Vintage Escapism, Novel Ideas & A Farewell

I have two reactive instincts when I see the insanity in the world today: 

Option One - Create a positive, little cocoon of a blog that focuses on the good things in the world. (maybe call it Ventipop)

Option Two - Regress from the world and turn it all off. I fight this instinct daily. If you decide you want to retreat from the world like a scared turtle, here's a step-by-step guide on how to Remove Your Online Presence. But if you're not quite ready to pull the plug, today's Daily Grind is all about looking for other means of escape.

Here's a strange mix that works...listen to the new track "Young & Realistic" by The Faint while looking at some vintage things. Trust me.

Take a step back in time...Was Evelyn Nesbit the most beautiful woman of the 1900's? Vintage Everyday has a list of the Top 15 Most Beautiful Women of the 1900's

Evelyn Nesbit (1884-1967)

Evelyn Nesbit (1884-1967)


"For me it was books, books, books."

Ventibits Soup

"It has electrolytes."


I'm going to close out the Grind today by saying goodbye to one of the men who helped me escape the world at least once a week. Writer, Director and Actor Garry Marshall died yesterday at the age of 81. He was the creator of The Odd CoupleHappy Days, Mork & Mindy, Laverne & Shirley plus many more. He was the driving force behind movies like Pretty Woman, Beaches and one of my underrated favorites The Flamingo Kid. More than anything though, Garry Marshall was genuinely likable. He seemed like a guy who just wanted to bring joy into people's lives. His career spanned half a century, but his work will be remembered and cherished for far longer.