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Weekend social 20/09/2013

Written By: - Date published: 3:00 pm, September 20th, 2013 - 30 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?

30 comments on “Weekend social 20/09/2013 ”

  1. Ad 1

    Saturday I’m running Chateau Tongariro to Turoa, to get my subalpine Hobbiton dose.
    Plus a typically endless game on the Chateau’s full sized billard table.

  2. Having my pespi, dreaming about hoverboards, watching the nrl playoffs (no warriors) 🙁

    Going to start to watch breaking bad.

    Never seen it, going start from the start.

    Hopefully a shakefree mother nature, last night wasnt funny.

    • tc 2.1

      enjoy BBad it’s one hell of a ride and as Kevin Spacey said represents a 3rd golden age in TV along with the wire/sopranos/game of Thrones/House of cards reboot etc.

      TV allows the narrative to get built now, movies just way too formulaic and predictable on the whole. Checkout Black Mirror, written by Charlie Brooker, self contained hour or so long yarns set in the all too near future.

      afl play offs for me,family matters and maybe some big hair and shoulder pads to keep it in the 80’s.

  3. Rosie 3

    Any tips on how to scrounge more pallets? We are gardening on a budget and want to build a raised herb garden and a raised vege garden. (Can’t dig here, it’s all rock).

    Most pallets get returned to the store’s/wholesaler’s supplier but occasionally they do have a few that get left out for ‘pick up’ at the end of their life. Last time a tile retailer let us have some, but they’ve all been used up for making an edge for hedge, and the retailer has none left.

    Apart from the scrounge routine, if it rains it will be a long awaited lounging around reading/music session. Can fully recommend Danyl Mclaughlan’s Unspeakable Secrets of The Aro Valley. Lots of twists and turns, lots of lols.

    • tc 3.1

      Checkout the industrial areas Rosie many distribution and manufacturing joints have no need for them and often display the take away areas.

    • JK 3.2

      And find out who makes pallets. The people up here (in the north) who make pallets have seconds available at a very cheap price – very useful. We made two compost bins out of them.

      • Rosie 3.2.1

        Thanks for the tips tc and JK. Will check out both options:-) Might have to make a trip to the Hutt to the industrial areas that still remain. I have a fondness for industrial areas.

        BTW, fantastic lightening, thunder and rain wildness here in Wellington tonight. Reminds me of humid nights in Auckland, except that while there has been humidity here during the day, the fire is still on tonight.

    • mac1 3.3

      One of the unspeakable secrets of the Aro Valley is the Garage Project. Very good beer! And that from a visitor from across the water where the best small brewery in Aotearoa resides and of which, being Friday night, I have consumed two pints of their best Scotch ale.

      Old fence palings will last for a few seasons, if you can’t score a pallet or two, Rosie.

      • miravox 3.3.1

        I was back home in Wellington last month and after I left someone asked me if I’d been to the Garage Project. Pity they didn’t mention it while I was there! Loved all the artisan foods and beverages that have shown up in Wellington while I’ve been away.

    • felix 3.4

      I’ve been lining a room with pallet timber lately. Time-consuming but rewarding.



      For gardening you’re best to stay away from the ones that get returned to the depos and reused as they tend to be treated. Go for the single-use untreated ones that are biffed and burned every day.

  4. ghostrider888 4

    Been working.
    “Mother earth is pregnant for the third time for y’all have knocked her up. I have tasted the maggots in the mind of the universe and I was not offended for i knew I had to rise above it all or drown in my own sh8t”.

    so, Just Like Honey,
    I Melt With You (if you have not already, check this celluloid chronical of What Lies Beneath liberal helpings of drugs and testosterone depletion). “packs a punch”.

  5. tracey 5

    I am missing mysky.

    brett the baby warriors are still alive

  6. ianmac 6

    Spring Equinox is today. Must be a good day to do- umm something. Plant some potatoes, peas, at least think about washing the windows.

  7. Breaking bad is everything people say it is, and Im going three episodes into the first series.

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