Tuesday, 25 August 2009

chaV festival

V Festival was wicked - saw Dizee Rascal, The Specials and The Killers. Apart from the music we spent a lot of time drinking cider in the sun and observing the various species of festival goer - a lot more chav than your average...

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

A Swizzfigglingly Flushbunkingly Gloriumptious Day

Rich and I went to the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre at the weekend in Great Missenden, where Roald Dahl lived and wrote for 36 years. http://www.roalddahlmuseum.org/ No kids in tow, just two big kids.

I love these fridge magnets designed to help you build characters.

Here's mine: 'A baboon, hairy and bulgy with squelching armpits as revolting as a rhinoceros with filthsome underpants.' Feel free to add yours in the comments section.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

My iPhone Pics

After months of bitching and moaning about not having an iPhone, the powers that be eventually caved! I am now making FULL use of the camera and various apps as you can see from this set on Flickr:

I took this particular photo of my big sister on her Hen Do (she got married last weekend :-))

Following a frank discussion about squirrels...

...my boyfriend’s 7 year old daughter took the conversation on a tangent:

RUBY: ‘Will Trudi be there when I get home from school tonight...?’

RICH: ‘No...she will be at her office as she has to work in London.’

RUBY: ‘Oh.’

RICH: ‘Did you want to see her...?’

RUBY: ‘Yes.’

RICH: ‘It's raining and Trudi still has my umbrella....’ *stares at rain*

RUBY: ‘Did she walk all the way to her office today, didn't she get on the train to London...?’

RICH: ‘She got on the train and then got on the tube.’
RUBY: *thinks* ‘What does she actually do at her office....?’

RICH: ‘Well, she puts together adverts. She works in advertising. You know, you see them in magazines and on the TV... sometimes... they are adverts for mobile phones and cars.’

RUBY: ‘Oh. So she is like Ugly Betty then......?’

RICH: *!!!!!!!!!!!!*

A few points I’d like to clarify.

1) We live in Herfordshire. I work in central London. It would be a long old walk to work.
2) I work for a design agency, not in advertising. I have never worked in advertising. The agency I work for does admittedly share a name with a large advertising agency but still...
3) I look nothing like Ugly Betty (I hope).

4) The Ad Contrarian ranks Branding Consultants at number 5 in the list of top 10 bullshit profession. Ad executives are at 8.
http://adcontrarian.blogspot.com/2008/10/top-10-bullshit-professions.html Maybe being mistaken for working in advertising rather than design is not such a bad thing. But being described as ‘like Ugly Betty’ on the other hand...