Tuesday, December 2, 2014


I went to see the Auckland Santa Parade on Sunday.
It started at 2PM so I get there about ten to two to find a good spot for best viewing.
I found a slightly raised part of the footpath near the Town Hall and made sure that I didn't obstruct anyone behind me.

Of course, when the parade started a whole lot of inconsiderate bastards crowded in front of me jostling for position not caring that they'd arrived late.

Now as I had a slightly elevated position it wasn't really a problem but then some parents put their fuc bloo little kids on their shoulders thereby totally obscuring my view.

Why do parents think that their kids are so bloody wonderful that everyone should be just tickled pink to have them around?

Friday, October 17, 2014


Living by the two Auckland universities there are plenty of takeaway options.
Tonight I felt like some Chinese food.

I decided against it after perusing the menu and went to a hamburger joint instead.

Monday, September 29, 2014


OK, I just saw David Cunliffe (boy that name could easily be mispronounced and misspelled) being interviewed by John Campbell and man what a tosser he's still proving to be.

When questioned on the abysmal performance (24%) he unabashedly said "yes , that's the party vote but the candidates vote was 35%.

Well, fuck me, what doesn't this twit understand about that?
It means that of the voters who supported their local Labour candidates  more than a third of them (me included) couldn't bring themselves to cast a party vote for Labour because that would mean an endorsement vote for Cun.. ooops, nearly did it) .... for Cunliffe. His unwillingness to face up to this smacks of at best arrogance and at worst narcissism.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


I bought some nice french bread today and, thinking of the vegetables in the fridge I looked for some kind of packaged soup base for a starter as I was going to be short of time and we need to amke a quick meal before going out to see a film.

I don't think that The Old Girl would be impressed with this though.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


I get really disgusted by the fashion of nose rings that young people are sporting nowadays.

They look like they have bogeys hanging out of their noses.

I feel like telling them to have a good old pick and make themselves look more sightly.

Sunday, May 19, 2013


I'm clearing out the shed and under the house today, sorting things into junk, keep, giveaway and sell piles.

I've loaded up the trailer and am off to the refuse transfer station.

I'm not looking forward to this because:

  • I hate reversing the trailer (as I don't use it very often) and the entrance way is narrow
  • It's windy and stuff will fly around if I don't secure it properly
  • It's bloody expensive
  • I hate throwing things away.

Saturday, May 18, 2013


It's interesting (and disturbing) reading about the difficulties that New Zealand meat producers are having getting meat shipments into China at present. The problem is supposedly due to the fact that the previous Ministry of Ag and Fish changed name to the Ministry of Primary Industries with the new name now appearing on all official documentation like Certificates of Origin etc.

I have experienced similar difficulties with wine shipments to China with the Chinese authorities spitting the dummy when documentation from other official sources (other that those they've be used to) is used. Their answer is just to stop the process which can only be started up again with a little lubrication (brown paper bag full of something enticing).

This from a country that:

Counterfeits anything and everything they can;

Poisons its own people regularly;

Poisons pets and people in overseas countries.

 Go figure.