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Weekend social 27/07/2012

Written By: - Date published: 2:00 pm, July 27th, 2012 - 31 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?


31 comments on “Weekend social 27/07/2012”

  1. Bored 1

    Garden time, a fine day forecast so plantings for spring commence….also some strategic off site plantings of emergency rations of the whole food supply goes belly up (economic crashes, earthquakes, random locust attacks, etc). Maybe a talk to my fowl friends about eggs.

    • Rosie 1.1

      Do your girls have names or do they co habit purely on a business like mutual benefits basis?

      • felix 1.1.1

        Mine are both called Chookie. But I do say it slightly differently for each.

      • Bored 1.1.2

        The lovely ladies have names, and they are all amenable to a conversation, which rather delightfully they initiate. Their antics and company provide light relief and a calming influence: eggs are a bonus and they are definitely oven proof. As they now own the garden my role is peasant provider of grain.

  2. McFlock 2

    Curiously I have no idea at all what I’ll do this weekend – maybe dinner with the parents and carving a cigarette holder out of selenite (it’s probably too soft, but I’m looking to get the system down first before moving onto soapstone). 

  3. Wine tasting around Martinborough if I find a sober driver to indulge myself and wife.

  4. ad 4

    5 hours of Die Walkure with the NZSO.

    I think that counts as the opera quotient for the year.

    Will make up for it with petition-signature-collection on the Sunday.

  5. prism 5

    iF ANYBODY KNOWS OF SOME GOOD REMEDIES FOR SHIFTING A COLD. That would be good. Capitals are by Accident. But thought the seriousness of the situation merited them.

    I keep getting cold and other people do etc.. and then I get a cold again. Perhaps I should take up smoking and that would kill off the cold bug, and then I wouldn’t need euthanasia in my older age because I’d be sure to die of lung cancer.

    I have no whisky but would getting drunk on rum and lemon help? Or is there somebody who believes in positive thinking and affirmations. I’m willing to try these, walking round the house muttering, you are feeling better, your nose is not going to start streaming as soon as you step outside, you’re immune system is funky etc.

    • Rosie 5.1

      Prism, have you been under stress lately? That could be too personal, no need to answer! Long term exposure to stressors is very effective at suppressing the immune system. (thats regular science, not Louise Hay or any new age theory).
      If possible, remove the annoying stressors from your life and your immune system will recover its vitality. Otherwise a good quality (ie, not from the supermarket and get one that has been tested and evaluated for active constituents) liquid olive leaf extract will assist the immune system. Plenty of fluids are important. Using a sports type fluid replacer powder in water will be helpful. With Nana like efficiency make sure your surroundings are clean. Clean bedding, clean kitchen etc. Eliminate those pathogens!Try to avoid your virus and bacteria laden friends and workmates (if you’re lucky enough to have either) for a little while. If you’re feeling flush, a snifter of Drambuie is well known for its soothing properties on a sore throat. Rest well.

    • KJT 5.2

      Rum. It may not cure the cold, but you don’t care.

      • KJT 5.2.1

        Being offered my Father in Laws (Pharmacist) cough mixture formula used to make me instantly better.

    • Draco T Bastard 5.3

      I find drinking as little as possible works.

    • McFlock 5.4

      Allergies pretending to be a cold, maybe?
      Doctors can prescribe more funky cold medications than the psuedopsuedo we are allowed over the counter. And check out other possibiities.
      Personaly I like to take a few days off and take paracetemol (ah screw the spelling), plus vitamin C and alcohol in great quanities. Stones ginger wine + ginger ale + a slice of lemon is awesome for throats I’ve found.

    • rosy 5.5

      I work on the basis of trying to avoid colds in the first place. In winter I always wear gloves in public places – it doesn’t look quite so weird living in a cold place. I never touch supermarket trolleys handles, escalator buttons and door handles with my bare hands. Buttons get pressed with my knuckles, not fingertips. Never touch my face until I’ve washed my hands – and hands get washed as soon as I get home, after shaking hands (if I can’t avoid it) and when around kids. Over the top? Oh – and the flu jab 😉

      How to get over a cold? – couch, pillows, warm drinks (alcohol optional), porridge and a good book for as long as it takes 🙂

    • Glg 5.6

      I think the reason a lot of smokers don’t get colds is the heat from the smoke kills the virus in the nose and throat. Ditto I have baths not showers and rarely get a cold.

