Saturday, December 02, 2006

24 Presents

not 24 presents but 24 as a present. what 24 am i on about? the incredibly, fantastic, must-watch-another-episode-straight-away tv show that stars Keifer Sutherland. i was given series 5 as a birthday gift. so no flashlight but it was the next best thing.

Keifer plays the part of Jack Bauer, a tough ex-special forces soldier who works for the government, CTU, the Los Angeles counter terrorist unit, to be specific. if you haven't seen any i heartily recommend you do, right now. Jack Bauer is a man who know the importance of a flashlight, and whips it out multiple times through out series 1 to 5. he also point, shoots, shouts, uses Mac hardware and runs about a lot.

a coat was gifted to me by Bulbgirl, good for the wintry weather, and to cover up my little naked bodkin. it's a really cool coat, by that i mean warm and very smart, has a touch of 40s elegance, while being 3/4 length. my height is only average, just over 5' 8", so not gifted in the vertical stakes there. usually longer coats wouldn't suit me, but this one i can carry off. Keifer Sutherland seems quite a small geezer as well. do you know what height he really is? sites on the net seem to have him pinned down at somewhere between 5' 6" and 6'.

someone must be lying.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Birthday Suit

i'm 31 today. yes it's my birthday but don't worry, my clothes are back on and covering up my birthday suit.

has it been over a year already that i have been blogging? time passes so quickly. once you get beyond a certain age time seems to speed up. a while back i could remember thinking that 2000 would never arrive, and here we are almost 7 years into the noughties (do they still call this decade that?).

a whole year blogging. a year ago i awoke in Italy. what have i done since then?

  • helped customers find thousands of correct lightbulbs
  • not done a whole lot of oil painting this year
  • some DIY
  • been diagnosed with fibromyalgia (near as dammit)
  • inserted an insole to correct short left leg length
  • impersonated a police car with a blue led
  • took photos of Bulbgirls broken bits
  • started a college course in web design.
  • quite a college course in web design.
  • learned lots on internet forums

more importantly what do i want for the coming year?
  • pain free days
  • continue blogging (what would make my posts better?)
  • learn to make better web pages
  • paint more
  • move nearer my studio (so i can a paint more)
  • and to hopefully receive a flashlight (yes another one) for my birthday
*hopes* (off to eat cake) :)

Monday, November 27, 2006

Naked Picture: Bulbboy in the Buff

this is not myself in my living room. this is in a store, a public store. members of the public were not in at the time though (thankfully). it was after closing time.

why i am naked i hear you ask? is it because i'm completely shameless? that may be the case but is not the reason. i bared all for charity, cash for kids specifically. if it's good enough for Calendar Girls (the movie) it's good enough for me.

a few others went naked too. well, not really really naked. most of the other participants from other departments in the store wore swimming costumes, and suchlike. i was the first to be snapped and i was led to believe that others would follow suit (or should that be suitless?), and disrobed completely. i used to do a spot of life modelling so i'm not bothered either way, but i don't have any leanings towards naturism; it's too cold in scotland most of the year. :)

the pictures were taken by Emma Flynn and Jaclyn Smith, no not from charlie's angels but two young photographers who also work in other departments.
See more of Jaclyn Smith's photography here.

Have you had any long exposures lately?