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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

My first foray into creating a style board on Kaboodle. Warning - this is addictive!!

Cap, scarf, GPS, bronze, browns and reds - for that stylish driving holiday:
(click for a closer look!)

A Drive In The...
A Drive In The... by violetlight7

There will be more of these to come...

Must... create... styleboard.... Aaargh!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The garden is a wondrous place, full of exciting smells, sights and sounds. Some gardens look a bit more like... well, a jungle. Which is great if you're going for that "jungle theme" thing, or perhaps to create a maze for the kiddies!! But... if you want to organise your jungle, I mean garden a little more, here are some exciting garden accessory ideas to get you thinking:

Personally, I am a big fan of terracotta / clay items in the garden. They seem to blend well with the natural environment and they are hardy and long-wearing (as long as you don't have charging bulls in your backyard - however most don't have this problem and I'm getting slightly off topic!!)

These decorative planters made from weathered terracotta are beautiful in their simplicity and function. An outdoor planter would be perfect for growing a small vegie patch - a few lettuce, tomato, even some herbs!

This bird bath would make a great feature - additionally, you can install a feeder and attract all kinds of beautiful native birds to your garden.

Whatever you choose for your garden, be aware of size and scope. If you don't have much of a garden or none at all, you could install window box planters and grow flowers or herbs. Choose colours and materials that blend with your garden environment. And don't forget to remove those weeds so your real plants can shine through.

Friday, October 16, 2009

I just received an intriguing piece of spam entitled - "Meds For You And Your Pets"

Note to spammers:

1. I don't take meds

2. I don't have any pets

3. If I did have a pet, I wouldn't want it drugged up and staggering around the place.

Do pets get OCD? Personality disorders? How would I know? Ask it?

Please tell me they don't sell viagra to dogs.

I see enough 'action' every time I go to the park. Particularly from an aptly named dog called "Mojo".

Perhaps he needs some reverse viagra. I'll look into it.

Apparently there are pills called "bitch pills" - Hmmm... I'm pretty sure they make these for humans as well...

We all saw what happened to that dog in "There's Something About Mary" when he was fed speed hidden in dog biscuits. He went psychotic and had to be locked in the bathroom.

Then he bit Ben Stiller's nads.

If I were to get a pet, it would be a miniature pig. Apparently they are very intelligent and cute as well.

I'll just keep the little fellas away from the medicine cabinet...

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

According to a recent AAP article, a world blue singlet record has been created in Deniliquin, New South Wales by a large bunch of ute fans at the 2009 Deni Ute Muster.

Translation - lots of people (especially guys wearing blue singlets) who like utility vehicles got together to do some very Australian stuff. This includes admiring other people's utility vehicles, standing around with a VB can in a stubby holder and, of course, donning the obligatory blue singlet for the world record attempt. 2230 people were successfully 'mustered' (heh heh) together to break the previous record for the blue singlet gathering.

Now, back to the main game - fashion.

The basic blue singlet is the mainstay of Australian male fashion. In many suburbs, regional centres, and remote outback stations, a blue singlet shirt will be found on the back of the "Aussie Bloke".

Popularised by shearers, it can be seen modeled by truck drivers, ute lovers, farm hands, tradesmen, pub frequenters and even the great Paul Hogan.

Accessories can include but are not limited to:

blue heeler dog
thongs (not the underwear - the footwear!!)
stubby holder
big floppy hat
cowboy hat
hat with corks on it
excessive sunburn

For some reason this post is making me want a beer...

You can get it any old how. Matter of fact I've got it now.


Image courtesy of TheBlokeShop