Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Finding Faces: the Return of the Sequel



There’s nothing like seeing stuff in a new light, for a bit of extra spark in your day. For some time now, the Myrtleandeunices have been on the lookout for sneaky critters appearing out of the woodwork (quite literally). Be warned, it can get a little obsessive if “Hey Mum, there’s twenty million hundred ‘faces’ at school, when are you bringing your camera?” is anything to go by. I first posted about the finding of faces in inanimate objects here, with a ‘sequel’ here. I had figured our household head count finalised, but lo! last week I spotted this chirpy chap above. Thrilled to make each others acquaintance, we grinned like long lost kindred spirits – until I turned him ’round to grate parmesan on his back.

There’s also a reggae-obsessed, Marley look-alike, hitching a freeloading, non-peddling ride on the back of our tandem:



Down the road, I came over all MI5* and Spooks-like, surreptitiously snapping this entrance security system. Commendable invisibility accomplished, given kid in pusher, two shrieking on scooters, dog kitted out in knitted jumper and bulky digital SLR camera.



Elly Bee at Tuinstruinen sent me this surprisingly surprised fellow. You’d think he’d sort of get the thing with the squirty water by now:



And this little Pinocchio should just stick to the cold hard facts:



Finally, Wendy at Unleash the Inner Fwog, sent this little gem over, which just goes to show, you never really know someone until you’ve seen their washing machine:



You can find the sort-of rules here, if you just can’t resist playing. But even if you can, you have got to go and see the little doozies Kylie at A Little Red Dress and Jo at The Cart Before The Horse found.

I know I should set up a Flickr thingummywhatsit group in an uber-efficient fashion. Thing is, I’m second day into an extremely gale-force windy school holiday and someone, somewhere, has scientifically proven that the wind/kid combination is a too-true recipe for disaster. Instead you’ll find me rocking back and forth in the nearest corner, summoning the wherewithal for a third day attempt at earthmotherly sweetness and light.


* Just so you know, they will know if you click on that link

28 comments:

Grace said...

That is great! I can see how you can get obsessed with looking for faces surrounding you. I will be looking around the house today with new awareness....

Very cool! Thanks for sharing.

Madeline said...

Ha! Those are awesome! Now you're going to have me looking for faces all day. ;)

said...

those faces are great.... i wonder if i could find faces like this... i doubt it:(

great stuff:)

Gina said...

Tania these are brilliant! I love the bicycle shot. I think you could design a set of your own postcards and flog them to millions (except that would probably be infringeing copyright or something, eh?)
Trying not to comment on every post like the stalker I am. Finding it difficult.

Anonymous said...

T
Even more hilarity with those faces. Is this where we drag out that old line 'I'm not paranoid, everyone IS watching me'?

Shall put your MI5 theory to the test. If you don't hear from me for a while you can take it as a fact.
W

One Flew Over said...

I am scared..very scared. Never will I look at household items the same again!

ick and ooo said...

Fabulous! I have this sudden desire to go home and check out our grater to see if all this time I have been ignoring him! As luck would have it the camera is still in my bag - will be telling my two when I pick them up today.
Good luck with the wind - may there be some calm at your place soon.

Kylie said...

Oh I laughed out loud - this is so funny! You'll have me doing it now! (Thanks for the tip about not getting the kids into it!) Great post - thank you! :) K

Umatji said...

Great faces - I agree it is fun to find them. As for rocking in the corner - just enjoy it and soak in it then move on - under no circumstances rush the rocking!

Tinniegirl said...

Too much fun. I'll have to keep my eyes open.

m.e (Cathie) said...

Tania your obsession is contagious...gotta go & check the cupboards...

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Funny! Needed that laugh, thanks! Am now spying on my kitchen cupboards....

Christy said...

You're so rad tania! this cracks me up!

Nikki Cardigan said...

Doesn't this screw with your head... that fact that you're always being watched!!

And that IS a face on your grater. I love him.

elly bee said...

I'm very flattered that two of my faces from a household in Holland made it to your post. you do know there are more in stock overhere. might put them on mu own post but I won't because it is you who came up with the idea and I leave all the honours to you.
By the way: I have not yet bumped into unfriendly or evil ones, they all look a bit silly and friendly here....
eb

Buttons by Lou Lou said...

Faces everywhere when you start looking!

Have nominated you for a blog award but no pressure to blog about it - just put you down as a nice new blog I have discovered. Lou.

Jo James said...

You DO make me giggle so!

sushipie said...

fun.

xoxo,
sp

kellyi said...

Glad it isn't just me. The one on our bathroom floor creeps me out, it looks like an angry old man.

I am sitting here now, looking round the room trying to see faces. If the OH asks what I am doing, he will probably get me sectioned. Best keep this game to myself.

Lauren said...

Oh a reggae bike! Love them :-)

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

O.K. , so now we're all peering at the skirting boards and work surfaces . Trouble is , it's beginning to seem quite crowded !

Mel said...

The bike reggae dude had me in fits of stifled, silent laughter (little person asleep and all). I shall from now on, be on the look out for faces ...

Andrea said...

Hilarious! All this time I thought it was just wierd ol me seeing faces everywhere...can't wait to play!
xoxo Andrea

Cute as Buttons said...

Going to put my Myrtle & Eunice glasses on and find some faces. Loved the mental image of you and the kids doing a Mission Impossible scene. Lisa. x

GUGAW said...

you are too good at this! i'm still trying to find the spirits in my house. i think i've not tuned into them properly yet....

suesueb said...

love all these! i'm always looking for faces-at the dentist office (to distract myself), my back fence, patterned floors! it's fun. thanks for visiting me and the compliment on the apron! going check out the link you mentioned!!

urban craft said...

I like the faces in everything. My son's potty chair in the slight dark looks like a bright green ewok medicine man type monster. I started to wonder if I was a little weird for seeing that. Obviously I haven't mentioned it to anyone until now.

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