December 29, 2008

Hot-pink and bitchy

Posted in animals, bugs, celebrity, Fashion tagged , , , , , , at 6:17 pm by Skybluepink

You may have heard that more than 1,000 new species were found in the Greater Mekong area between 1997 and 2007.  Amazing discoveries, from spiders the size of dinner plates to woolly bats, but perhaps the most intriguing of all these creatures is the Pink Dragon Millipede (Desmoxytes purpurosea)

Pink Dragon Millipede

The millipede may look “pretty” but this is not a candy-coated cuddley critter…it’s spiny and toxic and shoots cyanide if “bugged”. Far from a fashion statement, the millipede’s colour is designed to warn potential predators of its toxicity.

For some reason this image pops into my head…

victoria-beckham-moon-dress-hermes-2007

December 9, 2008

Got skim milk?

Posted in Food, Rant, Victoria tagged , , , , , at 10:57 pm by Skybluepink

Evidently not, if you go to the new Tim Hortons in downtown Victoria, and never will by the sounds of it.  Downtown Victoria has been “waiting” for a Tim Hortons for years, but a new outlet just opened on Blanshard street near the centre of town. I am not a fan of Timmy Ho-Ho’s, I prefer the local coffee shops and Starbucks to be honest, but lately I’ve been heading to Timmy’s with a group of co-workers as part of our morning caffeine ritual.

On our first trip I was actually surprised to learn that Timmy’s does not offer skim milk as an option for your tea or coffee. Since then I have asked for skim milk several times in an attempt to demonstrate a “need”. My co-workers have asked too, and time after time we’ve been given an “oh you are so annoying” eye-roll and the standard line “we don’t serve that”.

Complain you say? Yes, we did! We even wrote to Timmy’s HQ and were told if we simply asked for skim milk the store manager would oblige. Not quite! I asked a manager last week, who reminded me of a female ultimate fighting champion, and was told “not only do we not offer skim milk but we are never going to get it…no one likes it or asks for it…thank-you!” No… thank you!

I know, I know…what did I expect from a place that serves candy-cane hot chocolate with candy-cane donuts?

December 6, 2008

What does $180,000 get you? Ask Sarah Palin

Posted in celebrity, Fashion, politics tagged , , , at 4:23 am by Skybluepink

According to CNN, the GOP have now disclosed that Sarah Palin actually spent $180,000 on clothes and “styling” for herself and the family Palin, over just 9 weeks! Wow, really? $180,000 in just 9 weeks? Evidently the GOP are going to donate them to charity. I hope they didn’t pay for this little number–it looks like something she ran over with a snowmobile…

Cariboo Barbie

Cariboo Barbie