Her beaver is very cute and sweet, and it wont work for you

I guess kids don’t always say the darndest things, as today in class whilst teaching budding young graphic design 1st year students Illustrator the class is designing and building a wine box complete with label, packaging the works and one of the better and need I say quieter girls, lets just call her Jess, her wine is called “Purple Possom” not sure why but that is the name. Its very cute design with a cute possum, cute colours, cute font the works and on the other hand a young lad in the class had called his “Swine wine” both interesting names, but when he was trying to draw a pig for his logo I was not liking the direction as a cute cartoonish pig does now really go with the word Swine, so I said “try not to make it like Jess’s, as her beaver is very cute and sweet, and it wont work for you”. I had not idea what I had just said? Not all of the class had realised what I just said, and I though confusing a possum with a beaver is a common mistake, and thanks Tim for pointing it out?



Finn, red frogs and meth labs

Another year of halloween has past, another year Mard and I try to ignore the holiday which we think really should not be celebrated here. This is hard with two kids obsessed with chance of dressing up and walking the streets of botany scouring for bags of lollies, normally those really cheap ones from the reject shop, the only place to make a red frog taste nothing like a red frog.

The afternoon started shakey as having two very different kids, Miss 10 had wanted to go with a friend who she found out had 6 of her friends, 6 of which Till did not know so immediately arced up with fear and took the night prior to convice it may not be that bad, I won out in the end and off she went.

On the other hand old hat Finnboss heads off with his mate into the streets, who knows if he goes trick or treating or just buys the lollies and goes to his mates house to watch porn, the standard of lollies is the same badness of his sisters so I am going with the first option. I do believe he may not have the cute factor Till is riding although his sense of humour will always get him over the line, or shit red frogs in the bag. This theory was proven correct when on the weekend he went to an Tai Kwon Do camp and one of the mums on his return told me he was the funniest kid, apparently he was making them all laugh and a Dad said his humour was 14 going on 30 and did not know whether to stay away from him or to sponsor his coming comedy tour, Finns response to this was “well.. I’m going to end up owning a Mansion or a Meth Lab”

Kids say the darndest things sometimes?

Mall Rats

Finn asked today if he can go to Bondi Junction with a 3 of his friends, two being girls one of which seems to have Finns name on redial for texting, did I mention has Finns name of redial for texting….

I did not know what to say as in yes or know, I/We said ok although one of the adults (the other one) she was a bit disappointed that it was a mall and thus giving birth to a Mall Ratt seemed on the cards, so the main objection is that its ok but don’t do it every time you go out I believe “organise an activity” was the comment, don’t just hang the mall. Not sure if its the age or the milage that I don’t remember how old I was when Miranda Fair, yes “The Fair” was my haunt although I think its been a while since I have returned, I think we won the America’s Cup the last time I was there (no correlation) so my days of hanging Miranda Fair and going to the shire for that matter are long gone, but do think its a major part of being a teenager, he could be in his room and on facebook with them so its one up from that.

So my random act for today being letting the lad have his first mall experience. Looking forward to the outcome.

Walken the dog

Took time out from work at home to walk young Badger, all was going well until at a busy intersection I decided to pick him up and carry him. This was going well up unto the point when I got close to the other side I not so much through him as passing him toward the other kerb and I was prepared for this and as he was not, he managed to hit just before the gutter, land on his side and roll into the gutter. Getting up
dazed and a little confused he seemed forgiving and happy to be on the walk.

Meeting of the Minds

Was kind enough to give 100% support on a 4 day planner meeting on organising next years program for budding you graphic designers coming to Enmore, got almost to the end with full attention, although the last part i pretty much just had to accept the fact that I have the next two weeks off so fell apart on the concentration level.

On another note i got to go to an electronic shop twice in a week, one to buy Tilda a heavily priced reduced set of “Glee” headphones and the second time to return the next day the heavily priced reduced set of “Glee” headphones as unless you were Van Gogh or Chopper read and I do belive one of them is dead and the other on the way, having a set of headphones with sound coming from one is not great for listening to Katie Perry or Bruno Mars, I mentioned to listed to the later it may be better if both don’t work but just got that “dads a Knob” look only as a 10 year old can do!


Making my lady friend chops

Old school traffic

Let an old fella get in front of me on botany road on way to work, accepted his big old thank you via sign language graciously.

Back with a Kindness

Hopefully the kindness is back with a vengance, from now on i will be posting comments on random things i do that i consider to be kind and random, they may not be the largest of things some days, and also may not be everyday but still will be!

My one Random Act

My name is Gaven Hempstead (Ronald) and this is all about doing one nice thing each day. I have done it for years, normally just the one. If I can do it each day, I’m guessing people a lot nicer than me will have no problems at all.

You don’t have to give a lung to get that warm fuzzy feeling. Anything  from giving a busker (even a bad one) some change, smiling at someone who has not been smiled at for a long time, letting someone merge in front of you in the traffic is all it takes.

Check out the links in the second column for Acts of May, June etc to see mine or add your own into “Acts of Yours”

Does this mean I can be a grumpy old man for the rest of the day?


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