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Weekend social 14/10/2011

Written By: - Date published: 2:00 pm, October 14th, 2011 - 25 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?

25 comments on “Weekend social 14/10/2011 ”

  1. NickS 1

    So, anyone in CHCH got some scrap treated wood, say round about 2m or can be cut down to size? I ran out of cash building this and the last bit I need is something to hold down the polyethylene film against the good old nor’westers and southerly storms.

    Still got to tape together the film too, and sunday’s looking “fun” for tearing into the lawns (cat eating), the vege patch (taken over by edible chickweed + inedible dock), arguing with the parental unit over vege patch utilisation and good old non-flamethrower based removal of climbing ivy and breaking up of rock hard clay.

    • r0b 1.1

      Possibly!  Will email you…

      • NickS 1.1.1


        Heh, when I get around to building the big one (or two, there’s a nice sunny patch of fence down the back…) I’ll make sure I’ve got everything 😛

  2. Kevin Welsh 2

    The Annual Tour of the Bay cycling event is on this Sunday in Hawkes Bay and it looks like the weather Gods will look down kindly.

    105km Circuit with lots of hills. Yummy 🙂

  3. Go the Kiwis, Go the Breakers, Go the Phoenix, Go the Arizona Cardinals!

  4. vto 4

    Staying in the wild.

    blue skies, clear rivers, green trees, blue seas, no blues …

    • Bored 4.1

      Down to the weather, would love to get up to some of the streams in the Ruahines for a rainbow. Otherwise its gardening and rabbits.

    • NickS 4.2

      Lucky, I’d love to be out of Christchurch, but that’ll have to wait till the bills are paid off…

  5. randal 5

    me gunna install “Mama Tried”, (the grateful dead version from skull and roses). Better than merlies one. Lets hope the synapses dont go into overload.

  6. ianmac 6

    I set out to antifoul and paint our little wooden launch last week and I poked the topsides too hard. Rot! And the transom. Rot! So dig, cut, engage! Glue, ply and apply. What happened to those glorious QC Sounds scenes? Huh. Dig, cut, engage some more.

    • r0b 6.1

      I hate rot.  In old wooden window frames.  Mutter grumble.

      • NickS 6.1.1

        Nothing that a bit of builders fill, timber preservative and dedication can’t fix 😛

        Unless it’s completely rotted through that is…

        • r0b

          Done my share of that!  Now the plan is slowly replacing with double glazing.  This is Dunedin after all…

          • NickS

            Heh, I’d love to do that at my place, but the original owners went for mega-1950’s-bling windows 🙁

            Making it “fun” as an amateur to try and convert a window frame quickly enough, along with teh cost.

            btw, are you going to just put aluminium or go the fun way and convert the old frames to fit two panes of glass per window?

            • r0b

              Modern stuff.  My DIY days are numbered, I’ve buggered my hands with too much typing.  I need to go low maintenance…

  7. AAMC 7

    Go #occupyNZD!!

  8. prism 8

    Der Spiegel has a damning report on Austrian poltical and financial bigwigs. Selling off government property and getting kickbacks, etc etc. The right wing free market neo liberals whatever don’t seem to be able to keep their scheming greedy luxury power and money-obssessed brains under control.

    They must have voice activated dictation machines by their beds in case they come up with a new idea in their dreams and utter some choice clues as to new ways of wringing the money out of other people’s hands and pockets And where is the payoff for the rest of us whose minds are too pedestrian for such convoluted diabolical schemes?

  9. McFlock 9

    Taking apart my wee scooter to see if I can reseal the gasket and cure my “scootus interruptus” issues. 
    Or similarly mechanicky stuff. No real idea what I’m doing, most of the fun is in the journey, rather than the destination. Although my boss doesn’t share that perspective 🙂

  10. My wife had an operation Wednesday. Home Saturday .So it’s a quite weekend. We will watch some of our musical DVDs .Opera ,and ballet plus a bit of Mozart to help the healing. We are thankfull for the wonderful,staff at Waikato Hospital everyone of them works their butts off. Lovely people . I thank you all .

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