Friday, 31 December 2010

Uglyworld #915 - Hogmany (1-365 - Project BIG)

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Hi everyones, for those of yous who doesn't alreadies knows me I am Babo, from Uglyworld and I've beens here visitings Earth now for some years alreadies, and wanteds to explains many things to yous all this year.

As it just becomes the 1st of January's and I is in Scotland (checks out my new cools t-shirt) I has no option than to explains the awesomes celebration of Hogmanay.

There is manys customs, boths national and locals, which is associateds with Hogmanay. From what I learneds tonight the mosts widespread nationals custom is the practices of what peoples call 'first-footing' which seems to starts immediately afters midnight.

It seems that this involves being the firsts person to crosses the thresholds of a friend or neighbour and oftens involves the givings of symbolics gifts likes coals, shortbreads and whiskys, which is all intendeds to brings different kinds of lucks to the householder.

There is lots of foods and drinks for everyones, you can sees I has shortbreads and champagnes, and I has been tolds that this may goes on throughouts the early hours of the morning and well intos the next days. The person who does first-footings is supposeds to set the lucks for the rests of the year. Traditionally, tall darks men are preferreds as the first-foot.

I also learneds that the favourites song here in Scotlands is "Auld Lang Syne" which was a traditionals poem which was reinterpreteds by the famous Scotsman Robert Burns, which was laters set to music.

From me and all my friends arounds the world, I hopes you all has a happy new years!!!

Uglyworld #914 - Thanks Everyone!!! (365-365)

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Wage got some of the gang together this evening for a big celebration party as this is the final day of their photo a day, 365 project.

Even though the guys are still disappointed that Babo wasn't able to make it back in time for the big finale party, they wanted to give all of you a massive thanks to each and every one of you for all yours views, comments and favourites every single day over the last year!!!

And don't worry, this isn't the last you've seen of these guys and stay tuned for some more madness coming soon!

Thursday, 30 December 2010

Uglyworld #913 - Xmas Mine! (364-365)

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I couldn't have been more wrong to think that my choccies from Christmas would stay mine, Bossy had a completely different view on things...

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Uglyworld #912 - Healthy Dog (363-365)

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Cinko found himself a new "healthies friend" tonight, apparently the little guy was just coming out of the local gym when Cinko bumped into him.

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Uglyworld #911 - "Holds On Tight!" (362-365)

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Babo was called in to the local ice rink today to help a poor Scottish bear out with keeping his balance.

"Just don't lets go ok, holds on tight!", Babo explained while keeping a tight hold of the bears hand.

Monday, 27 December 2010

Uglyworld #910 - Card Game (361-365)

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Cinko and Ox made full use of the contents of their Christmas cracker to play some cards tonight in Glasgow.

Uglyworld #909 - Top Gear Xmas Special (360-365)

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Wage was amazed to be able to watch the Top Gear xmas special on the TV last night in the hotel.

Pic was taken last night but only getting uploaded due to no internet in the hotel we stayed in last night.

Saturday, 25 December 2010

Uglyworld #908 - The Ugly Family Xmas Photo

It's that time of year when the whole Ugly gang get together for their xmas photograph.

We're only missing Critterbox Babo who's still off helping Santa out with his deliveries, and Mireille's Critterbox Wage who's visiting one of her friends who's no feeling too well for xmas too.

So without further ado here you have 2010's xmas pic...

When I get a spare 2hrs or so *he he* I'll get round to labelling them all, but for now it's time to start the drive to Glasgow in Scotland for the rest of the xmas break, have a good holiday everyone from me, Mireille and the whole Ugly gang here in Aachen!!!

Uglyworld #907 - End Of Advent (359-365)

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With Christmas day finally here all of the little guys queued up to find out what presents Santa had prepared for them.

Uglyworld #906 - The Xmas Cookie Queue

With Babo being away helping Santa out with all his deliveries around the world yesterday and today Wage was left with the task of leading the traditional Cookie Queue this year.

Friday, 24 December 2010

Uglyworld #905 - Xmas Traditions (358-365)

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With their having been so many new additions to the Ugly family here in Aachen in the last twelve months there has been quite a lot of explaining to the new guys about Christmas and traditions here on Earth.

