March 29, 2006
Oh man, if you haven't seen the spoof of the now infamous 'Where The Bloody Hell Are You?' ad you have GOT to see it. It is absolutely hilarious.
It does contain even more colourful language than the original.
So if a few swear words and drug references annoy you, don't watch. mk?
Posted by gadgetgirl at 06:30 PM
Who needs fashion magazines when you have the wardrobe_remix pool at flickr?
And you don't need to sift through all of those cosmetic ads.
Posted by gadgetgirl at 08:17 AM
March 27, 2006
Aussie aussie aussie
The stupid-ass Aussie daylight savings time stuff up made boing boing.
oi, oi, oi!
(for those not on this side of the equator, some Australian states decided to hold off changing the clocks so that everyone at the Commonwealth Games could have that extra hour of sunshine. And for those who are scratching their heads asking, "Commonwealth wha?" Here ya go Think of it as the Olympics where England actually gets a few medals)
Posted by gadgetgirl at 09:27 PM
March 25, 2006
Sparky has to go the the V-E-T this morning in the C-A-R. shhh...don't tell...
Posted by gadgetgirl at 08:19 AM
March 24, 2006
A while back I mentioned our geekin' Star Wars wedding cake topper and how you can now fork out big bucks for one of your own.
Well, after I posted that I realized that I didn't have any photos of our DIY version (well, except those in the massive wedding album)
So while on lots of sinus medication I took a few shots.
It is a little faded after 5 years, but I still like it a lot.
(this link is for Ryan. I love a good Woody. *sigh*)
Posted by gadgetgirl at 08:37 PM
March 20, 2006
cat outta the bag.
OK, it's official.
Today we bought plane tickets to the US.
We will be there for three weeks in June.
At this point it looks like we will be in Seattle, Chicago, Peoria, Port Charlotte Fla and maybe Wisconsin. A bit of a whirlwind tour, ah?
I'm excited, and a little nervous.
It has been a few years since we've been there and I know it has changed a lot. I don't know if I'm prepared for it....but I am prepared for the shopping! I have started a list already. tee-hee.
But more will be revealed later.
And I need to organize the cat sitter. eeek!
Posted by gadgetgirl at 07:46 PM
March 19, 2006
watch me go all high brow on your ass
Harry Seidler passed away.
Why was it not on the news? Why am I the last to know?
Last year we finally made it over to the Rose Seidler house, a sleek post-modern house in the suburbs of Sydney. It is the house of my dreams. And every year they have a fab 50's festival, but some how we always miss it. But really, the house is well worth checking out if you are in Sydney, it so rocks!
Most Sydneysiders will be more familiar with Seidler's skyscrapers. (like the MLC and Australia Square). The Sydney skyline would not be the same without Seidler.
As with most bold artists, Seidler had his fair share of controversy. He was one of the architects that helped to create one of Sydney's eyesore buildings...The Blues Point Tower. Not the most, um, sensitive structure every built...but everyone is allowed one AI, right?
You can probably tell that I am a little bit of a architecture geek and when we moved to Sydney I was really impressed with Seidler's work. It's sensitive, bold and just a bit sexy.
I'll have to have a quiet moment next time I'm on my way to the US Embassy, it just happens to be in the MLC.
But I also have a new art crush. Sally Smart is my new most fav Aussie artist. She makes these amazingly huge cut out collages that are at once both delicate and bold. But get this, and Kate will love this, she has done a series about female pirates. FEMALE PIRATES! How cool is that?
Be sure to have a really good look through that last link, there are some great images there. It makes me want to hop on a plane to Melbourne to catch the show. Hey crumpet, have you seen it??
Posted by gadgetgirl at 07:18 PM
March 18, 2006
What's blond, fuzzy and blind?
No, not one of the Hilton sister on a Saturday night.
It's is a lobster lookin' creature that was just discovered deep deep in the ocean. I just love it when they find some new freaky animal at the bottom of the ocean. And look at it, it has friggin' monkey arms. Mother Nature has an amazing sense of humour.
ooh, oooh, and if you like this new little guy, you can make your very own. Go on, give 'em a cuddle.
Posted by gadgetgirl at 05:17 PM
March 16, 2006
Damn, I really wish I could be at SXSW this year.
There are over 20 Aussie bands there, how cool is that? I sure hope some of those Aussies get some great exposure. I know some people will rave about Wolfmother...but I have to admit I'm not a big fan, sorry. But Kisschasey and End of Fashion are pretty fun.
Oh,oh, oh and they are having a friggin LEGO PLAYPEN. (my Mom can attest to my addiction to the brightly coloured blocks) But seriously, a chance to play millions and millions of Legos? Sweet.
Be sure to check out some pics at Flicr.
The lovely and talented Cinnachick has some great shots, I'm SO jealous.
Posted by gadgetgirl at 07:28 PM
The battle to end all battles.
Nuns vs Librarians
Head to head geekiness.
Posted by gadgetgirl at 06:15 PM
March 13, 2006
It's time for.....
I can't belive it.
The exact release date is still very tentative and all of the reports on the net are from 'industry sources', so I'm taking it all with a grain of salt. I mean really, it isn't 'officially' listed on Amazon yet.
But if all goes well, you know I'll be ready and waiting at my laptop on July 25 to put my order in.
oh happy day!
Posted by gadgetgirl at 10:58 AM
March 12, 2006
I just took picture #472 on my new Canon 350D.
