Nah, we’re not really going to build a house

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All wordy today

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And for Rhi, the Snowboarding Joke: From the Eddie: Ummahhhahhho. Uh, oh yeah, oh yeah! I’m, uh, I’m an action transvestite, really, you know, umm, as well a – oh – actually, as well as being an executive transvestite, I’m an action transvestite! Cause it’s running, jumping, climbing tree, you know. So I went, uh, …

Second part of the editorial from the RSNZ newsletter

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(Part two of a two part series, last part here) Last week I reported on research that suggests abrupt climate changes could be caused by shutdown of the ocean flows that move heat around the globe. Other sources of abrupt climate change could include release of the potent greenhouse gas methane from undersea methane clathrates, …

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You’re Canada! People make fun of you a lot, but they’re stupid because you’ve got a much better life than they do.  In fact, they’re probably just jealous.  You believe in crazy things like human rights and health care and not dying in the streets, and you end up securing these rights for yourself and …

My editorial from the RSNZ newsletter from last week

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In a recent talk at NIWA, Professor Stefan Rahmstorf pointed out that abrupt climate changes have caused local average temperatures to change by up to ten degrees Celsius. Ice core records show that 23 sudden changes have occurred over the last 110,000 years and they have happened in only a few decades. The suspected mechanism …

Not our housewarming

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We were planning on a big do in the shed, but its getting a tad chilly, so instead, something more casual: 7pm, drinks and nibbles on the 9th April See yous all there.

Shoptastic

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So A dragged me kicking and screaming to the van yard and we bought a Merc. I like A. Its yellow and roomy and most spankable. We’re going to swap the stereo of Bassness from the Civic and put in an extra row of seats. Both A&I are secret petrolheads and this is our shagwagon. …

Iteration 2

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So here’s new pics of the latest design of the house. Its definitely getting there, now has bigger trapeze space, lots of grass on the roof and windows. Colours and the like still to be fiddled, but all rooms in the right place now.

Gymnastics class of pain

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Saturday eve, A dragged me along to a supposedly ‘beginners’ adult gynastics class. Turned out to be hardcore as fvck. Seriously loud instructor, lots of very fit and buff people there, the standard was stupidly high. And A & I were possibly the oldest people there by ten years. So bring it on, I say.

Beowulf’s cat

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From http://bertc.com/beocat.htm:

The future is worse than we ever feared

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Further thoughts on trip to Auckland

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Cuba Street has poems chalked on it by random locals. They are awesome. Queen Street has poems painted on it by the Council. The best that can be said is that the poems are not offensive. And the keynote speaker at the conference was supposed to be one of Google’s board members. That guy couldn’t …

Okay, back from four days in Auckland.

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Firstly, Auckland is unfit for human habitation. Especially when those humans are doing something energetic like aikido. I haven’t sweated so much ever before. The aikido seminar packed out ASB stadium, must have been about 300 people training. Serious effort was required to avoid taking out your neighbours with the person that you were throwing. …

Gymnastics class saturday

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About the gymnastics class on saturday at Shelly Bay, A says: OK, that was Saturday. Today is Monday. I can’t walk. Going back for more next Sat. Anyone keen? a

Gymnastics class saturday

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OK, as promised last night, am hijacking Happy’s live journal to give details of the class: Lynn Breed runs an adults beginners gym class every Saturday afternoon, 4 – 6pm, at the hall at the end of Shelly Bay. Casuals are welcome until such time as she is fully booked with people paying for the …

Seven fingers on one hand

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http://www.les7doigtsdelamain.com/menu.html are playing in Wellington tonight until sunday. Intimate circusy/aerials performance thing. I am most jealous that I’m not going to get to see them, but if I did, I’d be most jealous that I couldn’t do most of what they do. But enjoy if you do go.

Right!

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So I may have finally arranged all my bits of paper so that Vic will let me enroll. *grr* Anyway, am off to Auckland for four days for an aikido seminar and a conference on commercialisation of science. I shall hob-nob like a good little policy wonk and be thrown around by ancient and venerable …