Monday, March 30, 2009



Oh no!

Don't fret though because everything is ok. I have lemon green tea. Add a bit of honey and you get the most amazing, throat-soothing drink ever invented.

Oh it's lovely.

One sip and all your worries cease to exist.

I dare you to try it.


I decided to shave my legs today. How exciting!
They weren't grossly bushy or anything but it's amazing how fantastic you feel after doing so.
They kind of glide through the sheets.
You boys probably wont understand.
It is an amazing feeling.


I don't know what the heck happened to my last post.
I swear I wrote it.
I know I did.
Ah well, here it is again.

Tonight was the engagement party of my cousin.
Almost all of that side of the family is very loud and very overwhelming.
I sought solace in the asparagus rolls and cream cheese and salmon snackies.

It was so lovely to see Ben so happy though. I have never seen him so contented. He was picking up and cuddling my Aunty's baby. It was such a cute picture.
It's kinda weird because he's only about a year older than me. That seems far too soon to get married.
Ahh but it was so nice to see him smile. Normally he's a typical grungy male teenager who wouldn't smile for a million dollars. Well, he might have.
But he's changed. He's happy. Wahoo.

Saturday, March 28, 2009


This evening I finally got my chance to see Slumdog Millionaire. I absolutely loved it. I expected to. It's one of those films that doesn't try to be anything it's not. Everyone in it could act and it was well directed. Just a fracking good film. It made a welcome change to some of the terrible Hollywood films I've seen.

I was with my mum and another couple and we went out and had coffee afterwards. It was so cool. I got an After Eight which is the most delightful cocktail you can imagine. It's full of Creme de Menthe, Creme de Cacao and Baileys goodness. Mmmm mmm.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Today marks one month from my birthday. Just if you're interested.

Anyway, I was a little bit productive!

This is actually a cause for rejoicing.

Although I did do a LOT of procrastinating I also did start a couple of assignments.

Are you proud?

You should be.

This is big.

Bruce Lee is so cool. He totally revolutionised Kung Fu and the film genre. Flip. And he is one heck of a man. The way he does those karate chops and high kicks and the nunchucks! I swooned. Well not really. But I might have back in the day when it was suitable for a lady to do so and if he was standing right there in front of me.
I would not like to be a victim of his Fist Of Fury.
Or his high pitched war cries.
So cool.


Tonight was the night of the long-awaited Kings Of Leon concert.
It was fricken sweet. They played all the right songs.
It's so cool to be listening to my iPod and remember seeing the song live. It's a way good feeling.
Plus! On the way back to the car because thirst levels were so high we stopped at the cutest little Asian suprette. I decided to branch out (I think I was in a branch out mood because at Wagamamas just hours prior I had opted for something totally weird but cool) and I bought this cool looking drink of some kind. It was like juice/milk/yoghurt in a bottle. Basically a watered down smoothie. I really am not doing it justice. It was grand.
I'm branching out more in future.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


My brother is absolutely so cool. He'll probably hate that I'm typing this but he left me a message while I was in the shower and he slipped off to bed.
I shook my mouse and focussed on the screen and staring back at me was in bold capitals,


How lovely.
Made me feel so nice inside.

He's freakin awesome.


Tonight I had the best conversation over Skype with a friend. It's really our only means of communication seeing as he lives in Hamilton and I have rejected my 027. It was cool just to chat as it seems we've been too busy for it lately.
This may be very geeky but we played this game where we both went on Trademe and picked out an item for the other. Great fun.
Oh the hilarity. Friends are great.

Sunday, March 22, 2009


I participated in an Amazing Race this afternoon with a couple of youth groups from the Shore. It was grand. I led a group of my band members. We came last but it was great fun running around the city and Devonport getting clues and doing challenges.
Part of the race involved catching the ferry from the city to Devonport. It reminded me of when I was little when we would have an icecream at Devonport and catch the ferry to the city for a wee excursion. The wind blowing through my locks, waves splashing up at me when we went over the wake of the other boats, good company... bliss.

Saturday, March 21, 2009


Tonight I rediscovered how much i love acoustic bands. I went to a Battle of the Bands competition. The sound was absolutely terrible. The guys on the desk should have been shot. I think this factor intensified my attraction to the sound of the acoustic guitars. It's so awesome when a song gives you goosebumps. Oooh. I love it. Makes me wish I could sing and play guitar. One day maybe if I tried hard enough. In my dreams.


I feel so elated right now.

I just got home from the most amazing gig ever.

Solomon played at the Dogs Bollix. They are actually amazing. I'm so proud of them

Ahhh good music. Such a good feeling.

