Friday, July 30, 2010

The world works in funny ways.

So yesterday I see a jar of cherry jam in the fridge and think I should use it to make some cherry jam muffins, but I think "Oh noes, I don't have a recipe ;-;".

Today I read my blogfeedhat in the morning and presto!

Whisk Kid has just posted one for Chocolate Cherry Swirl Cupcakes with Cherry Italian Meringue Buttercream.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

From Russia.

Grandma sent me this picture in an e-mail the other day, and I thought I should share ^-^;;

This is a playground being built in front of their apartment building, I think it looks quite nice. You can see a predominant Russian folktale theme going on here. Everything is wooden, and I find it amusing that the "bark" on the tree stumps is carved and very ornamental.

You can see some bears posing on the left, very symbolic of Russia, they are common characters in folktales; but they have been extra popular since the current president's name literally means Bear's (and is often abbreviated to Bear in informal environments).

The three-headed dragon in the middle is Zmej Gorynych, probably the main evil guy of Byliny (traditional epic, heroic narrative poem of the early East Slavs X-XIV centuries), he is a 3-headed snake and is often a metaphor for hordes of Mongols.

The last noteworthy thing about this is the presence of mushrooms in the background, for some reason or other, kids playgrounds always have some form of mushrooms :D I guess they are easy to climb and balance on? 

I wonder if I'll get a picture of this completed. 

Unfortunately there are lots of vandals in Russia and in combination to harsh weather ( significant temperature changes are evil when it comes to wood), so the life span of such a playground is limited to no more than 3 years (imho).

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


I felt so sleepy when I got home today that every horizontal or nearly horizontal surface in the house seemed like a good place to sleep given a duvet for comfort.

So I ask you - where do you like to sleep or take naps ^_^;; cos cat naps are great =^_^=;;
Did I fail to note other good sleeping spots? Mention them in the comments :3

Monday, July 26, 2010


So I have to come up with an idea for a website to make for uni; it just needs to be a simple thing, but I fail when it come to ideas ^^;; I have no ideas at all other than a dancing with cats site and the proposal needs to be handed in on Wed. (Missing a week of lectures is fail)

 (Dancing with cats is a book, it is very, very hippyesque. )

Sunday, July 25, 2010 Since the end of the holidays I've been reading more than the usual ^_^;; It feels nice, but consumes so much time I've recently been to a a party where different reading speeds were discussed, and I'm afraid I come out at the lower end of the spectrum. Oh well :D I've always known I'm not a fast reader, but knowing that people can read 2 pages in a minute is a bit sad for me. Anyways, I've read Shame, Emma, Oroonoko, Wuthering Heights and am most way through Great Expectations ^_^;;; Reading anything by C. Dickens is great, he makes me giggle ^_^;;; This post was really meant to use up the kitty smilies ^_^;; I eat cheese.Lately I have been exploring some parts of the internet I have not been exposed to before, it affects my humour in the weirdest ways.
This is fanart for a ma-jong anime Saki, but it makes me lol.

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Digicam :D

New friend is shiny :D well not too shiny or anything, but new toys are always cool.
Although we got it a whole week ago, I have not really had a play with it since I've been sick in bed since Monday afternoon >_>;;; Being sick is so fail u-u;;;

At least I had an abundance of models to try Mr Shiny out on :D Mr. Shiny recognises that Plussy has a face, but is oblivious of everyone else's faces. it is quite funny looking through it to find secret faces in the house (apparently my box of uni books has one).

Plussy-chan wanted to go on top of the microwave for the occasion :D (She normally hates it when I put her up there, but this time she wanted to go so she could spy on Meanie from up high).

Meanie monopolises my socks of doom :D (I'm quite impressed how well the socks are felting, soon I'll be able to wear them without slippers and still keep my feet warm =^_^=)
M. took a pretty picture of Eggy ^_^;; You can see that there is a high humidity in the spare room, I'm surprised it does not rain there >_>;;;

 Having a camera that takes decent close-up pictures is cool; here's one of the origami roses I made a couple months ago :D (Set theory is fun.) shiny paper.

This is another of my new friends - Squishy face =^_^= I think we shall be joined by his cousin Cushy face very soon ^_^

Friday, July 16, 2010

Another note on colours.

This picture is a perfect description of how my bf and I view colours differently. Here you have the light overlay and the pigment overlay in the circles. So when I say blue+yellow=green I get told that yellow is red+green ^^;;
Once again, tattoo stolen off that tattoo place I visit.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

On dangers of skinny jeans.

There were two comics without words that made me lol today. This is the least disturbing one :D Apparently made by this guy.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Tiny Kitten Teeth

I somehow (have no recollection of how) stumbled across Tiny Kitten Teeth. It is the cutest webcomic ^^;; PAINTED *_*;; (with gouache?)

And they drink Ships in Bottles o-o!

And apparently the artists live in New Zealand. :D

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Analog computing. but not really.

Oh wonderous(:P) internet, you have the sillies videos for me to spam my friends with.