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Re: Grey's pics: I haven't evaporated, don't panic!

by ironjaws » Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:58 am

Huh... I never noticed how elegant the feathers on a pigeon are.

You went to the beach... Lucky! How was the weather?

We've been having superb beach weather here in Cali-for-ni-a, however I've been too busy to avail myself of it lately.

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Re: Grey's pics: I haven't evaporated, don't panic!

by Grey » Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:06 am

They are beautiful birds. :-)

The beach was beautifully warm in the sunshine with a brisk wind that kicked up plumes of fine sand and sent it across everyone and everything. :lol: I lost my (paper) hat in the sea for a brief period while Stephen was carrying me out of the sea (I'm a wuss and my feet were hurting quite a bit :roll:) but he chased it down. It seems to have recovered -- didn't quite turn to porridge.

That sounds delightful, though I'm sorry you've not had the opportunity to indulge!

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New addition to the Cockroach Army

by Grey » Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:12 am

Harrooooooo!

I've been busy with wedding-y things and then health-y things and now work-y things (I've gotten my first ever job so am freaking out big time but in the best possible way)! Hence the radio silence. But, alas, the radio silence must be broken as I have awesome news:

I have another cockroach! Whoop!

For those who don't know, I've kept giant hissing cockroaches for a couple of years and absolutely love them to pieces! They are quirky and hilarious. My two Madagascar hissing cockroaches are named Tarshish (who is the grumpiest, hissiest old man you've ever met) and Nineveh Jr. (who is tiny compared to his father, Nineveh, who was my original cockroach and was positively vast). Now I am pleased to introduce a third to this little bachelor party.

My cockroaches tend to struggle with cold weather as they are more accustomed to warmer climates, so I put their heating pad on to cater for our really chilly nights (though it was in the high teens during the day over the weekend -- really bizarre!). This has sped up my Madagascans' metabolisms and made them go into a breeding frenzy (as poor Tarshish found out when being approached by a rather amorous Nineveh Jr.); Tarshish, being the grumpy old fart that he is, has been headbutting little Nineveh all over the place and so I decided that a third cockroach would probably help to hissipate the hisstosterone (yes, I am using those jokes EVERYWHERE at the moment).

Thankfully, we have a local awesome shop of awesome that stocks giant hissing cockroaches, so I got in touch to see what they had in stock. No Madagascans but they had a pair of male sub-adult tiger hissing cockroaches; these can co-exist with the Madagascans perfectly well, and have the same care requirements, so I picked one up on Saturday and introduced him to the fellas, and oh my goodness he is gorgeous! So far, he has spent most of his time during the day sat at the very front of his tank so I am very, very pleased.

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Isn't he bootiful?! He's also nameless at present and so I would love to hear some suggestions for a name! I've been naming my giant cockroaches after ancient biblical towns and would like to stock with that theme.

In other news.... THINGS! Stuff! Items of interest! I haven't posted much here but have been keeping up with my blog so if you want some extra news you can check that out. :-)

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Re: Grey's pics: I haven't evaporated, don't panic!

by ironjaws » Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:31 am

Congrats on the job Grey!!

That's a great looking little bugger! And those jokes are hissterical! Wish I had some name suggestions but my biblical knowledge has gotten rusty.

Good luck with everything Grey!!!

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Re: Grey's pics: I haven't evaporated, don't panic!

by hollyhock » Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:11 am

Gennesaret.... :D "A garden of riches"
The town that you would have seen had you been present when Jesus gave his sermon on the Mount.... :D
Pronounced Jen-es-er-at...
You can't go! All the plants are gonna die!
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Re: Grey's pics: I haven't evaporated, don't panic!

by Grey » Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:50 am

Thanks both!! :-)

Ohh I like that very much, hollyhock, thank you! Someone suggested Kabzeel ("God gathers"), which I really like. Kabby for short. :lol: But I am definitely earmarking Gennesaret for the next one. (Next one?! Dun dun dun...)

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Re: Grey's pics: I haven't evaporated, don't panic!

by ironjaws » Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:19 pm

Grey wrote:(Next one?! Dun dun dun...)


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Grey's pics: I haven't evaporated, don't panic!

by Grey » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:01 am

Let's see if I can summarise the last two months in a paragraph...

Received new cockroach, named "Kabzeel" (Kabby for short...). Had major experience at church that transformed my life. Moved out of home, which required me to rehome my cockroaches (insert tears and tantrums here). Have since settled in. Lots of wildlife but no camera for photoages. GUH! Work is going really well and I've settled in and had my first pay cheques, hooray!!

And now... I survived Christmas by the skin of my teeth (severe cold and throat infection that I've had for three weeks) but with the new year, Stephen and I are pressing onward with the wedding plans and preparationings. Our first goal has been to start the process of looking for somewhere to live together once we're married -- we'll be viewing a quirky property tomorrow (it has a stained glass window, which has been on my internal "want" list since I was in single digits); we are also working hard on getting wedding invites done.

Thus far I've tea-stained at least 20 sheets of card, printed and re-printed various copies of various documents (main invite artwork, info cards, etc.), printed moogle-infested labels (pictures impending), and labelled the envelopes... now we just need to get our paper cutter in (may be able to pick that up tomorrow) and get things cut, then Stephen will be calligraphying the names onto the invites over the weekend.

I've attached some scans of what we've done so far; I did the artwork for the frontage of the invites (minus the fire, I can't draw fire), and Stephen did the writing and layout for the other sheets (and found various graphics). I mostly just did my administrator thang and tea-stained, dried, aligned, printed, and soon, will cut, the card into the right size. Lots of work but I'm loving it! Oh yeah, and we've ordered a custom wax stamp thingie with wax gun so that we can officially "seal" the invites, which I'm very excited about!

As mentioned previously, we're having a Final Fantasy theme to our wedding and this involves a white mage/black mage motif... we've been able to find some vinyl figurines of these two characters so those are simply AMAZING and will become our cake toppers! Hooray!

All-in-all... I'm knackered. Is it bed time yet?! No? But... :cry:
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