Thursday, March 22, 2012

Attack Of The Cute

If you look back through some of our previous posts, you'll see that we are big fans of cute animal pics. Well I hit the jackpot when I stumbled across the website 'Attack Of The Cute' ( Beware, the cuteness is addictive with all different kinds of animals from kittens and dogs to pigs and polar bears!

While on the topic of cute animals, I thought I'd share some pictures of my adorable pets - the cat and dog aren't technically mine, I'm kind of like an aunty to them... even though the cat hates me... ;)

She is such a loving rabbit! With her red eyes, white fur and black ears, nose and feet, she fits into Babs & Midge's favourite colour scheme ;)

He's stuck up and totally makes you work for affection, but has the softest coat ever! Hasn't liked me since one day years ago when I accidentally patted him in the wrong direction!

More human than dog! He is so intelligent and loving - but his greatest love is food. I've seen him eat anything and everything from prawns to apples. He can hear a food packet open from across the room and then he'll be off in the blink of an eye!

We'd love to hear about some of your cute pets! x

Friday, March 9, 2012

Super Mario Theme on Ukulele!

Follow Me on Pinterest

So I've been toying with the idea of learning to play the guitar for years now. However, in true Babs & Midge style, the ideas are great but the follow through is where we get stuck. I'd like to think that if I actually committed to the idea all those years ago, I could have been as good as Sungha Jung...

Ok if you haven't seen this kid play the guitar before, prepare to be wowed! I don't think there is a song that this kid can't play (there are heaps of videos on YouTube). Below are two of my favourites - The Pirates of the Caribbean theme and the Super Mario theme, on a Ukulele! Now, Babs owns a Ukulele, doesn't know how to play anything on it, but bought it because she liked the colour. I think it's time she puts it to good use and learns to play this Mario theme, and here's how! There's a book called Outliers, written by Malcolm Gladwell where he explores the '10,000 Hour Rule'. In a nutshell, this rule claims that the key to success in any field can basically be achieved by practicing a specific task for 10,000 hours. This works out to be about 20 hours per week over 10 years.

Totally achievable Babs, right?! Ok, look out for her video on YouTube playing the Super Mario theme in say... 30 years... maybe... ;) x

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Song of the Week - Dedication To My Ex (Miss That), Lloyd ft. Andre 3000 & Lil Wayne

This post covers two categories: song of the week and misheard song lyrics. I started out thinking the song was lame but, like all good parasites, it has slowly but surely grown on me.   AND as usual I had no idea what the lyrics were, so I just made up my own. You know where they're singing "I miss that lovin', that lovin', that lovin'..."? Yeah, real difficult to decipher, right? Well I struggled with it - so in the mobile disco that is my car, I started singing "butt lovin', butt lovin', butt lovin'..." and so on and so forth. Yes, yes - maturity is my middle name. But as it turns out, my version is quite sweet and innocent compared to the REAL version of the song. Yup, the one you've all heard is the clean radio edit. Apparently what Lloyd is really missing is ummmm how do  say this politely? Let's just say it's another word for cat...

I'm not going to share the dirty version with you (you never know when your mum is going to learn how to turn a computer on and find your blog), so you'll just have to make do with the PG version:

Enjoy! X

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Avengers vs The Dark Knight Rises

Just when I thought I couldn't be more excited about anything other than the release of The Dark Knight Rises, along comes the trailer for The Avengers. You really realise exactly how much of a nerd you are when the things you are most looking forward to are movies... based on comic book characters... Both due for release in 2012, it got me wondering, which one will take out the title for best film of 2012? That's right, forget anything else that will or could be released - it has to be one of these two!

Well Batman is my absolute favourite character of all time (so I may be a little biased) and the Chris Nolan Batman movies have been amazing, so no doubt The Dark Knight Rises is going kick some serious arse.

But then along comes The Avengers trailer and I have to say, this is one of the best trailers that I've seen in a long time. Just having Iron Man and Thor in the same film (who both closely follow Batman in my list of awesomeness) fills me with anticipation!

However, my prediction for the film of 2012 is... The Dark Knight Rises - let's face it, Batman, you just can't beat him. I thought Batman Begins was amazing, then The Dark Knight was released and it was SUPER amazing, so I'm hoping the trend will continue and The Dark Knight Rises will be epic!

Looks like 2012 will be a good year for movies. What others do we have to look forward to?
- 21 Jump Street (March) Haha I used to love this TV show!!!
- The Hunger Games (March) Great books by Suzanne Collins. Hope they translate well to film!
- The Amazing Spider-Man (July) Hope that it's better than Spider-Man 3...
- The Bourne Legacy (August) Apparently this one doesn't feature Jason Bourne, it's a stand alone project with a whole new character! And it stars Edward Norton as the bad guy!
- Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (November) Yep, I'm on team Edward...
- The Hobbit (December) The Lord of the Rings trilogy was great so I'm keen to see the prequel. Will have to try and finish the book before then...
- The Great Gatsby (December) I'm a fan of Baz Luhrmann - I think he'll do a good job with this one!

With all this talk of new releases, I'm going to conclude with a flashback movie trailer, the original Batman movie from 1989. I can only imagine what the buzz would have been like for the release of this one! Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Why is this puppy so cute?

Why does this exist? WHY?? It's so stupidly cute!!!

Ok it turns out that I'm too technologically inept to upload a gif correctly, so you'll just have to take a leap of faith and click here to see the cuteness in all its glory.

If you're looking for further brain-melty adorableness, then I suggest you click here for the best puppy gifs that tumblr has to offer. You're welcome.

Monday, October 10, 2011

At what age do you become OLD?

