Charlotte’s awesome tea party

Wow, this was fun. I spent the weekend in Rotorua, then came home to sunshine and an epic tea party with Charlotte.

And Barbie, Ashely, Flora, Dog-dog, Jemima and special guest Ken. Who was a complete gentleman might I add ;)

The Tea Party by bunnzy
The Tea Party, a photo by bunnzy on Flickr.

I didn’t get to eat the biscuit, boooo! ;)

Here is a picture of the guests, minus me as I’m behind the camera…

The Tea Party by bunnzy
The Tea Party, a photo by bunnzy on Flickr.

Time for a spring clean?

Alas, not at home, but definitely at work. I usually have such a clean desk so the clutter was really getting to me!!

I’ve thrown away everything I don’t need. Done my filing, dusted my desk. Found some random spoon under my keyboard. Everything smells and looks better. ^_^

Yes, that’s a My Little Pony. It’s Rainbow Dash, but she hasn’t got the multi-coloured hair like she’s supposed to – stupid McDonalds!!

I also thought I’d show you a pic of my friends at work.

This is Jakob W. Bond. He’s a secret agent, a secret agent for all things usability…

And this is the oldschool pencil sharpener. He doesn’t have a name, but if he did it’d be something like sharpener bug. I must make him some wings. :D

Wholesome booby goodness

Charlotte and I went to the doctors and we were walking back to the car when we passed the dairy in Naenae. They had the poster up for this and I had to buy a can to prove it was real! ^_^ Miss Helen’s Massive Melons… Unbelievable. Read the description on the back too (click on pics to see big versions)

And here’s another one we found which was funny. Shasta Tiki Punch!!

Haha, who the hell advertises no fruit juice content?

EAVB_VBJLGUWXXR

WELLYWOOD or bust?

I’m not sure if you’ve been following the saga, but it’s pretty bloody tragic…

They want to erect a huge sign on the Miramar hills which says WELLYWOOD. Just like the Hollywood sign.

I have a few words for that:

  • lame
  • tacky
  • rip-off
  • embarassing
  • lame
  • so so so so so tacky
  • cringe

I really wish there was an article in the herald, because Stuff like to take their shit off their site within a few days and then charge you to use it. So I’ll just have to steal a few bits and pieces from them for “record keeping purposes”. ;)

Here’s what our mayor had to say, and I’m quoting from the stuff.co.nz article:

Ms Prendergast said the Wellywood sign was backed by Weta Workshop boss Richard Taylor and movie director Jackson.

“Peter was really clear about it being an exact copy of the Hollywood sign because he wanted it to be a send-up. He and Richard epitomise creativity and innovation in this city and I’m going to go with their judgment.”

MY GOD WOMAN, ARE YOU MAD? Just because Peter and Richard say it’s a good idea doesn’t automatically make it a good idea! She’s crazy. Copying the Hollywood sign is not “creativity” or “innovation”. It’s plagiarism lady! I hope she reads the fucking paper, because most of Wellington – if not all, bar a few crazies – want us to bin this idea before it’s even started. Unfortunately the land is privately owned by our airport and they want to do it, so they get the say. But as we own a huge stake in that airport – council does anyway – does that mean we may have a chance to stop this thing before it happens?

It’s just so cringe worthy. It’s been done to death by others (see the wikipedia article on the list of Hollywood inspired nicknames). We are so much better than that, surely?

But, if they do decide to go ahead, here is a better idea!

And an even better one is courtesy of Leon, he’s so creative ^_^

There are some beautiful quotes in the comments on the stuff website. Let’s steal a few!

They should put one over the Cake Tin too saying “Cake Tin” and one over the Beehive saying “Beehive” and one over Mount Vic saying “Mount Vic” and one over any other landmark they can find. Because signs are cool. Especially when they are big like that one in Hollywood.

Think about how useful that would be if you’re trying to get somewhere. Right on the hill over to the nui WAINUIOMATA, and then we could have more that say PAK N SAVE and in Kaiwharawhara one saying THE GORGE.

Wellington 20 years behind Mosgiel!

Ouch! :o

They should also put a garish massive neon sign at the entrance to Rotorua that says “Roto-Vegas” as obviously NZ towns don’t have their own identity and strive to be like the US.

Haha, Roto-Vegas. So true. Or a big sign on the hill going into Stokes Valley saying “Stokes Vegas”. That’s fantastic. If we’re gonna do this, let’s fucking DO IT DAMNIT!

Just so damn lame. really cringe-worthy stuff, im tempted to become a vandalist.

Me too man. Don’t worry, if this goes ahead everyone will be up there with their spray cans. The Warehouse and Mitre10 Mega will need bigger lists of paper to put spray can names down. So many of us will buy them that they’ll never know who did it.

And, we better have a pro-sign quote I guess.

“I think it’s a fantastic idea! Let’s celebrate Wellington’s amazing successes in the film industry! C’mon, get behind it, and put Wellington on the international map as an fabulous and vibrant destination!” Trish Bullard

Trish, you are fail. I bet you live in Auckland just want us to bum ourselves out.

Man, what are we going to do? I think we’ll all have to either move, turn into terrorists or just become vandals and rip the fecking thing down. :D

There are a couple of groups you can join if you want to get in on the fun. This one is the biggest: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=354085372690&ref=mf

I’m gonna go lolnesspants to myself for the rest of the week now! ;D

B xx

Get your towels ready!

We didn’t get to go on the boat though, but if we were able to you can bet I’d be rapping like a Jewish comedian…

This is the HMNZS Canterbury. Apparently she’s a girl. She has a helicopter and two big boats on her. The big boats which can do beach landings in rough conditions. There is also smaller boats. She specialises in delivering cargo, people and vehicles n stuff to places. There is a rather large big anchor, some weird symbols painted on her and big propellers at the back. Big trucks n stuff and tanks can drive in the side door. (I can confirm that our army does indeed have tanks and trucks, I saw some old cruddy ones in Trentham).

She’s grey and cold to the touch… but she’s not dead.

Splish, Splash and Splosh!

I cleaned out my fish tank, and took some photos of my fishies. Their names are Splish, Splash and Splosh. Splish is the silver one who is not well at the moment, Splash is the big gold one with the pretty fairy tail and Splosh is the little one.

Here’s Splish and Splosh

Here’s Splish, he’s not well at the moment :( Poor baby.

Here’s Splash and he’s coming right for us! He’s the bravest one of the lot, he’ll let you pat him.