Thursday, March 29, 2007

Like Something From A Movie

... One of those corny, B grade (barely) ones where some sort of plant gets a case of the mutants and tries to eat everyone.

I am speaking, of course, of my discovery that a vine on the outside of my house had broken in via one of the windows.

The window was already cracked (it had been that way since I bought the house) but the enterprising mutant plant seems to have figured out it was a point of weakness and smashed its way in. That offshoot had since died, leaving little dead leaves all over the floor. I only just discovered it because I was cleaning up the spare room - the broken window was hidden behind permanently closed blinds, under a table.


So I am sitting here waiting for a window dude to arrive to replace the window. And I've decided vines are evil and scary and will be getting rid of the guilty party.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Dresses - Hooray!

We've finally managed to choose bridesmaid's dresses. The irony, of course, is that we've ended up getting them from the same place I ordered my dress (think of the time we could've saved if we'd just gone there in the first place!).

The colour of choice is claret red (a few shades darker than scarlet). They are going to look uber sexy.

Bad Day

You know you're having a bad day when:

* you find a significant error at work and, when you inform the big boss about it he rants on at you for ten minutes about not having faith in your work (before apologising for shooting the messenger, admittedly);

* it's only your third week in the job so you haven't yet mustered the business knowledge to answer all the questions off the cuff;

* you have a job interview scheduled for said same job - and you haven't had time to study (it seemed to go ok, so we'll see);

* it's your last day of work for a while because you have nail surgery booked, so you have to get everything tied up before you go;

* you have to have two separate performance management meetings with your ex-supervisor and new supervisor, and while they are mostly positive they also give some valid criticisms that you have to take on board (making you feel a bit meh); and

* the button on your pants falls off (lucky you have a long shirt over the top).

Monday, March 12, 2007

More Art

It's been a while since I posted any pictures here (hell, it's been a while since I've done any) so here are my latest bits and pieces from dA. Some time in the past few months I've somehow cracked 20,000 views on my page there. Weird.

Cherry Blossom


You, Robot

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Pin Art

The building I work in is several stories tall; as a result, it has two elevators in it, of varying reliability. A couple of weeks ago some enterprising soul put a cork board up in each one, so that people can pin notices for various social club events to it rather than using sticky tape on the faux timber walls and scuffing up the laminate.

Each corkboard comes with its allocation of pins with translucent white heads on them.

The instant that these pins became available, people started making art with them. (I also am not immune from the temptation to rearrange.) We started with smiley faces and words like "hi" (there aren't enough pins to go beyond two letters). Once someone had spelled "ho", which I thought was a bit much!

But often the pin art is more abstract - a spread out series of hieroglyphs that I often can't make sense of even if I tip my head to the side.

I guess it's sort of like staring at clouds and seeing a dragon as opposed to a large white fluffy mass. Or one of those visual puzzles that you can either see as a person with a long nose or a duck. Sometimes you can see it, and sometimes you need someone to tell you what the hell it's meant to be, and even then you might not be able to figure it out!

Anyway, onto other things, we still don't have bridesmaid's dresses yet. We'd organised to go shopping at Harts last weekend but it was still closed due to water damage from the severe storm we'd had earlier in the week. You could smell the carpet rotting from under the door - it was gross. Not their fault, but it's starting to get a bit frustrating.

And on WoW news, I've taken ages to get my main character to the new level of 70 since the supplement came out. There were a few weeks where I was only playing it once a week rather than more often, which slowed me down. But I am now at 68 and because I'm playing a druid that means I get access to a flight form I can use in the new areas. Soaring along as a crow over mobs that would like to stomp my face in is rather fun!

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