Pantone Emerald, Reyjkavik’s Mayor, a Dose of Botox, and M’new Venture…

News just in from my tumblr feed…

The pantone colour of the year 2013 is going to be this;

what can i say? i hate it.

There have been some nice colours over the past few years. Turquoise was fabulous, I always like an orange, but greens, well, for me, greens are problematic. I like ‘natural’ greens of all hues, but there are some greens that just make me feel ill.

NEWS JUST IN! Ten thinks this is a good colour for 2013! He won’t tell me WHY though, because he says I’ll just blog it. (well, YES!)

Sometimes colours of the year get ignored, and sometimes they become very popular. There was a whole turqoise interiors blog that year, but I’ve not seen any evidence of this year’s dark orange being be-themed. If you are in my camp and find greens tricky, but you end up with STUFF that colour, then may I advise a bright light orange accessory or two to even things up?

You’re very welcome. I know. I am WISE.

Something you may not have heard of is that not only have Iceland solved their banking problem by telling the banks to fuck off, but also Reykjavik now has a COMEDIAN for mayor!

So sensible. I suggested we move there, but Ten says it’s too cold. This is their campaign song, for their party “Best”.

In which they make many promises, like ‘free towels in swimming pools’ which they plan not to keep. Just like a real party.


So, yesterday I went to get a FREE go round of botox. I’d been a bit super ill in the run up because I’ve been ramping up one of my medications, and every time I do that it makes me have a period which gives me hormonal migraines which are the worst, and that’s been the past week or 10 days or so.

giles again. putting a pin in it.

I was offered the free gig originally in return for speaking to some doctors, but in the event I didn’t have to, and I just had to ‘be the patient’ for Giles while he demonstrated where the injections go. It was somewhat more painful because he did it a lot more slowly because of the telling, but still, it was basically me being handed £600 effectively, so I can’t complain. I didn’t feel as well and as elated as I did last time round, because I am still reeling from upping the meds, but I do look forward to a less-worse winter on the back of it. I noticed he didn’t have the picture of his hens as a background on his desktop. A small concession to the visiting docs? I don’t know. He wasn’t any less Giles-y.

So, yeah, hence I haven’t been blogging lately. I have, however, been doing a little donkey work for my new VENTURE with my friend Al. We are putting together some courses for professional development – MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) and mindfulness skills for the workplace, particularly teaching and learning, since that’s our background, but if we can get any gigs in hospitals or the like training for compassion fatigue then that’d be awesomesauce. The site isn’t public yet, since it’s still very much under construction, but I am already posting quite a bit on our facebook page Training With Awareness. Come on over and LIKE it, so I get to see what happens when a page gets 30 likes. Something magical, I expect.


4 thoughts on “Pantone Emerald, Reyjkavik’s Mayor, a Dose of Botox, and M’new Venture…

  1. I’m confused by that emerald, because to me that looks like turquoise. Isn’t emerald a deeper green? I’m not artsy or anything but this seems suspect to me.

    I like that Ten thinks this is a good choice, but won’t tell us WHY. Ten! Can you tell me why they’re purporting turquoise is emerald, then?

    Iceland makes me smile because any country that created Bjork is ok by me.

    1. Emerald should be a very pure deep green. Pantone are good for putting numbers to colours so your print media comes out the same as your digital media, but they aren’t the best at naming colours. I’d have LOVED that job! I would call this colour ‘green milky plastic just off the top of my head, but I could get it down further, I reckon.
      Turquoise is lighter and very effervescent. It also occurs in nature. I have no beef with turquoise!
      Ten is choosing to remain MYSTERIOUS about his opinions on the greens.
      I like saying Reyjkavik. Reyjkavik, Reyjkavik, Reyjkavik.

  2. I was ok to hear it was emerald green (I can rock a quite a few shades of green and that is one of them) then I realize it was more a turquoise and half my closet has that in it already. which means what little clothes i buy will be a pain because I will try to buy something in new-ish colors and it will be impossible. first world problems I know

    Your new venture sounds exciting! very cool!

    1. I’m not sure pantone always influences clothes, though. But you might find things in green that you wouldn’t normally? Who knows. It’s hard to know who really cares about pantone’s colour of the year. Apart from me. And I don’t, really!
      I know! The website is still very much under construction, but I am already pounding the facebook page. Al is the perfect foil – we have a fair amount of overlap but enough not, too.

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