      • Draco T Bastard 5.6.1

        If smoking was that hot in the nose and throat it would kill the smoker almost instantly along with the cold bug. I never have a bath, only showers and I never get colds (except a few weeks ago when I went to a family get together – damn socialising).

    • David H 5.7

      Or you could just drink the Rum and forget about the day and see how you are in the Morning. Just hope the hangover isn’t too bad.

  6. Anne 6

    I have no whisky but would getting drunk on rum and lemon help?

    I once had a colleague who was an alcoholic. While he was on the booze he never ever got sick. He went to AA and they took him off the booze. From that moment on he picked up everything that was going. We reckoned that his bloodstream was so pickled before nothing could survive… until he went teetotal.

  7. prism 7

    Well Rose and Anne
    You both have pertinent points which I note. Anne you make me laugh with your story about the teetotal germ catcher. And a laugh is good medicine.

    • Bored 7.1

      I reckon the best thing for a cold is to keep as warm as possible but be active: when I get colds / flu I never feel like walking any distance: it turns out it is the best cure.

    • felix 7.2

      Hi prism, I tried the heavy drinking cure last weekend and I can’t say it helped, but the hangover made a brief change from the flu and I’m told a change can be as good as a rest.

      When the flu came back (with a vengeance) I tried complaining, feeling sorry for myself and cursing the world. It took a few days but eventually it worked and I’m feeling much better now.

    • vto 7.3

      This might sound odd prism, but go for a paddle or swim in the ocean. Put on a wetsuit and burn some energy. Get back out, dress warmly and rest contentedly on the beach. Go home and notice that your nose is clear. Guaranteed or your money back.

  8. Ianmac in Madrid 8

    How come Madrid has such a prodigious police force? They are everywhere in numbers. I came within millimetres of running over a large policeman’s toes as I rode my bike down the footpath. What a silly man to be standing on the footpath!

  9. prism 9

    i wonder what Ianmac in Madrid is doing today? He finds time to think about us while caught up in overseas activity!

    I am enjoying a beautiful sunny morning and rereading everybody’s ideas on triumphing over colds (More unpleasant in my case as I have a sort of troll – the old kind that lives under a bridge in my case the bridge of my nose – and pops up at moment’s of body weakness as a crusty cold sore. Yuk) So I must get better quickly and be ready for the celebrity photographers!

  10. felix 10

    Heard about this on the wireless this afternoon: http://www.gapfiller.org.nz/

    Sounds/looks like some cool ideas. Any Chch people here experienced any of these projects?

  11. Herodotus 11

    Still waiting for my Anthology Stiff little fingers from Fishpond – It is always 10 days to delivery, and that started 3+ weeks ago !!
    So before the olympics start getting back to the later 70’s during London’s tarnished time
    Also of that time watching Fire of babylon real eye opener to an oppressed culture and how it exploded in a +ve way re cricket, reggae

  12. Ianmac in Adulusia 12

    Hi prism. I know that you have a rotten cold. Sorry old chap. Only thing I can think of isn’t it lucky you haven’t broken your legs. Some believe that manuka honey up the hooter can cure where others fail. Good luck.
    Am in the most beautiful stunning rural hill area of southern Spain. Peter dunne would look even more ridiculous in this setting. Give him heaps prism!

    • prism 12.1

      Hi. Yes manuka honey (and rum?) and delusions will follow perhaps. Is there some sort of roster where one gets a trip to Spain after a length of time on the blogs? I must start praying for that, or perhaps wiser, buy a Lotto ticket.

      When we were down south Spain years ago, we crossed – on ferry? – to Ceuta and visited Tangier by bus. Which we enjoyed and we finished off like crazy tourists having fish and chips from a Brit shop in the main square. Don’t know what the politics are like now. There are lots of Africans trying to cross to Europe so guess it may be more fraught.

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