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Weekend social 30/09/2011

Written By: - Date published: 2:00 pm, September 30th, 2011 - 20 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?

20 comments on “Weekend social 30/09/2011 ”

  1. higherstandard 1

    Off to Sydney – “Go the Vodafone Warriors !”

  2. Enjoy the game, Go the Warriors, just give the ball to MANU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Bored 2.1

      Caught the last 20 minutes of the Melbourne game. If they can play like that again they are a chance to take it but its a big ask against a top side.

      For me tomorrow is trout trout trout, going to head somewhere back country for the elusive denizens of the deep. Cant wait. Whilst I am out there I will also gather some mint, and watercress, there is a lot of it along our waterways. Also there is the chance of a rabbit or two.

  3. Jim Nald 3

    Will be logged in tonight to watch the mock trial on ecocide streaming from the UK Supreme Court: http://thestandard.org.nz/ecocide-mock-trial/

  4. Ianupnorth 4

    Biking if weather is OK, also supporting the Warriors, Manu Samoa and hoping for a miracle by Scotland over England.

  5. lprent 5

    Only a month to go on this 15 month project before it gets presented to the world. I have a 2-3 features yet to add and some annoying (non-lethal) bugs in various places.

    Finishing bug hunting is on the cards this weekend.

    Looking forward to getting off the development boards and onto the release hardware.

    (in other words – bugger the sport – I have something more interesting to do)

  6. ianmac 6

    Thanks Murray for your frankness:
    “Senior on computer
    As we Silver Surfers know, sometimes we have trouble with our computers.
    I had a problem yesterday, so I called Eric, the 11 year old next door, whose bedroom looks like Mission Control and asked him to come over.
    Eric clicked a couple of buttons and solved the problem.
    As he was walking away, I called after him, ‘So, what was wrong ?
    He replied, ‘It was an ID ten T error.’
    I didn’t want to appear stupid, but nonetheless enquired,
    ‘An, ID ten T error ? What’s that? In case I need to fix it again.’
    Eric grinned …. ‘Haven’t you ever heard of an ID ten T error before ?
    ‘No,’ I replied.
    ‘Write it down,’ he said, ‘and I think you’ll figure it out.’ ?
    So I wrote down:

    I used to like Eric, the little bastard.
    Cheers Murray.”

  7. McFlock 7

    OTP with family tonight. Weekend to recover. Faboo!

  8. r0b 8

    Christchurch visit last weekend has left me behind on two deadlines. Nuthin but work. Bah humbug.

  9. Prety awful week .Dentist visit two fillings and clean $500. From there to downstairs to collect new glasses $480 a bit of a shock dont you think/ So today of to the pics in Hamilton. Jane Eyre .Bit off a let down not a patch on past showings, However Sunday off to a second showing of Don Pasquale .So that will put us in a better mood.

    • higherstandard 9.1

      $480 pp ? …….ouch seems very steep !

      • Deadly_NZ 9.1.1

        $480 that’s cheap mine were $960 18 months ago. No flashy frames or magic changing lenses before you ask.

    • happynz 9.2

      I get my glasses online. If the optometrists on Main Street want my business they had better stop creaming it. I suspect that their labs are in China, or some other place in Asia, and the spectacles that I wait two weeks for that I ordered online are not any different than the spectacles that I’d have to wait two weeks for if I ordered a pair from an optometrist here in town. I feel a bit guilty, ‘cos I want to support our local retailers, but I hate being treated as a schnook.

    • millsy 9.3

      Stepping into the political I know, but I think that it should be possible to withdraw funds from KiwiSaver to pay for glasses/dental treatment. It would be a good incentive to get more people into it, and would be a good step towards turning KiwiSaver from a retirement fund into an asset based social welfare/security system. If things turn into shit, then people need some sort of cash reserve they can tap into.

      • Jum 9.3.1

        Millsy – great idea.

        People’s teeth and gums are falling out or rotting because they cannot afford the dentist, or the optician for their eyes.

        Mention this again in the un-sociable threads.

      • prism 9.3.2

        Having a social insurance was what people used to do when they joined Friendly Societies making a weekly contribution to say the Manchester Lodge, or the Druids. You do have to watch the probity of the funds as sometimes a challenged person becomes Treasurer and fels compelled to dip into or run off with the funds, but if they are run properly and audited and monitored closely, they are useful for those accessories that an ageing body needs or an accident necessitates.

  10. prism 10

    It’s raining, good – everything is dry. I’ve been trimming the hedge, bad – what a waste of time on a totally boring job along with a pile of messy clippings that I don’t want hanging around to compost so have to pay to dump it.. Am going to speak to neighbour and see if we can have a fence and grow something on it that we both like, and which I won’t mind trimming occasionally.

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