16 January 2015

Stamp Snakes and Lindsay Lohan

Hey m'dears!

How are you?

My last two weeks have been brimming with goodness, like the Magic Porridge Pot. They've also involved a lot of actual porridge, as it's the only way I know to survive January (the Monday-est month of all). Today I'm sharing some recent events/discoveries which may even usurp my Christmas-time oddities. You'd best buckle your seatbelts because this is about to get pretty darn weird...

Catching a train into Brighton for a girl-date of wine + cheeky burrito (which would totally be my Drag Queen Name) presented the opportunity to admire this portrait in the station waiting room, which I’m 95% sure is of Lindsay Lohan:


Post-burrito, we headed to a local bar, where I discovered the new love of my life actual ambrosia. In case you were wondering, the Gods drink peanut butter milkshakes.

[There would’ve been a photo here, but it was too darn delicious to waste precious slurping seconds to get out my phone. Sorry]

A visit to the Novium Museum last weekend taught me that early radio signals were enhanced by thin pieces of wire, known as a cat's whisker, and I learnt a new word - unguentarium – a term for a vials or bottles used to hold scented oils or cosmetic/medicinal powders. Mini hotel shower gels never sounded so fancy!


I also found a snake made of postage stamps and leather (obviously) and a handy list of the professions I’ll be including under "Who I'd like to meet" on any future dating site profiles:


J. Faro was definitely my Dream Man. Including his excellent taste in fonts.


Just when I thought bathrooms couldn’t get any fancier, I found this sign for toilets that are OUTSIDE OF TIME AND SPACE:



In other news, my mobile’s gone rogue and started running an app which scans my calendar and sends rather disconcerting reminders like “If you're planning to meet Lauren for tea, leave the house NOW! Go go go!”. It’s a very odd sensation to feel stalked by your own phone.

The icing on this cake of weirdness happened during a recent night-time drive, when I realised my headlights had stopped working. Pulling into a nearby field, I pushed every button and lever I could find to try and fix them. It took several, long minutes for me to realise how the flashing could appear to the cars parked nearby...

So, what've you been up to recently?

Katie xxx

15 comments:

  1. How er- peculiar re the phone and the car! Most odd. The peanut butter thing sounds interesting.Not sure I am committing myself to 'nice'but certainly worth investigation!
    Lohan is bizarre!
    Poster is brilliant (sorry, been reading Bridget Jones- thus Conversation stilted and grammatic cohesion slightly constrained!x)

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    1. Teehee- I appreciated the Bridget Jones-ness. Although I really think you should commit to "nice" about the peanut butter milkshake. Why not try one and, if you hate it, send the rest to me by post? xxx

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  2. I'm glad your phone is helping you to be super organised! Did anyone pull into the field to 'help' you?

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    1. There were some cars there already but thankfully we escaped in time! xxx

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  3. Love the toilets outside of space and time sign - brilliant!

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    1. Isn't it just? I now quite want to be a sign writer when I grow up! xxx

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  4. Hahaha, this post has made me giggle a lot. Love the toilet sign, and the image I have in my head of the flashing cars incident will keep me smiling all morning!
    Rachel x
    The Inelegant Wench

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  5. The Mondayest month of all... PERFICK!

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    1. Thanks Charis! We've nearly made it too :) xxx

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  6. The bag! Where is that from? Is it a real life old bag or a repro? I'm obsessing about fonts and bags as my top designer and I are in the process of turning an old 1930s bag into a splashback. Do you still have that one or did you chuck it after the photo? It's totally fontalicious! I may have to steal your image...

    Your phone sounds terrifying. I don't do modern technology and I hate being told what to do so I think I'd have to flush it down the loo.
    xxx

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    1. It's a real life bag, actually on display in the museum. I would send it to you but I think they'd probably get cross if I broke into the display case; so probably best if you just nick the photo :p Your splashback sounds amazing- I can't wait to see it! xxx

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    2. Fantastic! Easier to steal, I mean borrow if it's some defunct old actual bag than some copywritten work of a graphic designer!

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  7. The car story made me snort with laughter! (actually, do I need 'with laughter' on the end of that sentence? Is there any other kind of snorting? Assuming I'm not some sort of pig that is).

    J. Faro sounds like an excellent gentleman (although I imagine there'd be a queue out the door of ladies fancying a lick of his umm...{insert dodgy pie/lolly/cake joke here})

    And January is definitely a porridge month :-) xx

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    1. Hmm... good question. I'm honoured to have caused such a reaction! Snort-laughs are definitely the best kind :)

      You sauce pot! I'm only interested in him for his baked goods :p xxx

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