Thursday, 10 April 2008

i have a headache

the kind of splitting headache that affects your eyesight. and there's no real reason for it. i took painkillers with codeine and it had no effect. currently drinking loads of water and hoping for the best.

i also fell asleep on the train (as i do most mornings - gives me and extra 30min sleep most days :)) but this time when i woke up i really couldn't remember for a minute if i was going to work, or going home. think i am spent too much time on trains and not enough time sleeping recently. good job i am going on holiday next week.

i wish blogger linked up with live journal, i dream of a non segregated bloggiverse....

this morning i saw this:
and now i want to go live in the trees again. watching people swarm in and out of train stations is like watching ants. i want to live in one of those curved roof lodges pictured - somehow they remind me of olden times gypsy caravans, and i've always dreamed of owning one of those too :)

Also a totally pointless, but kind of amusing article on cloth shopping bag snobbery.
i know this to be true, my moorsbag and lovingly made patchwork bag from nerdbunny definitely have higher status against the shop ones. or is it just that they're prettier? the article makes me want a bookshop bag too. how silly. :D

My garden is famous! king_prawn posted a photo of my garden in the snow on an american website. strange but true.

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

comicky goodness

I have been making some very cool phone pockets recently, and as soon as i'm at my own computer i will post a photo or two. in the meantime have some comics to make you smile.
i got directed to freak angels today from another comic feed, and will be going back to read the rest once i've posted this :)

new gorgeous comic, Freak Angels. read this now!
Post-apocalyptic goth types with superpowers

Boy on a stick and Slither
the cutest political philosophers you've ever seen

Surreal, cute, funny,

Little Gamers
Cute Cute Cute! geek humour, with added ninjas, whats not to love?

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

April Fools

As usual on april 1st, i forgot. and got a bit confused by certain reported stories. then woke up and went looking for the best of the april fool's articles.

The Guardian got me til i spotted the author's name. because let's face it, this is actually just the sort of thing you would expect after last week's madness.

The Metro reported BMW waging war on dogs who pee on their cars
(quoting one Lola Forpi - read it and weep anagram lovers)

The Sun take the Apr 1 classic UFO story and bring it up to date with a Google earth twist:

Speaking of Google, they really upped the ante by creating a whole site and inviting us all to join them on mars ("the open source planet").

That's all for now, as i guess i should really get *some* work done this morning.

If thats not enough for you, here's an article listing some of the best April Fool's jokes from previous years.

**ADDED**: Penguin related BBC April Fools. hurrah!