Category «Random Shit»

Had this for so long

I’ve had this WordPress account for so long, although I never used the hosted blog. My wordpress always use to be self hosted. I figure its time to use this for personal crap as all my other sites have evolved beyond that. I will bitch about things and people in my life. If you’re offended, …

Levin Medieval Market 2013

We had been to a Medieval Festival in Manakau years ago and decided that it was time to make a bit of an effort to check it out again, having moved to Levin a number of years ago because it outgrew its original location. The day was overcast, not too hot but not cold by …

Dealing with school bullies

Our youngest daughter started life at College this year. Having been at school 2 days with just her year, everything seemed to be progressing well. Our eldest had been in for an hour on the same day our youngest started to get her timetable but didn

Organising disorganisation

I’m a big procrastinator, and by big I mean I put off stuff for weeks on end. Even to the point of sometimes, it’s still waiting to be done a year later. I began to wonder if my procrastination was due to disorganisation. In an effort to change my habits I’ve begun to rethink my …

Retailers charging a fitting fee?

Recently while listening to talkback radio, the topic of retailers charging a ‘fitting’ fee was raised by the host. This got me thinking, would I pay to try on clothes? Well, No I probably wouldn’t. I would more likely go to a retailer that didn’t have a fitting fee and I can see the competition …

The lowest of Spammers

If there is one thing with spam that gets on my wick, it’s the ones that stoop so low as to use email addresses from DNS queries. I have a specific email address for DNS registration, and for the most part I’ve not had an issue with spam. In fact I can’t recall ever getting …

Palmerston North Christmas Parade 2011

We bit the bullet and went to watch the Palmerston North Christmas parade this afternoon. The weather turned out nice and sunny so we thought we’d find ourselves a nice shade spot in the square. Seemed to be a pretty good public turnout from looking around, although we did over hear a lot of comments …