Sunday, 31 July 2011

ccxi) Los Heroes.

If it weren't for these bunch of intrepid people.

We'd still be stuck in the middle of the desert right now.

Saturday, 30 July 2011

ccx) Twinkle Twinkle.

Look at the numbers of stars picked up by the camera and triple the density of lights in the sky.

That's how many stars we could see from the desert.

Friday, 29 July 2011

ccix) Dark Materials

Packing for my desert adventure...

..seems to be a distinct lack of colour in my clothes...

Thursday, 28 July 2011

ccviii) Wispy.

Get A Room!!!

*grumble grumble*

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

ccvii) My Constants.

Watch. Wallet. Glasses. Keys. Phone. Camera.

Bet you have your lil ritual before you leave the house as well.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

ccvi) So Close...

...yet so far.

You majestic bastards!

Monday, 25 July 2011

ccv) Fully Charged.

Ready to go.

Holiday begins in T-minus 5days...

Sunday, 24 July 2011

cciv) Failsafe.

When in doubt:


Saturday, 23 July 2011

cciii) Holy Macaroni!

You know that ep of The Simpsons where Homer got sucked down a 3D wormhole?

Think I found him.

Friday, 22 July 2011

ccii) Whip It Real Good.

These cheap-arse SkullCandy phones don't even come close to replacing my beloved and already much-missed Sennheisers.
But time, budget and the fact that the only shop I could find in Santiago that actually stocks Sennheiser headphones are charging silly-money for them means I must Make. Do.

Experience has taught me that such flimsy support of the wire near the jack will not do.
Again, Sennheiser knows how it should be done.

Electrical tape will eventually slip, and without any heatshrink handy,
I turned to the one who has always provided the answers I seek in my times of need;
"What Would MacGuyver Do?"

All it takes is a length of nylon cord, and a rope technique I learnt in Scouts, called "Whipping".

No, really.


The whole point is to allow the wire to produce a gentle curve instead of a sharp kink when it's in your pocket.
An inch ought to do it.

Use teeth to pull the locking loop into the winds, trim off the ends with a pair of nail-clippers.

Make it pretty.

That black bit where the cord jumps from the jack casing to the headphone cable began to bug...

So I gave it another layer of whip.

If anything is worth doing properly, it's worth properly overdoing.

All in all, about 2metres of cord was used to protect this inch of cable.

Who woulda thought that Pioneers Badge I earnt all those years ago would still be so useful today?!

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

cc) Baring It.

Nope, not creepy at all.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

cxcix) Spry.

I'm sure this has some kinda deep meaningful meaning... not quite sure what it is tho.

Monday, 18 July 2011

cxcviii) Munch Crunch.

Dare you enter the tunnels of "snap snap pow"?

Sunday, 17 July 2011

cxcvii) Make. Do.

Today, I took a door and an old clothes rack, and repurposed them into a standing desk/shelf kinda thing.

Grandad woulda been proud.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

cxcvi) Chubby Cheeks.

Made a kid grin today. That'll do.

Friday, 15 July 2011

cxcv) Filters.

Dammit when will I learn that sunrays don't show up on compact cameras???

Thursday, 14 July 2011

cxciv) Kunstmann... *snigger*

Careful not to drink the one on the right.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

cxciii) Loungin'.

Celebrity cats in a cage.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

cxcii) Dangles.

Nothing happened today. Here are my socks.

Monday, 11 July 2011

cxci) I Am The Black Mango.

There is just way too much awesome in this poster.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

cxc) Moose Mousse.

Kinda makes me wanna go snowboarding...

Saturday, 9 July 2011

clxxxix) Perks.

Soooo my students took me out to lunch today.

Friday, 8 July 2011

clxxxviii) Urgh.

Only pic I took today. It's awful. So awful.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

clxxxvii) Nom Nom.

Found him on the office floor. Looked hungry.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

clxxxvi) Teaching Styles.

Biching about the world you've been dealt always seemed a bit of a waste of energy to me.

I'd rather take the hand I have and shape my world into something I'm happy live in. Suck it. =)

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

clxxxv) So Close.

Just a tad more rummy sponge and a tad less cream and it woulda been perfect. The honey base works surprisingly well.

Monday, 4 July 2011

clxxxiv) Foo Dou Lau Memories.

This makes me weirdly nostalgic for Fortune House.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

clxxxiii) FancyPants.

Sneaky ninjas, is there nowhere they won't hide?

Saturday, 2 July 2011

clxxxii) Smiles.

Making the world a better place. One grin at a time

Friday, 1 July 2011

clxxxi) We All Scream...

Lil' frozen tubs of heaven.