Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Still call Australia home..

Okay, not really. In fact, too die hard American to ever do that. But this is still one of my favorite ever ad campaigns to watch..just beautiful to watch. :p

Oh, yeah, the point...so I'm down here for a week or so, in Sydney. Anyone want to meet up? :D

Thursday, July 23, 2009

This Woman's Work..

You have to watch the judging, too. I dare you not to cry.

EDIT: Well, sheesh. Boo on the spoilsports at Dick Clark whatever. They took the vid down. Going to have to find another version somewhere!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Be Ok..

Friday, July 17, 2009

In the country..

My sister came over for a fortnight with her kids, to visit us other two sisters+kiddos...right near the end, we took a trip out to the North Shore, aka, the country. Thanks to a crappy camera, and a migraine, I didn't get nearly the shots I should have, but here are a couple...

Snorkeling at Shark's Cove...Schools of rainbow fish, crystal blue water, a sea turtle, warm, warm water....

Some of the best shave ice on the island..I am extremely fond of the li hing mui powder option you can get here (a mix of sugar, salt, plum, and licorice..and here, a heck of a lot of red food coloring. :p ) Not everybody agrees with me on that one, though. The philistines.

A random cloud, found on the camera after I lent it to my sister...don't really know who took that one. :p One thing you will find about Hawaii, is there is no such thing as a cloudless sky. Some days, you might think you have seen one, but then you look low on the horizan, and there will be some tiny smudge of a cloud, a little tiny dot, still in the sky.

You can't really see it, but there are horses in that thar picture. :p It really is the country. Though, developers are moving in, which has spawned a campaign to Keep the Country Country. Money being a driving force behind everything, I am just hoping someone retains enough sense to not let it be completely wiped out, and turned into a glossy, fake version of Hawaii, like tourists see when they go to these places :p :

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Little boats...

When I was very little, 4 or so, my family lived in a little shack on the side of the mountain on the Big Island of Hawaii. It was primitive (our water source/shower was a rain barrel on the side of the slope out front), but in the backyard, where my parents were digging a garden, they dug up a little square pond of some sort. One of my favorite memories is walking into the jungle out behind the garden and picking up banana flower petals off the jungle floor, and floating them in that pond like little boats.

These ones, all these years later, are growing in my backyard. I don't float the petals any more, but I still love to see them.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Pictures and Words...

Decided to play along over at Meet Me at Mike's, for the Words and Pictures theme-along, since green just happens to be my lodestone. :p

Palm trees are, predictably, a central part of Hawaii living. I was standing under this one, waiting to cross the street, randomly holding a camera in my hand, when I looked up. Loved the graphic lines against the sky, so snapped. :p

Hop on over to Meet Me at Mike's to see all the rest of the Green Party with Mr. Linky! :D

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

How'd I miss *this*???

How the heck did I miss hearing about this movie before?????????

Guilty treat..

I won't be recommending The Secret of Moonacre, the next time someone asks for a movie rec. I won't even be rushing to watch it again myself.

But, have to say...since I *did* end up watching it, at least once, my virtue was rewarded....the costumes, at least for Maria Merryweather, the heroine, were enough to catch my breath.

Even the undies looked really cool. :p

The rest of the characters, not as much. The male counterpart, sorry, looks like a cross between The Artful Dodger, and that guy in A Clockwork Orange. Except when he was wearing a stripe across his nose, for no discernible reason.

Some of the sets were pretty amazing, too..(You can click all these pics for a much larger version to see the details properly..I really recommend it)

And the gates, I loved the gates! How neat are they??

So, yeah...if you have an hour or two to kill, and want to see some pretty eye candy (better than my lousy screencaps here), you MIGHT wander over to the kiddie aisle at Blockbuster. Just don't say I didn't warn you. :p


1. World Culture Pictorial
10. Allocine


Moby isn't usually my thing. In fact, he usually bores the heck out of me. But this one I found over on Luyi's Some Required, I really, really like. Keep looping it, in fact.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Mustardseeds and Moonshine...

I'm not usually one for little flower shaped dishes. I find them a bit twee. But I won't argue too loudly if someone decides to gift me with a set from the fantastically named Mustardseeds and Moonshine, found over on Hidden In France. Really, I won't. Promise. :p

All from Mustardseeds and Moonshine

Saturday, July 04, 2009

The Red, White and Blue..

Happy Fourth of July!!! Off to have a hot, sticky and fun day. :p

I have no idea about any of them...I saved them all last year, and for some reason, I didn't save a single credit. :( If you know who one belongs to, let me know and I'll fix it!
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