Sunday, 12 December 2010

With the winter comes the snow...

..and the awful wellies!

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...

Patriotic Wellies
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?

Curtain Wellies
They remind me of curtains my Gran had when I was a child

Burberry Wellies
To match the burberry cap, gloves and scarf I suspect...

Impractical Wellies
Heeled Wellies. Whoever came up with this idea certainly needs shot.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Snowed In?

Its been a quiet month in Barbieland...until now... the surrounding area is under knee high snow. I love it, but when I go back to work tomorrow after a long weekend I think it might be a little difficult. I'll soldier in regardless as long as the buses don't get cancelled on me!

Heres what winter in Barbieland looks like...

During the day

Then during a flurry..

And after..
The tree blossomed! (with snow!)

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Maybe not the reaction you were looking for?

Apparently a new movie has made its audience thrown up and faint at the premier. The headlines make it sound a great deal worse that it was though, one man threw up and one woman fainted.
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!

Time Travel or Crazies? hmmmm...

One of the more interesting stories in the news I spotted today was this article about a "Time Traveller" spotted in a 1928 Chaplin movie. The person in question does, to me anyway, appear to be holding a device and speaking. Its got me a little intrigued, but the cynic in me can't help thinking that maybe it is just a hoax.

Have a look and see what you think...

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Bus Etiquette Please!

I may* (*read: probably am!) just be growing into a grumpy old lady, but travelling on public transport in Edinburgh can be an absolute nightmare at times.

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

Some people are never happy

Someone - namely Nicholas Robertson, 38 - complained to the media because he got treatment at a hospital. Not unusual I suppose if someone has a medical negligence issue such as instruments being left inside etc, but his problem was nothing this outrageous, He had his burned hand wrapped in a plastic bag from Tesco... When I first heard this I was expecting maybe a grotty carrier bag, or something extreme which would have shown diminished care, but no, wrong again! they used a sterile freezer bag. Perfect!

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.

Monday, Monday

I'm not the type of person who spends her whole weekend dreading the coming Monday. Unusually I enjoy my job and get satisfaction from it, so its not a dread-filled thing for me.

Today however can be best be summed up by this...

Its Tuesday tomorrow...It can only get better!

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Hated by the Daily Mail...

Some of you will know what this post is about by its title, if you do and aren't perplexed by the story then I apologise for any regurgitation that follows:

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)...

"After a four-year campaign, the Commission says it accepts that the Druids worship nature and that they also believe in the spirits of places such as mountains and rivers, as well as in ‘divine guides’.
This, apparently, makes them qualify as a religion."

Ummm. Yes. Worshipping tends to be something quite vital to being a religion.

..."the latest example of how the bedrock creed of this country is being undermined. More than that, it is an attack upon the very concept of religion itself.

This is because Druidry is simply not a religion. Now, it’s true that religion is notoriously difficult to define. But true religions surely rest on an established structure of traditions, beliefs, literature and laws."

And those religions always start out with that do they? I think rather than "true religions" I believe the phrase you're looking for is "modern mainstream religions" Also I would like to offer this author a read of my dictionary...Druids practice Druidism - think about it, Buddhists practice Buddhism rather than Buddhistry.

..."legal definition of religion included a ‘significant belief in a supreme being or entity’, he saw no contradiction. Druids, he said cheerfully, might venerate many gods, inanimate objects or nature. How very inclusive of them! But the key point is surely that none of these beliefs involves a ‘supreme’ being that exists beyond the Earth and the universe. On the contrary, Druids worship what is in or on the earth itself."

Would you like to tell this to your local catholic church? Surely they can't be a religion either seeing as Jesus was reportedly mortal (albeit hailed as the son of god) and so was his mother Mary who is highly venerated (not to mention the many numerous saints who have reached that level since their death) I'm sure all of those count as earthly beings.

"If the Druids qualify as a religion, can other cults such as the Scientologists be far behind?"

At this point I'd quite like to point out that even Scientologists don't like being called a cult, so I'm not sure anyone else does either. Also that Scientology or rather the Church of Scientology applied for a charitable status waaaay back in 1999. They were turned down. If you want to read the reasons a transcript of the report can be found here.
(if you cant be bothered to decipher it however the long and short of it is that the core practices of Scientology, namely auditing and training, and the private conduct and nature of these practices together with their general lack of accessibility meant that the benefits of Scientology were of a personal as opposed to a public nature. Therefore, the public benefit had not been established.)

By three quarters of the way through the author changes tack and openly attacks Paganism (and free thought) in all its forms, complaining that Pagans in the Military, Police force and Prison get *gasp*....Rights!.... like time off...(OK so maybe not the prisons)....