In the past week I have come to a horrible realisation; I am OLD. And I am also unsure of the correct usage of semi-colons, but figured I was old enough to have a crack at it anyway. You'd think I'd know by now. But back to my original point - at what age do you become a real proper grown up? In terms of maturity levels I'm pretty sure I'm still a long way off it, but physically... well, the old grey mare just ain't what she used to be.

Babs still believed age was an issue of mind over matter. She was wrong.

Now this shift into old age hasn't come suddenly. Over the last year or two I've noticed a gradual change. Fewer drunken nights out, a propensity to nod off to sleep at inappropriate times, wearing sensible clothing for the outside temperature, and a general disdain for the youth of today. All sure signs that something was afoot. However, it was only after a heavy night of drinking last Sunday (and a subsequent week-long hangover) that I realised that I am old, plain and simple.

My friend (let's call her "Vera") and I were on the Gold Coast for an event, and on the last night there was a party. The night began innocently enough, albeit with tell-tale signs of grown-upness:

  1. We wore stockings and cardigans with our dresses in case we got cold.
  2. We decided to go to the party late in order to get dinner first (I mean really, what self-respecting young person eats before a night of drinking?? It just slows down the alcohol absorption!).
  3. No amount of concealer could hide the wrinkles/bags/purple rings around my eyes.
  4. We were sorely tempted to just not go out at all.  

Nevertheless, we pushed through and made it to the party - only to spend the next half hour grumbling loudly about how short the skirts were, how plunging the necklines, and how trampy the make up of the young girls in attendance. I actually heard myself utter phrases such as "My mother would never have let me out of the house looking like that", "I guess class can't be taught", and the ever-popular "If she bends over you'll be able to see what she had for breakfast". Hmmm... can you say old? Old, old, old, old, OLD. Honestly, WHO AM I???

Well I may be old, but I still haven't learnt any common sense. So what did I do? I drank. Drank, drank and drank some more. The official party ended around midnight and we all shifted over to the casino. As the hours passed and the drinks flew by, the young folk started dropping like flies. Couldn't handle the pace I guess. What we lacked in youth, we made up for with experience. And stupidity. Around the 3am mark I stumbled to the reception desk to ask for a late check-out. No problems there. The rest of the night is a bit hazy, but I think we got to bed at around 4:30/5:00am ish. Not the latest of late nights, but a respectable innings. And the best part? We still had seven hours before we had to clear out of the hotel room. Happy days, right? WRONG.

By 6:30am I was out of bed and reacquainting myself with the porcelain throne. The worst part was that my hair is now too short to be tied back, and Vera certainly was in no shape to be holding it back for me. Very unpleasant. About an hour later I thought I was on the mend, so I went back to bed for a tiny bit more shut-eye. Tiny bit being the operative words. I then proceeded to spend the next four hours with my fingers down my throat and my head down the toilet.

Ok that last paragraph falls very most definitely in the TMI category. Suffice to say that Vera and I both experienced the mother of all hangovers. If anyone had walked into our room they could've been forgiven for thinking that the zombie apocalypse had begun. *Important note* We discovered that it is in fact possible to achieve the foetal position whilst standing up, and this stance is beneficial to those suffering from a chronic hangover.

I could've used one of these last week.

Anyway, to cut a very long story short, we completely wasted our last day of holidays, were unable to go sightseeing, caught a taxi to the airport about three hours early just so we'd have somewhere comfortable to have a nap, and a week later my back is STILL aching from the aforementioned standing-foetal-position. All of these things have brought me to the very sad conclusion that I am very much well past my prime.

So it is with a little regret (and I have to admit, a fair amount of relief) that I enter into the next phase of my life. A phase where a "night out" means dinner and a few drinks with friends, but of course we'll all be home before midnight. A little bit of rain means all plans are cancelled and a night in front of the telly takes their place instead. A "big night" involves a little alcohol and a lot of Guitar Hero. And I've gotta say that I am very much ok with this.

Having said that, age doesn't necessarily beget wisdom - so I'll probably see you at the pub on Friday night ;)

"Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative."
~Maurice Chevalier, New York Times, 9 October 1960

Monday, September 26, 2011

Holy wedding, Batman!

The other night I saw an episode of Four Weddings and one of the girls had a bat-themed wedding. Seriously, if you were going to go a bat-themed wedding, wouldn't you just go that extra step and have a BatMAN-themed wedding?!

Here, I've gathered some images to show you all just how great a Batman-themed wedding would be.

1. The Dress and Suits

The only problem I see with this is that Stanley and I would have a fight over who gets to wear the Batman suit. Totally unresolvable which is why there was no Batman-themed wedding for Midge & Stanley... But if you're marrying someone who doesn't love Batman as much as you, you're sorted!

Image Source:

2. The Garter

While on the topic of clothes, check this out!

Image source:

3. The Cake

How cute are the cake-toppers! And these people have gone that little further and found a Batman tablecloth! I love the use of the logos on this one too!

Image Source:

4. The Wedding Ring

Eat your heart out Lord Of The Rings... here's the true one ring to rule them all!

Image Source:

5. The Invitations

Ok, so these are probably invitations to something like a 5th birthday party, but who says you can't use them for a wedding! Let's be honest, I'd be more impressed to receive this invitation in the mail today than when I was 5. Batman has only gotten cooler over the years.
Image Source:

5. The Wedding Car

To get the actual batmobile is going to be a little tricky (and not because it doesn't exist... it does ok!), but that's when it's time to get a little creative. Look at what these champions have done in the image below!

Image Source:

5. The Venue

Where else but a bat cave? Enough said.

Image source:

Oh and when it comes to gifts, instead of a registry for boring things like bowls and plates, you could make a list of things for your utility belt!

I'll finish up with some moves for your first dance from Batman himself...

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...