Includes
  • Notebook
  • Pencils in assorted colors
  • Chinese writing stencil
  • Self-inking stamp
  • Eraser

Happy Hour Kit Includes
  • Four tin coasters
  • Asian cocktail guide
  • Flamingo stirrers
  • Chinese-style cocktail parasols

Bunny Sewing Kit Includes
  • Needles and thread
  • Bunny fabric pattern
  • Bunny stuffing
  • "Adventures of My Bunny" notepad and pencil set

Explorer Kit Includes
  • Vintage-style flashlight
  • Magnifying glass
  • Metal compass
  • String with knot guide
  • Notebook and pencil

Sewing Kit Includes
  • Scissors and seam ripper
  • Pins, needles, and safety pins
  • Tape measure
  • Assorted thread reels and buttons
  • Thimble