Jeez, that didn't take long.
Well, since I've had the fancy-pants camera for 4 whole days, I figured it was time for me to do a bit of research and figure out how to work this crazy thing.
I've joined two different 350D groups over at flickr and I'm watching for photos that I like and then checking out the exif data. I find it really helpful to see how other people get good shots. (what did people do before flickr???)
I also LOVE Dan's article about how to shoot live music. He's got some awesome tips there. I think I'm living vicariously through...but only a little...
But I have to say I've got a LOT to learn.
This is one steep learning curve I've signed up for.
And YES, I'm going to read the manual.
Posted by gadgetgirl at 03:07 PM
we forgot about the flowers....
I'm sitting here watching Ice Castles.
I really need to get out of the house....
Posted by gadgetgirl at 01:08 PM
March 11, 2006
If you aren't doing anything this Sunday then why not mosey on down to Gallery Fourtyfour in Darlinghurst.
Fun will be had by all.
But what to wear, what to wear?
Posted by gadgetgirl at 04:11 PM
When we got married over five years ago Rob made our cake topper. Since we are big ole' Star Wars geeks we decided on a Princess Leia/Han Solo thing. It cost like $12 or something and it was one of a kind. (and got lots of giggles at the reception)
Well, if you know a Star Wars geek that is too lazy (or to uncrafty) to make their own, they can run pop and buy one...for $95USD!
How slack is that?
Posted by gadgetgirl at 11:46 AM
March 10, 2006
Where the Bloody Hell Are You?
The Brits need to get a bloody sense of humour.
The ad in question is here if you want to judge the 'offensiveness' for yourself.
Come to think of it this might bode well for the ad campaign. You just know that as soon as they hear that an ad with a gorgeous Aussie blond in a bikini got banned they will be tripping over themselves to get to the web site.
hmm, quite clever really.
Posted by gadgetgirl at 07:20 AM
March 09, 2006
look who got a new camera.
I think there will be an amazingly steep learning curve on this one....
Posted by gadgetgirl at 08:43 PM
how to make me laugh
1. Take a pirated print of Revenge of the Sith to China.
2. Dub film into local language
3. Subtitle new version back into unbelievably broken English
Posted by gadgetgirl at 07:35 AM
March 06, 2006
faster than a speeding cataloguer
Watch me loose any cred I had with four little words:
Librarian trading cards, COOL!
Posted by gadgetgirl at 02:31 PM
March 05, 2006
horses horses horses
The Mardi Gras parade was really really really fun.
I can't believe we have lived in Sydney for 8 years and this was our first one.
I got lots of kisses and cuddles from parade participants (Kate seems to think it has something to do with the 'slut' tattoo on my forehead, who's to say?).
There were lots of cowboys this year, go fig. But there were also a few pirates too!
I'm sure I've mentioned that I LOVE a good pirate. But really, the city was buzzing.
Full of feathers, sequins and cowboys hats. Be sure to check out some of the pics over at Flickr. Rob, Kate and Lil have some good ones. And I took a few too....But I'm sure more people will be adding shots to the Sydney Mardi Gras pool soon.
And in the spirit of the season, I bought tickets to Boy From Oz tonight. I'm going with some girlfriends in September, and assuming that they don't add any other shows we are going to the very last show of the Australian run. Now granted that we are in the nosebleed seats...but I'm sure we are in for a maraca shakin' good time.
OH, oh, oh, I almost forgot. At Mardi Gras, instead of beads they were thowing out whistles, fans and maracas to the crowds. The maracas were supplied by...drum roll please...Tupperware. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Tupperware. They are so cool. Do they know their market or what?
ahhh, Mardi Gras, Peter Allen and maracas. How's that for a weekend? And to top it off, I have tomorrow off.
Posted by gadgetgirl at 09:28 PM
March 03, 2006
Posted by gadgetgirl at 07:46 PM
March 02, 2006
Happy Mardi Gras everyone! It looks like we will be going to the parade this year.
oh, be sure you look out for those homosexuals...
Posted by gadgetgirl at 10:12 PM
I went to Vinnies when I was at lunch today and picked up an Earthworm Jim* PC game for like $2. It's pretty fun.
I always loved the characters from Earthworm Jim like 'Queen Slug-for-a-Butt', 'Evil the Cat' and my favourite, 'Princess What's-Her-Name'.
(I'm sure I have a Princess What's-Her-Name action figure somewhere...)
And be sure to check out some of the quotes from the show over at IMDB, they are so priceless...but I have a sick sense of humour.
"Superheroes and evil twins go together like peanut butter and... evil peanut butter!" -Earthworm Jim
*Earthworm Jim was a shortlived TV show in the mid 90s
Posted by gadgetgirl at 08:12 PM
March 01, 2006
the good (another one for Kris)
the bad (really, what the hell is happening to Chicago?!?!)
and the veggie (for the hookers)
Posted by gadgetgirl at 09:48 PM
There is this crap going on here in Australia regarding kids, the internet and copyright.
From what I can gather there is this non government agency that wants schools to pay a fee for the privilege of letting their students do research on the internet.
Not for the connection, not for printing, not for some guidance...
Just for browsing.
There is no way this can go through.
What will the schools in the outback do? How will they do research? It is so not fair. (they will disconnect the internet from school, that's what they will do!)
I'm going to be watching this one very closely.
(gets down off high horse)
Posted by gadgetgirl at 07:32 PM