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Open mike 29/12/2020

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  1. millsy 1

    Is the Revolution on hold over the summer break?

    • bwaghorn 1.1

      You do understand that revolution is another term for circle?

      And that going in a circle always brings you back to the place you begun eventually. ?

    • Treetop 1.2

      I am trying to workout living in a changed world.

      My expectations have changed when it comes to certainty over stuff I previously had certainty over.

    • Graeme 1.3

      They're all too busy clacking on about the Plan B dead cat. Oh, and Chris Bishop being Chris Bishop

      • Treetop 1.3.1

        At least there is no homeless man in MIQ.

        Christmas day I came across 3 homeless people. Two of them I took breakfast and snacks to and the other one sourced breakfast and could go back to see if food left over.

        Not good when places shut up on stat holidays as it can be hard for the homeless in smaller areas. Possibly the Salvation Army could assist providing there is an answer service and an 0800 number.

        Weather has not been good in some areas for the homeless.

    • lprent 1.4

      Just pretty quiet this xmas. Looking at Auckland, it seems very very deserted. Safe to ride a bike on main roads. Grabbed some food at Bedford Soda because we'd been too busy during the day doing spring cleans – almost deserted (great meatballs in a mushroom sauce).

      I suspect that a *lot* of people have either gotten very hung over or are really into beach and camping holidays this year.

      I wonder why 🙂

      • Treetop 1.4.1

        As well people could be broke and staying at home saves money.

        Not much on TV and if home and desperate the house work could fill in time or if having been busy time is there to clean. A doco on the cruise industry on TV 1 at 7.35 pm tonight does not look boring. Some of the good programmes start too late for me.

        • lprent

          Yes – they could be indeed. Although it doesn't make that much of difference – I'm usually pretty broke each fortnight immediately after getting paid.

          Pay the mortgage. Pay the household bill account. Pay the food account. Put money aside for rates and body corporate. Make sure there is enough money to pay the automatic payments for media. End up with enough to buy the odd lunch or dinner or go to a movie if I dared.

          The real difference to when I was between jobs is that I have less time and I hace resources that I can tap into if it is needed.

          It was a bit more active today when I did the midday exercise bike.

      • weka 1.4.2

        Camping people haven't been having much fun in the South Island, and more cool/wet weather at the end of the week.

        • The Al1en

          It's been pretty nice on the west coast. A couple of downpours in the two days before the 25th but lovely since then.

          Drove up to Karamea yesterday with the roof down and got lobstered for my effort. Should have driven faster as an anti sunburn measure, but then I wouldn't have got 55mpg and missed the stunning scenery.

          • Treetop

            I am so delighted to hear that someone is enjoying the weather to the point of over enjoying the sun. Sorry to hear that you had some down pours over 2 days.

            I am wearing socks and 2 layers of long tops and warm long pants.

            • The Al1en

              I am wearing socks and 2 layers of long tops and warm long pants.

              Sounds grim for summer. Sure you'll get your chance at scorching sooner than later.

              The 2 days rain pre Christmas did total 100ml, so pretty heavy, but luckily none of the forecast storms and hail on boxing day.

              • Treetop

                I noticed on the weather forecast that it is cool overnight for this time of year in many regions. Like you said it will get better.

          • weka

            cool, you've moved! How is it going?

            • The Al1en

              It's sweet. I Got here 3/9 and all okay, so far.

              The area is pretty depressed and ripe for some government intervention investment, but I guess in a relatively isolated small community of 5000, it's easier to pay the benefit than do the hard work.

              Personally it's been a fantastic move. My house is on a 1/4 acre section, all paid for, so feel blessed I only have to pay utilities and rates (even if the $3600pa is way more than in Hamilton). Still pinch myself a couple of times a day, like when out on the deck and looking up, having forgotten the mountain ranges were there, or even just having a deck to sit on in the first place – I'm easily pleased.

              Soon as I find a part time job that gives me the $250 dole amount, I'll flick winz and have one more thing to feel good about. lol

        • Graeme

          Queenstown seems quiet, a very local crowd so far. And the weather is stunning. So far.

          Lots of very pale Southland bodies on the lakefront last night, yet to develop their seasonal rust but having a great time. But business in cbd are very quiet, car parks available in town and the bar next door would be at 5% capacity or less.

          • weka

            no big influx of cribbies?

            • Graeme

              Most of the old cribbies have gone, sold up ages ago and now are all bitter and twisted that it's going to cost them 2 – 3 x what they sold for to get back in. The new 'cribs' are 1 – 5 million and the 'cribbies' fly down from Auckland (with the labrador) for the break.

              There's a few of the old ones still around though, they've just grown with the place and are generally really good sorts.

              • weka

                huh, didn't know that.

                My parents once owned a bare section on Kelvin Heights, which they sold in the late 70s, lol. I'm guessing all the modest holiday homes built there then are long gone.

        • Rosemary McDonald

          ….and more cool/wet weather at the end of the week.

          That would be very nice, thank you.

          Getting very, very dry up here in the Far Far North. Cooler today with the lovely southerly blowing, but some rain would be good.

          • weka

            yeah have to say I'm good with it not being too hot and dry. But we had three days of late autumn weather over the weekend, which was a bit of a shock.

        • I Feel Love

          Just spent a glorious few days camping up Central, Lawrence, Millers Flat etc, amazing weather! Every camp ground filled to the edges with families and even a few over seas tourists, been a blast! Back to work but will probably go out again this weekend

          • weka

            Good news! I really hope that covid world will a resurgence of old style holidays where we go back to the same place each year, get to know it and the other families well, look after it, have a great time.

    • mikesh 1.5

      It's the weather that is revolting, while the regular revolutionaries take a break.

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