They got totally excited when blue Ice-Bat explained to the other Ice-Bat's that "In Germanys they celebrates christmases today, on the 24th's of Decembers, whereas in Scotlands they celebrates it tomorrows on the 25th's of Decembers".

Glow in the dark Ice-Bat couldn't contain his excitement, "Wowzers, so you means that we really gets two Christmases this year, which means doubles the cookies?".

Sadly blue Ice-Bat had to explain that he will get the same amount of presents (i.e. cookies), but spread out over the two different locations. Clear Ice-Bat was a little disappointed to hear this news too, but when he asked if they were able to celebrate the traditional "Ugly Xmas Cookie Queue" and god a definitive yes in reply he was back to his normal self again playing in the snow. Due to shifts in the central universal timing system since last year the Cookie Queue has been moved from 23:59 to 00:00 on the 23rd/24th December to 23:59 to 00:00 on the 24th/25th December, so there should be some fun to share tonight too!

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Uglyworld #904 - "YELP!"

Uglyworld #904 - "YELP!", originally uploaded by

Choco is normally one of the braver uglies, mainly due to the fact that he's one of the bigger guys in the group so he has to stand up for the smaller guys in their times of need.

But even Choco sometimes has a moment of madness where fear kicks in, this morning for example he couldn't believe that the snow in the garden was now over twice his height as he walked along the path I had cleared, and whilst nervously covering his mouth with his hands he let out a little "YELP!".

Lets just hope the roads are a little better as we have to drive from Aachen to Glasgow in Scotland on Saturday!!!

Uglyworld #903 - The Finest Pilot In The Universe (357-365)

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Noupa did his best to reassure Uglyworm that there was no finer pilot in the entire universe than he to ensure that the reindeer and sleigh make it to the North Pole by tomorrow night ready for Santa to start make his Christmas deliveries.

"Says hellos to Babo froms us all toos when you gets there!", he added as Noupa left on his journey.

p.s. Babo called this morning to let you all know that Santa received your wishlists and has approved them all without any issues, and then he discoved that the reindeer and sleigh were still here in Aachen and not already on their way to the North Pole...!!!

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Uglyworld #902 - Tomato Security (356/365)

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Monkey was a little concerned to hear that there was a tomato thief on the loose, especially considering he had just acquired a huge score of the red guys!

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Uglyworld #901 - Lost And Found (355-365)

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This morning after seeing that there was a lot of fresh snowfall during the night Cinko wrapped himself up in his jacket and went outside shouting, "I is offs outsides to plays in the snows, I will be backs for lunches time okays".

When lunchtime rolled around and Cinko was nowhere to be seen Tray put on her winter woolies and after adding a flask of hot tea to her bag out she went in search of Cinko.

After scouring the entire village she finally found him standing, shivering, chittering, all the while staring skyward towards a large cloud which approached.

"I thinks we gets more snows soons Tray, does you knows the ways home?". Thankfully Tray was able to retrace her steps with the frozen little guy in tow, and they're now enjoying their lunch in the heat of the house.

Monday, 20 December 2010

Uglyworld #900 - No Surprises (354-365)

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I don't think I've ever seen Jeero so annoyed and angry as I did this evening.

As I sat watching TV on the couch the little guy came in holding two open tubs from Kinder Surprise eggs, so naturally I asked him what cool toys he found inside them.

Jeero replied angrily before storming off in search of the culprit, "I findeds nothings, someone else not only eats my chocolates eggs, but also takes my surprises too!".

I just hope whoever ate his chocolate and stole his surprises stays in hiding until this blows over!

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Uglyworld #899 - The Arrival (353-365)

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After his extremely long journey all the way from Aachen in Germany to Santa's secret workshop which is located near the North Pole (I've been warned that I'm not allowed to give away it's full location info), Babo finally arrived last night and after a good nights sleep he was raring to go today as the packing of santa's christmas sacks full of toys and other goodies was underway.

Santa continued to approve new wishlists as they arrived, and promtly passed them over to Tooty McFlutey who organised the toys into groups ready for Babo to pack into the sacks.

