Monthly Archives: April 2008

Wisdom Teeth, Self-Extraction

Yes, I admit to googling this. Alas neither Google, nor YouTube could arm me with sufficient instructional guidance to engage in a self-exploratory mission. That, and the fact my pain tolerance is a pittance of that of my forebears. So, … Continue reading

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Role Model of Laziness

‘Tis the time of autumn. European trees turn brilliant shades of red and yellow, children play in mounds of dried fallen leaves, paths become smothered and squelchy, and pavements are choked with the fumes of two-stroke engines. Yes, ’tis the … Continue reading

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Climbing Mt Edgecumbe/Putauaki

To commemorate ANZAC Day, we went for a road trip down to the Bay of Plenty to climb Mt Edgecumbe/Putauaki. Mt Putauaki is an 821m extinct volcano situated behind the township of Kawerau 30 minutes from Rotorua and Whakatane. It … Continue reading

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Have you tried turning it off and back on again?

My work laptop ceased on me today. It’s a standard HP notebook and while I was reading my email it shutdown and would not come back to life. I proceeded to troubleshoot the most common faults, and swapped the battery … Continue reading

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One glass of nasal juice please

For the past few days I’ve been battling a cold, or at least something that produced cold-like symptoms, but which now seems to have settled into the left side of my jaw. With the Internet at my fingertips, this inevitably … Continue reading

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Touched by His Noodly Appendage

The Flying Spaghetti Monster makes a new convert at Devonport Beach. Photo was taken with a 15s exposure. Spiritual enlightenment is brought to you by Beau and the wand of the Nokia phone torch.

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The Boxlets of Dread

As well as not being able to buy plain nachos and NZ fruit-juice, my other major peeve with supermarkets is their marketing strategy around tampons and feminine hygiene products. Firstly, why, oh why, is the largest available packaged quantity of … Continue reading

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