present.jpgAs of today I'm 31. Bloody hell. Dr G gave me a present* wrapped in sandpaper and duct tape! That charmed my pants right off.

Realising at the last minute that we were all out of paper, he was inspired by The Durutti Column's 1981 album, Return of the Durutti Column, which had come in a sandpaper sleeve. This in turn, according to Wikipedia, was "inspired by a Situationist joke, a book – Guy Debord's The Society of the Spectacle – with a sandpaper cover to destroy other books on the shelf".

The duct tape was totally his idea though.

* if you're curious, he got me the remastered Mogwai Young Team which satisfied the nerd in me and a contribution to the New Camera Fund. Woohoo! If only the compact-somewhat-manual-and-good-in-low-light camera I long for really existed ๐Ÿ™‚

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12 thoughts on “Buffed

  1. OooooooH nerida! i have heard great things about that camera. and the f30. haven’t been able to find either of them but i will keep hunting ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Aw, Happy Birthday Shauna! I’m 10 years older than you! Now doesn’t that make you feel better? When I was agonising over whether to backcomb my hair or not, whether those fingerless gloves were too much, could I get away with the legwarmers, you were 3! You mere stripling you!

  3. OMG…Happy Bday girlie…31, now you’re really in your 30’s let the fun begin ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. Happy Birthday! My last pressie was in a boot box tied together with wire. Boys can be so creative…when really really pressed! hahaha

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