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Weekend social 07/09/2012

Written By: - Date published: 2:00 pm, September 7th, 2012 - 19 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?

19 comments on “Weekend social 07/09/2012 ”

  1. Bored 1

    Troublesome events are afoot in Wellington: the equinoctial winds will be gusting at hurricane velocity which puts paid to gardening BUT signals time to plant tomato seedlings plus other spring summer crop seeds. A little spreading of seed on the long acre also appeals.

    It also signals time to get ready for October 1 when the trout season begins: this scares the hell out of the cat and the chickens, they get nervous as hair and feathers are demanded to make “flies”. The grey cat fur makes a bloody good nymph tied scruffy like a hare and copper on a size 14 with beadhead, saves megabucks at the fishing shop to tie your own. I am told the cat is “sustainable”, not sure.

    • vto 1.1

      i like those ones that look like little whitebaits tootling up the river edge. Bang..

    • Rosie 1.2

      Those winds are rather forceful aren’t they! A still, uneventful and sullen winter, for Wgtn at least, followed by relentless gusts annoucing spring. I’d planned to start planting up the flax, grasses, mingimingi and libertia I got from the council, to put between on the council land between the footpath and the boundary fence. That forecast looks grim though…………

      Do you have a comb in which to comb out the fluff from your cat? No need to buy a special cat brush, just any old comb will do. The cat gets a nice comb and feels special and you get a good harvest of fluff for your flies.

      • Rosie 1.2.1

        Oops. “…to put between on the council land between the footpath etc……”
        Hadn’t even had a glass of wine at that stage…….Now it’s all so clear. Oh dear.
        Self imposed ban. On with the music!

        • Bored

          The cat does have a comb…the problem being that she loves it a little too much. Still she is a willing donor of the finest fleece. And she does own us. So its given from on high.

          Putting things in the council ground is exactly what you should do: thats your local “long acre”. I reckon the council worry more when the interest is not taken and the area gets overgrown and attracts rubbish etc. Make it beautiful.

  2. tc 2

    World cup 2014 qualifying all over the globe, go all whites hopefully back to back WC appearances !

    • fatty 2.1

      WC qualifying will be great…Kiwi’s should do ok with Nelson and Reid back.

      • tc 2.1.1

        Hope so, the big hurdle is we’ve a sth/central american team to get past not an asian one like Bahrain last time. Oz got out of oceania as they kept hitting Uruguay/Argentina etc so let’s hope we face a side we can get past.

  3. r0b 3

    A comment from “anom on this one” moved to Open mike.

  4. Jilly Bee 4

    The laundry actually got hung out this morning and was dry within a couple of hours!! Oh those nor-westerlies, they even happen in West Auckland! Having a quiet weekend, hopefully after a mad week work-wise. Counties-Manukau won tonight, yeah. Sleep in tomorrow morning with a cup of tea and the Herald to read. Hopefully I won’t get too agitated about John Roughan’s column and will as ever ignore Michelle Hewitt’s diatribe.

    • lprent 4.1

      It is good weather for drying at present. However being of the lack of time and not the clothing aesthetics bent. And not being interested in being subject to the vagaries of weather. It just means that I’m looking forward to not having knickers dying next to me as I work at home (whilst my washing goes through the dryer).

      Call me a philistine (as regularly happens), but if it can’t go through a dryer then I donate it to the city mission for others to enjoy.

      • just saying 4.1.1

        Windy all round the country it seems, today. Up here on the hill, I’m enjoying the strongest gusts shaking the house, and am soon off out to the sheltered back section to plant spuds in the garden, and also tobacco, under clear plastic bottles.

        And thanks R0b for your advice in a previous weekend social, recommending using an iceblock stick while sealing the shower. Essential equipment as it turned out, and perfick for the job 😀

  5. fatty 5

    The 4th season of ‘The Thick of it’ is being screened in the UK on Saturday 8th.
    Also, for fans of Charlie Brooker, he has co-written a cop-spoof show, 2 episodes were broadcast recently, its called ‘A Touch of Cloth’. Very dry humour, but very funny. Here is a short clip.

  6. fnjckg 6

    aye aye me hearties before me day of rest. i said aye aye Captain, i said what:Play me
    -Peter Pan
    Hard Promises by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, very underated. “Something Big”

    Empire Burlesque-Dylan


    Fleetwood Mac-Tusk

    Marianne Faithfull-Broken English (a working class hero is something to be..)

    Cash-American 4

    Atomic-the very best of Blondie

    Gang of Four-“Damaged Goods”

    Lyrnyrd Skynyrd-First…and Last “White Dove” and “The Seasons”

    Neil Young-“Down by The River”…i shot my baby…..

    Massive Attack-Mezzanine “hees the man that lives next door….”

    Grant Lee Buffalo-worth a hook

    ‘ Pumpkins

    SABBATH Vol 4 “Wheels of Confusion” fractals

    ‘ Heads-Stop Making Sense-naive melody

    the Chills-used to Love My Leather Jacket, and i wore it all the ti i ime…


    Tea for The Tillerman

    Buddy and Julie Miller-“All my Tears”

    anyway, i was so much older then, i am younger than that now.

    P.S “baby was a black sheep…baby was a whore….you know she got big well she’s gonna get bigger
    …baby baby baby got a finger on the trigger……baby baby baby was a Rock ‘n’ Roll Nigger”

    -Patti Smith-Land

    Acts 4: 34

  7. Well I was enjoying being on our monthly Labour stall inTory Cambridge /Selling raffe tickets plus pushing the assett sale petition. Then some bloody red neck women told me that. quote ” the only reason Key was selling the assets was to pay the bloody Maoris” unquote .

    I still find it hard to believe that such racist twits are still around.
    Howthe hell does one reply to these bigots. Someone please cheer me up.

  8. blue leopard 8

    For the Pink Postman

    “The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter.”

    “If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another.”

    Both quotes attributed to Winston Churchill

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