Saturday, January 17, 2009

Friday, January 16, 2009

More than being your Mrs.

iPhoneTiffany's Necklace

As spotted on Smitten and ... oh just so many places, is I love you more than Blank dot (blogspot dot) com.
Run by Paperwhite studio and avoiding the generic "I love you, like, a whole bunch" sentiments that are as dusty as the flavour of the candy hearts they embellish, they request suggestions and turn them into spiffy little stylised candy hearts, in highly non-pastel, non-red colours.

The sentiments run the gamut from touching to overt, from video games to high fashion, from humerous to serious. Perfect for the month before Valentine's Day.

In the spirit of my anniversary just past, and for your your amusement, some that I've selected just for Craig.
It's just a weird coincidence that they all seem to be purple!

Red Chanel LipstickMy Blog
My DSLRFlickr
A Lot of Things

Help us fill in the blank "i love you more than________" by sharing your own personal feelings. Abstract, funny or literal - the choice is yours.
Send your answers to:

We'll be collating and uploading them as we go along with the aim of producing a valentines day surprise. . .

My Suggestions

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

1, 576, 800 minutes …

December 2006, the office of STA Travel in Wellington.
Craig and I were booking our one way (sob) trip to London and had given our names. I was just getting used to my new surname.
The travel agent typed it all in then looked at us and said “Oh! Are you two brother & sister?”



Today Craig and I have been married for 3 years.
3 years of 1095 days or 1576800 minutes. Approximately 3000 I love yous. Seriously.

The traditional third anniversary present is meant to be Leather (dirty!) or Crystal, or Glass. We’re going for Tattoos*

I have written in the past that our love feels more like incest (ew), like conjoined twins, like some metaphysical certainty. More than just a boy and a girl who fell together.

I find it strange when, walking hand in hand, I catch a glimpse of our collective reflection or shadow. In my mind our heights are proximate.

in San Francisco
Sir C is 6”2 and I am 5”1.25

It’s not that Craig makes me feel especially tall, and I certainly don’t see him as being short.
It’s a very strange sensation but I guess after something like 3103 days (8.5 years) together, I am used to cranging my neck up at him, used to him stooping to pick me up.

Height Difference!

Sir C & I as a couple are an institution. As old as the hills. We are certainly about as old as the Millennium (almost! 15-07-00) and I find it hard to remember a time before him. BC. He is an essential part of my past (& present) and has known me since I was little more than an adolescent.
Though lord knows I was old enough then.
We have seen the world together. We have seen the world through each others’ eyes. We will always be part of each other’s histories. Which is why, our third anniversary present to each other will be matching tattoos*.


On Saturday, we will pack a picnic and escape to the cemetery where our wedding photos were taken. Just like our first anniversary. This one will be noted with more than water and a NYLON magazine in transit through LAX like our second anniversary.

Wedding Photo

Three Elephants Babylove

*They’re booked for March. The designs are set. They’re not names or dates or initials or portraits. I will reveal all post-tattoo.
Oh Darling Hearts

Camera Bag

While many in the ... blog-o-sphere (eesh) are going (understandably) mad for Poladroid, I am not. It is admittedly a super cute and easy to use application (though it makes me very sad about the death of polaroid) but I heard about a similar application for my iPhone which meant I could use it whenever & wherever I liked!

Elephant statue from Bangkok. Fauxlaroid-ed.

Basically the photo-editing smarties took the faux-laroid idea and ran with it.


From 1960s to Helga to Lolo (I'm guessing they didn't get copyright permission from Holga and Lomo!) to Cinema and plain old greyscale there are more options that one person needs.

Some Examples

Craig as a polaroidMagnolia Fauxlaroid

(One of the updates since I installed the programme gave the slight tint to the fauxlaroid frame. You can see above how it works much better on a white background now)

My Bug Eyed Glasses made FishEye

Fish Eye

Jayne being consumed by InfraRedCraig in Infrared


Me in the LoLo-LouvreHenry VIII's armour, Lolo-ed


Buddha from Kek Lok Si temple, Cinema-ised

Take Courage Cinema-ised


Sir C & Notre Dame, 1970s-ised


Wedding Helga


(not pictured: Mono & 1962)

I may have been a little obsessed and played with it every spare second I had for the first couple of days.

I like Camera Bag a lot.

It Is So Cute! And thankfully, the interface is very pared back and simple. Even the iPhone desktop icon doesn't bug me!

Camera Bag icon

Yes. I do have both Shakespeare and Classic novels on my home screen.

Camera Bag screenshot

One of the great things is that you don't have to just use the photos stored on your iPhone. The very first icon, the little camera, activates the iPhone camera within CameraBag so you can shoot and edit a photo within seconds. The middle icon is the little save to disk icon, and the one on the far right lets you select the photos you have synced to your phone (I have 1812 sync-ed) to edit, which is what I have been mainly doing.

Download it from your local itunes now*! and uhhh ... sorry if you don't have an iPhone.


* I downloaded it through the itunes application store on my darling little Dracula (iPhone) and it was free, I then went to find it on the regular old iTunes and found that it costs £1.79. Bizarre! So try from the iPhone first.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

It's always encouraging when ...

Your Wii Fit sounds incredulous.

Note: iPhone photo taken just after 5:00am. Hence the gloom. I was awake & exercising before the sun & birds.

Monday, January 12, 2009

He (She?) 's Back!


I'm not that bothered to be honest.
To each their own and an' harm it none and all that.

Unless of course neckscarves comes out from the shadows and actually tries to contact me. Then I will be contacting the Flickr police.

Oh and if I'd had such a problem becoming fetish fodder (Hi Mum!) then I shouldn't have been posting public photos to the world wide web. It isn't inhabited by eunuchs and kittens.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Week Two

365 in 2009!


Craig had a BBQ and I was distracted by the light and the fuchsia.

Geodetic Survey Mark

Geodetic Mark: Overlooking the curving, winding Rimutaka hill road.


The End: On the last day of vacation, I braved the Mall.

Lower Hutt Necklace

My first day blues were assuaged by my City of Lower Hutt necklace.

Throwing Muses

I like the contrasting pastels of the posters. Also, I caught the little girl on the right mid-jump!

I prefer Charming and Thorough to Anal and Creepy.

I prefer Charming and Thorough to Anal and Creepy. Also, it was a slow week.

Buying a Hula Hoop!

Buying a Hula Hoop! It is pink and junior sized and fluoro pink.


Self Portrait with Witchery Sunglasses