Sunday, March 1, 2009

Shark Attack Frenzy and the First Day of Fall and Free Stuff for Some


News on commercial television in Australia is laughable. Except when you’re like me and get worked up about shit and the news does not make you laugh but yell at the TV while the dog slinks out of the room assuming she’s in trouble for farting or eating the biscuit on the saucer.

Three shark attacks in one week.  Apparently that means they are ‘breeding’ and becoming a problem and what’s the government going to do about it?  OR maybe if they used their very small brains they’d realised that it’s a heat wave and more people are bobbing about in the sea looking tasty.  Today was the first day of autumn and it was 34 degrees.  

More people swimming, more people get bit.  The apparent ignorance and stupidity of the Australian media disgusts me.  Do your research idiots and stop hamming it up, more people die from faulty home-job electricals each year FFS.


Click here to become more informed than channel idiot 7 news


Today autumn, still wearing the hot guise of summer, woke up with me and followed me about for most of the day.  I love autumn, we don’t really get the seasonal change here, but we do get beautiful afternoons.  On the bus home from work in mid to late autumn the light is so soft and golden it makes the cranky drones on public transport look less cranky and droney.  

Bye bye summer shoes, drinking milk from the carton in your undies at 2a.m. cause you can't sleep in the heat and summer storms that arrive at 5p.m. and leave as quickly as they arrived.  From we heart it 

On that note here is some cool shit you can win.  


Love a duck ... click here and leave a thought to win it ...

The lassies over at EmBelISH have been squirrelling away the felt for winter and have a giveaway on their blog ... here 

BrisStyle March Giveaway ... head here and leave a comment to be included

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Hello Autumn my old friend.  Goodbye Summer, everyone thinks you’re lovely but I know you’re not, you are like a succubus of the devil and you make me forgo stockings and jackets and most items of sensible clothing for months.  Get the behind me summer. 

autumn wagashi ... mmmm here 

new in my etsy store ...
 

Fallen leaves taken from Catherine's garden in St Petersburg ... they now reside in the back pocket of my Moleskine ... 


Autumn in Siberia out the window of the longest train trip ever ...
and what I wish Autumn looked like here 


11 comments:

Chrisy said...

Yes I often wonder when humanity is going to grow up and stop pretending that it's out in the school yard where if you say something somebody doesn't like war might break out...and do immature things like not swimming between the flags and swimming at dusk after a few drinks...man I could go on and on and solve all the problems of the world!

Dooder City said...

Wow, I don't know, it is so terrible that the sharks are biting the people but I would be interested to hear what an intelligent article would say by National Geographic. I am a subscriber to that magazine and you realize that there is an out of balance with mother nature as a result from human beings screwing with it. But maybe that is not the case. I am so ready for summer, as you are for fall.

The Man Who Knew Too Much said...

That is such horrible news, now I am afraid to go surfing in Australia...

Those cousins up north are really bad boys, the little ones are nice, tho. :P

Twobreadsplease said...

I understand what you mean about being Too Hot. Returning to China in the summer can get really uncomfortable and waaaay too sweaty for my liking. I'm glad you get to wear stockings soon, they're wonderful things. xx

littlechrissy said...

sigh. I work in the media and I feel every ounce of your pain. I despair for this industry. I throw things at the TV. I know many wonderful journos who are unbiased and refuse to beat up stories. Sadly they're in the minority. Perhaps this is why I'm now studying primary teaching...
On a brighter note: the teapot and cup brooches are simply gorgeous.

UberOriginal said...

I know like how much logic does it take to figure out about the sharks. And hello maybe if we didnt overfish their habitat they would have something to eat other than humans!!! xx your blog gave me a laugh.

Pilli Pilli said...

First of all, about the shark-media: :) But the media's not much better here in Italy... might even be worse. (Lots of stupid shows with scarcely clothed no-brains... + they make EVERYONE speak ITALIAN. Even John Malkovitch. Which in my book is offensive.)

Then, on a more positive note: I LOVE those red shoes! I want want want! (Let me know when they're up for a giveaway. I want them even if they're already smelly... Yes, that much!)

And the tea-set is deadly adorable!

Best wishes,
K.
PilliPilli Handmade

Kitty Boo Boo said...

lol ... I was just ranting about the stupid news and sharks yesterday! I reckon it's just the same bloody shark ... not breeding, just big and getting fed regularly by the bobbers ... love all your new pics ... and I simply must go and buy a teapot and cup soon!

Charlotte said...

You should hear to some news programmes in Spain, they really suck!

Georgie said said...

Summer is dissapearing for you and spring is almost here for me (or so it seems). I long for a heatwave, but not for sharks... Autumn is one of my favorite seasons, I love the crisp smell in the air.
x

Bec said...

Oh my, that last photo is too beautiful!! Hey, you know the only thing that disturbs me more than commercial tv media, is when I hear people in the street discussing things they've seen on it as if it is actual news :O

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