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Sunshine is Good

In the storm of hectic sessions, articles for newspapers, managing two blogs and home-related work came a distraction I would never have expected would keep me gripped… Plants vs Zombies! What I initially claimed to be a “completely brainless game”, kept me occupied for hours in the evening and sometimes even late at night!
Plants vs Zombies wallpaper
PvZ is about killing zombies using various strategies, your defences being plants of varying powers and skill sets!

But I was in for a bigger surprise! My better half gifted me this toy to remind me that life is more than Plants vs Zombies 😉

Solar Dancing Flower Flip Flap
Its a common site on most car dashboards (and now adorns my own). This “Solar Flip Flap Dancing Flower” is supposed to give you positive energy… I think it does! Everytime I look at it I can’t help but smile!

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It’s a Porsche!

When I think of Porsche I remember the funny incident from the series F.R.I.E.N.D.S…

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Joey finds keys to a Porsche and wants to leave them at the lost and found but nobody seems to miss their keys.

Joey: Hey, somebody left their keys. Oh, to a Porsche! Hey Gunther, these yours?
Gunther: Yeah, that’s what I drive. I make four bucks an hour. I saved up for… 350 years.

Joey gets great responses from people when he stands next to the car. He then goes on to wash the Porsche when the owner comes by and takes it away!

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I may not come as close to a Porsche as Joey, but how I wish this was my ride!

Porsche Cayenne Turbo - rear

Porsche cayenne turbo triptych

 

Porsche Cayenne Turbo - Top

Porsche Cayenne Turbo - Open doors

And as a comparison…

Toying with Transformers

It’s holiday time, not for me, but for my nephew and neice. And when I reached home from work yesterday, they had a plan up their tiny sleeves. They wanted to make a ‘Transformer movie’.

What rolled is entirely their plan.

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It was a busy day in the city

Bumper-to-bumper traffic

… and what happened next was utterly unexpected.

Sideways (SW), 'the bad guy' according to Gavin, lands on the scene

There was confusion on the streets. He tossed and turned the cars around.

(For some reason Gavin wanted a retake of this shot again and again, tossing the cars around is what he likes best, I guess)

And then, help arrived. Bumblebee (BB), the most loved of the Autobots.

BB: STOP! You cannot hurt the humans

SW: Then I challenge YOU to a duel

(Mysteriously the topsy-turvy cars form a battle ring around the two transformer)

Boom!!! Boom!!! Pow!!!

BB knocks SW off his feet

... and claims VICTORY!!!

Optimus Prime makes a solemn entry

Optimus Prime: The Humans owe you their gratitude Bumble bee. We shall now depart to be part of their world

Far atop a skyscraper, the whole exchange is watched by evil eyes

To be continued…

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CREDITS

Creative Artists: Megan & Gavin

Location: My computer table

Duration of shoot: 10 mins (minus the time I have to keep reminding them to be focussed on the work at hand)

Camera: Sony H50 (with the patient expertise of Giovanni)

(they now want to dub the whole sequence with dialogues they plan to conjure up this evening!)