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Weekend social 09/09/2011

Written By: - Date published: 2:00 pm, September 9th, 2011 - 32 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?

32 comments on “Weekend social 09/09/2011 ”

  1. Ianupnorth 1

    I will ignore any oval ball activity and ride my bike, water the veggies and otherwise enjoy the time off

    • vto 1.1

      I will embrace all oval ball activity and associated goodness and ignore the bike and garden and chickens and garden and others.

      • rosy 1.1.1

        I have found the oval ball game free-to-air on German cable TV! I won’t miss out, yuss!!

        • Deadly_NZ 1.1.1.1

          Why ?? it’s on TV1 TV3 Sky Sports The Maori Channel and thats just off the top of my head. And I just want to be rugbyless for the next 4 weeks Go the Warriors…

          • rosy 1.1.1.1.1

            Why? I’m not in NZ and thought I’d be missing it. Just found out I won’t be. 😉

          • Morrissey 1.1.1.1.2

            And I just want to be rugbyless for the next 4 weeks Go the Warriors…

            Isn’t that statement self-contradictory?

    • aerobubble 1.2

      Obesity is a plague, riding a bike is not an option though, since Bike shops can’t
      not sell the obese a bike otherwise they’d be hammered by civil rights lawyers,
      so they instead sell bikes that fall too pieces. How many obese people do you
      see that ride? Cycles are extremely efficient ways of getting around.
      The obese either get very thin very quickly or end up with a broken bike in the
      garage.

  2. r0b 2

    I will trust that a niggling back injury is now behind me and hope for sunny gardening weather.  I wish all you oval ball types well, but give me the beautiful game any day of the week.
     

    • Morrissey 2.1

      …give me the beautiful game any day of the week.

      In France, rugby football is known as the beautiful game.

      And that’s a genuine popular appellation, not just a lazy recycling of the title of a book written by Pele in the 1970s.

  3. Golf, canvassing and enjoying the warmth of spring.

  4. prism 4

    I make a request here for a link to any good record of the fireworks in Auckland for the RWC.
    I hear they are going to be great, with theme of native folowers like pohutukawa and kowhai, yellow and green, and starbursts with a kiwi somewhere. Intriguing.

  5. The NFL season has started, go the Cards!!! I will be on every news site I can, and watching every game I can.

    • Kevin Welsh 5.1

      Well, the Cards are in a weak Division at the moment Brett, but at some point you will have to get past teams like Atlanta, Chicago and Philly.

      And then there are the AFC powerhouses like the mighty Pittsburgh Steelers, KC and Indianapolis.

      Good luck trying 🙂

    • Morrissey 5.2

      Poor old Brett Dale seems a tad bewildered: “The NFL season has started, go the Cards!!! I will be on every news site I can, and watching every game I can.”

      You’ve been going out of your way to bore us all by shouting out how much you hate football—and now here you are shouting how you’re going to watch as much AMERICAN football as you can.

      Full of contradictions, you are.

  6. PJ 6

    watching as much RWC as i can, 2 days off rehearsal to work on lines, decide on props and costume, and doing the much postponed MA readings

    • Mac1 6.1

      Some Rugby, some set-building, some gardening, some planning for next year’s repertory repertoire and some beautiful beers bought for my birthday. Life is still rich and good!

  7. Pump my self silly at the gym and maybe head out of town on the scooter tomorrow. Then some gardening and a doco about Ayrton Senna at the movies to finish off Sunday.

    Tonight i’ll be pissing myself laughing watching Dan Carter throw hospital passes lest he be caught by the Tongans with ball in hand and seeing how McCaw handles getting smashed to bits in the rucks.

  8. Bored 8

    Im going to try tracking down some bush tomatoes or seeds called Silver Fir Tree, apparently they do well and produce early in places such as Windytown. Then to the dump to find some recycle windows to prop up around them….tomatoes for late November is the plan.

    Also going to find a spot for planting some amaranth seedlings, guerilla experiment. Rugby at night, hope Wales beat Boks cos it will mean the Ockers will then have to play them….haha.

  9. Afewknowthetruth 9

    I will be doing a radio interwiew for the new book. And preparing the garden for planting if the weather is suitable.

    Hopefully I will manage to get though the weekend with the absolute miminum of seeing or hearing about oval balls and what people did with them.

    • r0b 9.1

      A book?  Good for you!  Tell us more (if you want to of course).

      • Lanthanide 9.1.1

        I’m not sure if you’re being patronising, or just aren’t aware of it.

        He’s already written 2-3 books.

        • r0b 9.1.1.1

          I’d like to hope that patronising wasn’t my style.  

          It happens that I know who Afew is, and of his books, but I wasn’t aware that it was generally known.

  10. Lanthanide 10

    I’ve come up with a way to use rugby games to my advantage: perfect time to go grocery shopping!

    • Mac1 10.1

      Absolutely. As I found the half hour before the game started last night……. miles of empty aisles. Got home for the kick-off though.

      Lanth, I don’t think rOb was being patronising. Remember, we don’t know Afewknowthetruth’s real name. If he were to mention the name of his book/s then we know who he is- rOb was careful of this with his bracketed comment.

      • Lanthanide 10.1.1

        Actually he’s linked to his site about his books a couple of times, so we do know his name (or at least, anyone who wanted to could know it).

  11. We saw a great film ‘The Ladies on the Top Floor.Full of interesting messages but also quite funny. Labour Party stall in Cambridge Sunday.Home in time for the Sunday opera on the concert programme. I just wonder how much longer we will have a concert programme if the Nats are returned?

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