Sunday, 24 December 2006

In case anyone's watching.

This week has been quiet on the blog front. My uncle passed away last weekend and the funeral was mid week. He was an excellent man: generous; friendly; always enjoyed himself and encouraged other to do so too; has wonderful children; an iconic type to me.
Favourite phrases include,

  • "G'day sweetheart. (with hug)"
  • "Who's is that noble dog?!"
  • "Well, I've confirmed it: All these pieces belong to another jigsaw puzzle."

It was an excellent funeral - one that had clearly benefited from my uncle being able to contribute and plan at least a little.

Two of my cousins did beautiful speeches, esp from my uncle's eldest son.

I bawled, of course, and my complexion makes me look like I've been crying for a day after only 5 mins.

The wake was at a golf club and then family went back to the house for a fish-and-chips dinner. Except for his noticable absence, it was a celebratory day.  I suspect Boxing Day will be much the same.

Anyway, that's why it all been a bit low.

Monday, 4 December 2006

Haikus can be glum
but also quite upbeat. Still,
they're mostly quirky.

I found these on a Yahoo 360 site by Suzy:

Cat Haiku, a selection

You never feed me.
Perhaps I'll sleep on your face.
That will show you.

You must scratch me there!
Yes, above my tail! Behold,
elevator butt.

I need a new toy.
Tail of black dog keeps good time.
Pounce! good dog! good dog!

The rule for today.
Touch my tail, I shred your hand.
New rule tomorrow.

In deep sleep hear sound
Cat vomit hairball somewhere.
Will find in morning.

Grace personified
I leap into the window
I meant to do that

You're always typing
Well, let's see you ignore my
Sitting on your hands.

Wanna go outside.
Oh, no! Help! I got outside!
Let me back inside!

Oh no! Big One
has been trapped by newspaper.
Cat to the rescue!

Sunday, 3 December 2006


Cute, clever, beautiful and tragic. By Dony Permedi, found on Drawn!


An evolving whiteboard-stop-motion clip "created for the Swedish band Minilogue by Kristofer Strom from Ljudbilden & Piloten", found on Drawn!. Enjoy

Note to self

Visit Found more often

"FOUND by Adam Skinner in Ontario, Canada: I found this on the way home from school on the ground."

"Oh. Your dog died? Shame."

Rose, of
Make your own caption.

I also recommend EuropaOlive and The Flying Cat, so far.

An endless source of fun, are cats.