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Monthly Archives: October 2011

… (which my sad little self is deprived of over here) I give you a collection of costumes that would really, really just make my day.

crazy asian

crazy asian

cat terrorist

cat terrorist

def a german

german who doesn't understand Halloween

baby suit

baby suit

every boy I had a crush on in high school

every boy I had a crush on in high school

a big 'mo

a big 'mo

eep!

cute kid

 

cute kid + five/ten years

cute kid + five/ten years

Happy Friday, going to have dinner with Fuller and Mr. Fuller, then a rum and tonic or 12 with my sister. If she has enough, maybe we can dress up one of her kids in an ill-fitting/inappropriate costume, yay!

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Video courtesy of Mister A Fuchs…

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$49 bday/xmas wish list #1 HINT HINT HINT

Why why why does Sephora not ship to Australia?!

Like a pokey addicted minimum wager I would dutifully deposit my weekly paycheck to them in exchange for shiny trinkets.

You can buy it for me here.

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Navajo Feather Extensions

Navajo Feather Extensions

Massive fan of Navajo Feather Hair Extensions. Have an entire pack in right now, loving it.

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Right now it is Crave Food Festival in Sydney. Culture, diversity, cuisine,  blahblahblah NOODLE MARKETS!  (Who cares about anything else.)

They transform Hyde Park in the center of the city into a massive Asian noodle market. Thai, Malaysian, Chinese, Japanese and Middle Eastern restaurants from all over the city set up stalls and there are hundreds of tables set up all over the park – plus beer and wine tents and even cocktail waitresses. They really do it up beautifully with coloured lights shining through the park’s big old trees, Chinese lanterns strung up, live music and big blown up photographs from local artists hanging along the park’s main path.

I didn’t really take any photos though, except this ghetto one.

nightime market

After a while we wandered over to the Botanical Gardens, where I DID take some pictures. So much so that Nick walked ten steps ahead of me pretending he didn’t know the tourist.  Whaaaat I really like trees, can’t help myself.


Wandering around the park at 8pm with still a little bit of light – Summer almost here.

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As I finished up at work yesterday noticed my Twitter feed was blowing up with Occupy Boston and Boston Police hashtags. Spent the next couple hours frantically refreshing trying to get info about what was going on.

With lots of accusations of police brutality and media conspiracy I thought I would wait until the morning and read up on what happened so I could get a more complete picture – let me be clear, I am not unbiased: if I was home right now I would be there alongside protestors.

Twelve hours later, after hundreds of riot cops were dispatched and 100 arrests took place – a google search of “occupy boston” pulls up a handful of articles, and no coverage whatsoever on  huffington post, cnn and fox news homepages. However, Google “Fenway riots” and you get pages upon pages of relevant articles.

I’m not one for conspiracy theories, but it sure seems like everyone is ignoring this in hopes that it goes away. Similar protests are taking place in more than 120 locations in the US, and it’s members are no media dummies – check out the Occupy Boston blog – no rants, just concise calls to action, press releases and images

Most comprehensive article I found was off boston.com. Excerpt:

Masny-Latos, who was on scene as a legal observer, said no protesters fought with police. She said police could have employed a technique routinely used at other protests – police approach a protester, tell them they are violating the law, and the protester then submits to being taken into custody – and still achieved their goal of clearing the area.

“They really attacked,’’ Masny-Latos said of the police. “They used force that was completely unnecessary. … It was just brutal. I have no idea why they arrested us with such force.’’

To her shock, Masny-Latos herself was among those arrested. She said Boston police usually respect the legal observers the guild routinely dispatches to public protests.

However, even though she was wearing a green hat with the words, “legal observer’’ clearly visible, Masny-Latos said, she was the second person arrested by police.

“It was very surprising,’’ she said of being arrested. “Boston police usually respect our legal observers. And they usually leave us alone. … I was legal observing. I wasn’t even chanting anything.’’

“Four officers grabbed me and dragged me,’’ she said. “I begged them to stop, [told them that that] they were hurting me. I have no idea why they arrested us with such force.’’

Mayor Mennino’s response was that he agreed with protestors’ cause, but they couldn’t “tie up a city.” Two am on a Tuesday? Tying up the city? Come on now, Boston is no Hong Kong.

What bothers me the most is that I expect Boston to do the right thing, particularly when it comes to protecting those who are exercising their right to free speech. I’m always drunkenly bragging about Massachusetts being the best state, because people there value progression and intelligent discussion – and I believe this. So a police response so disproportional feels like a low betrayal.

It’s not often I feel let down by my city, but I do today.

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Been giggling at my desk over this. Showed it to my co-workers and apparently I AM THE LAST PERSON IN THE UNIVERSE TO READ THIS. On the off chance that someone, somewhere is less cool than me, enjoy.

Hilarious.

Complete set of  David vs. Simon warning here.

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Dad, you’ve probs already watched this on repeat like thirty times in a row… but just in case you missed this when you were “surfing the ‘net” as you say … our mutual boyfriend Troy Polamalu scaring the shit out of fans by posing as a wax figure of himself at Madam Trussard’s celebrity wax museum in Hollywood.

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