Saturday, February 20, 2010

Paper Heart Garland

As mentioned previously, I took part in Dinosaur Toes' "Get to Know Me Knick Knack Exchange." I was lucky and scored a package from Nicole of Adventures in Love and Happiness. She made this red heart garland for me as well as a dark grey taffeta flower brooch (plus made one of each for herself, so we can be matchy).

R.e.: menstruation - what's the worst?

The diarrhoea,
Debilitating cramps, or
Pervasive fatigue.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Two hours to go

I hate on-call shifts
They create anxiety
And ruin one's fun

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Random post

Just some random things I posted. One package was for the "Get to Know Me Knick Knack Exchange" on the Dinosaur Toes blog. I hope my recipient likes it.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I'm surprised they survived the 90s

Just heard: "Streets Golden 
Gaytime: more like a party
than an icecream." Yikes!

Do they have these ice-
creams anywhere else or just
in Australia?

Monday, February 15, 2010

Near Perth Train Station - an inelegant haiku

O, Big Issue Man -
I like your early nineteen-
nineties drum 'n' bass

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Lame haiku

My cerebral excrement has overflowed into verbal diarrhoea, so take cover. (NB: for non-medics, overflow diarrhoea is a side effect of constipation. Happy Valentine's Day.)

I have had two new interns working with me the past fortnight. They are both cute little blondes and their names both begin with K and contain the letters r, e and i. Inevitably, people mix them up or think that they are one extremely efficient person. (I had a similar problem with my previous intern, who had an identical twin that also worked as an intern in our department. On their first day, they wore identical shirts, despite living together and having ample opportunity to compare outfits. Fortunately, one grew a goatee so it was possible to tell apart the good one and the evil one.)

The Ks have been working extra hard (so that I can run off and attend my tutorials) so I gave them these little Valentine's-themed gifts. (They contain fun-sized Cherry Ripe bars, in case you're wondering. Both of them declared Cherry Ripe to be "the best chocolate".) For one, I wrote her a list of shoe shops in Perth, as she has just moved here and only has one pair of shoes. For the other, I wrote her a haiku about writing her a haiku*. She loved her bakers twine so much that she wore it around her wrist all day and made Kabbalah jokes. 

Making cards and gift wrap has to be the best way to misappropriate your own study supplies. Just add a label-maker thingy, heart hole-punch, heart stickers and stamp, recycled gift wrap, novelty scissors and twine.

*I don't have a list
Of shoe shops for you so I
wrote you this haiku.

Small Adventures Giveaway on i art u

I thought this "We Were Meant For Each Other" card was an adorable representation of two pears kissing, then I realised it is a forbidden love between a pear and a light globe!

The i art u blog is hosting a giveaway from the adorable etsy store, Small Adventure. Other pairings from opposite sides of the track include a banana and a telephone, and a carrot and a pencil. They also make cute elephant toys and reusable felt mailing envelopes. It's all very kawaii. Visit i art u to enter.

Gong Xi Fa Cai

image by Perth's wonderful Little Mo and Friends