I have a thing for boxes. Big and small and round and square, in bright colours and interesting patterns. Recently I discovered that I could make them myselves. To get them sturdy enough you generally need paper somewhat stiffer than regular printing paper. Old magazine-backs and -covers are a good alternative to buying cardboard and the boxes become more interesting as well. Used some in making of Christmas presents this year.

I have a specific plan for these boxes. If I can be bothered I'll post pics of the finished project.



What's your craze nowadays?


Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve has come and gone, as usual not reaching up to its expectations. It has been a good night but it will never again reach the feeling of anticipation you got when you were a child hungrily eyeing the presents under the tree. Sometimes, being a so-called grown up sucks. Other times you remember the really shite-arse childhood memories and realise that pretending to be a grown up is better.

To me, Christmas Eve is not the highlight of the season. It’s planning and finding and making and wrapping and giving presents to everyone else.

A project that this year has taken a long time to finish but the result was great! I wrapped everything up in newspapers and red ribbon this year, pretending to do so out of environmental causes, but in reality I’m just being stingy, saving money where I can. Spending the saved money on myself instead. We’re all just self-centered wankers. Feck us all, and happy new years as well!


Rocks and cocks

I'm trapped at the study hall for another four days until I can enjoy the freedom of the Christmas holidays. My last exam is maths (numerics and transforms and PDE and ODE and WTF), but as you know, my unfaithful readers, my heart is made for stone.

Norway's national stone is larvikite, a beautiful black-blue dimension stone that I hope to one day have as my kitchen countertops. It comes in both lighter and darker varieties, as seen in the pic below.

However, a newly started norwegian sex toy company, Laid, figured they'd make a larvikite dildo... Right...


I have to say, it looks to be of very good craftmanship and I'm almost (note the almost) tempted to buy one just to keep it on display on my mantlepiece, if I had a mantlepiece that is.


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Fridge magnets are fun


Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear oh me what a bad blogger I am....

December 1st today, haven't visited my own blog since October. Feck. I see I've been sent an award by Ingrid Riddervold (Again, this happened in October. Again, feck.) and her lovely blogalicious. Now this is a girl who can sew! (Damn her, jealous) Aaaanyhow, I'm supposed to now say seven things about myself. Ok

 1. I like rocks. And minerals. I find them interesting. So interesting I plan to make a career out of them.
 2. Squash is fun. Especially with people like himher and her.
 3. Flea markets are the best.
 4. I'm a slave to the television, or more specifically to tv-series downloaded from the magnificent webalicious. Examples would be Gossip Girl, House M.D, QI, Mad Men, Sex and the City, True Blood
 5. My favourite animal is rabbit (and hare).

6. My hero is Roald Amundsen, first man on the south-pole, though I sometimes wonder if I'm a reincarnation of Robert F. Scott in terms of not-so-wise decision making.
7. Fashion baby!

Okay, sending the award to Sir Bob, challenging him to write the answers in a post that is shorter than the Paleozoic era, for once.

See you in another two months....