365 in 2013

Tuesday January 8: No more daytime drinking
Tuesday, January 8: Average weather and the return of office hours left St John’s grassy area empty and sad.

Wednesday January 9: Midweek pasta
Wednesday, January 9: Midweek pasta.

Thursday January 10: A week of weather, including winds intense even for Wellington
Thursday, January 10: No one missed the wind, but it came back anyway. With a vengeance.

Friday January 11: Wayward Newtown
Friday, January 11: We got a group together and drove to Newtown to try the latest offering from the brains behind Monterey and Six Barrel Soda Co. Wayward (literally behind Monterey) supplied us with Amercian Whiskey and smoked meats.

Saturday January 12: Fez sitting
Saturday, January 12: Fez needed play time and food while his mum and dad were out of town.

Sunday January 13: Brunch at The Tasting Room
Sunday, January 13: Capitol was closed for Brunch so we ventured across the road to The Tasting Room. We tried the Sennor [sic] Roesti and the Pitti Panna [sic] Roesti and its was all very very tasty. This light fixture was the highlight though.

Monday January 14: It rained
Monday, January 14: It rained. All day. Occasionally on my face.

365 in 2013

It’s been a few years since I tried taking a photo every. single. day. I usually give up after a couple of months because I’d forget to take a photo one day, or my blog post schedule got backed up, or some other inconsequential excuse.

This year I won’t be hard on myself. If I forget a photo then I can still take one the next day.

This is about forming the habit of carrying my camera and learning to eventually shoot in full manual mode.

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Tuesday, January 1: From a shelf at our hired holiday home. The holiday house appeared to be a sometimes/often everyday house so rooms were full of everything you might need for day-to-day living.

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Wednesday, January 2: The house was on a large bit of land that is also home to sheep, rabbits, and some loud fucking chickens. And this fence.

Dying flowers
Thursday, January 3: The sad arrival home from holiday. Flowers that have worn out their bloom.

Wellington graffiti
Friday, January 4: Desperately trying to keep alive the magic of our New Year holiday by hanging out with NY buddies. We encountered this graffiti on the walk home.

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Saturday, January 5: The office workers of Wellington were graced with a final Saturday of drinking in sun before heading back to early (relatively) nights & earlier mornings. Tim & Laura invited us to join their picnic, and who are we to say no?

Jan 6: Making moustaches for made.it
Sunday, January 6: Making moustaches for a shop in town.

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Monday, January 7: Back to work. Back to walking past this view every damn day.

November Photo a Day – Week 4

Day 22: Grateful
Day 23: Black
Day 24: A sound you heard
Day 25: Sky
Day 26: In the cupboard
Day 27: Tree
Day 28: Vehicle
Day 29: Big
Day 30: On the wall

Day 22: Grateful
Day 23: Black
Day 24: A sound you heard

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I hope you’ll forgive me if the last week of photos is fuzzy or weirdly aligned. I’m posting this from my phone in a hostel in Tokyo. ( :D )

Photographic Evidence

No Parking

19.06.09 – It’s terrible to start this off with a bad photo (but don’t you worry, I promise to end with one too) but these things are usually done in chronological order. The photo was taken in the middle of the night near a friends house. Isn’t it the prettiest No Parking sign ever!

FUCK

23.06.09 – FUCK. Well, this is a little more subtle (and technically more “letters”) but it says it well enough. It still needs a couple of tweaks, particularly need to make the @ smaller. I think it’ll be great as a brooch.

Kiwifruit and Tamarillos

29.06.09 – A big box arrived today full of organic bio-dynamically grown kiwifruit and tamarillos. The kiwifruit are not at all tangy, they’re really sweet. It’s strange. Two weeks later and we’ve got heaps left.
Also, to any US readers, the fuzzy fruit is called a kiwifruit, not a kiwi. A kiwi is New Zealand’s native flightless bird and a colloquial term for a New Zealander.

Dressed up boys

03.07.09 – Friday night was the Rocky Horror Picture Show party! It was a lot quieter than I thought it would be but the costumes were great and the band were fantastic (the Hardy Ha Has). The host was more cross dresser than drag queen unfortunately, my friends looked camper than her.

Anyway these are two of my friends who came to mine and The Boys house for pre party drinks. We managed to bribe the guy on the left to dress in the cat suit he happened to have with him. After some alcohol he was quite happy to pose like a rock star with my bass. This is also one of the few situations that allows for wearing tights as pants. If I had such amazing legs I’d probably wear tights as pant too.

The guy on the right is dressed as Brad (as if you didn’t already know that :]). Faces have been blurred to protect the not so innocents.

Bad face

07.07.09 – I finally have my hands on the Gilmore Girls fourth season! I’ve become quite obsessed with watching their lives. A favourite past time of mine is pausing DVDs and laughing at the horrible faces. Zoooommmmbie Emily is coming to get you.

All good rabbits go in our pies

07.07.09 – The Boy helps run a monthly young professionals gathering with a speaker. This month we had Nathan Gray, he is the youngest Westerner to walk the length of the Great Wall of China, it took 2 years. Since then he has written a book and sold over 10,000 copies. You only have to glance at his CV to feel inadequate and inspired. Nathan is a lawyer, speaks eight languages, is trained in ballet, drama, speech and piano, he’s a photographer and has worked in all means of media!
Anyway, this is the wall that greets you as you walk into the Green Man pub where the meetings are held. This pub is very kitschy, it’s awesome.

Daily Outfit

07.07.09 – This is the outfit I wore to the meeting. Please look beyond the laser eyes, shiny face, and uncooperative fringe.
The lady at the medlab who took my blood spent the time I was there complementing my skirt and scissors necklace and enquiring about my business. I think she thought I was a student selling jewellery on the side, cause real adults don’t do that sort of thing for a living.

