Friday Night Food Colour Fun

I filled up the squirt gun with food colouring for the girls to play with, and they had a great time colouring the wall of our laneway, and were even joined by our neighbour (whose noisy band I have occasionally whined about here) who took a turn spraying. It fades amazingly quickly, so even if it doesn’t rain in the next few days as expected I can’t imagine it being very visible by the middle of next week. Annoyance about noise aside (although I’m happy to say that’s an issue that’s mostly resolved and there’s a decent middle ground in place now), one of the things I love about living in a place like this is the freedom to do harmless yet often-not-tolerated-by-landlord things like this.

Other than that I have been looking at all of the wonderful retro pictures on Cerebral Museum, perhaps my favourite tumblr blog so far (which I found following links from Crappy Taxidermy), and chuckling about the “Gog and Magog” story from Chirac (in which he claims that George Bush asked him for help in 2003 defeating the agents of Satan in the Middle East).






  1. Aaron wrote:

    Haha Nefarious looks much more aggressive in her “painting” than her friend – is that just due to the photographer’s subjective point of view, or more to do with the photographer’s genes?

    Friday, August 7, 2009 at 11:53 pm | Permalink
  2. estrojenn wrote:

    good gawd that looks like fun!

    Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 7:31 am | Permalink
  3. DIYer wrote:

    From Boingboing:

    #57 posted by robulus, August 8, 2009 3:22 AM

    Gog and Magog.

    Worst. Teletubbies. Ever.

    Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 4:04 pm | Permalink
  4. Ra-Rah wrote:

    Aaron — I was about to comment asking if her friend actually got to do any squirting/painting herself, or if she just got to watch the tiny but obviously very dominant Nefarious! As I have a similarly “dominant” personality, even though I am a friendly and generous person, I often dwarf my friends when we’re supposed to be doing things “together”, because I get so excited and passionate about what I’m doing/saying that they need to assert themselves strongly if they want to “have a go”… I get that impression from Nefarious too…

    Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 8:33 pm | Permalink
  5. Shannon wrote:

    They took turns, sometimes splitting the load, and sometimes taking the whole thing for favourite colours. She’s definitely the more aggressive/dominant one of the two though, so I mandated that turns were part of the deal!

    Sunday, August 9, 2009 at 9:10 am | Permalink
  6. mel wrote:

    Just wondering if you’ve seen this! :)

    Sunday, August 9, 2009 at 5:57 pm | Permalink
  7. Gemma wrote:

    You seem like the best dad EVER. Admitedly, I don’t have a great deal to compare you to, but I’m in constant awe of the fabulous stuff you guys do.

    I’m just a random passerby. I was on iam for a few years a long time ago. I’m friends with Roo.

    Monday, August 10, 2009 at 11:50 am | Permalink
  8. peteD3 wrote:

    looks like fun.

    no posts in a week!
    i hope you are well and everyone is doing great.

    Friday, August 14, 2009 at 10:23 am | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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