helen-louise (baratron) wrote,
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Christmas links & present dilemma

The Christmas State of Anchovy is so very amusing to me that I'm posting the link. Keep scrolling right until you reach the end of the image.

epi_lj's contest this year is driving me insane. He takes covers of things and Photoshop(R)s them to remove all the words. This year it's books. I swear I read books - I have several hundred of them in this house, even! But you wouldn't know it from my pathetic entry in the competition.

I have 3 points so far. Anyone want to join brains with me? We can form a team! I don't care about winning, and I don't need the prize - I just don't want to come last!!

I'm rather disappointed with the main thing I've bought for Richard's Christmas present this year. It's the Long Way Home jacket by howies - designed as a BLACK cycling jacket that is - by the wonders of 21st century science! - also reflective in the dark! Somehow I didn't properly understand the description on the website, which says "Made from Schoeller C-Changeô reflex fabric around collar and front arm panels ñ looks black in daylight but becomes reflective when you are riding in the dark" - so it is only the collar and the front arm panels that are reflective :/ And there already exist plenty of other, much cheaper, black cycling jackets that have only patches that are reflective - lots of them with 3M Scotchbrite silver pipings and flashes. I had the impression that it was a black cycling jacket like the violent fluorescent yellow citrus jackets, where the entire thing is reflective. And it isn't, and it makes me sad.

Also, having only a reflective collar is entirely useless for his rear visibility. He has long hair, for god's sake. His hair will entirely cover the back of the collar.

I don't know what to do, really. I was so excited about the product, and it doesn't do what I thought it would. And I didn't buy it through Howies themselves, because it was "only" £175 on wiggle. And I've never dealt with wiggle before, and don't know what they're like with refunds/exchanges. And... meh :/

I really like the look of this black and orange jacket. I also like the black version of the Night Vision.

Bah.
Tags: christmas, wuzzie
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