Thursday, November 30, 2006

Snow patrol!

Are coming to NZ in Feb. Score. I'm in need of another concert. Other than my two David Gray concerts this year I've been in a bit of a concert drought for awhile. Looks like Jem will be back up here again. Luckily there's going to be a presale cos tickets officially go on sale next Friday when I probably wouldn't have access to the internet (and if I did it would be dialup *yawn*).

Anyway stoked. That is all.

Oh yeah, trotted (okay ran and hid under an umbrella) along to the summit club day at Kathmandu today and got me some goodies. Turns out the skirt I've looked at so many times and said I didn't like is actually really really cool. And it was half price. And you know what I'm like when it comes to a bargain/discount.

The final chapter...

The Advertising Standards Authority has decided that the Hell pizza campaign breached the advertising code of ethics. The article is here. They quote someone as saying it's a victory for the protection of families. There's so many things I want to say to that but I shall refrain. I will just say one word - insanity!!

I wonder if this means the big billboard by Beach Rd will be taken down? :( I personally thought the campaign was great. Then again I have probably liked most of the Hell campaigns because of their "edge" and being so borderline.

People take things far too seriously and need to walk out of the dark ages.

Friday, November 24, 2006

A headline to start the day with

Tsunami hits NZ - no one notices

Awesome! Slightly ambiguous but at least it caught my attention.

In other exciting (not) news, some couple had planned to helicopter to the icebergs drifting around down south and get married. But they aren't allowed to. Not just due to safety, apparently you have to be within 12 nautical miles of the coast for such a union to be legal. Who knew? One of them is a lawyer... Surely you would either know that or at least check it out before you start planning?

I shall go back to my breakfast and try to wake up

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Site stats

So after looking at Hamish's most recent post I decided to have a look at my site stats.

Under referrers... Someone got to my site by searching studylink sucks 2006 on Google. It's the first search result if you search NZ sites only. Of course this post will now hit the top of the list :P

Other than that... 55.31% of the visitors are using IE 6.x. Shame on you! 36.86% of visitors are using Mozilla. Nice.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Stuff to do

One of my many culinary creations

I also made my world famous chocolate brownie (well that might be a slight exaggeration, but it's world famous in these parts). I wish I wasn't being so healthy and what not. It prevents me from baking as Toru might have trouble polishing off everything on his own.

So anyway stuff to do... Yes well, stuff to either do or stuff I am doing
- gym 3 times a week (time to stretch it to 5 times)
- discover all the lost French in my head by Feb so I can take an advanced (or close to it) night class
- dust off my clarinet and find some music to play.

And I've already run out of stuff. Oh w
ait that's right, I'm also on a mission to convert all my VHS tapes into digital format. This one is going to take a very long time. I think that's what christmas will come in useful for.

Here's a cool bubble

Friday, November 17, 2006

Odd stuff

When bored or in need of a laugh I head over to the 'Oddstuff' section of the Stuff website. For instance I found these today

- "
Miss Israel has been given permission not to carry her assault rifle during service in the Israeli army because she says it bruises her legs"
- "Owner claims kittens have dog-like traits" - you really have to go see the picture. Ugliest cat I've ever seen.
- and last but certainly not least: "
From space, extraterrestrials and astronauts can look back to earth and see The Great Wall of China – and KFC's Colonel Sanders". Awesome. There is now a 8129 square-metre image of the Colonel in the Nevada desert. Always good to see money going to worthwhile endeavours.......

Thursday, November 09, 2006

The dumbing down of our nation

Secondary school students will be able to use text speak in written examinations this year, legitimising a language loved by teenagers.

Of all the ridiculous things to do... It's bad enough that none of them have any common sense these days, now this. The country is going to become void of any common sense and the ability to construct a proper sentence. I sure hope they all learn how to use F7 to spellcheck since they will also no longer be capable of spelling correctly.

Funnily enough, also in today's news is a story about some guy who died because he was texting whilst driving.

Friday, November 03, 2006

To add to yesterday

A longer article and picture of the so-called offensive Hell campaign.

Hahahaha brilliant

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Complete nutter

Yes I am... But I will get back to that in a minute.

First... Hell Pizza is once again offending people *hehehehe* Wonder if this has turned up in my letterbox?

Yeah so I'm completely insane, although most of you already knew this. But as for the latest insanity... Every day AirNZ has it's grab a seat sale - really low fares for travel in NZ but limited number of seats/dates and you have to book that day. So anyway today they have flights from Auckland to Norfolk Island for $129 incl. taxes (yes not travel within NZ). And yes I booked us on flights to Norfolk Island. This is incredibly insane but what the hell? How often do chances like this come up. So in January we're off to Norfolk Island. Toru doesn't know yet... I'm assuming he won't see this before I tell him :P