Tweet Treat
April 15, 2009, 9:44 am
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The post title is nowt to do with twitter, but a treat of the rather more edible and delicious kind.

I give you – The Chocomatic Chocolate Clock:



This delightfully pink apparatus pops out a chocolate treat, on the hour, every hour. Nyom.

But you’ve got to be quick though; if you haven’t nabbed the sweet in 30 seconds (AND WHY WOULDN’T YOU??) it’ll take it back in for the next hour. And it would serve you right.  However, luckily enough, there is a cheat button though to get an instant treat, just in case you were busy when the chocolate came out. As if.

What more could you need on this dark December day in April?

January 7, 2009, 4:48 pm
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My friends and I are gathering together this evening to give our Kris Kindle presents. Fashionably late, I know.

I hope someone gives me this:

 More illustration jewellery from the same maker, Tilly Bloom, can be found ici.

Overheard in the toilets in Dundrum Town Centre
December 23, 2008, 4:41 pm
Filed under: funny, random, shopping

Jesus, I hate public toilets. They’re fuckin’ disgustin’.

Yeah, me too. They look clean but they stink to the high heavens.

I’d rather piss in a field. 

Yeah, or the back of a bus…

No, that was the front of the bus.

In Baldoyle?


That was genius.

If I were 12 again…
December 17, 2008, 11:09 am
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I would want this lamp.

Ok, I still want this lamp. Embarrassingly so.


It’s stupidly dear though at $120, so you’d want to be a rich 12 year old to purchase, or, more realistically, have extra generous parents.

Found via the ever wonderful Design Milk.

That hurt.
December 15, 2008, 12:32 pm
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I had a fight with a paper bag yesterday. Unfortunately, it won.

As if Christmas queues aren’t pleasant enough, I managed to slice my finger open at counter number 6 in Boots. I was laden down with impersonal 3-for-2 gift sets and trying miserably to root out my purse while balancing my hefty shopping bags on one any available body space I had free. Finally, down in the bottomless pit of my handbag, I wrapped my weary fingers around my purse and pulled. As the purse came free , my finger made contact with the sharp edge of a stray shopping bag. I heard the slice before I felt it. Expecting a minor paper cut I looked down at my hand to see a stream of blood pooling down my finger and on to the shop floor. I felt my legs begin to wobble.

Errr, would you have any plasters there please – I besieged the sales assistant.

Panic-stricken sales assistant (in Boots remember, the place where they sell things of medicinal value, including funnily enough, plasters) – Crap, no, I only have tissues here! Really sorry!

– Well, if it’s not too much trouble, could you pass me those tissues and I’ll wipe up the blood on the floor if you wouldn’t mind running out on to the floor and grabbing me a box of plasters and I’ll pay for them of course.

– Ohhhhhhh. Ok.

Christmas shopping should come with a health warning.

must. resist.
December 11, 2008, 11:46 am
Filed under: books, gadgets, shopping

Why oh why are there so many pretty things out there that I know would be perfect as Christmas presents for other people, but I just want them for myself?!

Take this lili lite

It works as a bookshelf, a bookmark aaaaand a lamp. All at the same friggin’ time. Class-a-mundo.  

How it works:
A sensor turns off the light when an open book is placed on the shelf. When the book is picked up again,
the light automatically turns on. Lili Lite also has a switch to turn the light on and off manually.

P.S. The name Lili Light makes me giggle for unknown reasons. 

Happy Days
December 9, 2008, 3:05 pm
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Everyone around me is in a great mood today. It makes a happy change from the weekend, when everyone was in a fouler, myself included.

As usual I had great intentions with my weekend, planning visits to town to finish the dreaded Christmas shopping and go for a much needed pint or six. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, my lazy side won out and instead I pottered around the house, munching on Doritos and hummous. Eventually, I left the couch at roughly 9pm and made my way in to Messers Maguire where much to my liver’s delight, they sell Red Bull Cola which I happily mixed with vodka.

Of course this meant Sunday’s adventures started much later than planned. Through gritted teeth, my wonderful and patient mother dragged me down to Dundrum Town Centre and I managed to buy a whole two presents. A small start, but a start all the same.

Being hungover in DTC is a surreal experience. I’m going to make an obscure TV reference here, but I would compare it to when Buffy has a chip secreted on her by three super-nerds and it speeds up the world around her as she remains at her normal pace. Neato. I felt much the same as the Buffster did; only slower. My feet felt a tonne weight as I forged through the crowds who bumped and bashed my fragile limbs with their burdensome shopping bags. I have the bruises to prove it. Unless they’re from when I hit my head getting out of the taxi the night before…. yep, that’s more likely.

Two presents down, four hundred to go. Next weekend, next weekend.

Friday Goodness
January 4, 2008, 5:31 pm
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Yay, don’t you just love Fridays? Especially when I was only back in to work on Wednesday and it’s the weekend already. Sweeeet.

Went shopping in Dundrum earlier. It was busy but not half as busy as last week thank jeebus. Got my self some uggalike slippers in Penneys (soooo comfy, I don’t care if they’ll only last me a week), a very pretty wine school jumper thingy in Oasis (nicer than it sounds), black jeans and a couple of casual tops in good old a-wear. And contact lenses but they aren’t very exciting are they.

On another note, that yummy drummy thing really isn’t going away is it. The amount of young wans I saw trotting around the place in their Uggs and big hair, but at least the ridiculous man pants have been replaced by jeans thank God. I’ve finally been put off buying real Uggs also as I don’t think I could ever wear them out In Real Life. Especially as I look twelve (no seriously), I might actually be mistaken for one of them. It’s the same reason why, even if I had the money, until I’m in my 30’s I would never buy a mini cooper, for fear I’d look like a Mount Anville girl. Nothing wrong with Mount Anville ladies, I just don’t particularly fancy looking like a 17 year old girl. I swear, the car park across from M.A. is like a mini cooper dealer on any given week day. Lucky things.

*looks down at uggalike slippers*