Posts from the “Oh.” Category

Shameful things I’ve done and regretted.

Posted on April 25, 2013

Just because it feels like a confession/oversharing kind of day: Years ago a bunch of my flatmates and friends and I went and played Laser Strike (aka. laser tag) at Megazone on the weekend. Before I tell you the rest of the story you have to take several things into consideration – firstly, I hadn’t played laser strike since I was a kid, secondly, I was playing in a team with extreme boys, including my xbox-obsessed, pretty competitive boyfriend and our flatmate with the same love for gaming. We were losing against a team of 8-12 year old boys, partly due to the fact that I wasn’t scoring any points. People were getting frustrated – I mean, it’s kind of humiliating when a bunch…

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I am learning to run, week 2.

Posted on April 7, 2013

This week’s run training can be summed up in one word: fail, or two words: ultimate fail. It started off okay, I went for a run with Maddy on Tuesday. The last time I went with Maddy she owned me. This time, it was me that was pushing her along. What a change! What a surprise! I was secretly pretty pleased. It meant that things were in motion, that the training was working. Nike Training Schedule! Who would’ve thought? Fast forward to Thursday in Wellington where I was holed up in my hotel, severely behind in work and severely pressed for time. I decided to do a treadmill run. Someone told me that running on the treadmill was easier than running outside. Boy were they…

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I am learning to run, week 1.

Posted on March 31, 2013

Yeah okay, so you may have heard that I’m learning to run. That’s a weird phrase, right? ‘Learning to run’. I mean, I know how to run, it’s just I can’t actually do it for very long. I’m not overweight or anything (thanks to good genes), so I think people assume I do some kind of exercise. They are very, very wrong. I think I’ve been to yoga eight times over the last eight months (I know this because I bought a 10 session card which expired after 6 months and I never used the whole thing) and also on three walks. That’s the extent of my exercise. The last time I ran was like, 10 years ago and it’s because I was forced…

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Terrible excuses for not blogging.

Posted on March 21, 2013

Yeah, it’s Thursday. No, this blog hasn’t been updated all week. Who knows why. It’s not even for lack of content or anything. In an effort to motivate and explain myself whilst also rectifying the situation, I have compiled a list of terrible excuses as to why I have basically been the worst blogger of all time: I have signed myself up for a Nike 10km run, held in 6 weeks time. This in itself does not actually have much to do with not blogging, but the fact that I have never run before (aside from Cross Country through Intermediate and the start of High School) means that I am kind of screwed. Much of my usual blogging time needs to go into learning…

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Maddy and I made our own Karen Walker lookbook.

Posted on March 2, 2013

The #bloglife is sweet. I’m not complaining at all. It’s nice to have no routine and the ability to do what you want, when you want, to get invited to nice events and to see nice things and occasionally receive nice gifts. Yeah, getting paid doesn’t happen so much if at all, and the predictable unpredictability gets old (as well as feeling like you have to justify what you to do people all day long), but that’s all part of it and if this is what you choose to do, this is what you get. The other day, to keep things interesting and to celebrate the dropping of the new/current Karen Walker collection, Maddy and I stopped by the showroom to shoot our own little Winter 2013 lookbook…

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So this is Christmas.

Posted on December 25, 2012

Being the 25th of December and all, I’m feeling pressure to write something sentimental and inspirational. A round-up of the year, a thank you, something up-beat and motivating. In reality, this year Christmas just feels like any other day so I’ve got no silly season speech for you. Blame it on my unstructured lifestyle, lack of tree and Christmas-y decorations or even the unseasonably warm Auckland weather, but right now I’m feeling very ‘oh okay, Christmas, yeap, what else is going on?’ This is starting to sound decidedly depressing. Trust me, it’s not meant to be that way at all. I don’t usually like to share that many details about my family but I get asked about them a bit and I guess a…

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