Wednesday, October 29, 2008

From Harry Potter to Harvard

I came across this when I was late night browsing on hagebutten. Secretly I love the Harry Potter book, well not so secretly really but never really knew much about J.K Rowling apart from whatever the token information in the media was. This is a very good watch though, I would have loved to have heard a commencement speech like this at a graduation (I haven't actually attended my own).

What's interesting is that this year in one of my classes we were talking about how failed experiments are never talked about, and only successes are published. The point one of my lecturers was making is that there is so much to be learned from failure as much as there is to learn from success, and we should never discount what we have leaned just because we have appeared to fail. Well a bit of late night rambling, but you'll understand when you watch the clip. It's quite long, around 20 minutes, but well worth the watch

I tried to embed the video but it wont work so you can watch it here


So guys what did you think?

Peace out

Monday, October 27, 2008

Fashion inspiration


At the moment I am going gaga over zebra print, I've never been a big on any kind of animal print, but have developed a soft spot for zebra print, I just love how it looks. Recently I bought an 80s zebra print dress, and some awesome zebra print tights which I still have to wear, although the weather is getting a bit warm for that.

I also love coloured zebra print just as a side, my favourite at the moment is turquoise and black zebra print, I think I'm a little bit attracted to the tackiness of it all, but I have seen it done well.

Also don't you think this photo is gorgeous? I love zebras in general, and this photo is gorgeous - another flickr treasure. Just look at those eyes - inspiration all in its self.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Injuries are no fun what so ever

I was meaning to get into taking some photos for some posts I wanted to do but that may need to be put on the backburner.
Why you might ask? I seemed to have injured my neck in some way that is unknown to me. After my heavy exersise tuesday - heavy exercise for me is attending a step class in the morning with my mum and then playing indoor netball at night- I started to feel a bit of a twinge in my neck, that lead to not being able to move my neck forward or backwards too easily without that twinge getting a bit more persistant, and too a relatively unrestful night, with my neck protesting everytime I moved. Wow that was a long sentence...forgive me for my horrible writing style. So anyway I woke up this morning and I am still in bed with the laptop, I should get up soon, to see how bad the neck is, but I really don't want too.
Although it's not because I lack things to do, I have a list infact


  • Bake a million white chocolate cupcakes with white chocolate ganache
  • Organise my study notes and write out a study plan for my exams
  • Finishing marking lab reports for my lab course
  • Wash the Basil
  • Wash Basil's bed
  • Take Basil to the park
  • Bake bread
  • Clean wardrobe and organise where surplus is going too
  • Take some photos for blog

So anyway that might get put on the backburner for a little while, although I don't really have that much time...Well it's still bad, I was planning on going to the doctor tomorrow anyway and maybe he can help me out with something, I love my doctor he is the tops, and he always recomends the best things for all my health problems. Anyway send me good healing vibes!

Peace out

Monday, October 13, 2008

Do people really do this?

Right now I am watching people do yoga with their dogs on T.V, and if you wonder how that goes, they just seem to be putting the dogs into positions, and the dogs don't look that happy to me. Looking down at my little man stretched out on the bed nibbling on his rope toy I vow to never put him through something like that.

Sometimes new age is crazy - and I'm sorry but dog yoga? Some things should not be done.

Oh god now they are moving on to doggy massage, what's wrong with just a pat or a belly rub? Basil seems just fine with a sratch behind the ears.

It seems my pooch is destined to be unpampered, due to the fact that I am neither rich nor stupid.