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merry christmasses

We ended up in Oxford for actual christmas, after all; we're heading south for family christmas tomorrow. On christmas eve we dropped by the registry office to sort out the announcement, thereafter wandering around town in a happy bubble until the panicked christmas crowds got too much. We remembered to drop by Whittards and tell them how glad we were they weren't closing down, after all. I was going to pick up some of their lovely chai, too, but the shelves had been stripped by panicked tea addicts. Christmas eve we spent listening to music, talking about SF and nomming down on supermarket snacks, which was just a very, very good way to spend the evening.

As christmas chimed in, damiancugley demanded that timscience opened his present. It would work better with an audience, he said. Said present is illustrated below, and NO LIE Teasel got into the little tank all on his own -- there's a few more pictures on the click through, including one of his tail disappearing into the tank!

respect my authority!

Happy christmas, all.

Comments

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tanukitsune
26th Dec, 2008 22:10 (UTC)
It's pretty awesome! 8D

Is this something you buy or what? I saw another kitty with one of these just the other day!

cleanskies
26th Dec, 2008 22:23 (UTC)
It's a present from the internet. You can buy it in three flavours here:

http://www.suck.uk.com/product.php?rangeID=96&rangeNew=1&showBar=1
stevegreen
27th Dec, 2008 14:39 (UTC)
My god, they're forming an army!
tanukitsune
27th Dec, 2008 14:53 (UTC)
Everybody knows the cats are trying to take over! XP
marstokyo
26th Dec, 2008 22:57 (UTC)
Oh THAT is really CUTE!!!!
boyofbadgers
27th Dec, 2008 00:09 (UTC)
TANKPUSS IS REAL!
zengineer
27th Dec, 2008 15:22 (UTC)
You would have though with Cardews to fall back on Oxford crowds would avoid the Whittards panic. Teasel makes an excellent tank commander, many cats do. Merry Christmas.
cleanskies
31st Dec, 2008 10:43 (UTC)
Cardews is nice, but it's more of a coffee specialist and the more modern teas (spice and flowers mixes especially) are better at Whittards!
twic.myopenid.com
30th Dec, 2008 17:05 (UTC)
A camera is for life (almost)
Speaking of christmas presents, do you want a Franka NX-40 camera? It's some incredibly ancient and cheap toyish camera. It was, indeed, my first camera. I'm having a clear-out, and it either goes to someone with a fetish for ancient cameras, or the bin.

Looks like this:

http://jagerlomo.multiply.com/photos/album/21/Twin_Plastic_Cams#20

Shoots like this:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/scribe/sets/72157610189338770/

It takes 35 mm film, has a flash socket, and offers four different aperture settings! The lens housing wobbles a bit. I don't actually know for sure that it still works, but it's hard to see what could be broken. It only has about for moving parts. Drop me an email if you want it - twic at urchin.earth.li.
cleanskies
31st Dec, 2008 11:08 (UTC)
Re: A camera is for life (almost)
I'm torn, as I have thrown away/Oxfam-shopped very similar items, however at that level of toyness, every camera has an individual character, and yours may have what the others lacked (or it may be completely borked, of course).

Will give it some thought...
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