This morning Babo called Wage to let him know that he had arrived and that he'd email over a picture of himself hard at work this morning. Babo told Wage, "Tells everyone I says hellos backs home, I is really enjoyings myself here withs Santa and Tooty, who promiseds to teaches me to plays the flutes when we has some free times".

So all that I'm left to do is let Wage say "hellos everyone" from Babo!

Uglyworld #898 - Surveying Their Kingdom (352-365)

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During a brief respite from almost constant snowfall, Bossy and Turtle decided to head outside and survey their kingdom.

Friday, 17 December 2010

Uglyworld #897 - Reindeer Tracker (351-365)

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This morning Jeero was out in the garden playing when he found some tracks in the snow. After comparing the size of his own feet (several times) he finally decided that they had to be from some kind of animal and so he decided to follow them.

After a couple of miles he finally noticed that there was a reindeer up ahead eating some fruit that a farmer had left out, and that the tracks appeared to lead right to the reindeer.

"What woulds Babo tells me to do, hmmm", he pondered for a minute or two and then all of a sudden he had his first ever brainwave, "I must makes very very slows movement, so I doesn't scares the reindeer aways, if I don't threatens of scares it maybe it lets me says hello".

Slowly but surely Jeero shuffled his way through the snow trying in his own special way to be "statues-likes" until he stood only a short distance from the reindeer who by now was watching him very, very closely.

Jeero outstretched his hand and continued to stand perfectly still, and soon the reindeer came over to say hello, and let Jeero pet it's fur. As he did so the thought came into his head, "Man!!! When I gets back and tells the others they will not believes me and thinks that I is just makings it up!".

Poor Jeero...sometimes not being the smartest cookie in the cookie jar has it's down sides even when he does tell the truth!

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Uglyworld #896 - Jigsaw Master (350-365)

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Since Babo left on his Christmas journey Wage has been meandering around the house trying to find things to do that will not only keep him occupied, but also keep his mind from wandering to worrying about Babo who should hopefully reach Santa's workshop on the North Pole in the next day or so.

Ox suggested that they could play some board games, but Wage wasn't too interested in Cluedo, Monopoly or Trivial Pursuit. It wasn't until Ox kept shouting out the names on all of the boxes in the cupboard that Wage finally shouted out "Perfects!" when Ox mentioned a jigsaw.

It seems to have worked a treat too, as he's been working away on the puzzle in near silence now for the last half hour, I think I need to go find some more jigsaws to keep him going when this one is finished.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Uglyworld #895 - Frosties The Snowman (349-365)

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Cinko has been getting more and more agitated having to sit at home inside the house looking outside at the piles and piles of snow building up in the back garden.

He had been waiting on his jacket getting washed after Wage took it with him to Oregon in October and November, so when he head that it was finally washed, dried and ready for him to wear there was no stopping the little guy.

He called on me a little while ago to "comes see what I has maked!", and low and behold I found him standing proudly beside this snowman that he put together.

I asked him what the snowman's name was, to which he replied "Does snowmans have names? In that's case I will calls him Frosties, after my favourites breakfasts cereal!".

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Uglyworld #894 - The Traveller Continues (348-365)

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With Babo having now been travelling for several days Wage decided to put the word out on the internet that if anyone was to spot the little guy on his way to the North Pole that they should try to get a photograph of him (as much to keep Wage happy that Babo's ok than anything else).

Thankfully a friendly family of Polar Bears in Svalbard (a small Norwegian island which lies on the edge of the Artic cirle) was lucky enough to not only find out request on the internet, but also to capture a picture of the little guy in full stride.

They shouted over to Babo to find out if he needed something hot to eat or drink, but he replied "Is okays, thanks kindlies, I hads a fulls breaksfast this mornings and musts gets to the Norths pole quicklies".

With a wave of his hand Babo said his thankful goodbyes and continued on his way towards Santa's workshop at the North Pole.

Monday, 13 December 2010

Uglyworld #893 - A Happy Wedgie (347-365)

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Wedgehead has been awfully quiet lately, but today his mood picked up several notches after he discovered a pack of Nutella in the kitchen that he had forgotten all about.

