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Wednesday, June 25, 2008


I'm actually quite busy at the moment but I suppose I can take the time to post some snaps:

This is the bottle of 20yr old rum (surrounded by some of my Tiki paraphernalia) that Amy bought me as a surprise.

We also bought a Wii Fit on the weekend. It lets you set a goal BMI and fitness to work towards. But if you gin weight or otherwise don't progress towards your goal, like I did last night, it asks you why you didn't.

This is a photo of me lying to the Wii (not pictured, me crying)

To the left of this pic is my laptop and to the right is Amy's new teeny tiny Eee PC.

lil computer

It is very small and very cool.

And finally a very cute photo of my cat. Awwwwwww

cute jedi

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Monday, June 09, 2008


I was going to write a rant about the Holden-owning IT manager from Karori who is interviewed about the rising cost of petrol on the front of today's DomPost. His reaction was that soon prices will be "out of reach" and that will mean that "prices will have to drop".

But I'm not going to rant. If this IT manager can't figure out any other solution than prices having to drop, then he deserves to pay stupid prices for his petrol. If he was a farmer, a courier, a plumber, someone who needs to drive a lot or lives far from public transport, he would have had a little bit of support from me (a little). But he isn't.

He is a blind man oblivious to the change around him.

Gone are my days of ire for these folk. It has since been replaced with a strange pity for their snow blindness towards the death of an old way of life.


There was an "interesting" headline on the BBC today:

'Twelve die' in Algerian blasts

The quote marks are there apparently because it is not known exactly how many people died. surely they could construct a more grammatically correct headline though I mean this is the "BBC".

Saturday, June 07, 2008


As seen on Mike's blog and Martha's Flickr:

Here's how it works:

a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd's mosaic maker).

There's a Flickr group you can add it to, as well.

The Questions:

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One Word to describe you.
12. Your flickr name. (kid version: favorite animal?)

Created with fd's Flickr Toys.

Here's my pic (and if you're curious the answers to the questions go horizontally):

My mosaic creation

1. Hadyn's Tiki Bar, 2. Escape, 3. Otumoetai College Field, 4. Autumn walk, 5. Dita 6, 6. Zombies, 7. The neon lights, 8. Adam And Eve On A Raft, And Wreck 'Em, 9. Day 106 - I am a librarian, 10. IMG_8118, 11. A North Philadelphia bullet, takes a mother's son away, 12. The first annual Wellingtonista awards

Thursday, June 05, 2008

pickle me this?

Given that this is the first post I've put up in a while I thought I'd make it a bit "esoteric" (literally "of the teric").

I have come to the conclusion that what sandwiches need (and hence the world too) is gherkins. The crunchy brine soaked acceptable little versions of cucumbers are fantastic! I never understood the reason people would remove them from MacDonald's hamburgers (adding to my "people are stupid" theory).

Anyway I just had a fantastic beef, cheese and gherkin sandwich from Green Land (the cafe not the Land). the only thing that sullied the experience was the cucumbers that had been slipped in. Ick!

I love pickles, hate the cucumbers they are made from. This is because I am a very complex person.