March 21st, 2010

Man, this would be SO USEFUL in real life..!

Adobe Photoshop Cook from Lait Noir on Vimeo.

Jenji comes through with the linkie goodness goods once again! Though this clip feels a little long, I COVET this as it would make baking so much easier! xD And could you imagine all the awesome decorating control you would have?! MAN! Screw hover cars and jetpacks, I wish the future had included this.

March 6th, 2010

A call to arms…

Deadwood = uberness
I have a little favour to ask anyone who would care to answer the call. We’re having a Western Themed event for Bec & Erik’s combined Hens & Bucks show. And. Well. We need music. xD

We don’t want to listen to terrifying Country & Western all night (though a few choice tracks will be peppered in I’m sure) but its actually hard to come up with stuff that’s good and STILL party atmosphere! xD

We’ve got the Deadwood soundtrack, umpteen versions of These Boots Were Made for Walking, some other Nancy Sinatra, a little Tom Waits but… Honestly? We can’t really just have that on repeat all night. xD

SO! Does anyone have any suggestions? Songs with v. wild west lyrics? Music that sounds like its straight out of the era? I’d LOVE to hear them! I’ve probably got much much more than I think in my collection (I’m sure I’ve got Will Smith kicking around here ;)) but anything even for a memory jog would be epics!

Edit: I asked Greg if he was going to suggest something TERRIFYING (he’s very into death metal and post metal) but he took one look at the post and announced that I “..need the Young Guns Soundtrack!” and MY GOD he’s right. Also some Zeppelin that would work perfectly. YAY!

THANKS IN ADVANCE, ARMS CALLER ANSWERER TYPE PEOPLES! :D

March 5th, 2010

Maybe it was the delerium it being 2am…

Mini quiche

It was quite late, but I have been behind in posting my event photography, so I was looking at some of the shots I had done at Greg’s grandmother’s birthday, like the one above and the Mushroom, ricotta & olives… & the Cheese twists in order to get them the heck uploaded.

Drunk on lack of sleep I’m sure, I blurted out “Wow man, I AM good at taking photos of food.” Reference? Greg’s father had been complimenting me on my food photography when he went through my flicker account back around Christmas. I’d said thankyou and was a bit self depreciating as I always think I can do much MUCH better.

Greg replied, “You should be a food photographer” to which I kind of dismissively responded, “LOL, that’d be nice.” He stopped me, turned my head and said “No. I am serious. You SHOULD be a food photographer.”

I know that he’s my partner, and he’s biased, and Chas is my partner’s DAD so surely he’s also a little biased, but wow. I have to say? All kinds of flattered. ^_^;;

March 2nd, 2010

Three Days Late: Tiramisu!

Tiramisu: Daring Baker's Challenge, February 2010
I’m three days late on posting the Daring Baker’s Challenge for February – so its MARCH LAWLS! But I’m hoping its okay because a) this challenge was DELICIOUS and b) Uh, I can bat my eyelashes really impressively? :D :D

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February 25th, 2010

Where was that again..?

Against her better judgement, Jenji linked me this piece of golden gold. SHINING GOLD, GOLD OF THE LAND OF COMMUNISM AND PANDAS!

(Honestly I had a mental blank about whether or not China was the land of shining sun or if that was Japan. So I asked Greg what China was the land of and THAT’S what he came up with. Oh. And bamboo. GREAT EXPORTS YOU GOT THERE, CHINA!)

But honestly the REAL gold is in the comments:
Its definitely Korea man. Well, maybe its Poland...

This TOTALLY inspires me, for my birthday this year, to have a marathon of this documentary series: AS A DRINKING GAME. Every time they say the word China you drink. Its ~educational~!

Oh, and CHINA!

February 24th, 2010

What have I done?

Bridal Shower Brooch Bonanza

As if The Daring Baker’s Challenge isn’t kicking my arse literally enough, I somehow managed to click “Join this group” on the “10 Shawls in 2010” crochet group on Ravelry.

In a year where I’m attempting to hopefully double my freelance work load, and I’m in more than one wedding. As the Maid of Honour in one of them, and helping plan for a wedding in 2011 where I’m also the Maid of Honour. And other weddings I’ll be in that year besides.

WHAT AM I DOING?! AM I A CRAZY PERSON?!

I was just certified as disabled by Centrelink, and I’m like OH YEAH I’LL TOTALLY OVER ACCOMPLISH, I CAN DO THAT! Um, you’re a disabled person, Nett. How does my brain work? Can anyone explain that to me? Limitations, what ARE they? xD

*searches for free shawl patterns*

*headdesk* xD

February 18th, 2010

ONE. BAJILLION. TIMES. MORE..!?

AAAHAHAHAAAA!! Jenji found the next ad in the “MAN THAT YOUR MAN COULD SMELL LIKE!” series, and messaged me DESPERATELY, in a tone that was DESPERATE that I needed to have seen it already.

AND SHE WAS CORREEEEEEEECT ARMAGAAAAAAAAAAAD..!

Did you know that he’s riding that horse backwards?

Well, did you?!

February 14th, 2010

The tickets are NOW DIAMONDS!

 

At three am? JENJI DELIVERS WITH THE ABSOLUTE GOODS! Who knew Old Spice commercials were so undeniably brilliant? Well, people in the US who get Old Spice commercials on their televisions, presumably. I keep playing this ad over and over and over, and it NEVER gets old. He’s on a boat minus the nautically themed pashmina afghan, alas then a horse, a HORSE!

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February 14th, 2010

I want to be surrounded by buttons on twine in birdcages…

 

Lisa Mitchell, Coin Laundry. Sweet, lilting, beautiful, captivating… And that’s just the music video. xD

*will be having her most recent album on constant repeat for quite some time…*

February 12th, 2010

In shock for the loss of one the all time great inspirational talents.

RIP Alexander McQueen.

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