"They have been given the right to take days off to perform rituals, such as leaving food out for the dead, dressing up as ghosts and casting spells, or celebrating the sun god with ‘unabashed sexuality and promiscuity’."

My workplace do this too...its called Annual Leave.

..."legitimised by the doctrines of equality of outcomes and human rights — which, far from protecting the rights of truly religious people, aim to force Biblical morality and belief out of British and European public life altogether.

This is because human rights and equality of outcomes are held to be universal values. That means they invariably trump specific religious beliefs to impose instead equal status for all creeds....And without the Judeo-Christian heritage there would be no morality and no true human rights."

So humans only have rights because of the Bible?...and human rights and equality aren't already considered universal values?...Which century is this woman from? (and she dare call us primitive!!)

"There is nothing remotely enlightened about paganism. It was historically tied up with both communism and fascism, precisely because it is a negation of reason and the bedrock values behind Western progress."

Paganism generally pre-dates both of these concepts (along with the dictionary, I'd also like to offer the author a history book.)

Its good to see that the author who obviously prides herself on her high (biblical?) moral values feels that she should spew hateful propaganda instead of 'turning the other cheek' and 'loving her neighbour'.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

What goes around comes around

I know, its a cliché, but today a 'good deed' from last Friday paid off.

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

Painted Cats: this time for real

For years, I've loved the book Why Paint Cats. If you've not seen it, I'd definitely recommend finding a copy.

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 Freaked out. I seem to always have dopplegangers, or lookalikes. People I know often see "me" wandering about in places I've never been to. One person even said "I" was driving a car that pulled up next to my car at a roundabout!
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?! 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...

Oooh Missis!

I spotted this wonderful numberplate on an Edinburgh Taxi today. I apologise for the bad shot but the bus was about to start pulling way...Presenting.....Kinky Taxi!

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

Magic Number

Celebration time for having 100 Followers!

I promised a photo of fellow blogger Gurns face at the news of me reaching this here it is...

Lovely! :s Thank you everyone!

Word of the week!

This weeks Word of the Week...courtesy of a heated discussion on the sacking of the Stig from Top Gear after revealing is identity...

08 September 2010 13:52:42

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

Camp Blood 2010

For this years annual camp blood camping trip we had another victim...uh no, attendee... along...Sarah!

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


There have been a number of stories I've noticed recently about things being banned, or altered after complaints were made.

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." 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

Recycling message...FAIL

I like things that are free, I also like things that are recycled, so when I found an offer on supersavvyme for a free recycled bag I jumped at the chance. It arrived yesterday and I was pleased. The colour was not usually what I would have chosen (dark green) but they didn't have any of the good colours left (Can you believe I missed out on the purple ones??!!)

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)

Super cool.

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

Evil toys!

On one of my nightly internet prowls, I found myself clicking into some old adverts on YouTube. I remember a couple of these, but in the long run I've found my top scary toy adverts...

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

Barbie gets the chop

I know that I need a haircut every so often (and usually far more often that I actually get one) so this weekend I finally managed to get myself an appointment at my local hairdressers.. It's a great deal shorter than I'm used to and the poor hairdresser nearly fell over when I showed her what I wanted as she had to cut about 7 inches off!

Ummm, is this for kids? Really??

Theres been a sudden rash of things that seem a little inappropriate recently. I, of course, having no young minds to worry about think its all hilarious. Like this video of a kids "slide". although I'm not sure whats more disturbing, the slide or the accompanying music....

Tuesday, 3 August 2010


Ohh the anticipation is killing me! I've been stuck on 97 Followers for sooo long! I realised today that I'd managed to suck in another poor soul so I'm at 98.... If I get 100 it will just kill(no not literally, but he'll be super jealous!) fellow blogger Gurn!

Come on invite those friends! ;) I'll post you all a photo of his angry jealous face!

Poisoned? call us...

No Its not a possibly life saving advert... I read an article in a magazine about a lady who had an allergic reaction to her new boots (I feel her pain! new boots!) and at the end they ran this ad...

Poisoned by an everyday rat poison? or maybe arsenic?

Facebook sidebar stikes again

I'm sure its a pretty common occurrence, but I get some really odd stuff come up on my facebook sidebar (you know the one with the adverts on the right of the screen) Today I had this gem..

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

Do I need someone else talking for me?

As you may have gathered, I spend a lot of time on the net, usually looking at random and/or inane pages that I only have a passing interest in. (this is what the net is made up of right? this and porn.) Anyway, one of the things that gets me are other bloggers who feel that they have the right to speak for others. Today, this is namely a lady called Jane Hoskyn who has written an article on MSN titled "53 secrets girls don't want guys to know" most of these statements start with "When we are..." or "We...". Well sorry Jane I hate to tell you this, but you do not speak for every woman everywhere across the world....So stop it! if you want to quote women then do so, but please don't give anyone the idea that all women think the same way. Some of the offending line are below (followed by what I think of course!)

