30 March 2011

and the winner is...




Twelve entries for the give-away! Thank you so much for participating! :-D

Well, 13 comments but one of them was my own, and of course that didn't count.

(Wouldn't it be so very silly if I organized this whole give-away and then declared myself the winner? :-p Reminds me of a short story by Hugo Matthysen: the absurd ending of a Poirot case where he has all the main suspects of the murder gathered together, and for every suspect he argues why they had motives but wouldn't have committed the crime until he finishes his round, and no suspect is found guilty! So they ask him who actually has committed the crime, and Poirot replies with his meager smile and in his terrible French (Walloon) accent: "the murderer... c'est moi!" I thought it was sublimely silly when I was 15...)


The. Winner. Of. The. Bigfatbirthdaybashgiveaway... Is...

Congratulations Yoke!!!!!!! :-D A yummy, funny, silly and sweet infection is coming your way very soon!

Thanks everyone for playing! :-D

20 March 2011

ghost cat

ghost cat
ghost cat!
...or how a full moon sheds light on the netherworld as well. Or not? Jack -yes, Jack!!- came by on his daily nightly walk and obligingly posed for about half of the shutter time of the camera.

He's by the way fully recovered from his scary face wound.  Two years ago I was able to lure him into my house when he was wounded and wild, and get him to the vet to get treated (and neutered as well...). When he came back he settled at my friend & neighbour's house and became a happy, food loving cat. For some reason he's not too keen to visit my home again, LOL! Too many veterinary memories... ;-)

16 March 2011

birthday bash give-away!

This is the first birthday in years where I'm not a. ill, b. starting an internship or c. starting a new job, so it's time to celebrate! I'm turning 33 today so that's an excellent excuse to spread some infection love... ;-)

First, consider this collage by the awesome Jenn of Venus Envy Art:

yes, you have been infected...mwahaha

Look how happy they are, running and screaming in joy with their newly found infections... This could be you! :-D
Yes, I'm giving away a set of 3 glass pins from the Infected! series!

All you have to do is leave a comment here on the blog and let me know what you'd love to be infected with! You have 4 choices: viruses and bacteria, but also very nice cells and blood cells. Have a look at Etsy or Flickr to get some inspiration...

I will announce the winner on March 30th, so comment away! :-D Good luck!

still sleepy
Isaura in late sunlight
On a side note, would you consider signing this Petition for a spaying/neutering policy for stray cats in Ghent - the animal rescue where I got Isaura from (you can see more of her here) issued this petition to raise awareness about this -right now the city doesn't have a policy and stray cats are mostly all euthanized...This has to stop! Neutering/spaying combined with resocializing and finding new homes for the cats is a humane solution. This is what volunteer organizations like Kat zoekt thuis do, but with very little means or government funding. We're far from a decent general policy concerning stray animals here in Belgium, but every little helps, even if it's just a signature. Thanks!

08 March 2011


I've been infected!!! Oh noooooooooo, what to do? They're all over me!! Get them off! Get them off! HELP! HELP! Help. HELP!!! HELP! H...

You know what, you could help me, actually...

Why eh...won't you take some of this infection and eh... spread it yourself? Eh? Eh? Nudge-nudge, wink-wink?

There's a fine choice of viruses:
infected! viruses

And bacteria:

Or maybe you prefer these lovely blood cells:
infected! red blood cells

There are even white ones:
infected! white blood cells

And just really cute cells:
infected! cute little cells

Who knew getting infected was so much fun? And spreading the infection even better?!


It's no use resisting, these are cells and viruses and bacteria that you'll actually want to show off.


Brought to you by yours truly in a healthy fit of of silliness. All infectious goodness on Etsy and Flickr!