"Mmmmm, mmmm's, I is going to haves some tasty nom nom's now!", he told Cinko who had been wondering what had perked the little guy up.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Uglyworld #892 - Grotto Hostage (346-365)

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When Santa got out of bed this morning the last thing that would have been on his mind would have been that by lunchtime his entire christmas grotto would be ramsacked and his chair being held hostage by a crazed monkey.

If only he had taken Yoya's request seriously for "Ten millions bananas" then things could have gone much differently!

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Uglyworld #891 - Yeah Rights! (345-365)

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After recent attempts by Crocodoca to make fun of Bossy, the blue guy wasn't interested in Croca's latest apparent attempt at humour which had him rooted to the spot, screaming his lungs out as his arms flailed around aimlessly.

"Yeah Rights!", Bossy replied as Crocadoca nervously whispered, "Spiiiiiiiiders, behinds you"...

Friday, 10 December 2010

Uglyworld #890 - Just Being HimsELF (344-365)

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Some of you may remember that during December last year Babo was always singing songs like "Rudolf the rednose reindeer" along with lots of other christmas carols, all in an attempt to learn them all early enough to be considered as one of Santa's Elf helpers during Christmas in 2010.

This past few days Babo has spent quite a lot of time on the phone to what he refers to as the "North Poles", and announced to us this morning that he was successful in his application to be an Elf this year. It means that he has to head off to the North Pole today to help Santa out with the massive load of wishlists he has from all the kids around the world, and to help get them made, packed and delivered to the correct addresses.

It turns out that Babo will be away right through until near the end of the year helping Santa with his work, which for some of us will be quite sad not having him around for Christmas, but he says "You has to remembers always that I is in yours heads and hearts and thats I is making Christmases perfects for all the other kids". His sidekick Wage was quite down about him going away for so long, and was also a little concerned that such a job would change Babo at least a little, but Babo told him, "I will justs be beings mysELF, don't worries".

Before he left I made him pose waving to you all for todays picture while wearing his little homemade Elf's hat. To say he's a little excited about the trip would be quite an understatement!

Good luck Babo and we can't wait for your return!!!

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Uglyworld #889 - The Excitables (343-365)

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It was hard to tell who was most excited out of Doug and "Spear"Minty who finally arrived after several weeks of flying all the way from Uglyworld specially to witness how we celebrate Christmas here on the blue and green ball that hangs around in the big vacuum of space.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Uglyworld #888 - No Business Like Snow Business (342-365)

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It's that time of year again that Ice-Bat can normally be found frolicking around outside in the snow singing a line or two in constant repeath from his favourite song...

"There's no business like SNOW business, like SNOW business I know..."

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Uglyworld #887 - Choccy Santas (341-365)

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Wedgehead was amazed to find not just 1 chocolate Santa waiting for him, but 2 this evening when we returned home for the first time since Sunday.

Wedgie had been very concerned that any chocolate that would be left for him outside the door yesterday (Nikolaus day here in Germany) would already have been eaten, so he was over the moon to find them intact!

Monday, 6 December 2010

Uglyworld #886 - How To Relax A Turtle (340-365)

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Ever since Babo returned from his "Magykal" trip to the Isle of Skye where he was learning the ancient skills of wizardry he's been telling Mireille and myself that he must study hard for his latest spell.

Today we discovered what the spell that he'd been working on for so long actually was, I better let Babo explain, "Well you sees, I had already been ables to moves objects and evens make them disappears, but being ables to controls another living beings is a wholes differents ball game".

He continued, "Master Wizard telled me that must finds a small animals that I must try to makes relaxes, so I choosed this littles Turtle who is a hards working members of the Turtle Time Magazine stuff backs on Uglyworld. He works all days and never ever finds time to relaxes, so I dids my magics on him and checks him outs now, totallies relaxed!".

Babo's wizard skills are really growing quickly!

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Uglyworld #885 - Strada-wage-ious (339-365)

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Fresh from arriving back in Aachen from America this morning Wage decided to treat us all to another of his lesser-known skills.

