Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Monday,

as usual was a quiet day for us,

also it was remarkably wet, thunderstorms rolling in one after another, so going to the beach was out, maybe tomorrow,

in the evening after our evening meal we watched a few quiz shows, then a classic from Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Evil Under the Sun, although released over 35 years ago still a joy to watch, and with that we were off to bed.


A Couple Of Days Ago,

we featured a post, 


 about poorly spelled and inked tattoos, well to redress the balance here are a few,

that in my opinion,

are exceptionally well produced ones, 

 if you are into tattoos,

these are the work of Wrocław-based tattoo artist Joanna Swirska, aka Dżo, we have featured her work before on the blog,

 she produces nature-based tattoos, Dżo initially studied painting, and made her switch from canvas to skin about five years ago, You can follow more of her recent work on Instagram

and buy prints and other merchandise based on her tattoo designs from her online shop, and no I am not on commission, I just think they make a nice change from some of the many poorly executed tattoos we see when we are in town.


And Now For Something Totally Different,

if you live in or are travelling to San Francisco,


where there is a new summer exhibition at the Exploratorium, where you can explore, play, and wonder at gigantic, fantastical, artworks at San Francisco’s iconic museum of art, science, and human perception at Inflatable, 

  born out of thin air, these dynamic sculptures include otherworldly organisms, a forest of cushiony columns, an inflatable insect-eye room, and more, massive crouching inflatable humanoids will fill the building from floor to ceiling, making the West Gallery feel at times like a dollhouse, and visitors will feel they’ve entered a microscopic biological world thanks to a balloon artwork inspired by organic forms that will be constructed onsite, to deflate almost imperceptibly throughout the summer in a process that gestures toward biological decay, so go early in the summer for the best effect!

 curated by Christopher Jobson, Inflatable features existing works by Amanda Parer and Pneuhaus, and site-specific installations by Jimmy KuehnleShih Chieh Huang, and Jason Hackenwerth,


museum goers will be able to enter an inflatable multi-lensed camera obscura that feels like stepping into the compound eye of an insect, entry to Inflatable is included with museum admission, the Exploratorium is more than a museum; it’s an ongoing exploration of science, art, and human perception, visitors of all ages can step inside a tornado, turn upside down in a giant curved mirror, walk on a fog bridge, and explore more than 650 hands-on exhibits, the museum offers all of this plus unique programs, discussions, and events; a café and restaurant; two stores; and more at the Exploratorium’s beautiful San Francisco bayside location on the historic Embarcadero.
  • Daily Summer Hours (May 26–September 3), 10am–5pm (All ages)
  • After Dark Thursday Evenings, 6–10pm (Ages 18+)
  • Friday Evening Extended Hours (July 6–August 31), 10am–9pm (All Ages)
located on the historic Embarcadero between the historic Ferry Building and Pier 39, the Exploratorium provides stunning views of downtown and the San Francisco Bay, the museum is just a short distance from any of these popular San Francisco attractions: Fisherman’s Wharf, the Alcatraz ferries, and Colt Tower, you can learn more at exploratorium.edu/inflatable


At The Moment It Is So Hot Over Here,

they say, you could fry an egg on the pavement, (sidewalk),


but it appears in China it is hotter still, as this picture and video show, 

as this truck speeds along it is so hot in the sun that the eggs start to hatch out as chicks! the video has caused a heated (excuse the pun), debate on Chinese social media, with many complaining about the conditions in which edible eggs are transported, others however pointed out that edible eggs are unfertilized, so it’s impossible for chicks to hatch from them, these are eggs specifically designed for breeding, even so, I’m pretty sure they’re not supposed to hatch on a moving truck, the event took place it is thought in Southeastern China where the area has been experiencing some unusually hot weather for this time of year, as an aside our outside in the shade min/max thermometer recorded a high of 39°C for yesterday, so it was very hot out here.


At The Beginning Of The Month,

we made a post,


about beautifying gas and oil tanks, I have to say it, but this for myself is the best one so far, but who knows if there are more pleasing designs out there in future posts?


Monday, 21 May 2018

Out For Sunday Lunch,

to The George, 


 this week again we chose The George restaurant and bar, we have eaten there many times before, it is in Chaiyaphruek 2 Rd, if you are going away from Pattaya heading towards Sattahip on the Sukhumvit Road when you arrive at the Chaiyaphruek traffic lights turn right and the restaurant/pub is about 100 yards along the road on the left hand side,

 inside a fully stocked bar,

 for our starters Diana and Mr. Tony chose the pate,

 I decided on the Caesar salad,

 on to our main courses, 

from the carvery,

 'Cheers!', 

 desserts, 

 a choice of vanilla, strawberry or chocolate, the three course carvery is 395 baht, 


 and I then treated myself to a Jamaican coffee,
 meal over we said goodbye to the ever smiling George,

in the late evening Diana had prepared a light snack, sausage rolls, with chips,

 as we watched One Foot in the Grave, we said our farewells to Mr, Tony and watched some cable television, the for us we were off to bed.


A Slightly Different Toy,

to play with this week,


it is called the Snaak 3D Puzzle Toy, it consists of of 64 interlocking cuboid units, simple enough, but describing what Snaak could be is a bit tricky, that's because there's roughly ten to the power of forty-four possible Snaak configurations, seriously: 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000!

 it is available in Red, Green, Blue, Ice, and Glow-in-the-dark, each cube is approximately 0.5" square, overall dimensions depend upon the shape you create!

 basically, Snaak is a fun 3D puzzle and an ingenious little tool for making shapes with your hands, 

 fascinating geometric designs, neat robots, a pair of sweet shades, just about any shape you can dream up is possible with Snaak,

and no I am not on commission, I just thought it was a neat toy to while away the day.