Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Spread the word, we're looking for Olive

Olive7 year old black labrador bitch, probably stolen from her place on the hills overlooking central wellington.

Her owner & his friends would love to get her back. Click through the link for photos & details.

Pets on the Net, NZ's nationwide database for lost and found pets + pets for adoption

It's Begun

The CD STore was blasting Spice Up Your Life onto Lambton Quay.

It's begun. But are we ready?

Spice Girls to perform nude on tour -

Also - I predict the lights will be off. 'Cos I can't see them inflicting a naked Posh on the fans.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Oh Calamity!

Where has the Barbeque Factory gone? I have a date with a new barbecue for summer & nowhere to buy it!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Best Roast Lamb EVA!

Been a while since we had a recipe. So here's one that is a corker - we've been living off this in the weekends for months - we'll have all ways, with salad, with nothing much but avocado, and with spuds & veges. You can't lose.

You need:

Leg of Lamb
Dozen or so anchovies
A whole bulb of garlic cloves, peeled & crushed
Big handful of rosemary
Half a cup of capers
One & a half cups of breadcrumbs
Olive oil

Pretty much quantities to taste.

Chop the anchovies, mix with rosemary leaves, capers, breadcrumbs, garlic, oil & seasoning. Slice the lamb right around, at about 1cm intervals, right down to the bone. Stuff the gaps with the anchovy & breadcrumb mix.

Roast at 250 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes. Turn down to 190 degrees for another 60-75 minutes.

Rest for 5, then carve across the bone so as to get chunky fingers of meat & stuffing.


Friday, October 19, 2007

Conversations with Dog

"mmmmmmmmm... wuff"




"Come here Wilma!"


"C'mere Wilma!"


"Come. Here."




"Aw... come & get your ears scratched."

................................................. Conversations with God : An Uncommon Dialogue (Book 1): Books: Neale Donald Walsch

BTW: Olive, the lovely black lab who lives at the top of Aurora Tce, has gone missing. Presumed dognapped actually. Anyone seeing a young black lab without a collar roaming the streets, feel free to drop me a line.

Warmer & drier through to Xmas

WTF? Anyone else remember NIWA Weather Doctor Jim Salinger, about a month ago, telling us to expect weather warmer & drier than usual, between then (aside from a few days' cold snap at the time) and Christmas & maybe beyond...

Wet and wild weather for holiday weekend -

Not that I'd ever attribute blame to anyone... but join me for an effigy burning, tonight, 10pm, Flagstaff Hill.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

A really rotten trick

Go on. You know you want to. You'll regret it though.

blah blah

Work safe.

H/T to Stan over at this thread. Be careful about any other links Stan posts. If you get my drift...

Monday, October 15, 2007


Circumstances have seen that in just over an hour's time I shall attend a committee meeting to find out what is in store for parents of participants of a particular sport over the coming season.

What will happen is:

- I will arrive on time
- I will spend 30 minutes outside in the cold & wet because no-one else has arrived
- Someone will ramble, and tell "amusing" and long stories about previous seasons
- Almost nothing of use will be imparted.
- And if anything is, it'll all change
- We'll trade email addresses
- Next year I'll enquire as to why we've received no emails over the season
- I'll be told that they must have the wrong email address for me.
- I will get home around 9pm

I used to be the president of a committee of a fairly large organisation. Under my reign... the average committee meeting lasted 12 minutes.

I'm not sure if that pleased the committee, or otherwise.

Call me negative...

But I predict we won't have a stadium ready for the final in 2011.

Banks throws 2011 Cup plans into turmoil -

Who'd have thunk it?

Thursday, October 11, 2007

For the French...

At least a couple of readers click through each day from France (probably Kiwis I'm sure), here's a link to Che of the Dropkicks, expressing his respect, and displaying none of the bad sportsmanship demonstrated by this tosser here. If being unsporting was an actual sport, Mr Souster would be the undisputed world champion. I'd have thought his audience would prefer to read about the triumphant English team beating Australia, but no, he decided to dedicate his column to putting the boot into the All Blacks.

But I digress, here's Che.

Facing the Haka | The Dropkicks: "Doesn't make us any less pissed off, but respect, all the same."

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Anyone managed to get any help...

...from the automatic Telecom phone answerer yet?

"Welcome to Telecom. Now, to help me direct you to the right place, tell me what you're calling about."


"You want to talk to someone about internet broadband?"


"I'm sorry I didn't get that"


"I'm sorry I didn't get that"


"Let me get this clear, you're wanting to talk to someone about internet broadband?"


"I'm sorry I didn't get that"


I hate bluffers

Can we force this knuckle dragger to build his gang house?

Architect's threat: I'll build a gang pad -

Awww... that's nice.

McCaw leads All Blacks to heroes' welcome -

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Independant Inquiry into the campaign

WTF? Did we have an Inquiry onto the yachting thing? Did we hey, we just poured money into it.

I'm as gutted as most (not as gutted as some, and more gutted than others), but it's only a game.

Meanwhile, a forlorn ticker tape parade is desperately seeking some guests of honour...

For Sale - One Ticker Tape Parade, Unused. | the wellingtonista

Monday, October 08, 2007


The young guy looked at his boss, "Are we still giving away the black flags?"

"I don't want one." I uncharitably offered.

The old man rolled his eyes, "Nah, that's all over. We've ordered French flags."

On the way out, a woman gave me a wry smile "Think how they feel" she said.


"the All Blacks!"

Utterly blank now... "Who?"

Friday, October 05, 2007

escort reviews sunny-o

Ooh er... I'm 2nd in the list! And interestingly, Samantha Burns is 3rd. As far as I know, neither of us has posted any actual reviews of, um, escorts.

escort reviews sunny-o - Google Search