February 25th, 2014


Cleaning the fuzz off the butts. Again.

So laughingmagpie came up with the name Stingray for my boat. Stingrays being a thing that seems to be popping up in my life a bit this year, like Stumpy and that one in the lagoon on Sunday. I like it. It being a shallow-water predator and kind of cool and all.

The idea of naming a kayak seems a bit wanky to be honest, but there's this supserstition where going out in an unnamed vessel is bad luck, and for those of a more pragmatic bent, when the time comes to go offshore and I start mucking about with VHF, it helps to have a name for your call sign. Well, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.

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Oh, and there's an art thing on Friday that the Hypnotutu will be at, with me in it I guess. I'm equal parts excited and nervous at the prospect of taking it out in public, but it could be loads of fun right? Right? At least hopefully I'll get a few more pics of it, and maybe a video.

And I'm hoping I'll find time in this crazy week to actually test it and charge it up before then, or it could just be embarrassing.

* this one was an embarrassing mistake to do with a randy ram and a ewe that was too good at fencebusting. I suggested they market it on TradeMe as a specialist lifestyle breed. Weirdest looking sheep ever.

Another one from the women-as-a-separate-species file

As seen in the Warehouse this afternoon:

Because a ladies' crossbow has to be pink and purple, yes? Because she's a guardian, not a hunter. So she doesn't need to blend in with her surroundings. The Nerf site describes it as a 'fashion bow'. Whatever that means. The boy one* is equally loud, but much less 'fashion'.

Scuse me while I go vomit in the corner.

* Am I wrong in thinking that nerf is like lego, in that really it doesn't need to be gender-segregated, and that doing so is just a bit wrong?