Posts tagged ‘Spotted’

The following material is incompatible with mealtimes

Here’s what my lunchtime Facebook trawl dredged up today:


Mr. Manx will testify that I’m the sort of idiot who, when confronted with a bottle of baby powder, can be counted on to say something like, “What, made from real babies?”

In the same spirit, I clicked on the snail cream link to find:

Mmm... snail cream... ecstasy...

Oh yeah, made from real snail slime.  Urgh.

This is an indication for cognitive reframing – I am someone who enjoys eating chicken feet, fish eyeballs and liver sashimi, and who’s had nice cooling drinks made from grated antelope horn and bird saliva, and who believes in daily topical applications of fermented rice filtrate. Slathering snail mucus on one’s face is not so bad.

… Not working. Urgh.


November 16, 2011 at 13:30 2 comments

You man, no beard

Excerpt from a Fruit Farm Intranet announcement (“mask”, by the way, refers to surgical specimens and not, say, Batman):

So, uh, could I come, if I had a beard? Maybe, being female, the hairs on my chinny-chin-chin are finer and would fold nicely into the mask, possibly because I use conditioner? What about other variants of facial hair? I suppose Misogynistic Moustachio’s moustachio might conceivably pass muster if he managed to stuff it all inside the mask, even if that’s only possible by a hair (hur hur hur, sometimes I amaze myself). But why did nobody mention sideburns – surely those get in the way too? Especially those Ye Olde Englishman types that go straight (and sometimes sideways) from ear to chin? Or folks of no-removal-of hair.period religions, who may have hair going the other way, viz. chin to ears?

Oh, the lengths I go to to entertain myself this rainy Friday, on call, alone in the Farce Room, and Mr. Manx-less for the weekend. Haaaaaaaiizzzzzz.

February 5, 2010 at 17:34 4 comments

The skater

They like to put up this dinky little skating rink in Novena Square at this time of year, and get in some skaters to show their stuff in the middle of the shopping centre. I couldn’t help particularly liking this photo that I took on my Ixus. I’ll do more justice to it when I get some time with Photoshop on my home computer. But here it is in its slapdash form.

December 18, 2009 at 06:04 Leave a comment


I’m not sure if Kel remembers a comment I made on her blog about Sakae Sushi and how a few of us were sniggering – possibly a tad loudly – at the Caucasian guy behind us who was wading through five plates of edamame. Well, this week, we were at Sakae Sushi again and we saw the same guy, and he was – you guessed it – wading through another five plates of edamame.

I do wonder if suicide bombers ever considered using methane.

November 27, 2009 at 22:10 3 comments

Spotted: Up In The Tree

Tree Koalas

Heading towards Mait’s Rest in the Otway region, we were wondering why the hell there were cars parked along the Great Ocean Road all of a sudden. After all, there were just trees, trees and more trees. Then we looked up where people were pointing and saw these two.

Oochie-koochie lookie de cutie wutie pie widdle koawa baybeeeeee…

October 2, 2009 at 10:35 2 comments

Spotted: Picky Customer


Menu at a prata place in Clementi, after falling into the hands of a punctilious diner.

July 30, 2009 at 09:32 2 comments

Spotted: Gross Object In My Food


PUBIC HAIR IN MY CHILLI SAUCE!!!!!!!!!!! Cannot begin to express how gross this is!

June 28, 2009 at 19:33 1 comment

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My blog-name is Katie but I will not respond if you call me that in real life because it's not my real name. Yes, I do practise virtual-world paranoia. No, I do not enjoy stalkers. But I do enjoy writing and having folks reading said writing, so welcome to my world. It's nice to meet you.

Playing in my head over and over again argh

I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song (Jim Croce)

Book(s) of the moment

Hogfather (Terry Pratchett)

Books read in 2010 and 2011

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows (JK Rowling) - 'cos the movie's coming out!
Frankenstein: Lost Souls (Dean Koontz) - ah, bugger, it's part of a series! Now I hafta find all the books...
Dismantled (Jennifer McMahon) - oh, good one
Tigerlily's Orchids (Ruth Rendell)
Shutter Island (Dennis LeHane) - reminds me too much of work
Holy Fools (Joanne Harris) - it's official: I prefer her scary books
A Series of Unfortunate Events; The Unauthorized Autobiography; The Beatrice Letters (Lemony Snicket)
The Little Friend (Donna Tartt)
The main books - 11 so far - of the Southern Vampire series; the Aurora Teagarden series except for A Fool & His Honey - that makes it 7; Sweet & Deadly (Charlaine Harris)
The Woman in Black (Susan Hill)
Full Dark, No Stars (Stephen King)
Room: A Novel (Emma Donaghue)
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs)
The Bachman Books (Stephen King)
Men At Arms (Terry Pratchett)
Carpe Jugulum (Terry Pratchett)
The Fifth Elephant (Terry Pratchett)
Beauty (Robin McKinley)
The Sandman, Vol 1 (Neil Gaiman)
The Burden (Agatha Christie) - her crime novels are waaay better
Snuff (Terry Pratchett)

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Disclaimers: 1) I cannot help but bitch about work sometimes, but everything here comes under the realm of personal remarks, and nothing here is said in my professional capacity. Nor does anything here reflect the opinion of the institutions that employ me. This is just me shooting off. 2) Most identities have been anonymized, particularly those of folks I know on a personal basis. Same goes for my workplaces. However, commercial and public places and figures remain named. Otherwise some things just wouldn't make sense. 3) Links and sources have been provided where appropriate and possible. They are not meant to challenge anyone's ownership. If this causes any discomfort or offence, please let me know.


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