"Backs in Uglyworld I was known as 'Strada-wage-ious' and they even names a violins afters me too", Wage explained to Mireille's parents who had invited us round for Sunday dinner.

If we ever find ourselves struggling to make ends meet, we can always send Wage out to busk for some money.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Uglyworld #884 - Full Body Pat Down (338-365)

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Wage was beginning to wish he hadn't woke up at all when we arrived at the airport ready to check in for our first flight from Portland to Chicago en route back to Aachen.

Wage wasn't interested in going through one of the full body scanners and opted for the full body pat down instead.

He said when they lifted his apron that all he kept saying to himself was, "Thinks of cookies, cookies, cookies..."

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Uglyworld #883 - By Royal Decree (337-365)

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Dave's phonecall to Babo last night in Aachen sparked off a chain reaction that no-one could have expected...

Dave called Babo
Babo wasn't home
Cinko picked up instead
Cinko explained the problem to Ox
Ox emailed the editor of Turtle Time Magazine
The Editor of TTM Called the Security Supervisor of the Royal Family

And without further ado the King paid Wage a visit and ordered him by "Royal Decree" to wake up.

Wage was amazed that his friends went to such great lengths to bring him round in time for his flight home on Saturday.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Uglyworld #882 - Long Distance (336-365)

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This evening Dave, Turtle and Ice-Bat placed an international call home to Aachen in the hope of reaching Babo for some wisdom on how to deal with the current predicament Wage had got himself in to.

I still don't know if they managed to reach Babo or come up with a plan yet, but there has been several secret huddles in the hotel room since they hung up the phone.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Uglyworld #881 - We Must Thinks Of Somethings (335-365)

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This evening Ice-Bat and Turtle (Tom) met to discuss the ongoing situation that Wage was currently in.

Ice-Bat asked Turtle, "You is a famous explorers, surelies you has hads to deals with peoples in hibernationisms before?".

"Unfortunatlies, nopes Icy", Turtle replied to the little guy who grew more disappointed at the answer he received.

Suddenly a spark of inspiration flew into Turtle's head as he exclaimed, "We musts speaks to the oracles!". Icy was a little confused and asked, "Oracles, whats or whos are they?".

"Babo!", shouted Turtle and made his way to the phone to try and seek the advice of his compadre who's keeping Mireille company (and all the other little guys in check) back in Aachen...

Uglyworld #880 - Sleeping It Off (334-365)

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After Wage stood at the window looking out at the almost constant rainy weather he plodded off in the direction of the bed, that in itself isn't such a strange phenomemon until you realise that was two days ago now!!!

Ice-Bat informed me tonight, "Sometimes us Uglies goes into hibernationisms, I thinks thats what you humans call it, when you sleeps for a longs time".

I just hope it's a mini-hibernation as I don't fancy having to carry a snoring Wage through immigration and customs later this week...

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Uglyworld #879 - Candy Canes (333-365)

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Ice-Bat was determined to try and bring Wage out of his funk, and managed to score some candy canes to help too.

"When Wage see's these candies canes he will wonders what they is at firsts, then when he tasties them he will forgets the rains and bad weathers outside, is a masterplans that babo would be prouds of!", ice-bat explained to the rest of us this evening.

I just hope his plan works...

Uglyworld #878 - Rainy Days (332-365)

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Those of you who either follow Wage's adventures online or have been lucky enough to meet him in person will be more than aware that the little guy from Uglyworld is always bursting with fun and madness.

This morning however there's been a distinct lack of fun and madness in him, as he's just stood at the hotel room window looking out to the pouring rain and cold misty weather outside.

"Why is its that when Cinko was heres he gots to sees loads of coolers things, and when I is heres all I sees is rains and clouds and greys and mists, is not fairs!", he grumbled to me when I asked him if he was ok, without taking his eyes away from the window for a second.

"I misses homes now, can we goes homes please, I needs pancakes from Mireille and madnesses with Babo and my other friends", he added before plodding over to the bed and tucking himself in for a snooze.

Hopefully he'll be back to his normal self again soon, and fingers crossed by this time next week we'll be back home in Aachen too.

