goatee-stroking musing, or something

Like the sun shines out its ____

Ariel_Rojo-cerdo_ahorradorI’m very taken with Ariel Rojo‘s Piggy Bank Lamp. It’s the first ornament I’ve seen that uses the form of a compact fluorescent bulb as an integral part.

Not sure I’m quite taken enough with it to pay the $98 that the AGO store wants, though …

goatee-stroking musing, or something

because sometimes you might need a levitating pig graphic

From a Dover Publications clip art book I bought:


goatee-stroking musing, or something

pig out!

Every restaurant is packed out tonight – except Phở Vietnam. Then we realised that tonight is the eve of the Year of The Pig (Hogmanay, as it were), so of course the place was quiet.


’tis a pity they’re major label…

Currently grooving to: The Aliens. Funky Betas plus Lone Pigeon outthereness equals happy ears. Songs in the key of Fife, indeed!


I think we might have a dandelion problem here

dandelions, lots of them

Quick, call in the team of trained guinea pigs!

goatee-stroking musing, or something Wind Things

windfarm or wind farm?

So how do you write it?

I use the former. Some people might say that the latter is more correct (one doesn’t refer to a pigfarm, after all), but we’re not really farming wind here. That we leave to the bean farmers (hohoho; I do believe that was the very same joke that Lord McAlpine used to use when showing bigwigs through the RES Ltd office in Hemel Hempstead).

I’d really prefer to use the term windpark, using the original meaning of park for an enclosed field. I guess it’s a bit European for most folks here, so it’s windfarm for me.

(One shouldn’t confuse a windfarm with WindFarm, the toolbox of choice for the leet wind haxx0r).