Friday, October 31, 2008

Extreme Sports

My favourite group emails ever are the motivational posters. This one came in today from my gorgeous little pal Morgan. Had to share.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

My Six Degrees

Media junkets are my fave. I was just at a Nova function where Merrick and Rosso did some stand up and were tres humorous, but the highlight of my night was, as I was leaving, I brushed passed SALLY FLETCHER.

So, I touched Kate who kissed Heath Ledger who was in The Patriot with Mel Gibson, who was in Conspiracy Theory with Julia Roberts who was in Flat Liners with KEVIN BACON .

I really like Kate Richie. I think it would have been extremely hard growing up in front of the public eye on Home and Away. I also feel I have a bond with her as her original foster mum and I share the same name - that practically makes us related doesn't it?

But what has really endeared her to me in the last few years is that she has developed an excellent taste in fashion. The girl frocks good.

Pics from Jamd

Just give me ten minutes free reign in her wardrobe and I'll be happy

Damn You Addictive Personality

Home Furniture on Consignment, I am glad you do not have a store in Adelaide, otherwise I would try to justify purchaes like this Modular Candle Holder

and I need a big "M", it would obviously stand for "Me" or "Mwha ha ha ha" which is the laugh of my evil genius alter ego

These would light up my life

These are practically art (grammar-wise that is right, oui/non? Cos its doors, not a singular door)

And because I am Miss Moneybags, I would get this for Emma. She loves sticks.

But, as it is, I will just have to give in to my addictive personality and just keep checking back to see when new stuff comes in.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tuesday Tunesday - Lets Hear it for the Boy

So it was going to be an early night tonight, but I have just got stuck for the last hour* checking out these videos. I highly recommend you check out Pump up the Jam for some excellent rapping by the guy who was Claire's first boyfriend on Six Feet Under and Living on a Prayer for beautiful bedazzled AND fringed denim jackets.

Oh Kids Incorporated, how you make me smile. My brother and I would sit down in front of you on a Saturday morning and you would serve us up musical treats spliced with important life lessons. And look at what you have done for the world. You started the careers of Martika (who was so good she made the othe kiddies look like, well... look like kids) as well as Fergie, Jennifer Love Hewitt (who called herself just "Love Hewitt"in the titles) and Mario Lopez.

In honour of my friend Caz's milestone birthday over the weekend, here are Kids Inc doing our fave karaoke/road trip/pub couches song. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

*make it last two and a half hours

Cheerios, Dinner of Champions

Pic from Flickr

Too tired to cook last night. Am doing back to back meals of loopy goodness.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Pondie here I Come

I'm off to hang out with Maggie this weekend. Hope you have a great one.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Booty Call

How cute are these french tin boxes from the bay tree. I would use them as treasure chests.

Supplication for Consideration

Heaven for Word Nerds like myself... its fun and you get Karma points

Pic from here

For every definition you get correct, 20 grains of rice are donated to the UN food program.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Bathtime Bride

I've had this link for ages and can't remember where I actually grabbed it from, but how gorgeous is this ruffly shower curtain? It'd be like getting married in the tub.

Teaming with the theme is this beautiful, totally non-naff, bath confetti in a hand blown glass jar from

Oh, oh, oh and you could have a dress made of bubbles and carry a bouquet of flannel flowers and shower roses. Perhaps your rubber ducky as bridesmaid (or is that going a bit too far)?

Yes, too far - tiaras on a rubber duck? What is the world coming to....?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

What Not to Wear - The Push Bike Edition

There is a gang of 6 fluoro clad fifty/sixty year old cyclists hanging out on the corner of my street at the moment. I applaud their attempts at staving off the effects of cholesterol and keeping the body healthy, its a very sensible approach to life, but what is with the full on professional bike jockey garb? Grab a T-shirt and some shorts and deal with the chafe. Lycra is wrong. WRONG. Wrong.
I spent my formative working years peddling (heh heh) videos at my local Blockbuster. I had one particular customer who fell into the afore mentioned age-group of cyclists and would come in to the store in his tight spandex suit. Now this was bad enough in itself, but the kicker was that this guy only hired porn. Herein lay the problem; when someone is wearing bike shorts, you need to stare them in the face and when someone is hiring porn, you cannot look them in the eye. Jump to the link, if you dare, for a lovely picture of Why Cyclists Should Only Wear Black Pants.