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

This is pizza

I had run out of things to take to work for lunch last week, so in a quandary I grabbed an individual pizza from the freezer once I remembered that you could pop them in the microwave from frozen. A good plan, I thought... until I saw the end product. The cheese had tried desperately to escape from the top of the pizza, but only got as far as the plate...


Whilst browsing though some of my favourite websites at some shiny new boots, I spotted this...apparently they also now sell invisible boots...

Not sure they'd be worth the money!

Saturday, 10 July 2010


I spotted these "lovely" sun hats and flipflops in a local pound shop...I very nearly bought the hat for B-Man but the thought that he might wear it in a public place mortified me!

In the next shop I spotted a new drink on the market...I'm not sure about the name of this brand though...

Take it up....Take it down♦

There are lots of little shops near my work, one of them recently opened up as a Tailors. I think they have an odd idea of what Tailors do judging from the signs in their window...

Are they going to take things up and down repeatedly?

Friday, 2 July 2010

Oh Shrek!

During my nightly internet wanderings tonight I came across the following advert for (I hope!) the new Shrek movie. My brain is always in the gutter but I had to double check this one closely....what is that pulsating (well in the animation anyway, not this picture) long, green thing?

oh. its a thermometer.....

Monday, 21 June 2010

Solstice 2010

Its that time of year again. I normally visit a roman hill fort on solstice as its deserted and has great views, this year however I couldn't get a car to drive up and taking the bus would have meant having a fairly long uphill hike. Thankfully B-Man had a brainwave and suggested we try a local piece of coastline...I've never been there before but after a short bus journey (at 03:15!) we settled ourselves on a bench looking out across the sea (ok, its actually an estuary - I'm sure someone will point that out!). Sunrise, as usual, was beautiful and we shared our offerings of strawberries and apple juice with the local seagulls...


Peaking over the horizon...


Friday, 18 June 2010

Best response ever...

Its 04:57am and I'm awake. Its been a long night so far thanks to a nasty headache, but I've slept it off and now I'm up. Obviously then I'm fumbling around in the net reading rubbish news stories...and the responses people post underneath. This one was just a peach....

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

Maybe they read this...

A friend posted a link on FaceBook to an interesting article in Church Times....Yes, you read that right I clicked into a page called Church Times!... It leads on from my post earlier this year about the similarities in symbolism of Christmas and Midwinter...

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

Not fair to compare

I often hear people comparing themselves or others with"celebrities" I'm pretty certain everyone has at some point or another. In the last few weeks I've read some interesting articles however, one on about a magazine editor who has admitted photoshopping a model to make her look healthier (i.e bigger!) and another piece that was comparing two people of the same age who don't look it.

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

Who says animals can't use tools

This must be a sign of evolution...animals using tools.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Not a quitter...

I use FaceBook. I'm not ashamed of that, it my main contact with my friends and family across the world. Theres been huge amounts of controversy about FaceBooks permission settings etc and privacy which has led to a good number of people binning the site.

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!
I think I can safely conclude that provided I can put up with its usual "quirks" I'm not someone ready to go back to life without FaceBook.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Eurovision FAIL

No, I haven't misspelt Final...Oh my this years Eurovision was truly cringeworthy. Not just because of the dodgy white/sequinned/spandex or bad haircuts. This year the UK really outdid themselves...I felt sorry for the poor guy they roped in to sing it. (OK so he did apply and took part in a national competition to get the part, but still)

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 least we know they are a joke already!

Barbie hits a not-so-glass ceiling

Well, of sorts anyway....

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

Oh the Excitement!


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...

- 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...

- 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!

Go on, theres still time left to grab your towel!

Today - 25th May for those who aren't quite with it -is Towel Day. A day to celebrate the life and work of the great Douglas Adams. What's the idea? Everyone should carry a towel with them everywhere. There's a website all about what goes on and why (in case you've never heard of Douglas Adams) right here

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

Careful at the back!

In the last few days a video of a 12 year old singing a Lady Gaga song has blown people away on YouTube. So much so that he has already been on tv shows in the states. I can see the appeal, the kids got some voice - although I don't know the song (and I can't stand Lady Gaga) so I have little to compare it against.

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

Veiw from the bus...Haircuts

I spend quite a lot of time on the bus. At least 1.5 hours a day, sometimes more depending on traffic. so obviously I get to see all sorts of things. One of my most enjoyable pastimes it looking at other peoples hair...I know its a little odd but sometimes people have such unique looks.

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

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Paranoia kicks in...

Its getting late, and I'm playing games on Facebook when I notice in one column a box....Facebook has become big brother and wants to know your every move....