Sunday, May 09, 2010

Checking in

This is just a short post because big weekend and work tomorrow - I already stayed up late icing a cake for Mum's Thai students (turns out that making a kiwi out of chocolate hail is not as simple as one might think) and am tired.

In the end I went to the costume party as White Wedding and looked vaguely like a low-rent Lady Gaga - photos to follow. I still have the odd patch of fake snow in my hair which I really need to sort out before I go to work tomorrow because I look piebald and/or mangy, and neither of these is a look I wish to convey to my clients. Sigh, clients. More on new job later when I have more mental energy: for now, a bedtime story.

While I was up in Wellington, I saw someone being arrested in the middle of the day outside a convenience store - he was about 20, skinny, ginger, butt ugly and overall totally unappealing. A couple of cops had him up against a wall and he was shouting and swearing and being difficult, so they whipped out the handcuffs, then started marching him to the car, still wriggling about like some kind of sneering Carrot Top/eel offshoot. By this stage most of the people waiting for the traffic lights to change (including me) were watching and smirking. It was impossible not to smirk, he was just so arrestable. As the ginger kid whined, "I can fucking walk by myself!" a group of rough-looking older guys walked by and one of them said patronisingly, "Oh, harden up." And then everyone started laughing*. It was a nice community moment.

*except for arrestee and coppers, who are probably not meant to blatantly enjoy arresting people.

This picture is unrelated except that it happens when you google 'ginger' -

Why does it have hair on its calves? I mean, I know that's not the weirdest thing about this, but it seems to be the one I can't get past. It's like this baby has its own Ugg boots. But it's ok because you can shave them. Just like in real life. You can shave the baby. Why would the baby be so hairy? Is this baby part werewolf? Do ginger werewolves get mocked? So many questions, so few answers. Going to sleep now.

12 comments:

uglygirl said...

It reminds me of the "Fat Bastard" character from Austin Powers, only without the Shrek voice. You are brave to be googling "ginger".

PS chocolate hail! I love the Kiwi language.

*uncorked said...

That doll will haunt my dreams tonight. Thanks, jerk.

Baglady said...

I am too scared to comment. Make the hairy baby go away.

Michelle said...

Thanks for sharing the baby, I've always wondered what people do with their hairy babies...

Icing a cake can be pretty hard, can't it! I did one last Sunday and instead of the two minutes I thought it would take I buggered up the icing and ended up having to make three lots of it. Well done you for even attempting small creatures with chocolate hail.

wv: mikecomp: this wv is crap. What kind of word is this?

Michelle said...

wv: tutimp: this one is much better!
"dirty pimp who is cheating on his hoes"

chris.dadness said...

You can shave the baby. It's quite empowering and Obama-y.

Ells said...

Aw. I like gingers.

IT IS ALLY said...

uglygirl - Yeah, don't google ginger. Or any kind of 'bad ginger' permutation. What do you call chocolate hail?

V - whoops. If it's any consolation it'll haunt mine as well

Baglady - You are not a fan of its little hair vest?

Michelle - It was like something straight out of Cakewrecks, seriously.

Chris - I know! "Change We Need" would be another good Obama/baby crossover slogan.

Ells - I'm not violently anti-ginger, but this one did look like a bit of a dick. The hair just added to the overall effect!

otherworldlyone said...

That.is.freaking.me.out.

Candice said...

WTF? Baby shaving? Amazing. Also, he gives a bad name to gingers everywhere.

chris.dadness said...

Now I have googled "chocolate hail" so I know what you are talking about, I can say: wow, I have never heard anyone call it that. Also in dutch it is "hagelslag". Also - it puts me in mind of the "Chocolate Rain" kid with the freaky deep voice.

wv "skold" - correct, its about to start snowing in fact.

Leslie said...

Uhmmm, that hairy ginger baby just made my day if not month. I would like to know though, where are there actual "firecrotch" babies?! And so much hair, it's really quite unnerving!