Saturday, January 2, 2010

Don't feed the pigeons...unless they're wearing ties

If pigeons wore ties
They may be more welcome at
Social gatherings

One of my favourite local stores, Pigeonhole, is having a sale. Don't you love their font? And the little pigeon in a tie? I wandered down there on my lunch break today to pick up little gifts for friends far away. Pigeonhole have some really cute homewares, Korean stationery and jewellery (and clothes and cameras and bicycles...) The sale is at their online store too.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Paper Whistle

Last week I was very excited to receive these prints I ordered from Paper Whistle. Despite the postie's best efforts to squash and rip them, they arrived intact. I found some temporary frames for them and am yet to decide where to hang them. As always, the prints look much better in real life than in my shabby photo. I especially like the illustration in the middle, Secret Source, as it reminds me of my mother in the 1980s (in photos where she is holding me as a baby). Of course, she did not have coloured rays emanating from her forehead. The prints I bought are all from the Dark Crystal series. Brandi Strickland, the artist, sent me some emails when I was having problems placing my order and also sent me a polite little note with my prints. She seems to be a real sweetie, as well as a talent! Go to the Paper Whistle site to have a better look at her work and maybe sign up for her blog and buy something at the store, so you can be like me.

By the way, if you're wondering how my wall o' photos is looking, I bought some frames in the post-Christmas sales and am busy adding prints I've acquired in recent months.

Prints are about to eat the fridge.

Here's a gap left after a print mysteriously fell off the wall for the second time, trying to squash my little Christmas tree. Good thing it missed the liquor!

New Years Peeve

Yesterday sucked, and not just because my masseur had an erection (and he was not even hot). Places were closed (even my post office) when I wanted them to be open, even though it was not a public holiday. I fell asleep at 8pm and then woke ludicrously early this morning but still managed to be late for work. I suffered the terrible headaches, backaches and gastrointestinal symptoms that come with being female and having a monthly overload of prostaglandins. I was shirty with my sister and with Little Sarah when they were just trying to be nice to me. I will therefore try to let out some of my negativity by writing a haiku to myself, and try to be marshmallows, rainbows and cupcakes for the rest of the year (or at least day).

Fucking dumbarse bitch
You should pull your finger out
Stop being so lame!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

"Happy ending" for 2009?

Innocent massage
Fully clothed, in public. But
The masseur was hard.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Turns out it was misspelt

Today I read a
Letter to Dr Semen.
It made me giggle. 

Bah, humbug

Oh, two thousand nine
You're so fine, you blow my mind
Like a migraine blows

Sunday, December 27, 2009

RAH! and Little Miso

I have a friend called Little Sarah, or should I say Sa-RAH, because she is always sneaking up behind me (such as when I'm at a computer at work, or sitting in a cafe waiting for her to arrive) and grabbing my shoulders and shouting "RAH!" It is annoying but kind of endearing too. As long as I'm not holding a hot coffee at the time.

Image shamelessly pilfered from Little Miso's blog

Anyway, when I saw a "RAH!" necklace at Little Miso's stand at the Unwrapped market last weekend, I had to buy it for Sarah. I also picked up some cute wrapping paper and a pretty little postage print. You can get some Little Miso goodness yourself, at her etsy store. Her jewellery has been featured by Frankie and Where the Lovely Things Are. Also check out her awesome website for her graphic design, illustration and advertising work (especially the "graphics" section, for the typographic book of kids' answers to the question "what do you want to do in the future").

Is this not awesome? 
Again, shamelessly stolen from Little Miso.

I've already vetoed my NYE party plans

It's my birthday soon.
Shall I have a party, or
Just do some study?