I also stopped at the White Lady for a burger after and now I am quite ready for bed

I don't think I'll sleep though because all I can think of is Bryan's breathtaking lead riffs or whatever you call them, Phil's frickin' ridiculous synth, Sung Woo's vocals which can treat my ears whenever they like, Andrew's bassline and James' intense drumming which leaves me gobsmacked.
They are superb.

Here's their Myspace

Friday, March 20, 2009


I have inherited my mother's passion for anything going at a discounted price.
I will not buy anything which is not on sale or at a reasonable price.
Sometimes it's annoying, but mostly it's a good thing.

With all of this in mind you can imagine my delight in finding out that Mozaic Cafe Constellation Dr was giving away free coffees all day as an opening promotion. I was so excited. We went as a group of staff from church and it was just such a nice little outing. It was cool just to sit and have a coffee and chill with an awesome group of people.
We realised that there were actually quite a few people we knew there. Trust the Christians to be up for anything free.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


I handed my first piece of work in at uni today. It was only a couple of hundred words but it sure felt good to have done it.
Had this been last year I probably wouldn't even have been at the tutorial, let alone have been there with homework in my hand.
I made a resolution to work harder this year and to miss less lectures than I did last year. So far it's going pretty good and I am proud of myself.
My mother would be proud too.


It's St Patrick's Day today and I didn't even know.
I looked around in my lecture and saw all these people wearing green and clicked. Not that it meant anything to me.
Nothing very profound happened to me today. Life kinda just played out.
I listened to a podcast of Mike Pilavachi preaching on the way to uni. He's so freaking awesome. What stuck me most in all the things he said is that there is no way we can earn our salvation. You can't work your way to heaven. It's already been done. Jesus paid the price. That's why salvation is called God's rest. We just have to stop trying and rest in the knowledge that Jesus Christ died so we didn't have to be separated from God.
That's applicable to me at the moment. I think God's trying to get it through to me because Lifegroup was all about that too.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


I was running late for the bus to uni and I was desperately looking for a park at the Park&Ride. I drove up and down all of the rows and there was not a park in sight. The bus was getting nearer and I had a decision to make. I could drive out of the car park and try find a car park on one of the roads around and walk a while to get back to the bus, which could potentially take a whole lot of time.
Something inside me told me to go back up the top and try again. Just as I came to the end of the first row I saw something move. A car was pulling out! Right by the entrance too.
Wahoooo! It put me in a good mood. Small things eh...

Monday, March 16, 2009


I have been happy all day.
For no reason at all.
Just happy.
Days like this are fantastic.
I have been especially chirpy the last part of the day. After worship at church tonight I have been utterly joyful.
In Confessions Of a Shopaholic which I saw this evening my laughter almost turned into racking sobs.
In a good way.
Isn't happiness such a lovely thing?
Isn't being alive and well such a blessing?

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Isn't having a secret such a delightful feeling?
All day I was hanging out with my friend who's birthday it is and I couldn't let on that we were having a surprise party for her. She didn't even know at all.
It was so cool. I can lie!
I felt so suspect and sinister all day when we were hanging out and she'd say something and I'd nearly slip up.
Fun fun.

Friday, March 13, 2009


Today has been quite full-on.
It was the funeral of Lyndal this morning. It was such a lovely service. It was flippin sad but more celebratory because of the life she lived and for where she is at now. I'm actually kinda jealous. She's just chillin with Jesus. Heck.

Also, this is very cliche but I was sitting at my desk, looking out my window at the soccer fields when a beautiful butterfly flew into my vision. It was just swooping and fluttering in front of my eyes like it was putting on a little show just for me. I felt very blessed. It's the little things that can make your day special.


I got new shoes! They are beautiful. The best part is that I got $36 back on them because they were to replace my other faulty ones. How cool is that!
Plus they are about 50 million times cooler.
I'll be the coolest one at the gym.
Now I don't have an excuse not to go.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


I organised my life into iCal.
This sounds like a very lame and unimportant thing to do but to me I feel like I now have structure in my life.
I love looking at the little coloured boxes, the neat little portions of my day.
I had been meaning to do it for ages and now that I have I am so pleased with myself.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


I have been strongly reprimanded. My own words have been used against me. I will try to be better and post every day.

This morning on the bus I was just sitting there and someone I recognised but didn't know walked in. Normally I would concern myself with looking at something very pointedly out the window, however this time for some reason I looked up at her. She sat down next to me and we started talking.

It was very cool to have made a new friend. I had met her a while back at a friend's leaving do but we never really talked or anything.

