The only thing I love more than post it notes are cute post it notes. I was very tempted to keep these for myself, but I resisted and they went to my friends as part of their birthday presents.
I hate Metro Trains. Actually that’s a bit unfair. I hate what many many governments have done to the public transport system in Victoria. There are so many silly decisions that have been made **cough Myki cough**. It could have been great but there’s not enough funding being put into it. Old trains, old tracks, disgruntled staff, too many ticket inspectors instead of conductors, crowded, late, cancelled services… It’s very disappointing.
However, their new ad campaign Dumb Ways To Die is just so cute. I don’t really think it highlights the dangers of trains and encouraging train safety, but it is pretty cool. It’s the only thing I’ve ever liked about Metro apart from this Twitter feed Fake Metro Trains that used to brighten up my day when I was stuck waiting on the platform for trains that may or may not come. You can see the full song on their website here and there are animated gifs here http://dumbwaystodie.tumblr.com/. I especially like the one who sold its kidneys and is waving money around.
And credit to the design team McCann Melbourne. Amazing work guys!
The Dumb Ways to Die was developed at McCann Melbourne by executive director John Mescall, creative Pat Baron, animator Julian Frost, digital team Huey Groves, Christian Stocker, group account director Alec Hussain, senior account manager Tamara Broman, senior producer Mark Bradley, producer Cinnamon Darvall, composer/producer Oliver McGill, working with Metro Corporate Relations Leah Waymark and marketing manager Chloe Alsop.
I got this sunflower from a friend a while ago. I like it’s happy smiley face, and yellow is a happy colour. It’s moved around a fair bit but it’s current home is hanging on the underside of our coffee table. It’s been a long week and I’m glad it’s Friday tomorrow.
My brother’s down for the weekend so I decided to go for a run in anticipation of the over eating that happens every time he’s in town. It was raining, but I still stopped to take a pic of this little owl. One of my friends loves owls and every time I see an owl, I think of her. Too bad I already got her birthday present. Although this little guy was almost $50! Maybe I should start making my own soft toys. Next birthday maybe?
My friend went to Malaysia and got us these t-shirts as a souvenir. My husband wears the one on the left and me the one on the right. I don’t think we’d be wearing these in public together, but very cute for wearing around the house. Thanks friend!
Also I cheated a little because this photo was taken when we got back from her place which was just after midnight, but I’m counting it towards the 2nd of June, so technically I haven’t missed a day.