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Weekend social 03/08/2012

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Christmas truce 1914Weekend social is for non political chat. What’s on for the weekend, gigs, film or book reviews, sports, or whatever.

No politics, no aggro, why can’t we all just get along?

20 comments on “Weekend social 03/08/2012”

  1. vto 1

    glacial river action to get the blood moving. for some reason it keeps pooling in me backside.

    • lprent 1.1

      Too much time at the keyboard methinks… But relying on frozen blood (what else do you get from glacial river action) having a lower density than liquid seems to be a trivial optimistic to me.

      We’re packing up to move house in a few weeks. I should have remembered that one should only move house in spring and autumn. Everything seems somewhat cold as we clean out the accumulated bumf…

      Gave away my entire book collection last weekend in one cold move (took me a day to warm up again). I have been cracking into hardcopy versions less and less over the last few years. The thought of moving them and their bookcases again caused me to shift completely to digital.

      Lyn is still arguing that her books are visually aesthetically pleasing. I guess that means she can take the pain of moving them for her artistic penance 😈

      • Rosie 1.1.1

        I definitely stand with Lyn on the issue of the books! In recent years we’ve always put some money aside for SJS wages (good wages – they deserve it and need it) and have made the move much easier with SJS help. If you’re lucky enough to have flat or easy access house to house just pile up the boxes of books on an upright trolley and away your worker goes with them!

        Same for all Vinyl music and CD’s. Most of the CD’s have been copied on to computer files and we do lots of digital downloads but its the aesthetic of the hardcopy……….. oh, and full bookcases provide solace and comfort too. In saying that, we moved 6 weeks ago and theres still tons of books and music to unpack……..

        Good luck with the big move. Hope its an easy one:-)

  2. Kevin Welsh 2

    Big weekend on the bike. It’s the annual “Wish it Was France” two day tour here in the delightfully rainy Hawkes Bay.

    Great.

    Two days of a constant wet ass. But it gets me out of the house :-)

  3. Just watched this – excellent sci fi

    http://vimeo.com/46304267

    hattip boingboing

  4. captain hook 4

    watch bring me the head of alfredo garcia.

  5. felix 5

    First swim of the summer today. Also I hear that orcas were sighted in the harbour.

    I don’t think these events are related.

  6. Bored 6

    A clucking good weekend with the feathered menagerie. Go the Chiefs!!!!!!!

  7. vto 7

    Whose is the camira?

  8. rosy 8

    Olympics – I’ll spend my time outraged about the commercialism, the cheats, the cost, the pressure on emerging athletes and the over-expectation on the best…. but I’m also watching… totally in awe of the athletes who give their very best in pursuit of their dreams.

    And go the Chiefs.

  9. tc 9

    I’m never disappointed in the jingoistic bent of Olympics coverage at the expense of some superb team and individual performances because they aren’t ours.

    The opening will probably be the pinnacle, Danny Boyle did an awesome and tasteful ceremony.

    Don’t have Sky so will not see my favourites like the Basketball where the US have to play a team game well to win it with the NBA stars distributed back to their home countries.

  10. Ianmac in Adulusia 10

    Spent the last week in Montecorto in the southern hill country. (Forget the biking safaris for me. My knees can’t stand the hills.) It is a magnificent traditional Spanish village with about 650 residents. All that stuff about the need for siesta is true! By 2pm the streets are bare and it is just far too hot to do anything except sleep. By 7pm the people are out and about, the cafes are open and all sit about drinking wine or beer and the kids intermingle till after midnight. From about 9pm you can start getting food served. A very different and charming lifestyle.
    “Hola” we graciously exchange as we pass. Loved small town Spain

  11. joe90 11

    Reading this*.

    *largish pdf

  12. bad12 12

    Applause to the Chiefs for a game well played, except for the high shot on the Sharks prop which hopefully results in a citing for the perpetrator for laying that on right in full view of the camera’s as for the high ‘tackle’,

    Even bigger applause to Maori TV who got to not only show the game,(coz Prime are doing the limpics), but, showed the other channels how to televise a sports event,

    With all the Ads at half-time thanks people…

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