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Sat, Mar. 24th, 2012, 02:30 pm
30 (pt.2)

So, I'm 30.
The world hasn't ended, my toes haven't curled up and I haven't started wearing old man shoes and grumping about kids being on my lawn. Hrmm, so maybe that last one isn't true, but I've been doing that for years so it doesn't count haha.

I realise I've been sucked into the Facebook thing and haven't been posting here much (if ever) but now they've blocked Facebook at work (Yes, that's right - I work now, in an actual job where there is pay once a fortnight and I'm responsible for shit - who would have guessed!?) I've decided to give this livejournal thing a hoon again. It looks like most of the people I used to interact with have disappeared, but it also looks like the people that matter are still around ;)

So, quick recap of the past few years:

Was living in Taupo, New Zealand bringing up my son while trying to be a (struggling) photographer. I had a couple of relationships where things didn't work out and I ended up in hospital for a week with my diabetes out of control. I picked myself up by the bootstraps and sucked it up, went on the dole and then decided that to further myself I needed to move to the big city (Auckland) to find work. My son moved in with his Mother (and I miss the little bugger every single day, but he needs to be with his mother in this time of his life) and I shifted all my shit to Auckland and moved in with a lovely young lady who I have now been seeing for about 16 months. I worked for a wee while as an engraver but that didn't work out so I have moved on and now work for a television company that transmits the Living Channel and Food TV for Sky TV here in New Zealand. I am loving being in Auckland, and everything in my life is generally going well so I have no real need to complain. Could possibly do with a few more friends to hang out with and see gigs with etc. but that will come!

So, yeah.
Hi everyone! Who is still around this place?

Sat, Mar. 17th, 2012, 06:33 pm

So, it's my 30th Birthday on Monday.

I had grand ideas to head out to dinner somewhere quiet with all my friends and family to celebrate. Today, I realised if I was to do this, the only person that would actually turn up would be the girlfriend.

Dinner is off.

Wed, May. 4th, 2011, 11:36 pm
Sleep is a single person's sport.

So, as some of you know I've moved in with the girlthing.
Everything was well and good, until recently.

Apparently I've started stealing the duvet in the middle of the night. All well and good, it happens right? Anyway, the problem is it's starting to become a real bone of contention - so much so that it's now a regular occurrence to wake in the morning to a very grumpy unhappy girlthing, and to find myself in the dogbox.

Sure you say, it happens. Well yes it does, but it's starting to get me really bloody depressed. The last relationship I had was the same, started out fine, we sleep happily together for 4 or 5 months then all of a sudden I'm banished to the couch. Then the other bedroom. Then, goodbye Doug. I really like this one and don't want to see that happen this time - can someone suggest a solution? There has already been talk of me sleeping in the other bedroom and it's freaking me out.

Signed: Sad Panda :(

Thu, Oct. 28th, 2010, 08:41 pm

HELP ME oh informative Livejournal friends.

Have a date in Auckland on Saturday night (the 30th) and want to make it special. Have dinner sorted but need something to do after dinner...

What the hell should I do?

Sat, Apr. 10th, 2010, 02:01 am


Went out for a couple of drinks tonight with friends and ended up making things out of wine bottle wrappers... Good times!

Fri, Mar. 26th, 2010, 04:26 am
From yesterdays commercial shoot


Fri, Mar. 19th, 2010, 10:37 pm
Watertank House


Sat, Mar. 13th, 2010, 09:47 pm
Summer is gone...


Details: Canon EOS 450D + Sigma 50-150mm f2.8

Wed, Mar. 10th, 2010, 02:22 pm

I have spent a good portion of today listening to my Sparklehorse albums.

I'll never forget that brief chat we had when you were here in New Zealand big guy. Your music got me through some tough times over the years, hopefully you're in a better place.

Mark Linkous R.I.P.
(September 9, 1962 – March 6, 2010)


Tue, Mar. 9th, 2010, 11:18 pm

...is making a calendar for charity.

More details soon.

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