Sunday, 12 December 2010
This years snow has brought us the rare chance to see ordinary folks in wellies, and my do they have bad taste! Heres my top (or bottom!) Ten - OK well, Eight, whats a number between friends...
There really is no need, your feet are not flagpoles!
Checked or Tartan Wellies
You're not rupert the bear
Food related Wellies
Chocolates and licorice allsorts are for eating, not wearing
Football Fan Wellies
Ok, show support, but not this way surely?
They remind me of curtains my Gran had when I was a child
To match the burberry cap, gloves and scarf I suspect...
Heeled Wellies. Whoever came up with this idea certainly needs shot.
Monday, 29 November 2010
Heres what winter in Barbieland looks like...
During the day
Then during a flurry..
The tree blossomed! (with snow!)
Saturday, 30 October 2010
Not exactly the whole cinema then...?
The offending scene comes from Danny Boyles new film, 127 Hours, a true life disaster movie which shows the main character sawing his own arm off with a pocket knife. Gruesome, I suppose, but for years doom-sayers have been telling us that TV and movies will make us all hardened to gore and violence, obviously they were wrong!
Have a look and see what you think...
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
I couldn't choose one single thing that gets to me, but I think what annoys me most is a seemingly total disregard of the concept of a queue. Edinburgh tends to suffer from bus stops that overflow with people, who just stand in the general area- usually in the middle of the pavement, in case anyone dares to want past!
Unfortunately the problem with putting up with these things everyday is that I've started to become thoroughly ruthless, dropping my own manners to the level of those who are annoying me so much!
I hate these paradoxes!
Monday, 18 October 2010
But he's not happy.
I wouldn't be either had I spilt lighter fluid over myself and then been stupid enough to set my arm on fire.
Big thumbs up to the NHS for making good use of their dwindling funds, and a big thumbs down for stupid losers out for a quick buck at the paper office.
Today however can be best be summed up by this...
Its Tuesday tomorrow...It can only get better!
Thursday, 7 October 2010
On Monday the Daily Mail published an article following on from the news that Druidism has been recognised as an official religion by the Charities Commission. Personally I think this news is a breakthrough for minority religious groups, and that can't be too much of a bad thing. However one lady in particular doesn't seem to agree...Melanie Philips - the author of the aforementioned article officially titled Druids as an official religion? Stones of Praise here we come.
I'm not a druid, but I do have many friends who are, and to be honest upon reading this article I am pretty offended on behalf of the human species in general not just the pagan faith(s). I'm not certain but I think some of the contents could be considered as inciting religious hatred (but then again Paganism in all its forms isn't considered an official religion so it doesn't count.) I do find myself a little restricted on just how offended I can get based on the fact that this comes from the Daily Mail in the first place - a newspaper that whenever I have picked it up usually finds me throwing it away in disgust due to the close minded bigoted views they peddle to an unassuming nation. With that in mind however I have a few points for Ms Philips (who may want to do more research before jotting any further pieces)...
Tuesday, 28 September 2010
On Friday, I was helping run an exam at work where some local paramedics were helping out. Whilst they were waiting they asked if they could look around in the museum they were to be working in so I got the keys (and permission of course!) from the staff and let them through.
Today I had a day off and decided to pop across to the local shopping centre - mainly so there was something in the house to eat other than cat food! - It didn't dawn on me until after I'd finished shopping that I had maybe overestimated how much I could carry....However, with B-Man being at work I had little choice, so started my struggle across the car park. I got less than halfway before having to stop and re-adjust the bags (twice!) when a car pulled up and one of the paramedics from Fridays visit popped her head out of the window and asked if I wanted a hand. She recognised me because of the red flash in my hair! (I knew it would be a useful look!) The lovely lady popped all my shopping in the boot and gave me a lift home. I think I may have still been walking across the road now if it weren't for her!
There you have it, further evidence that being nice to others pays off :)
Monday, 27 September 2010
its a hoax
One lady has taken it quite literally however and dyed her cat Oi Kitty, pink.
