Here's to an 'eggs-tra' special weekend (I know that's what you were all waiting for!)!

However your week has panned out, up's and down's, I hope you take a little smile into the weekend.

If you don't have anything to look forward to yet... go, make it up!

Feel free to add your own cheesy title for the pic above as a comment - the more the merrier! - that would be 'eggs-ellent'. I'm sure you've saved up a little bit of creativity ahead of the weekend.

You're not in Kansas anymore....

Alternative Working Title: Why Kiwis Really Need a Permit to Operate Safely in Australia (even the relatively safe parts)

Alternative Alternative to the Working Title: There Should Be More Signage In This Country!

An excerpt from the personal file - for your mirth and entertainment.

You may not know this about me (or even care - I'm ignoring that possibility) but, I'm always up for an adventure. And, on the few occasions when these adventures extend past the parameters of my imagination, I like to include nature in the mix. I love nature!

In fact, I love it so much, that growing up I used to fantasise about living the whole Robinson Crusoe lifestyle. It's how I used to fall asleep, imagining myself surviving in the middle of Fiordland, replete with log cabin, suitable camping accoutrements, hunting expertise etc, writing about my daily life. No one believes me now, but I actually came up with the original concept of a Survivor/X-Treme Blog crossover back in the early '80's!

(Unfortunately, in a disappointing sidebar to this story, when I tried to 'run away' and make my really awesome dream a reality, Mum and Dad failed to see the genius behind the motivation. It set up a whole ugly scenario of parental self-chastisement, guilt, trauma, and tears that at age nine, I just hadn't seen coming! Maybe, because I'd bundled up all of Dad's coolest looking fishing lures to aid my survival...

At any rate, I still like getting out into a bit of nature - with or without parental supervision!)

However, my innocent feelings of being 'safe' and happy, bowling carefree through nature, have been dented a tad recently, by my experiences in this country. First, it was the leech falling into my mouth, whilst walking a section at Wilson's Prom (how does that even happen???). Then, it was the really big, weird biting insect incident down my long-johns, resulting in a chaotic, emergency 'down-trou' on an exposed ridge (don't ask! Okay, the answers are, a.) VERY exposed, b.) bitten all over the show, c.) no, the insect was fine, well, maybe slightly traumatised, but otherwise okay, and d.) yep). Now, another addition to the collection. 'Tis a cautionary tale to be sure.... but, I have to ask, is it too much to ask for ONE sign, people??! Just one!

Please, do watch the clip above, and see why many (many) Australians roll their eyes skyward (even snort with derision!), when a hapless kiwi happens to wander blithely through nature, trying NOT to make any noise, naively dangling both legs over rocks beside streams (as if they needed more reason!).

As for as the 'nature' itself, how awesome is it, huh? Colourful, mesmerising, and very beautiful - from a distance! Very awesome to see it all happen.

And yes, Mum, next time I will take a big stick, and a compression bandage. :)

Be Nice To Your Stalkers' Day!

A little humour to celebrate Valentine's Day, otherwise affectionately known as 'VD', or, as I like to call it, "Be Nice To Your Stalkers' Day"!

This image goes out to all the sci fi fans in the cosmos, who just don't get the kudos they deserve on days like this. I know for a fact, that you're some of the most romantic guys and gals out there - you're already star gazers and dreamers, after all!

At any rate, here's to everyone having a lovely day - whatever 'genre' you identify with most.

Don't close those blast doors... this doesn't have to be an overtly commercial or expensive day. Chocolates, cards, flowers or diamonds will never be a real substitute for quality time spent, or heartfelt communication. Although, if you're just starting out, they might just open the door an inch (fingers crossed!). :)

Enjoy, and have fun with those you love today!

(P.S Especially whoever it was who came up with this image in the first place - I'd love to be able to give you the full (image) credit you deserve!)

Any day now...

I just know that the good people from Libra are going to contact me to work with them on editing and proof-reading their "Odd Spot"... ah, spots!

I know that it's the weekend, but hands up who can spot the two small errors in the item above? C'mon, I'll time you!

One is pretty simple, and stands out like a sore thumb. The other? Well, if you need a hint - I'd be careful where you're sneezing, if you believe this little piece of trivia, people. It could be messy, and dangerous(!).

I know that the Libra folks won't mind me noticing the problem, either. How? Well, funnily enough (is it just me?), this was the piece directly above the sneezing trivia...


Who doesn't just love language, and circumstance? Double threat!

Repeat after me, "I see poor English..." *hehehe* Love it!

Lighter Side

A small joke to kick-start Saturday morning.... it's funny what you remember, out of the blue.

This joke sticks with me, because I heard it one Saturday morning, from my youngest brother - when he was still only four or five. He wasn't long out of bed, still in flannelette pyjamas, with his hair looking as if he'd just been pulled through a gorse bush backwards! He was old enough to appreciate that a joke got a positive reaction (we may not be funny, but everyone in our family thinks they have a sense of humour!), but I'm pretty sure he didn't realise exactly why we all laughed. Unless I should now be thinking of him as an eighteen year-old comedic genius(!)...

Anyhoo, here's that joke - it always makes me chuckle...

Q: "Why didn't the skeleton cross the road?"

A: "no guts!"


Have to love a joke where no-one gets hurt - or offended! Have a very fun weekend, wherever you are!!