29 November 2007

Running from cameras and getting a bit numerical

I love this bloke. http://runningfromcamera.blogspot.com/
He's so random. I mean, how do people think of something like this? And where does he find the time to do it?
OK, so here's my "original" idea, even though I know it's not original, I just can't remember what gave me the idea. I was standing at my hundreth train station for the day in Tokyo (where I've been for the last two weekends) and suddenly realised that there were some cool looking numbers around. Now, I am not normally a "numbers" person as I tend to class myself as being more of a "letters" person. But standing in a train station will do that to ya. I mean, you're surrounded by times and tracks. So, slowly I plan to collect the numbers 1 to 100 and put them on my Flickr stream. I say "slowly" because I'm doing about a thousand other things at the moment so I haven't set any kind of deadline for myself. Deadlines for creativity...ha! I laugh in the face of deadlines when I am being creative! Actually, I laugh at deadlines in whatever mode I'm in, but that's beside the point. I'm getting off track (No. 1) here. Anybody want to join in? Just create a set on your stream and start adding the numbers...race you! (Not!)

22 November 2007

I've been spending a lot of time doing this lately

And then another person I know has been sitting next to me in sports reading, chocolate eating heaven!

21 November 2007

First Snow

It started snowing at the beginning of this week. Now it's gone to yucky rain, but it's definitely filling up the higher areas as they are all covered in a dusting of snow, and the ski run we can see from our front window is white like two veins pumping down the side of the mountain. The mountains look so much more majestic when there is snow on them. The white against the black really defines them. Here is the view from our flat in which Mr. P is heading off to work on his dissertation someplace warmer than ours!

10 November 2007

hot tea cold day

hot tea cold day
Originally uploaded by Shanti, shanti.
I'm still hoping for snow so we can go skiing, but I'm just remembering how freezing the flat gets. It's still fleece weather, not down jacket weather or anything, but it's always colder inside than out. For some reason they don't believe in home insulation here, and so you can put the heater on, then the tiny rooms get to boiling point very quickly, and then you turn off the heater and the temperature drops within minutes. It's all very exciting and I guess, keeps you moving if nothing else. You can go hang out in the mall (blah) where they put the heating on to a temperature where you can wear shorts, but you know you have to go home sometime.
So, it's pots of tea and hot water bottles all round!

09 November 2007

08 November 2007

Thank you Ambassador of Studistan!

Remember that YOU told me to change your screen name to this??
The CD is sweet! Very chilled out. Thank you!