Apparently she did it because it matches her hair (and everything else she owns) at least stray cat hair wont show up!
Wednesday, 22 September 2010
I'm pretty used to this now, I pass it off as just having one of those faces.
Tonight however I have found a doppleganger in Name.. Twisted Barbies are taking over the world!!! WE'RE DOOOMED!!!
Ok, so I googled myself. I know, Its sad, but I wanted to see if I came up in the search. (Thats my excuse and I'm sticking to it!) and up popped a blog written by Twisted Barbie, but isn't me...
I'm not sure if I can cope!...what to do?!...do I turn all Dave Gorman and start a search to find all Twisted Barbies across the planet??... do I just pretend I didn't notice??...what if someone gets us confused!!...
I feel the neurosis setting in...
More amusing than this, when I downloaded this photo off my phone and zoomed in I noticed a girl sitting at the back of the bus in front of the taxi who had spotted me, and looks rather indignant about having her photo taken! (Ooops!)
Wednesday, 8 September 2010
It's not Clarkson who is the twonk around here! it's you lot. If you seriously believe that Collins could be sacked without another court case, then think again.
he will still be The Stig, only twonkers will believe he has been sacked and stilll "not know" who the Stig is.
Wake up you bunch of twonkers!
*note to Stigmund...ever heard of a thesaurus??* ;)
Saturday, 28 August 2010
it was her first trip with us wild camping, and she handled it really well, (I totally understand that wild camping really isn't something many girls are up for - thankfully Sarah is almost as much of a freak as me ;))
After a trek around several places that Gurn had chosen on a map we eventually settled ourselves in a totally different spot and set camp. All was well....until dinner time. Gurn decided that he would make "cheese and beef" (cheese and spiced mince beef in a wrap - like a burrito I think!) with the fire burning he cooked them up, then we realised that we had forgotten something...Plates!! so, being the resourceful lot folk we are we quickly "invented" Hobo Plates! (previously known as bits of torn up cardboard box!)
After one too many marshmallows, and even a few melted haribo, B-Man and Gurn threw some poses for the camera...
The real Gurn...
and B-Man joins the cast of Harry Potter...
The next day we made a visit to the Forest Adventure Theme Park. We had been there two years before and figured it was worth another trip. Obviously, most of the park was the same as before, with some log flumes, and tree walks. To our surprise however two new attractions had been opened...a roller-coaster, and a visual fun house. The roller-coaster was amusing, although tiny. Its size however was greatly overshadowed by its fantastic sign...
Which seems to ask you first and foremost not to dance. (Or turn into a sex doll in the final request!)
As we got off the roller-coaster I spotted another sign, illustrating the life of woodcutters in the past, showing their "floaters"..
Ok, I know. I'm a child. Its an awful pun.
In the funhouse I finally got to get my revenge on B-Man...
**Disclaimer** No B-Man was hurt or injured in the making of this post
Friday, 27 August 2010
Burger King fell prey to "falling down" syndrome when customers complained that their burgers weren't as big as the ones on the advert
"We also examined the size of the burgers in the hands of an average-sized man and considered that they did not fill the hands to the same extent as the burger featured in the ad."...now thats dedication...
On the same day however I found this article reporting that an advert that intimates a cat being kicked which was deemed ok for use.
Across the globe meanwhile playboy portugal had to pull issues showing jesus on the cover, even after they claimed that the image was never approved.
Dodge however reacted to complaints made about their advert showing a chimp in a suit by altering their ad...they now have an invisible chimp!
Now thats disturbing.
Tuesday, 17 August 2010
Its a nifty bag that wields logos and slogans in support of recycling...
It folds down into itself for ease of transport.... (queue more logos)
It even came in a padded envelope with a peel off label for ease of reuse/recycling...
Well thought out. (useful for eBayers!)
but then came the fall....
The little bag was inside the envelope...inside a plastic bag...
Recycling & packaging waste message FAIL.
Tuesday, 10 August 2010
Toys that make you wet...
Toys that are a little too anatomically correct...
