Boys

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I get all competitive around boys. Sadly when we’re up the mountain for my first day of the season, and the boy in question is a professional ski guide on Mt Cook and has worked a season as a field guide in Antarctica, i.e. probably the best skier that I’ve ever met, then this is …

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Arms… like… noodles…

Police feared a biological/chemical weapon attack at Glastonbury Festival

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The fourth paragraph: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1253647,00.html

I have Rick-Mouthitis

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I can’t believe I said half the things that I said last night, but had Rick been there, he’d have said them instead, so its all his fault. Anyway, good party, managed to get off train at Pukerua Bay, fell over on stairs in our bungalow, crashed out, to be ready for skate hockey game …

Paul’s CDs

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And that’s what three hundred CDs looks like. Includes much Orb and reminded me how good Utah Saints were. That near-solid lump of plastic weights 5 kg. The rippage almost compensated for the postage. Yes, I’ve updated twice in less than 24 hours. The world could well be ending.

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My name is]: Jez [in the morning i am]: Dragoniacous [love is]: Rare [i dream about]: Waking up. Repeatedly. Grr… -W I T H .T H E. O P P O S I T E. S E X- [what do you notice first?]: Biking ability. [last person you slow danced with]: My soulmate -W H …

Flying monkeys at that

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What kind of disease are you? happyinmotion: happyinmotion is caused by monkeys. A case of happyinmotion complex is characterized by a constant impersonation of Hitler.To cure happyinmotion, relay all conversation through Mr. Winkels, a stuffed animal made from your own belly button lint. Name? Anyway, I’m just off to pick a fight with the Soviet …

Its a shirt

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And sadly, its too big for me, hence it will not form part of the Shirt Tax.

Could it be…

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that I have beaten notabouthim to a cool link? It could. Someone duct taped to the ceiling: http://www.livejournal.com/community/found_objects/1347589.html

Opposite of monopoly

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And today’s word is ‘monopsony’ n : (economics) a market in which goods or services are offered by several sellers but there is only one buyer

Good things

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Yay! The British Mars probe, Beagle, is alive… and posting on LJ: http://www.livejournal.com/users/mars_beagle/ I concur with the recommendation for dried apricots, not tinned. Adultery cake: http://www.stonesoup.co.nz/specialknives/archives/001952.html

Rest of the UK pics

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can be found at http://happyinmotion.com/jez/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=uk_trip_04 Including: and and huge, >1 Mb pans of the roof of Bath Abbey. Big, old, stone buildings can be added to the curry, cider and about 10 people that make up the list of things that I miss.

In a hurry but

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Some more pics of trip at: a href=http://happyinmotion.com/jez/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=uk_trip_04>http://happyinmotion.com/jez/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=uk_trip_04

Back now

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That turned out rather fun in the end. So here’s some pics of the scary Putney squat, now that it is no more. I have sweets and presents. I also have jetlag. So see yous at some point.

So I’m in the UK

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Or to be strictly correct, I’m in the UK, ARRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! So yes, its great to see certain people and there are Old Things. But the reasons why I left are still ever present. Am tempted to curl up in a ball and pretend I’m not here. Or maybe I’m just over-analysing jetlag? No, I’m fine, …

coz B3ta is good

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and a cautionary tale for those of us who like to wave large sharp things around: http://www.b3ta.com/board/2906093

And to celebrate

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Today we’ve gone unconditional on the section and I’ve picked the last of the gorse needles out of my flesh, so here’s another pic, from Chch.

Painted Pombagiras

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Now there’s a scary thought, that there could be more than one of them.

Oops

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So I’ve just written a paper on scientists in places like AgResearch, HortResearch, ESR, etc… And one of my points is that they have very low morals. OOOPS! I mean very low morale. Am I glad I got someone to check over what I wrote? Am I more glad that they are substantially less retarded …

Some serious shopping

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Okay, okay, deep breaths, trying to remain calm. We just bought a section*. Up in Brooklyn, down a cul-de-sac, north facing, big macrocarpa, steep, quiet, cozy. Exactly what we want and what its taken us a year to find. Currently wondering if the macrocarpa we’ll probably have to take out can be milled and used …