July 2010

dot matrix

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i was delighted to see an actual working dot matrix printer jiggling and throwing itself about on the desk during a recent trip to a ten pin bowling alley.  excellent stuff.

auckland international airport

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my colleague simon sent me this from auckland international airport as he passed through on the way to london.  he had some problem with a bottle of water. i’m not sure if this picture is related.

whatipu

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whatipu is a lovely place to the west of auckland on the edge of the local rainforest

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you have to pass huia on the way back which is lovely too

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and its swirling esturaries at low tide are quite pretty

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the sand is black like most of the west coast beaches due to volcanoes down the coast

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here’s a toilet
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we went on a muddy walk which involved taking shoes off because it was so muddy.  not bad for the equivalent of end of January northern hemisphere time

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when we got to the caves we were searching for we couldn’t go in as they were too dangerous.  but there was an interesting looking toilet

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a grand day out

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black rebel motorcycle club

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i went to see brmc with a work colleague last night.

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they were excellent and plenty loud enough (concerts do seem to be a lot louder over here – probably to do with all the lovely clean air)

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this last picture is a visual representation on the volume and feedback

real ale

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and a real ale drinker

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the word on the street

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i didn’t follow the clue as i was heading up the hill and i didn’t want to walk down the hill as it would have involved walking back up the hill as my office is up the hill and along a bit.

green toothbrushes

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my wife has three green toothbrushes in her toothbrush pot.  i’m sure there’s a reason.

newspaper hat

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just like a newspaper gets thrown in the bin, so has this hat nearly gone the same way

prices so low

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with prices so low, you have to wonder how much more they can take off

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i had a nice spam email today from someone selling mannequins.  Terrence (the mannequin sales men) said “All of our products are bottomly price for their
excellent quality”

jane’s birthday presents

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the lovely mrs funkypancake had a birthday today.  the girls got her these lovely yellow bathroom products

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and they also made some lovely cards.  kezia went for a rather complicated motif

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jane’s friends got her this lovely ceramic wall thing

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and i got her this savoury muffin.  i didn’t even need to take the price off because i got it free from a cafe which was shutting for the day

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knowing this was not good enough i also got her a bath bomb which isn’t an explosive.  but it was really dusty and i inhaled a good mouthful as she opened it and i’ve not been quite right since.

birthdays hey.

the opposite of a high light

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someone had crashed their car in to this telegraph pole and knocked the light off.  so some firemens had wrapped it round the trunk and put some tape on to keep us all safe.  good on them.

couch reserved for mums feeding babies

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i went to a church meeting for blokes and this was on the couch.  i kept an eye out just in case, but no ladies came along to use it.