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Friday, March 28, 2008

I stopped by the Valley Fair Mall last night after work to pick up... whatever, it doesn't matter. I can already feel you judging me for shopping at the Valley Fair Mall. Anyway, I was walking briskly through the west wing, chatting with my mom. And that's when it happened.

Me: So, yeah. I think it'll be a fun trip. I'm excited to see... Oh. Uh-My. Uh-Gah. I have to go.

That's when I hung up on my mom, switched my iPhone over to camera mode and snapped this beauty. Take a moment.


The proprieters of this fine framing shop can't possibly know what they've done. Can they? I mean, this is the sort of joint where you'd find a Thomas Kinkade print... or one of those cityscape posters where the lights actually twinkle. Or a triptych of crying clowns from the early 1980's. NOT the place where you'd find a door poster of a sweaty, shirtless fire fighter.

How did this happen? Even if the owners are clueless, what about all the people who were involved in the launching of this brand? Family members? The signmaker? The suppliers? Didn't an attorney somewhere spit coffee right through his/her nose when he/she saw the business license application for "Well Hung Framing?"

Whatever. I'm not here.

13 comments:

laceyJ. said...

I agree! This story is legendary amongst our co-workers... Glad you could see it for yourself in person.

How ridiculously funny.

laceyJ. said...

Err- just so you know, I meant to say 'store' and not 'story.' Doy.

Jessica said...

I too make my way VFM once in awhile. Too funny!

Doesn't surprise me though in that place.

michelle said...

yes, I am laughing out loud

natali said...

i think the same thing every time i pass the restaurant la vigna. did the owners, investors, people giving out business licenses all miss this???

becky said...

nat, la vigna is not la vagina. just because your pervy mind turns it into that.

also, i'm down with anything well hung

Becky said...

Awesome. Everyone involved has got to be entirely clueless or they didn't believe it when outsiders told them the meaning of that expression! Is it possible they are down with the play-on-words? Maybe dirty people really can own a nice frame shop??

sarah at twolooseteeth.com said...

The more I look at this photo, the more I'm positive that I accompanied Blake there to pick up a gift for Lisa several Christmases ago. Lisa? You are WELCOME.

Sarita said...

I've pretty much shown this to everyone i know.

natali said...

hey i kept la vigna to myself and then one day b said can you believe that restaurant's name and i was like i KNEW it.

Rani and Will said...

That's awesome!

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Cagniforous said...

My boyfriend is the owner of this shop, and we did know what we were getting ourselves into. Actualy a mormon coworker of mine suggested the name. He's a little dirty minded also. Glad everyone likes it! If you venture inside, he does have some logoed shirts for sale with a tag line of "We charge by the inch".

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