Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Um...No. Just No. Yep. That's it.

Today I got yet another of those "list 25 random things about yourself and then tag a bunch of unsuspecting friends who are then expected to comply and do the same" - the second of two so far.
I suppose my friends believe that I will feel some sort of overwhelming compulsion and obligation to do this. 
Not I.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Dirty Harry....in Satin trim....?

I saw this in the custom request section of Etsy tonight:

And I can't let it be...nope....I just gotta say....Is this person FOR REAL? They MUST be kidding?!? A "MAN" Shawl?!! I can't even get my head around them using those two words together....Tell me I'm not wrong here???

PS - Sherry If you're ordering this for Eric under an assumed name as a surprise I'm SO SORRY!! :P

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Breaking news....

This just in - according to Michael Pirates existed in the 80s or - the "olden days"  - that must be what happened to the dinosaurs.....
....Certainly explains the knicker bocker pants fashion trend, sailor style stripey tops, and rolled up pants - for ease of wading in the shallows surely :P

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Standing ovation!

The most hilarious thing happened tonight. I had just discovered that the two older boys were playing with the cord from the heater and its plug and that Jonty had actually plugged the heater in (it was 32 degrees CELSIUS here today according to the TV1 News for those not in the know - so heat is NOT something we particularly want more of at this time...) So...back to the story...I had just discovered the older children playing with the heater cord which resulted in a rather loud and imposing " NO means NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!" rant from me during which Michael noticeably hid behind the lounge door and Jonty hid behind some other piece furniture. When I had finished and all was quiet, I looked around to see Joseph standing in the middle of the room who - almost as if on cue - seemed to perceive I had finished and began to applaud me. 

"Huzzah! A man of quality!"
(one of our fav. quotes from Flushed Away - seemed appropriate here)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Fun with Neon.....

I Really, REAL-ly, REALLY...want to put up a big sign out front of the Centre city mall - by the speed bump - you know - the SPEED BUMP - the one everyone seems to think is a pedestrian crossing for some reason. REALLY. It's NOT a pedestrian crossing. It's a S-P-E-E-D B-U-M-P. Designed and intended to SLOW motorists down. That is WHY motorists (hopefully) slow down when approaching it - NOT because it is a pedestrian crossing and they're inviting to you toddle across in front of them - no. Rather because it is a SPEED BUMP. Say it with me. S-P-E-E-D B-U-M-P - annnnnnd IF a motorist was foolish enough to go over it at speed they would likely put their head through the roof of their  car or feel like their head TRIED to do that without success. 
        Getting back to my sign. It would be imposing. Demanding attention. Not easy to forget or overlook. It would state clearly in no uncertain terms that this particular section of road was a SPEED BUMP. Not a pedestrian crossing. Please don't think of it or use it henceforth as such. It is a SPEED BUMP. Do not expect motorists to stop. Do not glare at motorists who do not stop. Do not stare shocked and reprovingly at me as I drive past failing to stop for you because it is NOT a pedestrian crossing but a SPEED BUMP. A SPEED BUMP.
         Hints that it's NOT a pedestrian crossing. Signs, lack thereof - road signs - slow down pedestrian crossing ahead and the like. Road markings, nonexistence thereof - the known symbols for pedestrian crossings on roads warning motorists that a crossing is ahead. The crossing itself - painted zebra crossing "stripes" typical of a .... pedestrian crossing - just not there. Those stripey poles with the ball shaped lamps on top - nope, not there.
        Hints that it's a SPEED BUMP. Different colour from rest of the road - tick! Road is raised in a ....wouldn't you know...BUMP! - tick again! Crissy-crossy speed bump lines - tick tick! The fact that it's NOT a pedestrian crossing - tick times infinity.

Guess there's just only one last concern to deal with - would Neon be more effective?