Monday, June 23, 2008

Miko! He made it to an ETSY Treasury! YAY

Miko is so fluffy and cute, he made it to an ETSY Treasury!

You can check it out here!

Click on all the images and get us to the front page!

What is an Etsy Treasury?

The Treasury is a member-curated gallery of short-lived lists of 12 hand-picked items each (plus four alternates). It functions as a high-demand (and pretty!) promotional tool that many devoted Etsians fight to get. Members can feature their favorite items, items selected on a theme, or just however they like. The Treasury is not intended for self-promotion, but instead to acknowledge and share the many cool things for sale on Etsy. Admin often choose an exceptional Treasury list to promote on the home page and occasionally make them to tie into Storque articles or special events and occasions.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Brie the Wedge is Petite

On occasion, we get the question asked as to why Brie is so short in comparison to Walter the Wedge.

The fact of the matter is that Brie is a Petite wedge! This can lead to serious wardrobe problems such as finding the most fashionable clothing and shoes!

So Brie is on a worldwide mission to shine light on the plight of the Petite Wedges in the world! Petite Wedges need fashionable clothing too!!!

She is also on a quest to start her very own fashion house for petite's! (wedgetales to follow)

If you want to know what Brie does in a day, follow her everyday on twitter!


Are you petite like Brie?

If so, Petite Fashionista Presents is the event for you!

An event designed specifically for women 5'4 and under. This time it's all about you! Come celebrate being petite... no alterations or high heels required.

  • The latest fashions in the Petite-Only Fashion Show!
  • Live Wardrobe Makeovers
  • Celebrity Charity Clothing auction from Hayden Panettiere's Closet!
  • Petite clothing designers from across North America
  • Canadian Accessory designers
  • Makeup and Skincare lines

Date: TODAY Sunday, June 22, 2008
Time: 2:00pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Proof Bar & Sky Lounge,
220 Bloor Street West
Toronto ON
Cost: $15.00, Includes Loot Bag and
Hemming of 1 Pair of Pants

More Petite friendly links:

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Big On Bloor!

On June 21st, Bloor St. will be closed from Christie to Lansdowne Ave from 1pm-6pm, for a massive street festival. It's part of a Bloor West community revitalization something or other. Not all of the tables will be commercial vendors either, there will be art exhibits, garage sales, and all sorts of stuff. We're very excited. We loves us some garage sales.

Did we mention, We Are Wedges will be there!

We'll be on Bloor, between Crawford and Montrose @ table L31.

Mention this post and say the words "Wedge-me" and you'll get a free button!

Also, apparently at 6pm, once the street sale is over, the cutlery comes out and the tables are converted into a massive dinner party. That's the second time we've used massive in this post. I'm going to see if I can make this any bigger.

Massive! Really really big!

See for more details! They're looking for more vendors, so get on it!

Thursday, June 12, 2008


When it comes to having a green thumb...we are late bloomers...if we ever get anything to sprout, let alone bloom!!!!

Each spring we have grandiose dreams of growing our own vegetables for the summer and each spring the squirrels and raccoons shatter our dreams until this year!

Who would have known that potatoes are hardy and can withstand being dug up several times!

Walter and Brie are hard at work in the box garden!

Speaking of sprouting about checking out Wedges, House of Hsueh and other local Toronto Artists at the Sprout Art Show and Fair!

Place: St. Alban's Boys and Girls Club - 843 Palmerston Avenue at Bathurst and Dupont - in Toronto's Annex community.
Date: Sunday, June 15, 2008
Time: from 1 to 5 pm.
Admission: FREE!!!

The show promises to feature "up-and-coming local artists. Textiles, clothing, jewelry, soap, paper goods, and other handmade goods."

See you there!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Poor teddy bear

Oh, hi guys, I'm just chillin' by the recycling bins over here. Just checkin' out my belly. My owners? Oh, they're just hangin' out inside right now, they told me to stay here and guard their favourite Ikea LACK table. They said it was really important to them, and I should stay out here even if it starts raining, and if anyone comes along with a giant truck and tries to steal it, I should get in the truck too and follow the thieves. I'm sure it really means a lot to them especially since it's a discontinued colour, making it pretty collectible.


Or shrinking. We're not really sure. But we thought it was a good picture. Look at him, he's so sad!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Walter Talks UHF Reception

Walter gets excited about things with wires and dials and whatnot. He asked me to post this about some antenna he's building. This post has otherwise nothing to do with Wedges, except that Walter is behind it. Anyway, here goes.

Back in the 1950s, a guy named Hoverman designed an antenna. There's one pictured to the left. People used to use antennas to receive television signals before we all decided it was a good idea to pay large corporations with poor customer service to deliver more, but not necessarily better, television to us for a monthly fee.

At any rate, Hoverman's design wasn't bad, but antennas just weren't that popular anymore, and most people eventually took them down and fed them to squirrels or what have you.

Then, a few years ago, the US government decided that it would be a cool idea if everyone bought a new television even if they didn't really want or need one. They did this by mandating that all television signals be delivered digitally by the year something or other. The television networks have gone along with it, and now a whole bunch of crystal clear digital television channels are floating around in space in front of you. Some of these channels are even in high definition.

Here's the part that Walter's really excited about. The same antennas from the 50s can be used to pick up these digital channels. And some guys on the internet took Hoverman's old design and ran it through some magic computer programs and improved it a whole bunch. Then they released the plans under a GPL3 license, which is a very geeky way of saying you can use it without paying them anything. You can make your own out of wire and a 2x4! Here's the plans!

It just so happens that Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is well suited for picking up television signals from both Canadian stations broadcasting from the CN Tower, and American stations broadcasting from across Lake Ontario in Rochester, New York. It's all "very ham radio".

Here is a link to the page about this antenna: Walter is going to build one and post it here when he's done!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Wedges in TREES!

Tree: (tr) (from
a. A perennial woody plant having a main trunk and usually a distinct crown.
b. A plant or shrub resembling a tree in form or size.
2. Something, such as a clothes tree, that resembles a tree in form.
3. A wooden beam, post, stake, or bar used as part of a framework or structure.
4. A saddletree.
5. A diagram that has branches in descending lines showing relationships as of hierarchy or lineage: a family tree; a telephone tree.
6. Computer Science A structure for organizing or classifying data in which every item can be traced to a single origin through a unique path.
7. Archaic
a. A gallows.
b. The cross on which Jesus was crucified.

Dear The Free Dictionary Dot Com:

Ok, listen. Your definitions 1b and 2 are recursive. You can't define a tree in terms of itself. I mean, maybe you're assuming that we should refer back to definition 1a, which would seem to be the most common description. But, could just easily refer to, say, definition 7b to fill in the blanks.

A plant or shrub resembling the cross on which Jesus was crucified in form or size?

Something, such as a clothes tree, that resembles the cross on which Jesus was crucified in form?

Is this one of those wiki dictionaries where anyone can edit them? I'm not feeling it. But thanks for padding our blog!

Hugs and Kisses,
Walter The Wedge

What were we talking about? Oh, right, trees! We are Wedges will be at the Leslieville Tree Festival! Last year was great. Local politicians made appearances and assured us that they appreciate trees (maybe the meant gallows?) Forest City Lovers played and they were awesome as usual. Maybe they'll come back and have more tambourines destroyed by overzealous crowd members. Half naked people hung from ribbons in trees (family friendly, don't worry). A unicycling stuntman juggled knives with varying degrees of success. Come say hi!
Vital details:

Date: June 7th, 2008
Time: 12:00PM to 4:00PM
Place: Leslie Grove Park (corner of Queen St East and Jones Ave in Toronto)