This is a post of random photos of nice things. I think you'll enjoy it.
First up, a dose of sperical hamsteroid cutitude. (I love that phrase, courtesy of FN. I can't stop saying it!)
This Bluto. Eating a bean. Or smoking a giant, green cigar.
HOW CUTE IS THAT!?!?!
Secondly, I need these shoes. They have rainbows on them! AND rainbow laces! I am the RAINBOW KID. I've been nuts for rainbows since i was knee-high to ladybug. It's not a gay-pride thing (though i'm down with that, too), it's just an I LOVE RAINBOWS thing.
But I just can't bring myself to pay 40 quid for a pair of canvas shoes that might last me one year if i'm lucky.
(What I need is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow shoes. Hehehe!)
This is a photo of the English countryside. It's pretty. There are hills and pastures, a church steeple and an exceptionally beautiful horse, none of which are in short supply as near as I can tell. What makes this countryside special is that it's visible from the bicycle path i ride on the way to the boat house every week, so this view is part of my regular commute. And gosh, it's lovely. I'm nuts for that horse. I've met him up close, and he's an absolute fucking monster: huge, sleek, muscular. He's probably named Goliath or some such. I don't know, but I'm nuts about him.
Last and certainly least we have a spot of false advertising and a rather disappointing confectionary. These so-called "American Hard Gums" are not American. They are obviously meant to mimick gum drops, but much to my consternation they are a woeful imitation. For one thing, they're too hard. Gum drops should be less chewy and more gelly-like. For another thing, the sugar on the outside is too fine. Proper gum drops have coarse sugar on them. But most significan of all is the flavor. Not only are the flavors too weak, but they're the wrong flavors altogether! Let me just state this for the record: No where, from the Gulf Stream waters to the Redwood forests will you find blackcurrant flavored candy. Black gumdrops are supposed to taste like licorice, people! And the red ones are cinnamon, the white ones peppermint, the green ones spearmint, the yellow ones are lemon and the orange ones are orange. The last two the "Hard Gums" people managed to get right, but they fucked the rest of them up. You people do good horses, good countryside, and lovely churches, but you've got a hell of a lot to learn about gum drops.