Month: January 2006 (page 1 of 9)

4th Annual Oscar Contest

By the time I get up in eight hours the Oscar nominations will have already been released, so let me just assure you all that the Fourth Annual Web-Goddess Oscar Contest will be starting very shortly. I’m not quite finished with the prize yet so we’ll probably be launching on Friday or Saturday. And can I just say, I have had a stroke of GENIUS this year. Seriously, it’s going to be the greatest prize yet. So go to the movies!


DietBlog: 83.7kg. That’s another 400g (about a pound) lost. Three losses in a row! I haven’t hit a hat trick in months. Pretty amazing considering my Weekend of Social Engagements.

Angora Man Returns

The Perils of Having Co-Workers Who Read Your Weblog
I had a heart attack today when Heather, who was on duty in the knitting shop, called to ask about some yarn and went on to explain that “Angora Man’s here and he’s asking about it.” Dude, don’t use my made-up nicknames WHEN THE CUSTOMER IS IN THE STORE! (She later explained that he was on his mobile phone and didn’t hear her.) I figure it’s only a matter of time before somebody blurts out “Titsiana” next time the thief is mooching about…

I ended up chatting to Angora Man while he was out in the shop, and he recommended this website to me. Seriously. Don’t neglect to check out the pants. Two pounds of rabbit fur!

It’s unpatriotic to be fat.

“It’s downright unpatriotic to be fat!” That goodness I can fit into my Civilian Defense uniform now. Vintage beauty advertisements courtesy of MetaFilter.

Chewbacca Blogs

Whoooooaaaah, what a wookie!
Chewbacca blogs. That amused me far too much. I started laughing as soon as I saw the URL. Be sure to scroll down through all the posts. Chewie likes cute animals in funny hats, Domokun, and photoshopping himself onto famous pictures. (I personally love the one of Nick Nolte’s mugshot.)

Butternut Pumpkin Salad

Tonight’s low-fat recipe experiment: Butternut Pumpkin Salad. (That’s plain ol’ butternut squash to us Yanks.) I knew I’d like this one, but the final result tasted a lot different than I expected. The apple juice, vinegar, and sugar make it really sweet. We had it with salad and the leftover bits from last night’s steak, and it was a lovely cool way to end a hot day. Recommended.


Speaking as a clumsy person, this is, like, my nightmare. It reminds me of the (one and only) time I wore my backpack in the bead shop on Enmore Road, and I knocked an entire bowl of itty-bitty seed beads EVERYWHERE. Except they weren’t worth millions, and the guy was just able to vacuum them up.

Valentine’s Day

Shhh! For Valentine’s Day, I’m going to make the Snook a card that has this on it.

Nah, just kidding. I can’t post any surprises for him here anymore because he’s a regular reader nowadays. Still a lurker, but he’s definitely reading…

The Fat Files

If any of you Weight Watchers (or Fat Fighters) need extra inspiration this week, check out Georgie’s site. Damn. Her before and after is way more dramatic than mine!

Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year! And dog owners, don’t forget to wish your pup a happy birthday tomorrow. (I’m amused by the fact that I’m supposed to stay home and not visit anyone on February 2nd to invite the God of Wealth into our home. Given that the other two wisdom teeth are coming out that morning, I don’t think I’ll have any trouble complying!)