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Forgot how to hamster.

Forgot how to hamster.

I have to say, too, there’s a certain kind of vanity and self-absorption reflected in giving up everything about one’s self.
To think that somehow everything you do needs to be shared online is conceited and false.

Buy Experiences, Not Things

Waiting for an experience apparently elicits more happiness and excitement than waiting for a material goods (and more ‘pleasantness’ too—an eerie metric).
By contrast, waiting for a possession is more likely fraught with impatience than anticipation. “You can think about waiting for a delicious meal at a nice restaurant or looking forward to a vacation and how different that feels from waiting for, say, your pre-ordered iPhone to arrive.
Well-being can also be advanced by providing infrastructure that affords experiences, such as parks, trails, and beaches, as much as it does material consumption.

~ So very true. It’s all about doing stuff as opposed to having stuff. And savouring the antic-i-

pation.

Movie acting suits me because I only need to be good for ninety seconds at a time.- Bill Murray
~Classic Bill Murray movies illustrated by Paul Gill. Taken and tweaked from the Murrays: Series 1 and 2 
Movie acting suits me because I only need to be good for ninety seconds at a time.
- Bill Murray

~Classic Bill Murray movies illustrated by Paul Gill. Taken and tweaked from the Murrays: Series 1 and 2 
PSA + TMI

PSA + TMI

A brilliant Noma Bar illustration for the Changing Conventions campaign by Ogilvy & Mather, for IBM to track food from farm to fork. ~ Is it just me or does it look like she has a cock in her mouth?

A brilliant Noma Bar illustration for the Changing Conventions campaign by Ogilvy & Mather, for IBM to track food from farm to fork.

~ Is it just me or does it look like she has a cock in her mouth?

Summer’s a comin’ and so is the annual Swimsuit Decision: can I get another year out of the old one, or am I going to be confronted by brutal fitting-room mirrors and ridiculous amounts of money for less than a metre of cunningly designed stretchy fabric? All meant to provide degrees of coverage and (hopefully) flatter, rather than any expectation of actually looking amaaaaaaazing. 
I’ve never really understand the lure of shopping as a pastime, but it seems to me that buying a swimsuit is the most soul-destroying expedition of all.

Summer’s a comin’ and so is the annual Swimsuit Decision: can I get another year out of the old one, or am I going to be confronted by brutal fitting-room mirrors and ridiculous amounts of money for less than a metre of cunningly designed stretchy fabric? All meant to provide degrees of coverage and (hopefully) flatter, rather than any expectation of actually looking amaaaaaaazing.

I’ve never really understand the lure of shopping as a pastime, but it seems to me that buying a swimsuit is the most soul-destroying expedition of all.

The harsh truth is, most red-haired men look like blondes who’ve spoiled from lack of refrigeration. They look like brown-haired men who’ve been composted out behind the barn. Yet that same pigmentation that on a man can resemble leaf mold or junkyard rust, a woman wears like a tiara of rubies.
-Tom Robbins
Illustration by Juan Carlos Paz  AKA Bakea, whose work is whimsical and wonderful.

The harsh truth is, most red-haired men look like blondes who’ve spoiled from lack of refrigeration. They look like brown-haired men who’ve been composted out behind the barn. Yet that same pigmentation that on a man can resemble leaf mold or junkyard rust, a woman wears like a tiara of rubies.

-Tom Robbins

Illustration by Juan Carlos Paz  AKA Bakea, whose work is whimsical and wonderful.

When I’m writing, I am concentrating almost wholly on concrete detail: the color a room is painted, the way a drop of water rolls off a wet leaf after a rain.-Donna Tartt~ I’m currently reading Donna Tartt’s ‘The Little Friend’, and hoping to enjoy it as much as her Pulitzer Prize winning ‘The Goldfinch.’

When I’m writing, I am concentrating almost wholly on concrete detail: the color a room is painted, the way a drop of water rolls off a wet leaf after a rain.
-Donna Tartt

~ I’m currently reading Donna Tartt’s ‘The Little Friend’, and hoping to enjoy it as much as her Pulitzer Prize winning ‘The Goldfinch.’

Frog Bodypainting:
The newest masterpiece created by Johannes Stötter:
a tropical frog consisting of five people.
~ Absolute genius!

Frog Bodypainting:

The newest masterpiece created by Johannes Stötter:
a tropical frog consisting of five people.

~ Absolute genius!

Exquisite ‘scenes of the flesh’ from bodypainting artist extraordinaire Johannes Stötter.

Being a dickhead is bad enough, but the double-dickhead category is reserved for people like Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. And Christopher Pyne.

Being a dickhead is bad enough, but the double-dickhead category is reserved for people like Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. And Christopher Pyne.

I just love a ballsy spoonerism, don’t you?

I just love a ballsy spoonerism, don’t you?

Yesterday we spent some quality time with this beautiful bird when we stopped for a snack at Mossy Point.

Rainbow Lorikeets are delightfully noisy and cheeky, but we’d never seen one quite up-this-close-and-personable :)

From bustle.com: This Is Where I Leave You
Warning: Before you read any further, know that this is a very spoiler-heavy post, so if you haven’t seen the movie (or read the book) yet, proceed with caution.
~ A few days ago I finished reading ‘This Is Where I Leave You’, and all the way through I kept thinking and commenting to the Canaussie (probably a few too many times) what a great movie it would make. How the dialogue was so funny and some of the characters sooo perfect for film. In fact I even suggested Susan Sarandon for the role of the mother - without realizing that a movie had already been made. Having seen the trailer, and now having read through the above-mentioned  ‘spoiler’ post, I’m not sure I do want to see the movie. I can accept that some of the story has been altered and adapted for film, and I think most of the actors are good choices. 
But Jane Fonda as the matriarch? Meh. 

From bustle.com: This Is Where I Leave You

Warning: Before you read any further, know that this is a very spoiler-heavy post, so if you haven’t seen the movie (or read the book) yet, proceed with caution.

~ A few days ago I finished reading ‘This Is Where I Leave You’, and all the way through I kept thinking and commenting to the Canaussie (probably a few too many times) what a great movie it would make. How the dialogue was so funny and some of the characters sooo perfect for film. In fact I even suggested Susan Sarandon for the role of the mother - without realizing that a movie had already been made.

Having seen the trailer, and now having read through the above-mentioned  ‘spoiler’ post, I’m not sure I do want to see the movie. I can accept that some of the story has been altered and adapted for film, and I think most of the actors are good choices.

But Jane Fonda as the matriarch?
Meh.