Sunday, November 18, 2012

Things I Love #21

Is it just me or does it seem that the remainder of this year is filling up super fast?  I feel like I often mention how fast the year is going when I do these posts but they do make me unusually aware of the passage of time!  November has but two weeks left and then we will be full on into the Christmas madness.  I just hope we get some good weather somewhere in between all that because aside from a few sunny days, Summer is yet to visit Durban.  On that note, here is Things I Love #21:

If you don't already watch Adventure Time, here are 21 reasons why you should.  Man I love this show!!

Reaon # 2:  Finn has better hair than you

Do you dream of brightly coloured hair like I do?  Yes?  Then check out the Dolls with Dye tumblr.  I am thinking of dying mine bright red, at least I can get away with that for work....

I am not really a cat person but the 25 most awkward cat sleeping positions makes me wish I was a cat. Then, I could sleep ANYWHERE!

Dear universe, please, please, PLEASE can I get a shark sleeping bag?

Edgar Allen Po!  An unlikely combination of horror/crime fiction and the Teletubbies:


Here are 20 hilariously bizarre tumblr coincidences.  Seriously going to have to keep a look out for these in my own tumblr feed.

Birds are truly amazing creatures.  This article talks about how they manage to survive in hardcore storms like Sandy.

I'd LOVE to get my hands on the Rising Sun Lamp by Satoshi Itasaka.  The designer wanted the lamp to "create brand new feeling and optimism every time the user switches it on."  So cool!

It seems that in many ways this year has been about letting go and moving on.  Here are 9 reason why it's time to move on

This Star Wars Han Solo Princess Leia Geek Necklace from the Land of Rapture Etsy store is officially on my Christmas list.

Look at my new cat shoes from Mr Price!  Like I said, not a cat person but really, who can resist cat shoes:

The Forever 21 Hello Kitty range is just too cool.  I pretty much want everything in the lookbook!  It's a pity we don't have Forever 21 in SA yet.

Have you guys heard of the Morning Glory Pool?  It's kind a sad was originally a really beautiful blue colour (caused by bacteria that lived in the warm water) but, because people have been throwing rubbish into it, it now has rings of orange and green (caused by different kinds of bacteria).  It's still really stunning to look at but the reasons why are a little depressing...

The Jim Bob Art Etsy store make some really great, quirky ceramics (among other things).  My favourites are the Cheese Defender Plate and the Handsome One Espresso Cups.

Here are four airplanes with mustaches to celebrate Movember...makes me want to break out my mustache ring so I can take part too.

I went off work early the other day because I was feeling sickly and I have to report that Totoro and popcorn are an effective cure for headaches:

These photos by Helen Pynor are absolutely stunning.  Everything looks like its floating underwater making it both tranquil and creepy all at the same time.

I know this is a bit delayed but have you seen/played Angry Birds Star Wars yet?  Here's the trailer just in case:

They always say that war changes people and these pictures of soldiers before, during and after deployment to Afghanistan are quite amazing.  Some are more dramatic than others to the point where it's hard to imagine it's the same person!!

Pictures of eyes drawn on hands.  Kind of creepy (a la the Pale Man from Pan's Labyrinth) but also kind of cool.

And lastly, how cool is this dog?  His name is Jeffery and he lives on the same property as the hair salon we go to. Yesterday when we went for a cut all he wanted was love and I was more than happy to oblige...

And that's all for this week.  If you've found anything cool feel free to share it in the comments.  I am off to attempt to bake bran muffins from a box.  I am hopeless in the kitchen!  Wish me luck!!

P.S.  I finally finished my Links I love page.  Click here to check it out.


  1. I love that you said you're not a cat person, yet mentioned cats three times in this post. I'm not a cat person either, but my latest blog post is also about cats. They're cute to watch, I'll give them that.

    I just started washing out my hair-dye and that Tumblr is making me want bright crazy hair all over again. It's torture! They all look so awesome.

    And that dog looks lovely. It's so sweet when all they want to do is sit and enjoy some affection. They're always so grateful! What a cutie. :)

    1. I know! It's so sweet...definitely need to get me a dog!! And I agree, cats are cute to watch but I'm very much a dog person at heart:)

      Thanks so much for your comment!!

  2. 25 awkward cats sleeping is fantastic! Thanks for making my day!

  3. They are awesome hey? Love them:)