Monday, January 29, 2007

Ok Sunshine, here we go

1. I’ll respond with something random about you.
I used to know a woman who christened her first child Sunshine. For serious, like. Although that's not so much about you though. How's this: the fridge in your apartment is always really clean. Hell, your whole apartment is always nice and clean.
2. I’ll challenge you to try something.
When we go to Coachella I am going to order a drink you have never heard of and you will drink it. You will also accompany me to see Crowded House.
3. I’ll pick a color that I associate with you.
Green, the colour of the t-shirt you were wearing the first day I met you.
4. I’ll tell you something I like about you.
Your unceasing generosity towards me, and the way I can talk to you about anything. Ok, thats two things. Get over it.
5. I’ll tell you my first/clearest memory of you.
Burbank airport, stinky hot sunny day, the sweet air conditioner in your car, May of last year.
6. I’ll tell you what animal you remind me of.
When I think of your place I am often reminded of that mouse in the trap I disposed of that night we went out drinking and came back to discover, but that doesn't remind me of you so much.
To me you are more like a Golden Labrador: caring, loyal, generous and dead cute, but if the need arises, you are more than capable of tearing someone's throat out with your teeth.
7. I’ll ask you something I’ve always wanted to ask you.
When we were at ******* did you and ******** really ********? Haha, just kidding. I think that is there were anything I really did want to ask, I could call you up.
8. If I do this for you, you must post this in your journal/blog.
Well that's what the rules say!!!!

If you're in, then you'll be in


Saturday, January 27, 2007

Generating jealousy the world over....

Smile if you've just bought your Coachella ticket.

Smile also if you really couldn't afford it but decided damn the torpedoes I'm going anyway.

90 days and counting.
Luther.... time to pony up.

Friday, January 26, 2007

I have but one thing to say,


Bugger this for a game of soldiers......

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Which one of you bitches wants to dance?

I hereby propose a Blogstock.
Last weekend of April.
Indio, California.
Coachella, baby!!!!

I am so excited I need to have a cup of tea and a lie down now.
Courtesy of D-bizzle

Here is a thing. I will do it, as others have. Now you might also.

1. I’ll respond with something random about you.
2. I’ll challenge you to try something.
3. I’ll pick a color that I associate with you.
4. I’ll tell you something I like about you.
5. I’ll tell you my first/clearest memory of you.
6. I’ll tell you what animal you remind me of.
7. I’ll ask you something I’ve always wanted to ask you.
8. If I do this for you, you must post this in your journal/blog.

  1. Dave Says:

    1) if you covered your internet persona with candy it may be a chocolate e-claire.
    2) ask or answer a question in class beginning with ‘argh, matey’
    3) red
    4) you’re angrily honest. me like.
    5) bentleys. you were drunk and harrasssing Nic. instant friendship.
    6) a meercat. constantly alert and kinda dangerous but people tend to like.
    7) did you ever actually and truely plan to kill our flatmates in the Greenroom?
    8) do it.

Who want to go next?

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Its a fair cop

Ok I suck at blogging, I suck so much you can all start calling me Nic.

Here's an update: I need money so I can go to Jamaica with my man for spring break. Today I shovelled snow, did the washing and cleaned the floor. I am taking a class in the Law school. I just bought a book on Amazon for 82 cents. My stitches are so freaking itchy I want to tear them out. About 2 hours ago I ate the last Tim Tam in the house. I have an 8.30 am meeting tomorrow. Nighty night.

Friday, January 19, 2007

I like to move it move it

Turns out I really like teaching. Today I had 2 classes, both of which had lots of students talking about significant things. It was nice.

And now I'm off to Target to buy homewares. Ah, life is good.
Stitches are so itchy I am beginning to go a bit mental.

Monday, January 15, 2007

How you turn my world you precious thing...

Guess who's back (na na na).
Yep, back in Shitsville, USA, armed with a packet of TimTams, two jars of Marmite, the latest copy of the Listener, and several litres of the finest NZ Sauvignon Blanc and Monteith's Summer Ale making its way through my veins, I return to the Great Satan for another semester of fun and games.

Its raining now, it was hailing last night, and the sunburn I got in Castle Hill is rapidly fading.

However, I did have a lovely night in LA with the delightful hostess with the mostest Sunshine but be advised one and all, that a Corona at Dulles airport in DC is $4.99. Given that the same beer is about half that here, the signs around the airport advising customers that one will not pay more for an item within the airport than one would in downtown DC generates a combination of mirth and fear that one's eventual time in DC for fieldwork will cost a gigantic arseload of money.

For those who have never seen it, this is what Claire Happy looks like. Of the bajillion photos I took while at home, about half are of the little peanut sitting on my lap there. The other half are of her sister. The third half are attempts to get their pre-teen brother in a photo, or of funky rocks at Castle Hill.

And now, after being back here for approximately 36 hours, it must be time to unpack my bags. Note, however, that my bags haven't been back for 36 hours; as is the custom with United airlines (hereafter known as Untied airlines), my bags took an unaccompanied adventure. They are getting better though, last time only one of my bags went AWOL, this time both of them went. On the plus side, they reappeared within 12 hours this time, in August it took them 3 days to find my stray belongings.

In other news, lovely boy back tomorrow. School starts tomorrow. Potential clash of a class I am taking with a section I am teaching. And so it begins....

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Going to Castle Hill with the whanau for a few days. My other sister has arrived in one piece from Chile, so we're off to the wop wops for some Quality Time.
If you want to see what it looks like where I'll be, watch The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, esp the big battle scene. Or some bits fronm Fellowship of the Ring. Its the place with all the funny looking rocks.

Ok, gotta fly. Will be offline for a few days, then in LA..... Sunshine I will text you on Friday. My Friday, your Thursday.
Ok good.


Thursday, January 04, 2007

Blog blog blog

Eat sleep drink eat play with kids talk to sister drink watch movies play in the sun have barbeques go to the beach sleep drink Monteith's Summer Ale apply suncream shop swim text friends ignore imminent semester sleep play with the kids neglect blog and internets talk to sister about life the universe and everything shop eat sleep drink attempt to cram an entire summer into three weeks its exhausting sleep