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Weekend social 08/03/2013

Written By: - Date published: 2:00 pm, March 8th, 2013 - 34 comments
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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?

34 comments on “Weekend social 08/03/2013”

  1. higherstandard 1

    Looks like more great weather….. a bit of cricket and a few walks on the beach I think.

    • Ennui in Requiem 1.1

      Sounding like a party pooper and true trout fisherman…..rain rain rain please, flush the algae out of the river…

      Enjoy the cricket and walk.

      • Anne 1.1.1

        Cross your fingers… pray to your God if you have one… hope the stars line up in the correct order and maybe – just maybe – Tropical Cyclone Sandra will fill up the rivers, reservoirs and tanks towards the end of next week.

      • higherstandard 1.1.2

        Oh I certainly wouldn’t mind a week or two of light but steady rain to green the garden and country up a bit.

        • tc 1.1.2.1

          yes needs to be light or it’ll bounce off the hard earth and flood.

        • cricklewood 1.1.2.2

          Defiantly don’t want a cyclone, it would stay fairly intense with the warm sea. Its now so dry there are large cracks in the costal cliffs around Auckland the motorway plantings also have large splits anything prolonged and heavy would be disastrous. Need at least 2 weeks of light rain to let the ground recover…

          • Rogue Trooper 1.1.2.2.1

            Four weeks of persistant precipitation to return agricultural soil to “normative levels”.

    • TheContrarian 1.2

      Speaking of cricket – how about Hamish Rutherford.
      legend

  2. ianmac 2

    Three quarters through my Census Collection Contract. Very pleasant walking the streets. Nearly every person met has been very helpful and courteous. The people in low socio-economic area seem very positive in spite of having so little materially. More kids playing around outside, but kids are rare outside in wealthier areas???
    Clearly just a brief snapshot but reassuring.

    • Morrissey 2.1

      Ian, did you come across any ACT zealots who refused to fill out their census forms?

      • ianmac 2.1.1

        Morrisey: Very few refusals. One wild disturbed fellar. A woman who was unable/unwilling. Two who will not answer the door. Not bad for the 251 houses in my patch.
        Most are pretty keen to do their bit.

        • Morrissey 2.1.1.1

          Sounds like a good area. Obviously it’s not Epsom.

          • felixviper 2.1.1.1.1

            In my experience of census collection it’s just as likely to be greeny-leftie types who object to taking part.

            The common factor is a distrust of government rather than any political affiliation.

            [deleted]

            [lprent: ummm.. ]

            • felixviper 2.1.1.1.1.1

              [mod attractors deleted] Can a mod please delete the last two paragraphs above? Just realised what thread we’re in, sorry.

  3. Colonial Weka 3

    Is there a telecommunications company in NZ that is less incompetent than vodafone?

    • Colonial Viper 3.1

      It would be very interesting to hear from an insider on what the heck has been going on…

      • Rogue Trooper 3.1.1

        an inside leg

      • Colonial Weka 3.1.2

        What’s been going on? I thought it was just me.

        • Colonial Viper 3.1.2.1

          I’ve been noticing more drop outs on calls and dropped calls than usual lately. Could be just me.

          • Colonial Weka 3.1.2.1.1

            Me too, and I’ve noticed alot of people commenting on this. My beef is also how their people and communication systems are so poor.

      • tc 3.1.3

        Massive underinvestment CV and its showing in a network that’s way behind the 8 ball, same in Oz where they’re a joke.

        • Colonial Viper 3.1.3.1

          Capitalist owners extracting every last bit out of their infrastructure without putting anything more in…

    • Rosie 3.2

      Hi CW. I use 2 degree’s for the cell phone. Cheap as chips and really reliable. Have never had a problem in the time I’ve been with them, which is since they first opened for business. Slingshot we use for internet and land line. Also low cost but quite a nightmare to deal with. Many problems, especially to start with and difficult to resolve.

  4. TheContrarian 4

    Neil deGrasse Tyson on The Daily Show. Awesome – my inner geek is bursting at the seams.

    http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-march-6-2013/exclusive—neil-degrasse-tyson-extended-interview-pt–1

    • Rosie 4.1

      Got a whole lotta Daily Show to catch up on tonight……………When does New Zuland get to have a politically asute lolmaster such as Stewart on telly? (Don’t answer that – it’s not going to happen).

  5. Colonial Viper 5

    Syphilis is back – fuelled by smart phones

    Hmmmmm what not to contract with your weekend.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/8402842/Syphilis-back-with-a-vengeance

    • Rogue Trooper 5.1

      remember that Guardian article that summarised the “risks” for 2013? Plague was one of them.
      “the machine”; good on ya Fuckerberg et al;

    • NickS 5.2

      Time for another safe-sex ad spree I think, or get the app devs to include safe-sex reminders into teh apps.

  6. NickS 6

    Ugh, jogged about 500m yesterday and still paying for it. Planning to still bike 10k’s out to the Port Hills, walk up to Sugar Loaf and then bike home tomorrow though :3

    My legs are going to be so totes fucked.

    • Rogue Trooper 6.1

      we got a “Sugar Loaf” here

    • NickS 6.2

      Me too stuffed, meh, bike ride is on the cards then.

      And enjoying the newish Yo La Tengo Album – Fade /happymonkey

    • lprent 6.3

      I had a most excellent day yesterday. I didn’t get out of bed for more than an hour. Nice after the general madness of last weekend’s wedding that was punctuated by Lyn becoming an auntie again. I staggered back to work for a rest.

      However this weekend has been perfect. Lyn, with her sometimes irritating assumption that weekends are about anything apart from slothing around recovering from work, is in Dunedin until Monday evening. I took Monday and Tuesday off. I had a day of sloth yesterday. Socialised with family this morning. Played with new toys in the afternoon installing Ubuntu Touch on my new Nexus7 (don’t do it – way off useable), and started doing some site work while waiting through the boring bits. Watched a movie and now I feel like doing some work on the site…..

      Time management – it is all about the productive use of laziness.

    • rosy 6.4

      I jogged 1/2 hour today and that’s the first time for about 3 years I’ve been able to make it that far. By now I must be the queen of restarting exercise after being unwell. Now to see how long that lasts…

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