The scary bride of chuckle doll
And finally, not really a "toy" but a bear who performs an important task...TIDDY!
Sunday, 8 August 2010
Tuesday, 3 August 2010
Come on invite those friends! ;) I'll post you all a photo of his angry jealous face!
Poisoned by an everyday item...like rat poison? or maybe arsenic?
Gay Parsnips (that Walk!)
OK so I may have misread it... but the thought of gay parsnips walking about was just too much to bear without sharing!
Sunday, 25 July 2010
2. We will never grow out of our fascination with pop stars. A guy can be completely ordinary-looking, but we will fancy him if he’s in a band.
Sorry lady, I'm just not that sad or desperate. If there's a guy I fancy in the limelight its because he's hot, not famous.
3. We are more likely to fancy a guy if his ex-girlfriends are really pretty.
4. We can be put off a guy by finding out that his ex-girlfriends are a bit ugly.
5. When we look through your Facebook photos, we’re looking to see how pretty or ugly your ex-girlfriends are.
I had to clump these three together. I don't give a shit about what Ex-girlfriends look like. They're Exes...Past...History...Finito...and hopefully for some good reason.
21. Your feet disgust us.
Only if they are really ugly.
42. During breakouts we get up at 6am and cover our spots with concealer while you’re sleeping.
Again, I'm not this sad. If someone is with me, then that's that. I'm not going to try and hide any "bad" parts of me, that's just like trying to trick them into sticking around, and if someone is shallow enough to dump you because of a few spots then they're just downright shallow.
46. We’d happily sleep with your best mate to make you jealous.
So now all women must be manipulative bitches??... I think that maybe Jane is actually a man.... who's been hurt.
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
Saturday, 10 July 2010
In the next shop I spotted a new drink on the market...I'm not sure about the name of this brand though...
Are they going to take things up and down repeatedly?
Friday, 2 July 2010
oh. its a thermometer.....
Monday, 21 June 2010
Peaking over the horizon...
Friday, 18 June 2010
the initial comment...
Citylimit009 - 18 June 2010 01:05:16
OMG..get a grip katie!!!
U are transparent!!!!!!!!!!
Poor Alex is just a porn in u game.
and a most fantastic response...
Johnnykud - 18 June 2010 01:23:39
'a pawn' and 'porn' are two completely different things... "U" should probably remember that... because at some point you'll end up having an extremely weird game of chess and you won't be able to work out why.
Sunday, 13 June 2010
Paganism is not a distant or very different religion
Christians and Pagans should reconsider the similarities of their beliefs, and forge more understanding says Penelope Fleming-Fido...
Maybe I'll keep a print of this in my bag next time I see protesters near pagan conventions...
Tuesday, 8 June 2010
The second article/photogallery kinda proves a point that I usually make when I hear people saying "I wish I was a slim and good looking as X celebrity"....Its just not fair to compare normal people who hold down jobs and get mediocre wages to celebrities who have the luxury of spending hours a day in the gym with their personal trainer, thousands on plastic surgery, and have their macrobiotic food prepared by top chefs.
Sunday, 6 June 2010
Wednesday, 2 June 2010
I noticed today an article on MSN titled 12 Signs its Time to Quit FaceBook. As often happens, curiosity got me and I had a browse...their points included..
- You've ever written "First" as a comment on a post. Ummm Nope. Its something I've seen, but have always though infantile.
- You have a separate account for your baby/animal/plant. Nope again! (I'm winning so far!)
- You speak to your friends more on FaceBook than in real life. OK so this one is true...but seeing as a great deal of my friends are a fairly long distance away, its one of my few options.
- You take pictures of yourself. Don't we all anyway??
- Your mood varies with friend numbers. Definitely a no here. I don't need to add random people just to feel loved.
- You've ever updated your status from the loo. Ewww please! No! I never want to know if any of my friends have either!
Tuesday, 1 June 2010
The performance by the chosen chappie, (Josh) was fine, the backing singers, unfortunately failed to hold together and the actual song itself was abysmal.
