Posts from the “Me” Category

A Serious Podcast with a Silly Name

Posted on November 14, 2016

When my good friend Lani told me (she never asked, lol) that I was going to be her first guest (aka trial interviewee) on her new podcast she was doing with Ben I was kind of hesitant. I mean, I never told her this at the time but I am wary of in-person, on-phone, ‘live’ type interviews because I get nervous, I kind of hate the sound of my voice, I don’t think I’m very good at censoring myself (will panic if put on the spot), and I’m not as articulate as I could be if given the chance to edit my answers. Also, you may not know this but Lani has a Journalism degree and she’s worked as reporter for Radio New Zealand - INTIMIDATING. On top of that, I…

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some kids came to my door on halloween and it got me thinking

Posted on November 1, 2016

Yesterday was Halloween and we had three sets of trick-or-treaters come to our house. The first guy lucked out. He arrived with his witchy-dressed mother, tiny plastic pumpkin-shaped bucket in tow, and he caught us off guard. He could see me right through the front window. Ben answered the door, knowing full well we have no trick-or-treat friendly foods in the house. Awkward conversation ensued, I scrambled around the house and the only thing I could find that could pass as a Halloween treat was an intact 250g block of Whittaker’s 72% Dark Ghana dark chocolate that I had planned to make a chocolate brownie with, so I handed him that with a nod and a “sorry, we’re a shit flat” to his mother. She…

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A non-story about a thing that happened a long time ago.

Posted on October 17, 2016

Photo/Jamie Hawkesworth. For over a month and a half I have been ignoring this blog and pretending it doesn’t exist. This has been made especially easy as I don’t have a laptop at the moment (and haven’t for months) and I went to Europe on holiday and then I’ve been busy at work so at times I’ve forgotten that I even had a blog in the first place. The long stints of ‘out of sight, out of mind’ have been interspersed with occasional periods of feeling guilty and like a lazy piece of shit every time it gets mentioned or if someone asks me about it. The whole experience is akin to the feeling you get when you’ve got a pile of washing or you know…

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I had a lucid dream, what does it mean?

Posted on April 29, 2016

Photo/James K Lowe. The other night at around 12.30am, I had a lucid dream. I don’t really ever have lucid dreams, or not that I can ever remember, but this one was pretty hectic and I got woken up shortly after and because I felt so weird about it and wanted to analyse it later, I groggily noted down what happened in the notes section of my phone. I’m not sure if anyone really is interested in hearing about my dream because I mean, it’s a dream, it wasn’t real, blah blah who cares? Either way, I hardly ever blog on here anymore so I’m just going to assume the only people who will see this are diehard fans or my parents so let’s go…

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Highs and Low(e)s/Happy Birthday to Blog

Posted on March 6, 2016

Spectators at a Sports Event, 1933. Photo/Martin Munkacsi. It’s really weird, knowing that I have had this blog for seven years today. SEVEN YEARS. That is longer that Ben’s kid’s whole entire life. I’m so fucking old now, it’s mental. I’ve been thinking about it all day, how all these things have changed in the last seven years and how much of it is documented on here. (Not that it is easy to find now I have taken the easily accessible archive links away.) I had this whole idea last month that I was going to just shut this blog down today, on this birthday, some big dramatic shut down and then just never log in here again and never explain it to anyone…

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Better for it.

Posted on February 27, 2016

This morning’s Nike Training Club session on the beach.  I wasn’t sure about titling this blog post ‘Better For It’. Mostly because I know that of all the people who know that the phrase comes from Nike’s current women’s fitness campaign, 70% will write this off as a fitness post that they can’t be bothered read because let’s face it – unless you’re into fitness, fitness can be bloody boring to hear about. So let me be upfront. This post is sort of about fitness, and yes it’s about Nike. No this hasn’t been paid for. In fact, contrary to popular belief, to date I have never taken (or been offered, lol) financial compensation or remuneration to talk about Nike. I mean, there’s no exclusivity here…

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