Monday, December 31, 2007

lily in Lime Laundry

lily, telling it how it is, care of photographer Evan.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Learn the bloody language or get another job!

Oh yeah, I just went there!

It might not be PC, but seriously though, why would you work a "service" job when you can't speak to your customers or understand them when they ask a simple question?! Why would you buy a convenience store and staff it with your entire family, who also don't speak the same language as the customers!

I tried to ask the same simple question in 6 different ways, I spoke slowly & clearly, I tried hand gestures (not the ones I wanted to use by the time I left the store though), and using simple words, but nothing. So frustrating!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Emerald Necklace Photos

Only 3 or so months after they were taken. Not that bad for me really.

Detail from a courthouse facade.

One of the many ponds along the Emerald Necklace.

The only baby squirrel I think I've ever seen.

Detail from a plaque on a bridge built during the depression.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

A cheat post

To read about my walk of the Emerald Necklace in Boston check out Evan's photo post :)

Click on this.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Why I love the British

Well actually, just one of the reasons - humor, and, most importantly, the sense thereof. Yes, they have that wonderful thing commonly known as a sense of humor. Now I'm not saying I always appreciate the humor (Mr Bean for example), but I do appreciate that they use it.

I've been watching a couple of shows on BBC America over the last couple of days, and I’ve noticed that at the beginning of each they talk about closed captioning and how to turn it on. Watching tonight I saw one that tickled my fancy, particularly as I've been living not just in America, but in Boston for a wee bit now.
"The following program contains accents you would have heard a lot more of if you hadn't thrown our tea into Boston Harbor. To find out what on earth anyone is talking about please use closed captioning."
Apparently the BBC reached out to John Oliver, a correspondent on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," to help those poor sods over here that can't understand the Queen's English.

*Tee hee* :)

Friday, August 31, 2007


Well, according to all the purveyors of doom and gloom, after this weekend Summer will be gone and Autumn upon us. Now I don't believe this for a second. In my opinion it's still Summer until it stops being typically warm and, well, summery and Labor Weekend has not a thing to do with this.

It is at this time of year that nostalgic New Englanders (ie all of them) begin to wax lyrical about their favorite time of year, "Fall". They speak of such things as the innocent joys of apple picking - and here I must pause momentarily for a rant.

For those of you in the rest of the world, people in New England actually pay orchards to let them pick the apples... Yes, I do mean that instead of the orchards paying workers to pick the apples, otherwise sane and savvy people pay the orchards for the "pleasure" of being manual laborers. It makes no sense!

OK, rant complete (on that topic at least). So with fruit on my mind I bring you my list of most nostalgia inducing, most missed, and just plain yummiest fruit from home. In no particular order...

1. Feijoas
2. Cape Gooseberries
3. Passionfruit
4. Rhubarb
5. Tamarillos
6. Hmm, did I say Feijoas already :)

Mmmm, fruit...

Friday, August 24, 2007

Lisa Ormsby - New Zealand Artist

izzi's wishlist

My parents and I share a love for art and often have similar tastes, only they can actually afford to purchase it.

When I was back in New Zealand in March (1st time in 5 and a 1/2 years!!) I saw and loved two of their paintings from this artist.

I looked online recently to see what I could find on her and discovered she has a website and found this painting (which I am coveting - and could even contemplate affording).

New York, New York

Well, it has been more than a week since I last posted (see Getting my arse into gear) , but I do have a good excuse: I just got back after 7 days in the Big Apple.

Highlights to follow...

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Stolen, and then stolen again...

Taken from Refreshing Content who in turn took it from Ads of the World .

The difference between Marketing, Advertising, PR, and Branding.


Hmmm, I wonder, is this a "You know you're a geek when..." you find this kind of a cool representation moment?

Although, the Branding one more represents the results of successful branding, rather than the process.

And I think I just answered the geek question there too : )

Monday, August 13, 2007


Poppy has been found safe and sound - although a little slimmer. Thank you to all the people who responded to the leaflets and posters!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007


Pretty Poppy is MIA. Last seen in the south-west corridor park area of Boston early Sunday morning (8/5/07). She is likely in the South End near(ish) the south-west corridor park. Poppy owns two friends of mine and they're distraught. Please contact me if you have ANY information. She has on a black collar with a silver stripe and a large yellow tag with her microchip information on it.

Lily misses her too, help her come home...

Monday, August 06, 2007

Getting my arse in to gear.

The time for slacking is over! Having had a wonderful opportunity to do all sorts of things I previously claimed to not have time for has so far resulted in me doing naught, but "No more!" I say. I will post at least once a week, do at least three interesting things each week, and get moving! So here it is for all to see, my proclamation!

And now for action...

Monday, June 04, 2007

Disturbing Images

Beautiful and disturbing paintings by artist Samuel Bak at the Pucker Gallery in Boston.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Book Me

Book Me

With the weather finally turning a little colder here it seems like a good time to curl up somewhere cozy with a book. A comfy chair, a crackling fire, and a cup of hot chocolate, mmmm. "Phaidon Design Classics" in three hefty volumes might not be everyone's first choice, but trashy novel or serious non-fiction, it's a great way to spend a chilly afternoon.

See more of my Book Me list at ThisNext.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Spoiled Rotten Kitty

What my cat (and yours) needs.

See more of my Spoiled Rotten Kitty list at ThisNext.