Friday, 26 November 2010

Uglyworld #877 - Insight Into A Turtle's Mind (331-365)

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There's no point denying it, I and everyone else knows that there's been many a night where you find yourself lying in bed unable to drift off to sleep and asking yourself the question, "What exactly do Turtles think and talk about all day".

Thanks to the wonders of a hidden Uglycam(TM) which Wage found on Uglybay recently we were able to find out the answer to that question once and for all.

Tim and Tam had been wandering off most days to a quiet corner of the room which was painted green on one wall and a pale hint of yellow on the other, so Wage placed the Uglycam(TM) behind a notepad and pen which lay on the desktop nearby in the hope we would catch a completely unscripted conversation between the two Turtles.

It didn't take long before the hidden camera started producing the goods, as it caught the pair arguing over whether "yellows" or "greens" is the best colour, so much so that they decided to swap positions and stand against the opposite colour of the wall for a while to see how it felt.

It was hard for Wage to keep his laughs stifled as he listened in to their conversation, to which he added, "Ha ha's, Turtles is so simples, and everyone knows Oranges is the bestest colour!!!"

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Uglyworld #876 - Thanksgiving Cake (330-365)

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With it being the first time the little guys have spent Thanksgiving in America they were afraid that everywhere would be closed. So before I went off to work this morning Wage promised to check out if any of the local restaurants were open on Thanksgiving evening to allow us to head out for dinner.

Thankfully Wage found out from one of the other hotel guests that Shari's was open this evening, so as soon as I arrived back after work Wage, Ice-Bat, Dave and the Turtles were already standing waiting to head out for dinner.

I found out once we arrived in the restaurant why Wage was so excited, "They has lots of pies and cakes, and I likes pies and cakes, reallies, pies and cakes rocks, you hears me?".

Ice-Bat couldn't stop giggling at Wage's reply when the waitress asked what he would like to eat, "Pies and cakes, or cakes and pies, as longs as there's cakes and pies then I is happy".

As soon as the waitress confirmed that there were still plenty of pies and cakes left Wage let out a loud "Wooohoooo" to the amusement of some of the other restaurant guests and then he finally calmed down a little.

Not content with a big slice of Apple Pie in the restaurant Wage also picked up a "to goes" box for a slice of Sophomores Galore cake which he promptly demolished once back in the hotel.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Uglyworld #875 - Thanks For Givings (329-365)

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When I arrived back to the hotel this evening Ice-Bat was off on one again about presents and people coming to visit the room while I was working late, so much so that I was expecting to find Wage with another "funny" lined up for me.

It wasn't until Dave shouted for me to come see his "spoils" which he said had been left by the owner of the hotel for us all to share for being stuck here over thanksgiving.

As I'll be working right through the holiday the gang were happy to hear that I was letting them divvy out the spoils between them all...

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Uglyworld #874 - Rides On Dimes (328-365)

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One of Ice-Bat's favourite songs is the old dance hit "Ride on Time" by Black Box.

Tonight however he was watching the dancing with the stars finale on TV and came up with a new version of the song which he entitled, "Rides on Dimes" which featured a slightly reworked set of lyrics to accompany him jingling around on top of two towers of 10 cent coins.

The number of 'ugly' laughs in the hotel room this week have been great, and with the christmas holidays coming up soon it looks like it's going to be a fun-filled festive period for us all!

Monday, 22 November 2010

Uglyworld #873 - You Gets A Present! (327-365)

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After Wage's hissy-fit about us having to stay in Oregon at least an extra 10 days or more due to my work taking longer than expected I really didn't know what to expect when I returned to the hotel this evening.

"Well, hello's there!", Wage said as I entered the hotel room, "A visitor was heres today and leaves you something". I was more than a little puzzled as to why there would have been someone visiting the hotel room at all as (1) We don't know anyone here, (2) It's a hotel room and (3) It's too cold for random door-to-door knockers at the moment. Needless to say I had to continue with whatever charade Wage was unfolding in front of me...

"OK Wage, who visited", I asked Wage who replied, "Ahhh, that woulds be tellings, but you gets a present!".