If you really want proof its here.
We really could only have been worse unleashing the terror that is Jedward upon the competition...at least we know they are a joke already!
I quite like my job. I know, its almost unheard of, someone who actually manages to enjoy what they do everyday. Don't get me wrong, some days can be chronic. Ask me those days and you get a different answer.
I do think however that it is always good to keep at least part of an eye on the local job market, and I happened across one today which at first glance I was almost tempted to apply for. Similar to the one I have now, with a little additional responsibility etc, slightly better pay, the list looked good...Inquisitively I looked at the job itself on the recruiting organisations' website - thinking that maybe they had a fuller description or something - then I came across the dreaded line....
"Given the nature of the post it is expected that the post holder will be educated to degree level"
You see, this piece of paper confirming just how many hours of boring lectures I can endure is one of the things I lack. I don't usually consider it a drawback, and honestly until now it hasn't been. It appears however that to progress any further I may have to give in and actually get myself a degree....but what in???
I've found some interesting ones already.....
BA (Hons) degree in Outdoor Adventure With Philosophy (Being outdoors and thinking about it)
BSc (Hons) Equestrian Psychology (Horse whispering)
Science Fiction Studies MA (Watching Star Wars/Star Trek/Star Gate over and over)
BA (Hons) Complementary Therapy (Candles, Scented Oils, Chocolate)
BA (Hons) Surf Science and Technology (Learning how to catch the perfect wave)
Now those sound like my kind of degrees!
I could of course opt for one from the University of Silly
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Tonight was the first part of the semi finals. Of course I had to watch, Eurovision is the definition of kitsch and I love it!
17 Acts, some good some bad - as expected. In case you missed it - or in fact if you have a life or better things to do this evening (like count your toe hairs) - heres a very short rundown...
Moldova - I'm sure this is just a UK club song? Boring!
Russia - Can I be excused for thinking this was the Irish entry?
Estonia - This guy wants to be Jarvis Cocker
Slovakia - A Nymph and her dancing trees...joined by a fairy godmother
Finland - Accordion playing, skippy, clappy song with some a overactive dancer
Latvia - Oh dear - this lady couldn't hit the right note with a car!
Serbia - I'm bewildered. thats all I can say...
Bosnia - Wannabe american rocker?
Poland - Odd song, but interesting dance with a headlock move and clothes that just fall away!
Belgium - One man and his Guitar - I actually like this song (so he'll never win!)
Malta - Only noteable for the strange bird man dancer
Albania - with a Gary Glitter lookalike on the rock violin
Greece - OOOMPAH! (its going to become my newest catchphrase!) an odd mix of young guys with nice tattoos and an old man in long johns
Portugal - I'm sure this is a Disney movie song...
Macedonia - Disturbing and mixed up - a middle aged man with some exotic dancers and a rapper
Belarus - Sequins everywhere...oh and some dodgy pop up wings for added cheese
Iceland - To remind the world of the recent upheaval caused by Iceland their contestants dress made her look like a volcano!
Theres more on Thursday, I know you can't wait!
This got me thinking however, some other great authors have other days named in their memory, maybe we should have a few more...I had some ideas...
Anne Rice/Bram Stoker - Vampire Day (maybe which author you supported would be dependent on your outfit)
J.R.R.Tolkien - Hobbit Day
Terry Pratchett - Ankh Morpork Day (this opens up a whole lot of costume options!)
Shakespeare - Men in Tights and Ruffs Day?
I was going to provide you pictures but I think that may be best left to your imagination!
Saturday, 15 May 2010
What I did think was great however was the faces of the girls sitting behind him who look thoroughly bored and unimpressed the whole way through. Especially the face that can be seen between the boys body and the piano....
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
So here are a couple of my favourite snaps of hair on the bus...
1. Detailed updo in an orange rinse..
2. Shaved and dyed?? aim for the hair not the scalp...
Finally, This isn't someones hair, but instead the horrid greasy smear left on the window from someones head...altogether now....Ewwww