Weekend social 09/12/2011

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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?

39 comments on “Weekend social 09/12/2011”

  1. higherstandard 1

    Lovely weather for cricket which will take in most of tomorrow, local social stuff not the test.

    • lprent 1.1

      I have a fun weekend planned (not).

      Shopping for groceries and I suspect some enforced xmas shopping. Look at the special results. Look at the code and especially the database for the site. Make sure I have a pile of extra books loaded in the pad because I’m going on xmas vacation. Get a car warranted – read while waiting. Go to the candidates debate in Auckland – read while sitting enthralled at the brilliance. Have a meeting with some people wanting to do a (commercial) project to give any advice that seems relevant.

      Ummm Invercargill over xmas is starting to look relaxing. Certainly a lot less to do..

    • Leopold 1.2

      The way NZ are going at the moment, cricket wont be taking up all your weekend…

      • Jilly Bee 1.2.1

        What’s happened to our boys – sheesh can’t bear to watch. Anyway may go to a BBQ in Sturges Road tomorrow evening, may be something to celebrate – here’s hoping.

      • millsy 1.2.2

        As a cricket follower its really wearing me down how the Black Caps consistently lose in the tests (the one day matches are meaningless as far as I am concerned — not too bothered with them).

        We haven’t beaten Australia in a test since 1993, and this was probably our best chance ever, given the vulnerability of Australians. We came within 3 wickets at Perth and within 10 runs at Brisbane 10 years ago, but we have been hammered by them since.

    • millsy 1.3

      local social stuff not the test.

      Given that the Black Caps have proved themselves yet again to be completely and utterly useless you would be better off with the local social stuff (the local social team would probably do better than those losers who call themselves the National team)

  2. r0b 2

    Madness!  That is all.

  3. Colonial Viper 3

    Work tonight, work tomorrow, work Sunday. But at least parts of it are going to be pretty entertaining.

  4. Draco T Bastard 4

    Reading, considering website, getting concerned about the temp. on my CPU – I’m sure 85 degrees is a little too high but the second one is only showing 78 so the 85 could be a sensor error.

    • Bored 4.1

      One of the lads went north of Wellington today, said the temperature dropped 2 degrees at paremata coming south. You cant beat Wellington on a good day…..

    • Deadly_NZ 4.2

      Maybe time to clean out the cooling vanes around the fans. 85 is pretty high, but my lappie can get that high when converting dvd’s.

  5. ianmac 5

    I need advice.
    My wife is coming home for a fortnight after working overseas for more than two years.
    Now should I make the house and garden spotless and immaculate? This will make her feel redundant and un-needed. Or it might make her proud?
    Or should I leave grass uncut, dead cockroaches scattered around dirty dishes piled high clothes and unwashed dirty windows? This would bring out her caring nature and believe that she is sorely needed. Or be furious that I can’t cope.
    I can accept the surrendering the remote control for the TV for a couple of weeks but to tidy or not to tidy? That is the question. Anyone?

    • Bored 5.1

      Good questions…..how does it look when she is there? Thats the standard, do that.

      More importantly, tell her how much you missed her, make a fuss of her (unless you want her to go away again)….

    • joe90 5.3

      I’ve spent long periods working away and the SO making a big deal of my arrival was the best thing about getting home and not having to lift a finger for the next couple of days was second best.

      So make the effort I reckon and when the novelty has worn off you can let things quietly backslide.

    • lprent 5.4

      Go for the tidy. She will find the bits that you missed, and it is more fun having to hunt for them.

    • felix 5.5

      I agree with lprent.

      Her standards are almost guaranteed to be higher than yours so go for broke, safe in the knowledge that however much you impress her she’ll still be able to improve on it if she needs to.

  6. ianmac 6

    OK. OK. Looks like a furious onslaught of cleaning. Wonder if the vacuum cleaner still goes?

    • Anne 6.1

      And don’t forget those lawns and weed the garden beds. Paint the trellis fence and the birdbath and cut the hedges. And that’s just for starters…

      • ianmac 6.1.1

        Over the last week or so I have diassembled reglued reassembled dining room chairs, stripped hand adzed dining table restained and polyurethened same, and bed end, and coffee table, oiled garden furniture, eaten all the gooseberries, restored the rotten planks on our boat, sprayed the weeds, looked at the vacuum cleaner, and fed and rearranged the 48 elephants that she sends home.
        I think that the vacuum cleaning should wait till the day before she gets home, so that the spiders have less time to rebuild.
        Oh and replaced the batteries in the remote control.

  7. Ianupnorth 7

    Saturday
    Take son to swimming in five and a bit hours
    Collect son in under eight hours and take to bike time trial
    Collect son in under 10 hours, feed and rehydrate, drop him at his work (he is 15)
    Collect daughter from sleepover. Take home and feed, organise her for Sunday waterpolo.
    Plan dinner (wife at work, so I am on cooking)
    Cook
    Collapse in a heap.
    Sunday
    Take daughter(s) to water polo in Tauranga at about 7am – trapped there till about 4 pm
    Come home and eat.
    Fall asleep on couch.
    Where is the bloody me time????

    • r0b 7.1

      Me time?  I think that happens when one retires.  Though some retired folk tell me it ain’t necessarily so.

      • lprent 7.1.1

        My parents tell me that they can’t understand how they ever had time to work

      • ianmac 7.1.2

        The dreaded question to me is, “What do you do all day?” And that is very hard to answer.
        Someone once said that a busy man will dictate a letter in 2 minutes, have it printed and signed 5 minutes later and gone.
        The retiree will mull over what to write about for an hour or so, wonder about what colour paper to use and which pen, write it carefully, Choose a good stamp, lick the envelope and then decide which box to poke it in. By that time it is nearly time to prepare tea.
        “What did you do today?”
        “I wrote a letter.”

        And Ianupnorth, in retrospect one wonders how important was it to traipse the kids hither and non to sport and culture. In our day all the sport that we played in Christchurch was in biking distance. I don’t think anyone in my family saw me play and that didn’t matter.

      • I retired 20years ago .We live on the pension with freehold house and we dont have a moment to spare . Labour Party commitments. Cinema Music ,
        walking ect. Up early but late to bed. My wife believes the time to sleep is when one is in the box . This Sunday LP stall Cambridge , first since the election ,will be interesting. Home at 12 pm listen to the opera concert programe .Then finish my Book on Herbert Morrisson . A bit hard on the eyes but a good read. Next on the list Hagers .Other peoples war. I will report on the reaction tomorrows LP stall regarding the election result. I presume the Tories will have a few smart remarks. Im tough !

        • Anne 7.1.3.1

          You’re amazing pink postman. If I’m anywhere close to your energy and alertness when I reach the ripe old age of 80 then I’ll be happy.

          • the pink postman 7.1.3.1.1

            Our Labour Party Rufus Rogers Branch is full of us old wrinklies including my wife. Charging around and working as best we can for the future of Kiwi people. Its also a bit easier now because we get the bus in Cambridge and it drops us outside our meeting place. No parking worries, which send me up the wall. Anway Annie with a lovely wife like mine who still chases me around after 58year I need to keep fit.

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