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Spent a week down in Melbourne with Rey for her birthday, visiting a few friends & family. Had a lovely time, including...

- Pirate clubbing. Photo here of yrs truly attempting a menacing 'Arrrr!' and managing... I'm not sure quite what... along with the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] silverblue.

- Meeting [livejournal.com profile] shadow_5tails and [livejournal.com profile] asagwe's new cats, and seeing their Ninja Skillz in action. It was a short step from their deciding that the world is more interesting when seen through bubblewrap to their figuring out how to wear a bubblewrap bag as a Ninja Hood... and I was especially impressed by the Ninja Door-Opening Methods.

- Rey's birthday dinner, during which I caught up with my brother and learned some v. interesting family gossip...

- Visiting my great-aunt. She's not been well and was a little frail, but for 87 she's still holding up pretty well.

- Seeing Merlin Bird performing before they head off overseas.

- The weather, which alternated between 'dry', 'wet', and 'wet plus burst water main'.

- A dinner date with my beloved. Verdict: we really ought to do that more often.

- Talking to Mel Uni about prospective back-to-study-ness (specifically in psych). Looks interesting, although paying job that doesn't require a year of study first would be preferable.

Got back to discover that Rey's mother, while house-sitting, had tidied the kitchen (including cleaning the stove!) and that [livejournal.com profile] da_norvegicus had brought home a respectable school report, go him. Also that Dog-Or was overjoyed to see us, no surprises there.

Meanwhile, via [livejournal.com profile] vito_excalibur, advertising execs are still morons. Or possibly a significant portion of people are morons, and ad execs are just cynical bastards who exploit that. Either way, I think several people on my f-list will find that photo far more attractive than it was intended to be.

Date: 2007-06-20 04:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] peglegpete.livejournal.com
Hooray for pirate clubbing!

Wait... you're not dragging pirates out with the seals and giving them a good bashing, are you?

Date: 2007-06-21 12:55 am (UTC)

Re: Advertising execs are morons

Date: 2007-06-21 01:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] freyaw.livejournal.com
That's one beautiful image. Pity about the yoghurt, and the message. Diet yoghurt is such a gross thing (my digestive system rejects it as a food source. Well, not entirely, but it wants the stuff to be somewhere else ASAP and this is way too much information, isn't it?).

Date: 2007-06-21 02:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] turnberryknkn.livejournal.com
That photo of you and [livejournal.com profile] silverblue is seriously awesome. :-)

Date: 2007-06-21 02:24 am (UTC)

Date: 2007-06-21 02:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shadow-5tails.livejournal.com
Yep, that's one dumb ad campaign. I look at it and think she's glorious and would look good in artfully swirled yoghurt, but I'm sure that wasn't the intended message.

On the other hand, I have heard that Brazil is ridiculously size-conscious, so it probably works within the target culture. Sigh.

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