Showing posts with label skulls. Show all posts
Showing posts with label skulls. Show all posts

black jewls

Thursday, June 21, 2012

How cute is this skull ring? I have been oogling it for a while now. I love how tiny it is. My very talented friend Jewls makes stirling silver jewellery under her label black jewls and this Saturday morning she's having a sale! Come by 3 McKay St between 9:30 & 11:30 & pick up something fabulous. 
Check out more of her jewellery here and for those not where we are you can purchase her jewllery here

PS this is the last chance to purchase black jewls in Alice Springs!!

The Rest is Silence

Saturday, November 5, 2011

I am participating in an art exhibition which starts this Tuesday night (8th November), so if you're in Melbourne, get down to Death Be Kind, 134 Lygon St East Brunswick & check it out.

Tattooed Barbie

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Mattel has released a limited edition tattooed Barbie called tokidoki Barbie. While the thing I think I like best about her is her leopard print leggings & bone top, it's also worth noting that her dog is wearing a halloween costume! 

Source - Daily Mail
Some parents are complaining that the doll gives girls the wrong idea about tattoos, but seriously, really? You're going to get a tattoo because your barbie has one? You're more likely to get a tattoo because your Uncle Craig has cool tattoos than because your barbie has them. Plus most of these were sold to collectors anyway. You're not going to see them on the shelves at K-Mart anytime soon. 

I'm just bummed because I found out about her too late. Tokidoki Barbie is sold out everywhere except ebay. Somehow $319 is not as tempting as $50!

See further article about tokidoki Barbie here

What if we buried our loved ones in our backyard?

Thursday, July 23, 2009

At work I'm currently imputing a report which records burials within the Maningrida township. The missionaries tried to start a cemetery in Maningrida in the 1960s but it never quite took. Instead, the deceased are buried next to their house. The photos are fascinating and bring forth more questions than they answer. Some people have flags marking their grave, others shade structures, others fake flowers – what denotes that which will mark your grave? Some of the graves are ‘temporary’ until they can be moved to outstations (smaller communities some distance from Maningrida, as was past practice). What makes you eligible to be moved to a ‘better’ burial place and what doesn’t? Are past mortuary practices incorporated within current burials?

Initially entering this made me quite sad, view the death toll of Maningrida each day, but today I came to the conclusion that maybe it would be nice to have such a close reminder of your loved ones. Travel to the cemetery wouldn’t be necessary, you could say hi each day. They’d literally always be with you. Obviously, given our overpopulated state of most other Australian townships this isn’t practical. Nor would it meet public health regulations, hence the Cemetery Act. And what would happen to people in apartments or places with no backyards? Automatic cremation?

Grey Days

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Yesterday I was reminded yet again of how good it is to be back at my old workplace. Kind of like wearing your oldest, most comfortable shoes…

It is currently winter here in the desert and yesterday I awoke to the fourth day of grey sky. Not an event that happens regularly and is usually to be celebrated when it does. However it hasn't been three months since I moved back from Melbourne and I was not happy. There was absolutely no motivation for my body to pull itself out of the bed. Grey, cloudy, cold weekdays are the worst. Grey cloudy and cold on the weekend is fine - no need to get out of bed besides making a cuppa tea and grabbing the laptop so you can continue watching Madmen. Weekdays are a different story and at some point, as close to 8:00am as possible, the boss is going to want to see you show up at work.

With the thought of being extremely late for work rather than moderately late, I made a bargain with myself. If I could get out of bed then I would get to wear my shiny new skull gumboots to work. The boots made getting up bearable and were responsible for my all day smile.

I am slightly concerned about the inability to get out of bed. This happened quite frequently in Melbourne due to the perpetual cloudy days and partly from some other dark place I’d rather not think about. I didn’t think it would happen here. I like my job and the people I work with. No need to stay in bed. Luckily there aren’t many cloudy days and to prove my point I woke up today to lovely sunshine.

On a side note - Back when my old job was my new job, in the depths of winter, I would wear my ugg boots to work. The early morning temperature in Alice Springs ranges between zero degrees Celsius and eight degrees Celsius. By lunchtime the temperature would have warmed up to a balmy twenty-three degrees Celsius and I’d change into my Birkenstock sandals.

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