The thought of a strange visitor arriving at the hotel is one thing, but the same strange visitor leaving me a present too was too intriguing to ignore, "OK, where's my present?" I asked Wage.

"Here's it is!", he replied while holding out a red sack which had "Santa's Coal Bubble Gum" written on it. Amidst all of Wage's laughter he explained, "Ha ha ha, when you is bads all you gets is coals from Santa, so you has been bads, ha ha ha".

I must admit the little guy has a great sense of humour at times, and we shared the bubble gum and laughed about the funny side of the bad mood he was in yesterday...

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Uglyworld #872 - "Explains This!!!" (326-365)

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Wage was waiting on me this evening when I returned from work, "I thinks we needs to talks, takes a seat!".

I had no idea what this was about but decided to play along with Wage's request, mainly as he looked quite angry about something.

No sooner had I sat down, Wage had produced my phone from his apron and promptly looked at the open page in the calendar which read "Arrive home in Aachen (DUS airport)", and gave it his undivided attention before adding, "Explains this!!!".

I can only assume Wage was too busy reading his book on my eReader when I told him earlier in the week that we'd be staying here for an extra couple of weeks.

To say I'm currently in his bad books is an extreme understatement, he's currently wandering around the hotel room slamming doors, and muttering such oddities as "Flippin' hecks" and "Babo wouldn't lets this happens!".

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Uglyworld #871 - The In-Sink-Erator (325-365)

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Tim and Tam were fascinated with the fact that there was something called an "in-sink-erator" in the kitchen sink of the hotel.

After Tom showed up to explain what the device was used for the two newcomers starting giggling away to themselves and then began discussions about what they could try to throw down it.

"Is likes the rooms in Star Wars where the walls moves, I prefers to stands outsides and throws stuffs in ha ha's", said Tam...

Friday, 19 November 2010

Uglyworld #870 - Hot 'N' Ugly (324-365)

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Friday is always Wage's favourite day of the week, as he normally orders himself a delivery pizza...and this week he even managed to find a pizza shop called Hot 'N' Ugly!

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Uglyworld #869 - Sleepy Hollows (323-365)

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When Icy heard I was heading to Cornelius Pass Roadhouse for dinner tonight he asked if he could tag along and check the place out for himself.

It turns out Babo had noticed somewhere on the internet that the McMenamins Brothers had a seasonal Ale on tap called Sleepy Hollow and he thought it would be right up Ice-Bat's right Babo was!

Uglyworld #868 - Fire Lane Flashback

While shooting the latest shot for my 365 project this evening I discovered a shot on my compact camera from back in May this year when Babo was over in Oregon with me for the first time.

He was interested why the kerb had "Fire Lane" spray-painted on it but there was no sign of the lane actually being on fire, quite puzzling for the little guys!

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Uglyworld #867 - Long Lives The King (322-365)

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You may recall recently that Ice-Bat took a phone call that had him acting very secretive afterwards, which left everyone wondering what the call was all about.

Today we finally found out the reason behind the phone call, as Babo (who's still back in Aachen, Germany) was contacted by the security supervisor to the Royal family back on Uglyworld.

It turns out that the King had found himself reading a copy of Turtle Time Magazine which contained the first story from Tom who's been living with myseld and Mireille for the last year or so now.

The King was so amazed at the story of how one of his fellow Turtles had taken it upon himself to head out to the strange blue and green planet known to it's inhabitants as Earth and explore it, whilst reporting back on it all through the magazine.

To say Tom, Tim and Tam were shocked when the hotel room was suddenly searched by a team of "secrets securities" turtles would be an understatement and a half, but as they shouted "Alls clears!" back outside and the King walked in things suddenly made sense.

All 3 of the little guys immediately dropped to their bellies and chanted, "Long lives the King" until they were ushered to their feet and into the living room where the King, Tim and Tam listened intently to Tom's tales of great journeys and adventures from this strange planet they now found themselves on.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Uglyworld #866 - Two Thumbs Up (321-365)

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Wage was totally excited to get his hands on the new DJ mix by Armin Van Babo, so much so that he announced that it was worth at least two massive thumbs up, and later added that it would have been three if he had a third thumb!