Weekend social 29/07/2011

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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?

12 comments on “Weekend social 29/07/2011”

  1. The Gormless Fool formerly known as Oleolebiscuitbarrell 1

    I am going pine cone collecting.

    • Bored 1.1

      If you garden collect the pine needles to put around seedlings that are slug / snail prone, the buggers are none to keen to cross them.

  2. freedom 2

    I will continue to fail teaching the kitten that pencils are not toys

    • Murray 2.1

      I will continue to fail to try teaching my dog that my glasses are not to be chewed on

  3. I’ll be installing a water flume system in a fruit packhouse in the US of A. Just for a bit of variety from North Shore campaigning in the weekend…

    TV’s rubbish here. I have no idea why we pay millions to get advisors from US channels to tell us how our TV news should look…

    Still, at least it doesn’t keep me up at night.

    • lprent 3.1

      Have fun. Anyone care to bet that he comes back larger than when he left?

      Super-size me meals… (I always remember one of our support staff that went to the US for work for a couple of weeks. She was 5 foot. The meals were such that she couldn’t eat more than about a third of the platters).

      Personally I don’t travel anymore and haven’t since I started programming for a living. If the net doesn’t allow me access then they don’t need my skills

      • jbc 3.1.1

        Personally I don’t travel anymore and haven’t since I started programming for a living. If the net doesn’t allow me access then they don’t need my skills.

        That’s an excellent point and one that I subscribe to – and then break every other week, much to my own and my family’s dislike. I’ve found that some organizations – even ones that embrace distributed teams – want people in the same place at times.

        1. Increase bandwidth. IM, IRC, Skype, etc are good – but no substitute for being in the same room. Even Google will move people from different adjacent offices into one big room when there is an important task to tackle quickly. There is a massive amount gained in discussions sparked when you notice the frustrated or elated expression on someones face, or go outside to fetch coffee, lunch, etc.

        2. They want to see your face. Particularly in Asia – and when meeting execs – you can’t turn up via video chat. They want to eat and drink with you.

        But yeah, I like to work from home as much as possible too.

  4. With a bit of luck I am going to have two games of golf in my attempt to get fit before the campaign kicks in.

    • lprent 4.1

      Ummm. Isn’t that the game where you gently amble around a paddock hitting innocent balls for a hour or so, then go and drink various types of sugar (like beer) to ensure that the benefits of the exercise are dissipated?

      I think I’ll stick with the gym myself. I have to say that giving up smoking and then giving up nicotine has been doing some really nasty things to my weight. Having to work too damn hard to stop it expanding me like a balloon.

    • Herodotus 4.2

      Do you have an official handicap? And if so big brother will be following your progress in future on the net 😉 I hope you do well in both games. As an aside I’d this a little right wing tendency being exposed? PGA holders tend to vote republican, it may have something to do with their earnings and the little the rich contribute in tax. Still I wish you well and a wee bit envious.

  5. We are going too the Regional Council meeting in Hamilton.

    However Last Thursday we were at the Chamber Music Concert in Hamilton to listen to the Saguaro Trio from Germany with our own John Chen from Auckland. Great concert ,the Schubert was divine. However I must say the modern peice by Alwyn Westbrooke left me bemused, I do try but I can not get my head around his modern classical music. Pictures as usual Wednesday ,will report next week,

  6. RedLogix 6

    Dragged sorry butt up East Holdworth again!. Still heaps of snow on the tops, the inner Tararuas looked even more forbidding than usual. Home but very broken…

    I’ve realised now why tramping is so important to me… it’s the one part of my life where just for maybe only a few hours or so when I can disconnect from the modern world with all it’s pernicious obligations and traps… and feel in control of my own life.

    Sure it’s only a transient illusion. It’s dependent on various things and it cannot last more than a certain time, but it sustains some sense of being human… at least at an emotional level.

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