Archive for October, 2009

The Cat Piano

In a city of music-loving cats, a mysterious figure abducts the best singers for nefarious purposes…

The Cat Piano is a beautiful and atmospheric animated short film.


Reading Corner

If this lego minifig had longer hair and glasses, it could be me!

from smarth


From impactist, the people who brought us Leo’s Song, comes the multi-dimensional love song of Parallelostory.

The Discworld in Lego

I saw a production of Maskerade last night.  Terry Pratchett’s books do make great plays!

It therefore seemed appropriate to post these photos of the Discworld in Lego, from captainsmog’s flickr site.


Nanny Ogg & Granny Weatherwax by captainsmog.

Nanny Ogg and Granny Weatherwax


+++Hex: right view+++ by captainsmog.

Hex: Unseen University’s computer


Unseen University's Library by captainsmog.

Unseen University’s Library

For more Discworldian goodness, see LEGO Discworld.

World’s Biggest Alarm Clock

An invention to get those very heavy sleepers out of bed on time!

Magic Wedding Proposal

Random Quotation

Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the 8-color boxes, but what you’re really looking for are the 64-color boxes with the sharpeners on the back.

I fancy myself to be a 64-color box, though I’ve got a few missing. It’s ok though, because I’ve got some more vibrant colors like periwinkle at my disposal.

I have a bit of a problem though in that I can only meet the 8-color boxes. Does anyone else have that problem? I mean there are so many different colors of life, of feeling, of articulation.

So when I meet someone who’s an 8-color type, I’m like, “Hey girl, magenta!” and she’s like, “Oh, you mean purple!” and she goes off on her purple thing, and I’m like, “No – I want magenta!”

John Mayer

World Air Traffic in 24 Hours

My holiday is over now and I’m flying back to Australia today.  I had a wonderful time and saw some awesome places.  It turns out I love ruins and museums so Palmyra and Jerash were my two favorite places.  The Dead Sea was fun and I travelled with some really nice people.

I can’t wait to go travelling again!

Real Life Romance II

Black Heels To Tractor Wheels is Ree Drummond’s story of how a city girl fell in love with a cattle farmer.

Here’s the complete saga (to date) of the rip-roaring true story of how I met my husband, Marlboro Man, and how I went from spoiled city girl to domestic ranch wife in the blink of an eye.

Started in September 2007, these entries were intended to be a short memoir of their courtship for their eleventh wedding anniversary, but quickly become a long and very entertaining story with plenty of ups and downs.  Currently the story ends with a four part account of Ree and Marlboro Man’s wedding day.  I’m hoping Ree will continue with entertaining tales of their honeymoon (in Australia!) and the early days of their marriage.

Here’s the first installment: The Night I Met Marlboro Man

The complete index for the saga is here. (Start at the bottom and work your way up.)

Lego Pirates

Captain Morgan: Scourge of the Pond by 2 Much Caffeine.

from 2 Much Caffeine