*** teddy ***

When I was young, family and friends blessed me with loads of teddys: I had basket upon basket of stuffed animal toys in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours.  Admittedly my Chimp has always been my favourite.  I am a bit of a hoarder, so when I moved to Glasgow two years ago, I asked my dad to send me the most necessary of my belongings- a few days later two boxes were waiting in front of my door, filled predominantly with clothes, because Glasgow is a cold, oh so cold, place.  Amongst my clothes also, was my little monkey.  Very touching that of all the things I have flying around my dad's house, he deemed my monkey as one of my 'most-essentials'.  At 27 I still sleep with monkey in my bed.

Even yesterday the Greek was making fun of me, telling me that when I come home my monkey will have a mohawk stitched onto his fuzzy head, and some form of (anarchist? communist? Who knows...) flag in his hand.  Potentially also a piercing or two. Disturbing.  Yes.

All beside the point, again.  What I actually want to share is not the love I hold for my fuzzy friend, but this lovely little video on youTube by zefrank, called Teddy has an Operation.  Maybe also a bit disturbed, but definitely charming too.


*** being back ***

I've been a horribly lame blog-poster in the last, uh, nine months or so-  I've been meaning to compile a properly thought through "I'm back" post, but I think it's best I just get the ball rolling and get back to simply posting about things I like.

So here goes:

My boss/ employer/ muscled dude I work with during the week often sends me links to animations and designs he likes, the most recent- and one of the most fantastical- is 5m80 by Cube Creative Productions and Orange.  Too damn awesome yet again.

It is just about my bedtime, or I'd elaborate more on the contents of this lovely animation, but see its awesomeness for yourselves:

***Unfortuantely I could only locate the embed code for an excerpt of the animation- to see it in its full length (about 5min), check it out here on dailymotion.