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BBC Books - Those What I Have Read-ed

A friend of mine, Jane Harris (@harrismint), recently "tagged my in a Facebook note" ... no, I had no idea what that meant either but the outcome was that I was taken to this Facebook page and discovered the list of books you see below with the following instructions: Have you read more than 6 of these books? The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here. Instructions: Copy this into your NOTES. Bold those books you've read in their entirety, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish or read an excerpt. Tag other book nerds. Tag me as well so I can see your responses!  As I hate playing in confined spaces (Facebook is very good at having you give them stuff but loathes letting stuff out) I thought I'd forget the "tagging on Facebook" and post it here for all and sundry to play with. 1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen 2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien 3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte 4 Harry Potter series

The Very Best Of Wellington - VOTE!

Voting is open in The Annual Wellingtonsta Awards (TAWA) ... have at it! Closes December 1st! Categories Best Café Best BYO Best Restaurant Best Drink in Town Best Late Night Experience Best Service Best Coffee Best Regular Entertainment Best Live Performance Best Event Best Outdoors Experience Best Suburban Destination Best Art Experience Best Shopping Experience Most Needed Most Missed Best Contribution to the Internet by a Wellingtonian Best Thing About Wellington Just some of the prizes you can win on Dec 3 at #TAWA5 Cultured Petone – A basket of goodies Downstage - Theatre tickets Emma Makes – Pencil sets Floriditas – Restaurant vouchers Frank Kitts Markets – Market money Grow From Here – Plant voucher Memphis Belle – Memphis Belle coffee house vouchers, and a month’s supply of coffee NZ Lotteries – Instant Kiwi tickets Saint Clair – Wine Richter City Roller Derby – A double pass to Out of Your League Victoria University Press – Books Yeastie Boys – Beer Zealandia –Ni

Welcome To The Roxy Cinema / Coco Lounge In Miramar

Not open yet (March 2011 is the goal) but we can visit the official website and signup to their newsletter: http://www.roxycinema.co.nz/ Yaaaaay ... They also have a bunch of "what it will probably look like" photos and a few during the renovation/re-building process. Here's one from their website:

Red Nose Day (Nov 19th) - You Make The Whole World Smile 2010

Of course I'm gonna post this - not only a great song (it takes a little time to get moving), good cause but hey, it's Anika! Cure Kids , in association with Paper Plus Group, is bringing back Red Nose Day -- bigger and better than ever before -- with the aim of raising $1 million to help fund research into life-threatening childhood illnesses affecting Kiwi kids. Cure Kids' goal is to reach every Kiwi in the land and create a sea of red come November 19th through the sale of red noses, badges, wristbands, car noses and Cadbury's Jaffas, all available from Paper Plus stores from Thursday October 28th . [Updated] Corrected date in title, thanks Mauricio

Wellingtonista's 'Best of Wellington' Awards Are Calling For Nominations

The Wellingtonista's annual 'best of Wellington' awards are calling for nominations in the following categories: Best Cafe (Somewhere casual you’d go for a sit-down meal, not just coffee) Best Restaurant (Somewhere less casual, probably more expensive and would probably be licensed) Best Drink in Town (Best cocktail/beer/whatever, and where it is made) Best Late Night Experience (Where do you go after dinner? Do you go to dance or get into mischief?) Best Service (Which hospitality worker makes your every visit a pleasure?) Best Coffee (We’re talking a cup of coffee you buy somewhere, not the beans) Best Regular Entertainment (A wide category, something that happens more than once a year that you enjoy) Best Live Performance (What gigs blew your mind?) Best Event (What single experience was amazing?) Best Outdoors Experience (Where do you go when you don’t want to be indoors?) Best Suburban Destination (What’s a good reason to get out of the city?) Best Art Expe

Great Summer Song/Video

The video, Huge Bike Jump into a Pond 35 feet in the air , is awesome but you can also download the song from Can't Stop Won't Stop , "Summer". Unfortunately they've decide to use Facebook to give you the song (that's where their link takes you), fucking stoopid!

Worser Bay School Fair - Early Bird Clothes Sale!

Early Bird Clothes Sale! Friday 5th November 2.30pm to 4pm in the New Entrants class room ( 128 Seatoun Heights Road, Miramar ). Get in quick before the mad rush on fair day! Please bring cash (Eftpos available just on Fair day) Plus don't forget... 2010 Worser Bay School fair is having a silent auction Bids can be made online http://www.worserbay.school.nz/silent-auction-2010 or at the fair. 39 lots in total and there is something for everyone: Tour of Park Road Post Production and lunch for four (Very Rare - few people get this privilege) Limited edition Weta Workshop model Phoenix Travel Shirt (polo) signed by the whole Phoenix squad Colin Meads poster signed by Colin Meads Football signed by Wynton Rufer Interislander tickets Restaurant vouchers Car servicing Ricoh Camera C x 1 10mpx Royal New Zealand Ballet Family Pass Gym memberships Plus lots, lots more! Please feel free to forward this to your office, friends and family. From Around The world to Worser Bay Sunday

Is This For Real? And How Much Would You Pay For The UK?

(I'm linking to my shared Buzz coz the original site seems to be struggling with the traffic) Righty-ho all your conspiracy lovers, wrap your madness around this one - Did somebody just try to buy the British government? (my link) via Charlie's Diary (original link) In a nutshell ... actually no, there is no way to pop this into a nutshell - go read it all! Thoughts from Miramar: Do Lords get to say things like this now-a-days, ", he came back and said, "You can get lost. I'm not touching this with a bargepole; it is far too difficult. Take it back to the Treasury". So I did." Can anyone actually link me to the entry in Hansard If not real then what's the point (publicity I s'pect) Note the original site is antipope.org ... !! I am done.

You Know You're Officially Old When ...

You walk into the room and wonder why You talk to the condiments You stomp around the house asking everyone where are your glasses only to discover their on your head You don't care if the neighbours can hear you You realise that your parents had a point or two The cartoons on TV are all shouty and weird People are actually looking up to you Your memories seem to be a movie of another time involving other people You talk about cassette tapes knowing no-one uses them but without realising a lot of people don't even know what they are Cheesy "feel good movies" are just what the doctor ordered You use phrases such as "just what the doctor ordered" You tell everyone that music isn't as good as it used to be - it's all retro, copying, been done before and derative Inspired by my wife who just exhibited one of these traits.