Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Pretty President-ess

I just love Obama as I would a novelty toy- or perhaps a seasonal toy. It's like loving the thought of elves and fairies. It makes me excited to believe in him. I would add him up next to Father Christmas. Not that I doubt his ability to be great because I think he is doing a very good job. He just has such a cheeky, magical spirit about him. And I love his wife. She rocks the white house. I doubt it has seen such savvy fashion sense since JFK's wife.

Here's a selection of some of her best outfits:






Images from thetelegraph.com


Monday, 30 May 2011

Grease is the word

It’s one of my Gran’s favourite films and I remember singing along to every song with her and sharing a crush for Kenickie, so it’s really sad to see the headline -
Apparently it was, according to Radar Online Reports, "the end of a long, sad road of addiction that made him one of Hollywood's cautionary tales." It is so sad to see the horror of addiction and the hold it has over people. I loved him in Grease and will always remember him for his attitude and awesome hairstyling.


The World's funniest Joke

In 2002, after much deliberation and countless laughs and giggles, British scientists identified what they deemed to be The funniest joke in the world.


This was their choice:

A couple of hunters are out in the woods when one them falls to the ground. He doesn't seem to be breathing and his eyes have rolled back. The other man quickly takes out his mobile hpne and calls the emergency services. He says to the operator:


"My friend is dead! What can I do?"


The operator calmly and soothingly says, 
"Just take it easy. I am here to help you. First, let's make sure that he is indeed dead."


There is silence, then a shot is heard. The man's voice comes back on the line. He says:
"Ok, now what?"


Hmmm, and I failed science?

Well, I think I may have some funnier jokes than that.

Jokes about Julius Malema

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And from one one my fave websites the Oatmeal:

Friday, 27 May 2011

Photo Inspiration #3

These beautiful photos really captured my heart today. Found at oneeyeland.com 








Billboard Awards 2011

If you're going to put Fergie, Nicki Minaj and Ke$ha together then you've got to expect some pretty whacky outfits. It seems as though the theme of the night was who could look the most like a street walker. Who do you think won?

Arresting: Black Eyed Peas leading lady Fergie arrived in a Hervé Léger by Max Azria bondage dress and Christian Louboutin heels at the Billboard Awards in Las VegasWild women: As usual rapper Nicki Minaj and pop star Ke$ha stood out from the crowd in their unusual outfitsWild women: As usual rapper Nicki Minaj and pop star Ke$ha stood out from the crowd in their unusual outfits

Others also came to win favour with the guys

And some looked all right on the night



Big night: Rihanna was among the line-up of superstar performers taking the stage at the Billboard Awards

Overdressed? country superstar Taylor Swift wore an Elie Saab blush toned beaded strapless gown with bronze embellished accents

Thursday, 26 May 2011

When I am Queen

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A lot of the time, during meetings, whilst driving, when listening to certain people etc, I like to drift into "Me" time and spend a moment or two thinking about how things would be so much better if I was either:

A) Very Rich B) bestowed with incredibly cool powers by God and allowed to be a Superhero C) The Queen


Today though, I'm thinking more about being a Queen.

Did you know that Queen Elizabeth II  has the power to do the following:

Send letters without putting stamps on them - over here, they would just get stolen

Drive without taking a driving test - which isn't particularly exciting as I'm pretty sure half the people on the roads in SA do that already

Refuse to give evidence in court as they are her courts - Again, this is done all the time by certain government officials

Re-possess any plot of land within the United Kingdom - I'll take Surrey, Bath and the Lake District please

Give as many honours, medals and knighthoods away as she wishes


Dismiss the government - What an amazing idea.

Pardon any (or all) prisoners in her jails

Declare war on another country as the armed forces are at her command - Now this would be very handy especially as an act of revenge against annoying family members or two-faced friends.

To be honest, not all of it is very exciting. I was expecting more advantageous motions. Which is why I would like to proposition myself as a new Queen of the World. And with my new found power I would:

  • Make Fridays part of the weekend. No body likes a 2 day weekend.


  • Make every second Monday of the Month Cupcake Monday and by law, companies have to provide their employees with an infinite supply of cupcakes.


  • Bring back Nativities in schools because everyone should have a chance to be a sheep, an angel or a Wise Man.


  • Make Ben n' Jerrys available World Wide


  • Ban men from wearing make up - it's just plain freaky deaky


  • Fund research into flying carpets thus clearing up congestion problems


  • Ban smoking. Full stop


  • Be-rid the world of Kardashians, Lady GaGa and reality stars who think people give a damn about what they eat/wear/say/who they are dating or who is a glam fairy or not. Oh and those annoying Teen Cribs people and Sweet 16 kids would be locked away in a hole in Siberia.

Obviously there are the important and global issues I would address, free housing, education, hospitals, removal of weapons and the sterilisation of ignorant, racist, bigoted and nasty people. And i'm also pretty certain that someone should be ordered to make a calorie free chocolate brownie that tastes divine!

Hmmm, a lot of my laws center around food.

What would you do if you were Queen?




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Wednesday, 25 May 2011

War with the Web

I haven’t done a post in ages and I got almost teary eyed this morning just thinking about it.
The reasons behind my absence have been the incessant workloads that have been dropped on top of my now very sore head.

They’ve been making me do a website frame at work….wtf….was my initial thought and still remains my only thought on the matter. I’m pretty sure I’m a marketing co-ordinator and not a web designer but meh, obviously not an issue for the Big Boys.

Yet you can probably imagine my panic at being asked to do this task
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The frantic hair pulling
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The restless nights

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The midnight baking sessions to calm my nerves

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But I think, armed with a trusty ruler and pencil that I’m through the storm and have now wound up with something that looks a little bit like this…

  
Ok, who am I kidding, this looks like a disaster! How can I possibly show my face at work?

I can’t.
I won’t.

I refuse to leave the refuge of my bed and be submitted to taunts about my lack of creative drawing skills.

Seriously, if you come near me with your website bull I’ll be forced to shove this computer mouse somewhere nasty……NO…..you can’t make me draw another wonky line…..InPresoScreens....what?



A program to help me? What is this you say? 



You have a program that helps me transform my monstrosity into a fairly readable design idea? And you didn’t tell me this in the beginning??


*sigh*


 Methinks I need to go back to the drawing board

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Monday, 23 May 2011

Chocolate for wine

Can this be???
Dr. Nick Proia developed Brix when it became obvious to him that no chocolate on the market paired well with wine.
After a good deal of trial and error, Dr. Proia crafted the three blends of what would later be called Brix –the first chocolate specifically blended to compliment wine.
At their root is single origin Ghanaian chocolate, known for its red fruit tones, mixed with the highest quality confectionary chocolate. The result is a blend so pure in flavour that it actually enhances those nuances found in great wines, without confusing the palate.
The Extra Dark Bar pairs particularly well with Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux and Barolo wines.

From Harvey Nichols


Geek Chic


You know that geeky girl in high school who used to play the violin, had pigtails at the age of 14 and had a Barbie lunchbox? Where you that kid?

Well, she's the new cool!


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