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Weekend social 17/06/2011

Written By: - Date published: 2:00 pm, June 17th, 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 17/06/2011”

  1. toad 1

    Stepson’s 30th birthday party.  Note to self: Keep off the social media when pissed.

    • lprent 1.1

      Please don’t… Drunk in charge of a keyboard is always so much fun.

      Always remember running across a guy down on the east coast whilst biking around the cape who reckoned that he’d been charged with being drunk in charge of a horse. I suspect he was bullshitting me.

  2. Herodotus 2

    More crap weather making Sat morning sports a hard slog instead of a joy. Suppose it will encourage determination and a bit of fortitude. Netball is never cancelled :-(. We breed the girls tough in kiwiland
    To all those who give freely their services Sat morning Thanks and hope that everyone enjoys kids just having fun
    Amazon deliver True Grit and Dirty Harry collection – Wether will at least be suitable for DVD watching !!!
    Oh yes and support for those with Nat Stds prep and parent interviews. The stress on teachers these days. Just as well it is a Mon-Fri 9:00 – 3:00 vocation !!! 😉

  3. r0b 3

    A young relation wants me to watch something called “Outrageous Fortune” (Season 1) on DVD. Will I regret it?

    • lprent 3.1

      Nope… You may however learn more about westies than you really care to know about (eh mickey?)

      They are are an acquired taste, but less of a strain after you have acquired the taste for Jaffa’s.

      • travellerev 3.1.1

        You might want to come back at them with a series called Shameless. A hilarious, compassionate and brutal series about the comings and goings on (Imaginary) Chatsworth council estate Manchester. Has me and hubby in stitches in between cringing with recognition and tearing up with the sadness of it all. Great series.

        • Liam 3.1.1.1

          Shameless is beyond good. It just gets better as it goes on. I feel sorry for anyone who discovers it now as then you have to watch from series one which is not as good as series 8

  4. Not if you live out west.  For us it is more of a documentary than a TV show based on a fictional family!

  5. bob daktari 5

    for the crusty old anarchist punks if any lurk here

    Steve Ignorant (Crass) is playing in Auckland (Sun) and Wellington (Sat) this weekend

    should be horrid and by that I mean awesome

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Ignorant

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crass

    http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/utr/show/SID/19263/N/Steve-Ignorant.utr

  6. lprent 6

    Lyn gets back from Eire tomorrow (she was flown over there for a film festival that was showing her doco). 

    Just made me reflect that I seem to have spent way way too much time recently running in and out to the airport for people.  I figure it is about 5 times to date over the last month (and 6 tomorrow). Each costs $9 in parking not to mention the time and constitutes my main car use in terms of km’s.

    Reason is that the airport buses and shuttles take far too long because they seem to spend most of their time stopped, stuck in traffic, or going in strange routes and take about 3x the time and who has the time for that. Taxi’s are fine but cost about $60.

    Train would be fine – but we don’t have one to the airport.

    It isn’t like I fly anywhere myself – you have to pry me into flying anywhere because as far as I’m concerned if you can’t do it on the net then it probably is not worth doing (and it is at least a couple of hours with unavailable or inadequate net).

    Instead I get to have the same thing – just for other people…. Must be time to get people to use taxis.

    Anyway, I will have to check the arrivals tomorrow before I go.  Don’t want to go there and then find that she had a ash cloud problem 🙂

    • ianmac 6.1

      When I fly into Christchurch it is a delight to be able to drive or be driven for 5-10 minutes into town. No need for a rail link because of the proximity. My sister lives in Bryndwr (note lack of vowels?) and the flight path is no bother and it is no bother to pick up/drop off passengers. Hard luck Auckland.

  7. ianupnorth 7

    Picking up a chicken coup won on Trade Me!

  8. John D 8

    Just been watching this fascinating video on manufacturing artificial meat from human excrement

    http://www.digitaltrends.com/international/japanese-scientists-creates-meat-out-of-feces/

    • Descendant Of Smith 8.1

      A change of colour in a well know scf-fi movie immediately popped into my head but I see someone had already made it:

      “Now I know what’s worse than Soylent Green. SOYLENT BROWN.”

  9. steve 9

    My Daughter is working tomorrow and Sunday at the Mall.
    Yeah it is important to some, just like this thread

  10. chris73 10

    After a hard days work clearing up silt (forget the gym grab a shovel instead!) I’ll be relaxing with a little zombie lane and (weather permitting) dog walking

  11. mikesh 11

    Saw the movie “The Conspirator” last night. Good movie, and timely, considering the erosion of democracy that appears to be happening in America at present.

  12. ianmac 12

    A blackbird has been sitting on the patio chair watching me watching her from my chair inside. Is she watching me from the left eye, the right eye or when her beak is straight at me? You see if she is looking at me with her left eye when her right eye is facing 180 degrees away, then she is a smart cookie to be making sense of two vastly different scenarios. Is that clever multitasking? And why did she flounce once then shit over the chair and fly off into the rain?

  13. Adele 13

    Teenaa koe, ianmac

    Perhaps in her multitasking eyes she was pleading for you to avert your gaze so that she could take a crap in privacy.

  14. Jenny 14


    Celebrated Matariki with the members of our community garden in Rosehill Papakura with a shared lunch and a talk.

    A leading member of our community garden group Haare Williams, spoke on the traditions and meaning and importance of Matariki in the Maori calendar, marking the depth of winter and the expectation of spring and renewal.

    Haare had us all spell bound as he spoke very knowledgeably of the science of this astronomical event and it’s significance in the cultures of native civilisations of the Southern Hemisphere, celebrated in countries as far apart as Burma and Chile.

    Matariki (literally “little eyes”) is known as the Pleiades in the Northern Hemisphere and whose movement across the equator was marked by the ancient Egyptians.

    Still a very Southern Hemisphere celebration.

    Haare told us where to look for this constellation below and to the left and the north of the “pot”, (Orion’s belt), as well as directions to finding some of the major constellations and also the current positions of some of the major planets.

    In the evening, attended an advertised Matariki/Winter Soltice festival in Grey lynne at St Columba church hall, in Surrey Cres.

    The Matariki Festival in Grey lynn, is bring a plate and free entry, with dancing music and children’s events, all within a beautifully Matariki themed handcrafted decoration of the hall.

    Part of the celebration which started at 6pm was to go outside and observe the constellations. Due to the weather the outdoor part of the festival had to be foregone, (maybe next year).

    In the depth of our Southern Winter I feel renewed for the new year.

    It felt so good to celebrate this lovely New Zealand celebration of the natural cycle, unspoilt by commercialism.

  15. Been feeling a bit envious about ‘Te Mana o te Moana’ canoes arriving in Hawaii and i’m not on them.

    http://www.pacificvoyagers.org/voyage/blogs/fleet-of-seven-canoes-arrive-in-hawaii.html

    Just gotta hold tight til next year.

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