Fun Stuff: July 2004 Archives

100 Things

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100 things about Kazza the Blank One. Bren has had one of these for ages, and I've been thinking I should probably put one together. Just recently Dave and Dennis put theirs up, so I thought I would too. Some of my ideas were stolen shamelessly from them :)


Many many years ago, ie when I was a young teenager, I had out all my space lego and used to play with it a fair bit. One time we went camping at Yerranderie and I took this small (the smallest I think) set of space lego with me to play with while we were away. Unfortunately I lost the set and never found it again. Although there was a chance that a kid at school stole it shortly after. I'll never know.

In March last year I found the set again on ebay and bought it. It's now among the collection.

I've also found my camera's macro setting to be quite effective.

FQ1: How have you decorated the walls of your living space (photos, posters, works of art, etc.)?
I used to have all sorts of posters and bits and pieces up on the walls when I lived at home, but it all got put away when I moved. In this room I have a satellite photo of Sydney and that's it.

FQ2: How have you decorated your body, both intentionally (piercings, tattoos, etc.) and unintentionally (wounds, scars, etc.)?
My ears are pierced. Don't have too many scars; a couple of little ones, including those inflicted by a Major Mitchell Cockatoo in 1989 and a blue-tongue lizard a few years later.

FQ3: How have you decorated your computer's "desktop"? Post a snapshot if you want.
I currently have a pic I took of my fish. Was thinking about changing it though, as I've had this one for quite a while. Oh, and my desktop is not usually that neat, except that I moved a stack of it off last night cause the c: drive was nearly full.
Two white angelfish

FQ PROJECT: Decorate your blog today! Create some art with an online Etch-a-Sketch (like the one here) and post a snapshot of your efforts (or, if you're not an Etch-a-Sketch fan, draw us a picture using whatever you want).
I did this a few years ago in photoshop. I was just messing around with filters and came up with something that vaguely looked like it belonged under water. So I started again, this time aiming for a certain effect. It has a combination of a blue screen background, some lighting effects, lens flare, and a ripple filter (glass I think), in that order.
The fun you can have with photoshop

I'm not submitting an entry for this week's Theme Thursday. This is because the most appropriate picture would be a self portrait of my sadness that ebay supports criminal activity, and not only refuses to help victims but blocks them from warning others. As George said, they are more than happy to take their cut in commissions, but refuse to accept any responsibility for any problems.

Mosaic me baby

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I'm having a very Mel weekend. Thursday was The Patriot, tonight Chicken Run and Lethal Weapon. I've seen the first Lethal Weapon movie but none of the others, and none of the Mad Max movies. One day... It's also been a butt kind of a weekend - Dennis Quaid in Innerspace and Mel Gibson in Lethal weapon. (Also had a bit of a drool over Gary Sinise (cf Ransom) on imdb)

Mosaic me baby

Some months ago Dennis very kindly sent me the four Lego mosaic kits. Well first they went on an overseas trip, and then I did, so I've only just finished all four of them. I'll leave them up for a while, then begin work on my next project, this time in colour.

Cotton Reel

This must be a pretty cliched shot (I'll know when I look at Theme Thursday after I upload this). I guess the only thing of interest with this cotton is that I've had it since 1986. Year 7, Home Science. We had to get some cotton for use with the sewing machines, and I got three reels. I think I still have all three of them somewhere, or at least two!

PS, happy birthday Theme Thursday! :)

Dave sent me a link this morning to further confirm my theory that some people have way too much time on their hands. At first my innocent mind thought it must have all been done in real lego, but during the day I wondered how it could be that good, and surely it must have been CG. But according to the press release it was actually a mixture of both. Check it out at spiteyourface - at least you get to choose the size there, I ended up downloading a 53mb file ;)

I knew within a microsecond of the Theme Thursday topic coming out what photo I'd use for it, but it means plugging in the external hard drive and it's too late at night when I haven't washed up from dinner, so I'll put it up tomorrow.

Ok so it's not quite tomorrow, it's actually Sunday night. I actually chose a few more than just the photo I was thinking of, and could have in fact uploaded a stack more. But I restricted it to four. The first is the one I was originally thinking of, and I threw the others in for good measure.

Sunrise over a Boeing 747-400 wing Flying high in nothing but blue sky
Full flaps for takeoff from Sydney Air brakes for landing in LA

You get this. Thanks Dennis, that was hilarious. Scary thing is, I've been to that dude's site before (check out the real-life lego badger badger badger badger ) :)

Rooster and Mushroom have launched a meme called the Glove Box Project.

All that's wanted is the contents of your car glove box (an ancient Gregory's street directory, a petrol logbook and a car charger for my phone - pretty boring really :) ).


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FQ1: What's the one thing above all others that drives you insane... that one dreaded event that causes you to completely lose your composure and want to kick, scream, and beat something with a big stick?
There's a few places on my drive to work that people are constantly trying to push in or just behave stupidly. It completely pisses me off and I can't get over it.

FQ2: Is that all? Surely there is something else that will cause you to freak out! Here's your chance to vent and list a few other things that make you go nuts...
Where do I begin? heh. How about, my father's childishness, rude people, stoopid people, people that push in, lotus notes, I'm sure I could think of more if I sat down..

FQ3: When you've been driven crazy by something or someone... and are barely containing your frustration... is there anything you can do to calm down, dispell the rage, and be happy again?
Usually it's just time. Or escaping somehow, like watching a dvd.

FQ DARE: Admit it, you're not perfect... what is something you do that drives other people crazy?
Easily my moodiness.

Dinosaur Days

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Lego Dinosaur Mosaic (excuse the jpg compression artefacts)

While in the US I bought some more wooden dinosaur kits, three of which I've built over the past couple of days. I now have about ten wooden dinosaur skeletons sitting on a shelf at work. There's at least five more I need to collect though heh.

So then tonight I thought I'd pull out another mosaic to build, and it happened to be the dinosaur. Silly really :)

Didn't really know what I'd take a photo of this week. I guess the biggest clich� in photography are photos of your pets and kids. Not having any kids I went for the former option of pets.

One of my bettas One of my angels

Then I had a look through other Theme Thursday entries and got a few more ideas. Being this late on a Thursday night though didn't give many opportunities for photos, so went with the gift-buyer's clich� of chocolates.

mmm chocolate

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IT geek, originally from Sydney, moved to Canberra in 2007. Married to "the sweetie", aka Stu. Prolific photographer, Lego junkie and tropical fish keeper.

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