Thursday, July 19, 2007

Oceans 13

Finally went to see Oceans 13 tonight, and it was brilliant. Not as good as the first one, however better than the second. What happened to Danny's wife (Tess)? Or was that explained but I was not listening? And the other question, is there going to be a forth? Who knows....I think we saw it on one of the last nights it was showing at the cinema, so if you missed it then you might have to wait for it to come on DVD (I'm going to buy it for sure, may as well have the trilogy). Anyway enough blabbering, cya.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

I hate WOF's

Yesterday I finally got around to taking my car in for a warrant of fitness (3 days late) and the bastard thing failed, I had just spent around $400 on the left hand steering arm and hub, and it turns out there was a sloppy joint, so another $150 and thats all good....however there is more! turns out that I have a broken engine mount which needs replacing, another $80-88 for the part (from Honda Cars, so hopefully I can get it cheaper somewhere else) and hopefully dad will help me put it in so I dont have to pay a mechanic to do this too. One bloody drama after another at the moment!! Will it ever end? hmmn probably not. Other than that the last couple of days have been uneventful, late nights, sleep ins and board games in front of the fire pretty much sums it up. Although today I have my grandads funeral, then Emma, Louise and myself are off to the roxx to try indoor rock climbing so should be fun before I have to head back to work for a whole day bummer!!! :o)

Monday, July 9, 2007

Things You Miss?

Today got me thinking about things that I had when I was a child that you cannot get these days:
- Cherry Coke
- Big Kahuna's (you know the cookie ice cream thing)
- White dog poos (not that I miss it, but why are they not around now?)
- Decent cartoons like the road runner show (enough shit jap-animation!)
- American gladiators
- The Thingee Show
- TV without reality shows, enough already!

Well thats all I can really think about now, if you think of things to add post a reply and I will add them. It would be interesting to see what people miss.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Goodbye Grandad

Nothing really to write other than today I lost my grandad, he died today at the age of 75, so this is really a note to say I wish I knew him better, and hope he is in a better place. Goodbye :o(

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Wheres all our snow?

After hearing from the boss yesterday that there was a severe warning out to Christchurch for snow to low level it seems to have become very uneventful! what was todays weather? a bit of rain and cold wind stupid weather people need a steel cap up their backside! anyway enough of my bitching, all I want is to wake up with 2 feet of snow covering the ground outside....mmmn snow! it just makes me want to live somewhere like Canada. Well that is all I really have to say, fingers crossed that we get a snowfall tonight and I cant get to work :o)

Monday, July 2, 2007

Broken Toe?

Boring know the drill, however I was sitting on the net here looking at some sites for crampons and ice axes (although I should look as I tend to get urges) and I got a call from my lovely Emma saying she thinks she just broke her toe in an indoor soccer game and needs help getting out of the car (hehe). So as soon as she got home it was off the the 24hr surgery to get the thing x-rayed. And after a long wait we finally found out it wasn't so off home we went with some BK (since it was really too late to cook) and a pair of crutches so she can hobble around! anyway, screw this im off to bed. Night!!

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Basic Snowcraft Course

We have just arrived back from Temple Basin and Broken River (Arthur's Pass area for those who are not familiar). Firstly I would like to say a massive thank you to Richard and Adrian for their guidance and amazing knowledge on the course, it was really well done!! We set out from Shell service station on Friday and arrived at the Christchurch tramping club hut around the 9:30-10pm mark. It was on with the heaters and extra layers, find a bed and get some crampons sorted out for the next day. It was just after midnight before we finally snuggled into our sleeping bags, and then an early 7am awakening. Saturday began with a big breakfast, then in the car to head to Temple Basin ski field where we would learn self arrest (the technique of stopping yourself from sliding down a hill using an ice axe). It was very cold and pretty miserable weather but it managed to hold out until the walk back down to the cars when it absolutely hosed down and blew a gale (man those hot showers at the hut were nice) and so was a nice hot meal at the Wobbly Kea in Arthur's Pass village. Sunday was much the same, awake just after 7am...however no one really wanted to leave the comforts of the hut and we sat chatting until 9:30ish (well mainly Adrian telling stories about Pubs in Britain which were a great laugh (probably one of the most interesting people I have met, always something funny to talk about!) anyway we finally made out way out and headed for Broken River ski field to do some crampon training, however after a 1hr+ hard slog up the ski field road we found sweet FA snow and ice so ended up doing the training on a shingle screed and a bit of ice laying on the road (however it gave a good chance of getting the feel of them). And other than a walk back down and a drive home that was pretty much it.