Anyway it was really cool. It was hilariously funny because she had just come from a job interview and wanted to sneakily change from her skirt into shorts on the bus. Goodness it was awkward. We ran to make the crossing at the busiest intersection on Queen St and we were laughing so hard because she was clutching her still unbuttoned shorts so they wouldn't fall to her ankles. Such fun.

I am going to try not to stare out the window so much in future when I recognise someone on the bus.

Monday, March 9, 2009


This morning at 10 am one of the most incredible women ever passed away.

I had known her since I can remember. Our family and her's always went on holidays together when I was younger. Many a fun time we shared at Tawharanui.

She was the most generous person I have ever known, and one of the most positive, and hilariously funny, frank and just all-round flippin amazing.
I want to become more like she was.

She had cancer and she was really ill the last wee while. She bore it all though and her faith was as stronger than ever.

I really wanted to have a chat with her before she passed but now I'm going to have to wait a while. I really can't be sad because I know that she is hanging out with Jesus and the angels right now which is awesome for her.

I just hope her family is doing ok.

I know it's not the most positive remarkable moment ever but I think it was remarkable nonetheless.

It has taught me not to wait until tomorrow to get things done because tomorrow might not be there.


I love being proved wrong when it comes to thinking someone dislikes me or is a bit standoffish.
This happened today.
We took the kids out to minigolf this morning instead of having kid's church. It was a whole heap of fun.
I got talking to one of the mothers who I thought was too snobby to talk to me. She ended up being very lovely. I was pleasantly surprised.
It's great to be surprised by people.


Saturdays are glorious days.
This was no exception.
I stayed in my pajamas until 3:30pm.
I read the rest of Emma, and meant to do my other readings but failed.
Isn't finishing a book such a great feeling? Especially so if it finishes how you want it to. Even better if you have predicted how it would happen from the beginning. You sort of get a big head thinking you have beaten the author to their own game.
Yeah. That was me today.


Tonight I went and saw The 39 Steps. It was a production by the Auckland Theatre Company. Flip it was so amazing. Lisa Chappell was in it. She is amazing. McLeod's Daughters went downhill when she left.
Anyhow, it was great.
I love going to the theatre. There's something about it.
You feel so grown up.


Today I had an english lecture and it really just was a good lecture.
I'm usually pretty cynical about everything to do with uni but I did actually enjoy my lecture.
This is a big thing. It could be a first too.
It was about Jane Austen, who is one of my favourite authors and the hour was up in no time.
How fantastic is that.
My lecturer's voice is a little strange though. She stutters a bit and says um and ah a lot. 30 times in three minutes to be precise. I counted.

Thursday, March 5, 2009


Today I realised how sweet it is to take English at uni.

I started reading Emma by Austen. I love Austen. It's so nice not to have dumb readings from a dusty old textbook.

I love how Austen creates character. She's a freakin genius.

My brother is reading Pride and Prejudice for school at the moment and he does not agree in the slightest.

Each to their own.


Today I stayed at uni after my last lecture to help show my first year friend where all her classes are.

Yesterday she got confused because she was late and her first lecture wasn't where she thought so she went back home again, missing two other lectures. The poor thing.

It was cool to be able to help her out. I think she appreciated it.

We then went to a cafe and I got spirulina. It was yummy. I had never had it before. The thought of drinking a murky green concoction was always offputting for me. I branched out today though. It tasted good. No grassy flavour at all. Mainly bananas. Mmmm mmmm.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


There's something about new books. They are so fresh and crisp and nice-smelling.
I bought my uni books today. All of which were for my two English papers and they came to $220. Ridiculous.
I am just about to stack them all on my shelves neatly and get warmed up to read them all.
They will look so lovely because most of them are part of a classics collection and have the same cover theme.
Oooh yes.
Matchy, matchy.


Isn't tiramisu the most divine dessert in the world?

I had it at lunch today and I almost died it was that good.

Flip. Just writing about it sends my saliva glands into a frenzy.

I must find some more, somehow.


Today I had a nap.
I never have naps.
But this one was so good.
I woke up feeling groggy but refreshed.
I might have to do it again sometime.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


Synesthesia is a neurologically based phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway.

In the wee hours of this morning I discovered that the association I draw in my brain between numbers, letters, words, days, months, etc. with a colour is called synesthesia. It's incredibly interesting.

For example, Wednesday is the colour yellow in my head, the number four is green, an m is brown and so on.

For all this time I just thought that everyone did it and anyone I came across who didn't understand was the exception.

It's so cool to think that something so obscure has a title.

Is there anyone else who does the same thing?