September 17th, 2013
See You Next Tuesday: Tinder Takeover, Hairy Sausages and Patrick the Wombat
Welcome to this weeks latest instalment of See You Next Tuesday where the Lazy Oaf team fill you in on the things that have caught our eye or got us talking in the office over the past 7 days.
This week we have been addicted to Tinder, shell shocked by spaghetti and sausages and wanting to wear crochet.
1. INTERNET SENSATIONS: Tinny-d, the place to be.¬†Internet dating is definitely not for everyone; having to choose what photos show you off in the best light and write a witty profile is enough to bring someone up in hives, let alone committing to a ¬£30/month subscription to potentially get no dates or at least no good ones. This is no doubt why the latest online dating phone app. Tinder is taking the world by storm. Linking directly to your Facebook, it lets you pick photos from there and see what mutual interests and friends you have with potential suitors. There’s no pressure to write a description and you only see if a person has liked you if you have also liked them filtering out all the spam/generic messages from chancers. But don’t be fooled, as much as we’d like to say Tinder is a place for loves young dream, every smart phone is blessed with the ‘screen grab’ button so be careful when sending drunken rants. Also irony doesn’t always translate, we’ve learned that the hard way.
2. FOOD FAVOURITES:¬†You’ve got a hair in your sausage. Whether you’re baking a birthday cake, dying your hair or picking a breed of dog, Pinterest is a great place for inspiration. This week we were researching food trends and somehow came across what we believe is known as the Russian hairy sausage. Supposedly popular amongst food bloggers, the hairy sausage combines uncooked sausages pierced with spaghetti and boiled together in the pan to create something that looks a little bit like a furry caterpillar. We haven’t tried this trick out yet but will be doing so tonight so we’ll let you know how we get on.
3. WINDOW SHOPPING: Crafty with crochet. Whether we’re at the shows or in our beds, we have been following London Fashion Week intently and the one collection that really made us want to get our knitting needles out was Sister by Sibling’s SS’14 collection. Inspired by Stepford Wives who hold Tupperware parties, the collection is packed full of crochets suiting, gingham two pieces and knitted swimming costumes. We think it’s about time we took our grans crochet lesson offer up!
4. MEDIA MATTERS: Remember you’re a wombat. As a child growing up in the UK we always felt a bit cheated by our selection of wild animals compared to what the Australian kids get. We get foxes digging out our bins and they get Skippy the Bush Kangaroo hopping them to school. If there was one animal that really made us wish to live in Oz it was the wombat and this week our love has been reignited when we found out about Patrick. Living in Australia’s Ballarat Wildlife Park, Patrick is 27 years old making him the oldest known wombat in the world. In fact he is a whole 12 years older than the average wombat although sadly he won’t be passing his super genes onto a future generation as he has never mated with a female. We love you Patty.