Wednesday, October 19, 2005

I dedicate this one to my Mum!

Ah the contriversy that is my blog! Didn't mean to start WW3 with my Howard Morrison comment request but never mind!

And mum: I am very sorry for my last post. I will not steal your jokes anymore. I much appreciate you emailing them to me. For all those confused readers: the pope joke was sent to me from mum.

My exam went fine, managed to get through it, 90% sure I passed because I got the program to work! And the upside is a pass is only 70% in this exam rather than the normal 80%. Trust me that 10% feels like a whole lot!! The exam after it was horrible and I refuse to talk about it until I get results.

Can't be bothered writing anything else. Ciao!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005


Year 1981
1. Prince Charles got married
2. Liverpool crowned Champions of Europe
3. Australia lost the Ashes
4. Pope Died

Year 2005
1. Prince Charles got married (again)
2. Liverpool crowned Champions of Europe (again)
3. Australia lost the Ashes (again)
4. Pope Died (What the!)

In future, if Prince Charles decides to re-marry and Liverpool wins another European crown and Australia loses the ashes......please warn the Pope!

Monday, October 17, 2005

18 minutes to go

In 18 minutes I have a programming exam. I am a little nervous about it but also not in the fact that I can get most of it to work and I can't worry about it till I can actually see the programs I have to write as part of the exam. (If anyone is actually interested it is the C language I am learning in this class)

I feel odd. I have done so many good things in the last few days but I still feel like I haven't done enough. Saturday I spent time with my sister and her family which was so good. Just can't get enough time to spend with them but I am working on it!! Yesterday I went to Mum's BBQ and did 4 loads of washing and got it all dry on the line for free (we usually go to the laundrymat to dry our washing, much faster you see). Well not all of it, 2 of Pauls tshirts weren't quite dry but close enough! Also I finally got stuff from Mum and Dads I had been meaning to get for ages, we got groceries, I spent time with Ary (down from Wellington and managed to find me!) and studied for the exam. Today I did most of a graphics assignment and did more study for 1pm exam (will study for 3pm exam resit when it comes) and I have even managed to write a post for my blog. But yet I just want a day off to do more stuff. Fix my room, do more cooking/baking, finish assignments, earn money, pay bills, the list goes on. (13 mins to go).

I better go do more study. Anyone care to comment on Howard Morrison vs Rosita?

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Crazy Lady

(I'm not sure if the title is relating to me or the lady on Campbell Live last night.)

So this lady writes into Campbell Live saying about how NZ gave $2million to America but only $750,000 to Pakistan. "Wake up and smell the racism" she says. Now I can see why she's getting upset. It's much easier and more interesting to go "oh that's racist" then go "glad we're giving such large amounts of money!" than to think about why the government would do that when we're all gonna know about it. So the obvious thing is to look at the exchange rates isn't it?? According to Westpacs Currency Calculator at the moment:

NZ$2million = US$1,382,800
NZ$750,000 = Pakistan Rupee30,565,875.

Yes that's right, over 30 million of their "dollars". Not so stingy now is it! Get a life lady!! be happy that we're actually giving money and not just sitting there going "oh that's sad".

Moving right along, I had a random and very clear dream last night. Andrew and Mark Wilson were there, it was Jeffs birthday but I don't know where he was. Anyways the main thing I remember was that Dave Bates had had a baby but not with Adelle but he was still marrying Adelle and she had physically had the baby (that's confusing I know, dreams!!!). So we were at the party and I went and talked to Adelle who was holding the baby (girl but don't know name) and the baby wanted to come to me so I held her and all I remember is holding her for the whole party and she just slept in my arms and wanted to be with me. Random eh. And I know completely uninteresting to everyone but thought it was funny that I dreamt about all those people from youthgroup. Oh and at the end when I gave the wee girl back to Adelle I was like you are doing an amazing job raising her, she will be perfect, hard to explain, I just knew she was going to raise the girl amazingly. Random!

Enough, I have to study, I have a large programming exam on Monday.
Better go study, got a large programming exam on Monday

Tuesday, October 11, 2005


At last I have time to actually blog. It's been holidays and I have been wanting term to start again just so I have some time off!! I worked both weeks which, in hindsight, was not a good idea. But I did however get Friday off. And so I took Paul out on a surprise. Friday afternoons we both have off so we try to do something interesting instead of cleaning the house or whatever.

So this Friday I took him to Orana Park for lunch and just looking at animals. We left our house about 11.30am and I drove us out there and made him close his eyes for most of the trip however I did forget about the last sign on the way so he saw where we were going about a km before we got there. We had an awesome lunch in one of the picnic areas with ducklings, ducks and peacocks (and some small children) watching our every move. After that we went on the shuttle around the park and then went to the Lion enclosure. We had got tickets to go on the lion feeding which was the best part. We got to go on the back of the truck as they went into the enclosure and fed them. We got awesome photos and it was amazing to see the lions close up cos they are so big and beautiful! After that we went and got an icecream then saw the Rhinos being fed and then the Cheetah cubs being run.

It's hard to write how good the day was. It had been meant to rain but it stayed beautiful and sunny until we got home and Orana Park is such a cool place to go. It was so nice to just walk around and see the animals we won't see naturally in New Zealand. We ended up spending about 4 hours there. I feel very much like I'm writing for primary school about a class trip but it was so much fun it just had to be talked about. Was worth losing a day of work for! I will try and put some pictures up later when I'm at home.

I think that's about it. Holidays are over good to be back in routine! I know that's not how it should be but working with kids for 2 weeks is very tiring and so far removed from normal work. Don't ever let anyone say being a mum is easier than working in a job!!!! Give me an office job any day over holiday programs!!