You Cuba Street Carnival photo people, you

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Did anyone get any pics of the stilt-walkers who where second in the parade order? If so, can we havs a look? Coz A and other flattie were them.

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Okay, clothes swapping party, our new flat (ChrisB’s old flat) in Mt Cook, sunday 1 pm. Everyone invited. Well, everyone who has clothes. No nudists please, unless you’re really buff. That is all.

In Nature?

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Ken Macleod does vampires. And cryogenics. In Nature journal, of all places. “It’s 2045 and I’m still a vampire. Damn.”

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Just been to an excellent and packed out talk on abrupt climate change at NIWA. Excellent for the chap’s use of good, solid evidence, and for handy metaphors, i.e. with a three metre sea level rise, the lecture room we were in would be underwater. And the bad news is that its all happened before, …

knowledge flow geekery

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So coz I’m a science policy wonk, I needed to know when the CRIs were set up (you know, AgResearch, NIWA, IRL, that lot). So I could ask Google, or I could look on the CRI’s increasingly corporate home pages. No, I asked Wikipedia. And Wikipedia knows. I am gobsmacked. Approximately nobody needs to know …

Yes!

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And today I rode my bike to work. No sitting in cars, or on trains. Took me 15 minutes, including looking at the view, and I was in motion. Therefore I was happy. There’s a reason that this is called happyinmotion. And that’s the way its supposed to be.

Long bloody last

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We are moved in. Everyone is welcome to drop by, and you can help us play “what’s in the box?”. In this game, you pick up your choice of box and ask us “what’s in the box?”. And we just shrug, coz we’ve no idea.

I might have to borrow this icon

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That is all.

Seeing as its not going to happen…

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If you woke up and I was in bed with you, what would be your first thought? Post reply, then post this in your LJ and find out what my answer would be. Stolen from maxrat827 who I’ve never met and have nothing to do with, but has a fantastic icon

Trapeze and tissu show in Midland Park this lunchtime

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As part of the Busking festival, Theaker von Ziarno is doing “daring aerial acrobatics” performances in Midland Park. Free! Today! Now! Woo! Times are 12, 12.45 and 1.30 today, Oriental Bay and Circa on saturday, Manners Mall on sunday. We’re going along to the lunchtime today shows, so ring us if you want to join …

Let’s try that again

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coz it broke yesturs From neebow who takes pretty, narcissistic pictures.

Right then

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We shall be poiing from 6, at Aro Park. We shall poi hard! We shall not be doing this: No matter how much we want to.

Diverted

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So today was planned in for packing. Instead, aikido, coffee, hung with the whanau, took the hyper 8-year old nephew to the skate park for two hours, discovered I can still ramp skate, just, went to Island Bay beach, f&c, taught 2-year old niece my name and “on” and “off”, backed the car, bought milk, …

Continuity

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We’ve a new flat. Its Chrisbee’s flat in Mt Cook. Thus you’ll all know where to come for the house-warming. Yay for living in town! No more train rides at eleven on a friday night surrounded by drunken rugby supporters. Sharing with someone from circus and someone else. Three girls and me, we shall have …

Ever increasing circles

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So Ken is doing his multiple-world records on a unicycle at the Basin Reserve today, for Oxfam. Its going to be hot… Wander along to watch the nail-biting action* and give him some money, or go to here and give him some money. You can also watch a live webcast at unicycle.co.nz, where the excitment …

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Thorndon stupormarket is full of pirates. It may also be full of ninjas, but I didn’t see any. Also, there were no ponies or kittens visible. Maybe, there was a blood-feud between the ninja ponies, with fearsome stomping action and big cute eyes, and the ninja kittens, with fearsome claws and smaller, but still quite …