Thursday, August 28, 2008

Cocoa Compliments

These Sweet Talk chocolates from Baska Jon Fine Foods were designed for use as bonbonniere, but I like the idea of keeping them on hand as little thankyous.
Its a clever, but simple concept, which one could easily pilfer and make into your own little personalised wraparounds.

Actually, the more I look at them, I see those blank spaces and want to get a felt tip pen and graffiti them all.

Heh heh

Monday, August 25, 2008

Neck Candy

I love these gorgeous necklaces by fabricfarrago found via here at only $22 each.

When I was Younger - Equine Opine

Photo from Flickr
My grandfather bred trotting and race horse as well as owning Clydesdales for his milk rounds, so I should really know better.
But a few years ago, I found out that a pony was not a teenage horse.
It made perfect sense to me that their life cycle was
I thought that kids wanted ponies cos they were the most fun, foals were too little and horses were too old. Also, it makes total sense that My Little Ponies were teenagers, with all that bad make-up and crazy coloured hair, hanging out with Barbie....

A-peel-ing Aromas

I bought a bag of the last few mandarines of the season from the markets on Saturday and have them in a bowl on my table. They are a bit woody and have lots of pips, but I don't mind because the smell of their peel is one of my favourite smells ever.
photo via Flickr

For the Cricket

Has anyone got a spare $US1,197?

I've got the hat (and boy am I excited to wear this little baby)

and the shoes (well, these are an approximation of my Sportsgirl Jesus Thongs - thanks Polyvore)

but I think that because its on SALE from $US1,995 that I might need this dress as it would be perfect for the cricket. I mean, that is a bargain if ever I saw one.

And if you want to spring for the ticket too, be my guest.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Look Both Ways

I just watched Look Both Ways tonight and loved it. I can't believe I waited so long to see this movie, especially as it was filmed here.
I really felt my heart being tugged - I laughed and I cried buckets.
All the characters were so real - which is a testament to the actors as the two main leads are quite recognisable and even at this local level, it can be hard to separate the character from the actor when that is the case (Come on, its Roo from Home and Away people !)
I think William McInnes is gorgeous and as this film was directed by his wife Sarah Watt, he just shines. If you haven't seen - go hire it and do your bit for the Australian Film Industry.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Expressing Myself

I've just been round to K-Bro's for tea, ostensibly to watch Keating the musical, but we were seduced by the chiselled six packs on US So You Think You Can Dance, the shameless hussies that we are.

We made cold rolls and read mags and Kimberlee fed her facebook flair addiction (its sick - you need help Brian)

Her self expression unwittingly introduced me some of the funniest cartoons I had ever seen.
When it was time to go, I promised her I would go straight home to bed, but I had my fingers crossed.
I had to check out more of this cyanide and happiness

Cyanide and Happiness, a daily webcomic
Cyanide & Happiness @

Cyanide and Happiness, a daily webcomic
Cyanide & Happiness @

That's my kind of flair.

To tell you the truth, I was actually lying to you

Did anyone see this last night?
Hil-ar-i-ous. Go Sally!
Did you see how pumped she was?
I cannot stop laughing. I just love her.

I don't want to take anything away from her medal, she did a brill job. Her excitement and shock at winning was so real - its what the Olympics are about, but hell, it was funny.

Misplaced Patriotism

Call me a dork, but I love coming across Australian things on OS sites.
Case in point from Photoshop Disasters

Kmart (the Oz variety) has a refreshingly direct way of getting kids to fit into their ads. Cut them in half. You're a fireman. Tough it out.

Makes me proud of the good old green and gold.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tuesday Tunesday - I go to Rio

I was re-reading last month's Gourmet Traveller and they had a section on cool hotels. I was completely struck by the restaurant below at the gorgeous Hotel Fasano in Rio de Janeiro. The hotel was designed by Philippe Starck and features some stunning 50s and 60s furniture.
Today I am feeling a hundred million bazillion miles away from Brazil, so I am hoping that Wonder Woman can bring me a bit closer

My Favourite Joke

Talking about cows, this is my favourite joke
What do you call an Arctic cow?

Monday, August 18, 2008

Bovine Bangs

Today I feel a bit like Buddha. Not because I am serene and enlightened, but because I too have a third eye. An all seeing, all knowing spot right in the middle of my forehead. Grrrrrrrrrrr.

I sideparted and blowdried my fringe across my forehead, which I hoped would look like Nicole Richie's stylish coif
but I think I actually looked more like this Emo cow.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Sleep - Test 1

I have always been a night owl and the act of going to sleep early is completely against my natural bodyclock. This is starting to become a BIG problem.

I can easily go to bed earlier, but I find I still end up drifting off about the same late (early?) time - so I have gathered advice from my nearest and dearest on how to remedy this problem.
It is now 1.30 am, so tonight's sleep inducing task as suggested by my pal Amy is...

Counting these little fellas...

One Miu Miu Cropped Shearling jacket

Two Pringle Argyle Socks

Three J Crew Lovelies

Four Pairs of Uggs for indoor use or servo runs ONLY.

Five beanies from My Market Stall for my little mate Gus

Six buttons on these Rag and Bone Gloves


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Golden Girl

Don't you love the term "Bursting with Pride"?

pic from here

I heard a commentator describe Stephanie Rice's parents thusly and it made my heart swell too, so I can just imagine how it would feel for them, after years of support and encouragement and early morning drives to swimming training, to actually see it all pay off.

PS. I hope that she and Eamon Sullivan are just "taking a break" to get the media off their backs for the Olympics. They were so cute together.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Lesson Learnt

Last night I was at the supermarket getting the ingredients for a detox dinner after a weekend of too much everything. Upon leaving, my eye was drawn over to the Bottle'O which had a sale on a very yummy Pinot Gris that would have complemented my noodles perfectly. Out of nowhere, a "Cleaning in Progress" sign jumped out and tripped me up. There I was, sprawled on the tiles, surrounded by tofu and baby spinach with the snickers of my fellow shoppers ringing in my ears, silently cursing the plastic devil.

I always knew that your body let you know when you've had enough, but whoever heard of it recruiting!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Little bit of Leunig

I find the art of Leunig inspiring. His comics make you cry and laugh at the same time.

I am currently drinking tea from my Leunig mug which depicts a man climbing a ladder to reach a star, but the rungs below him are falling off - so bittersweet (well, it is lemon tea).

Please be Seated

Browsing the new Inside Out, I found my ideal couch.I want, nay need

Marg the Muppet Murderer

When I was a very small child, my mum found me playing with some of my toys, talking to them. I was sitting there saying "Ask her, Ask her".

Mum questioned me about this, "Ask who? What did you want to know? Can I help?", like the good mother she was.

Apparently, I had no answer for her.

She heard me repeat this many a time before she solved the mystery.

Sesame Street came on. I was saying "Oscar" (the grouch) in my finest American accent.

I do not know if this influenced her decision to skin Telly Monster and make him into a jumper.