I'll leave you with some gorgeous cyclist pics from London Cycle Chic to get the last evil image out of your memory.

Biker Chic

Can I wear these even though I only have an exercise bike

Monday, October 20, 2008

Piece of Pie

I don't know why, but I've never really been a big fan of using graphs in presos. This is my type of graph though.

That is one meeting I could sit through.

Meanwhile, have you heard this one? Cracks me up everytime...

If Pac-Man had affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in dark rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive electronic music.

Heh heh

Friday, October 17, 2008

Pampered Pooch

You may have been wondering what Bella had been up to on our blogging break (are you scared because I can see into your mind?). Well, she had her first ever visit to a Dog Salon. Now, the quality of her cut was excellent, but I didn't describe very well to the groomers that Bella didn't "do" the normal poodle cut.

Here is what she looked like before (please note, I do not dress her in bandannas, she had just had a visit to the vet for some shots)

and this is her haircut... Dog people love their bandannas...Poor thing, I couldn't stop laughing at her. She looks like Mike Brady. I felt I had to apologise to everyone who saw her and explain that she was normally really cute. I had to get the scissors out and toughen her up a bit - punk style.

Much happier camper.

Good Times

Pic via the abc

Last night Bella and I did the Henley Beach Jetty to Grange Jetty walk at sunset. It was heavenly. I love summer.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Dumpster Diver

When I was putting out my recycling yesterday, I dropped my phone in the bin. I think this sums it up perfectly.

Bin pic from Esquire, Retards pic from my family album

Simple pleasures

Happiness isa set of coloured pencils
as found on Shill

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

K Bro the Graffiti Queen

Kimberlee tagged me a while ago; there were some rules and the gist of them were to "tell six quirky yet boring, unspectacular details about yourself" and then tag six more people so they will do the same. I'm going to post these six peoples a little bit later
so here goes for me
1) I cannot have my neck touched by anyone

that's one, one weird phobia, ah ah ah ah

2) I am lactose intolerant

That was an alto double shot skinny soy latte to go thanks

3) I don't consider myself religious in any organised way these days, but since I was a little girl, I have had to say the lord's prayer every time I see a dead bird (which can be quite awkward if you are in the middle of a conversation).

I said it after watching this

4) I am afraid of pine trees - I get goosebumps and everything. Christmas is an absolute nightmare for me, frickin evil conifers lurking in people's lounge rooms just waiting to get me...

Take that you evil Christmas Tree

5) I was 6 weeks born six weeks prem and spent the first week of my life catching rays in the humidity crib. This explains my battles with tanorexia.

This was like mother's milk to my friend James and me

6) When I was 22, I got a tattoo (cos I was a poet and I did know it). I got it on my birthday after quite a few speedily downed G&Ts. Its the japanese symbol for beach (cliche I know, but I had studied it at school and had been scribbling this one on myself since I was fifteen) and its on the top of my butt cheek. Do you get the pun on my buns?
stay tuned for tagees.

Dolphins becoming whales

I feel your pain my flubbery, flippery friends
Aquarium puts 'fat' dolphins on diet

A Japanese aquarium is putting its dolphins on a diet after their portly figures got in the way of their water tricks.
"These days animals at the sealand are a bit ... fat," a zookeeper confided on the website of Kinosaki Marine World in western Hyogo prefecture.
Audiences have apparently noticed, with the dolphins failing to jump into the air as high as before, he said.
"But we ask you, please be lenient with them as they are making efforts to lose weight," he said.
The problem lies in their diet of mackerels, which are popular at this time of year in Japan.
Mackerels are known in Japan for their rich taste but also their high fat content.
"We are trying to make them return to their best weight by feeding them other kinds of fish with less fat or by offering fewer mackerels," the zookeeper said.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

When I Grow Up

I do not wanna look like this skanky mess.
When I grow up, I want to be her...

Friday, October 10, 2008

My Clever Friend

Welcome to the world little Agatha Hope and well done Sarah and Tom, she is too, too beautiful.

Ever since I found Sarahjanestudios on etsy, it has reminded me of my friend and BRAND NEW mum Sarah (not just for the name - my Sarah is also such a talented artist and these pics are very much the same style as her drawings) and now this particular fave is even more appropriate.

Come home soon poppet, I so want to meet little Aggie.