The Month in Photos

The results of the survey are telling me you want more photos. And seeing how the point of the survey is to give you more of what you like…here’s a summary of what I’ve been doing the past month.

Note that all of these photos look better when they’re bigger, if you’re interested. And they haven’t been messed with apart from the occasional crop.

10-17 May 2009 – Had a great trip to the Gold Coast of Australia and enjoyed a repeat of the rides at Dreamworld.

31 May 2009 – Back in New Zealand the weather is shit. It snowed in Wellington! Albeit the kind of snow that lasts only 30 seconds on the ground. But it’s not supposed to snow in Wellington making it a photo worthy occasion. I also kicked a glass right on the only hard surface that was close by causing it to shatter. :[

2-3 June 2009 – My last two days of sucky corporate office work. I was treated to a Tempt cupcake on the second to last day, and a whole bunch of Chickie Little’s cupcakes on my last day after a boozy long lunch.

Blue tinted landscapes
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5 June 2009 – After one day off work it was straight into 6am 8 hour drive to Hamilton. Thankfully I still don’t drive so while I slept and sang at the top of my lungs The Boy drove. I got some pretty sweet photos of the landscape by accidentally leaving the previous nights white balance active on the camera. Everything turned blue.

5 June 2009 – We had headed up to Hamilton for my sister 21st, it was a really short visit. My sister got wasted and I look terrible in all the photos, so instead I’m treating you to a couple of photos of the three eldest siblings when we were littlies. Aren’t my little brother and sister adorable in the left photo!?

7 June 2009 – And just like that it was time to go home again. Thankfully driving long distance in NZ is pretty.

June 2009 – Somewhere along the way I sold my first Cupcakes and Mace jewellery wholesale order. It was just a small one but very exciting to get. I came up with some new designs and took heaps of jewellery photos too.

15-16 June 2009 – Monday was beautiful and sunny, I nearly winded myself walking up the big hill to get to the trees near our house. I’m so unfit. Tuesday it all turned to shit again though, so fucking cold! I wish New Zealanders believed in insulation and central heating, our houses are ridiculous.

The Week In Photos – 6 May 2009

1.05.09 - Resignation letter

1 May 2009 – Resignation letter. I’m pretty sure time slows down when anyone hands in a resignation!

1.05.09 - The sun is so low in winter that light stream through the window as I arrive at work. It hits my little disco ball splatting dots of light everywhere.

1 May 2009 – The sun is so low in winter that light stream through the window as I arrive at work. It hits my little disco ball splatting dots of light everywhere.

2.05.09 - We have boobs growing out of the ceiling. Our roof started leaking again, in a different place. But it's only doing it when it's not raining!

2 May 2009 – We have boobs growing out of the ceiling. Our roof started leaking again, in a different place. But it’s only doing it when it’s not raining!

2.05.09 - Chickie Little, her Hubby, The Boy, and I spent the afternoon at a park up the road eating iced buns, taking photos and playing with Fez. He was a good boy and didn't try to run away. He's SO adorable!

2 May 2009 – Chickie Little, her Hubby, The Boy, and I spent the afternoon at a park up the road eating iced buns, taking photos and playing with Fez. He was a good boy and didn’t try to run away. He’s SO adorable!

3.05.09 - I started cooking some noodles but noticed they were well past the best before date. I decided to see what else was past the best before, and I found all of this. One or two things from 2005 most 2007-08

3 May 2009 – I started cooking some noodles but noticed they were well past the best before date. I decided to see what else was past the best before, and I found all of this. One or two things from 2005 most of it from 2007 and 2008.

3.05.09 - Seize the day. A very cool design ordered by one of my lovely Etsy customers, I love how the little skull turned out.

3 May 2009 – Seize the day. A very cool design ordered by one of my lovely Etsy customers, I love how the little skull turned out.

3.05.09 - Unicorn brooch. The first one I've done!

3 May 2009 – Unicorn brooch. The first one I’ve done! Another custom request. I’m so glad my customers are taking my notices about customisation always being an option to heart. Special requests are fun.

4.05.09 - Using a bottle or so of the expiring oil we fried some dumplings. This one looked like a cute little monster with peas for eyes, I couldn't eat him. Plus I was full.

4 May 2009 – Using a bottle or so of the expiring oil we fried some dumplings. This one looked like a cute little monster with peas for eyes, I couldn’t eat him. Plus I was full.

5.03.09 - Bright pink hummingbird spray painted on the footpath.

5 May 2009 – Bright pink hummingbird spray painted on the footpath.

The Week In Photos

22.04.09 - It's the boys mums birthday and I think this bracelet I made suits her style a bit more than the cupcake necklaces.

22 April 2009 – It’s the boys mums birthday and I think this bracelet I made suits her style a bit more than the cupcake necklaces.

24.04.09 - The Boy and his friend led me on some crazy tiki tour to get to the I'm On A Boat party. We ended up not lost, and with some good photos. Choice. This is Wellington Harbour.

24 April 2009 – The Boy and his friend led me on some crazy tiki tour to get to the I’m On A Boat party. We ended up not lost, and with some good photos. Choice. This is Wellington Harbour.

24.04.09 - And this is the view of Petone from Oriental Parade

24 April 2009 – And this is the view of Petone from Oriental Parade.

24.04.09 - Some crazy hippies spitting fire at the party.

24 April 2009 – Some crazy hippies spitting fire at the party.

25.04.09 - The Boy's dad is in town and takes us to Lone Star for dinner. This steak is absolutely humongous.

25 April 2009 – The Boy’s dad is in town and takes us to Lone Star for dinner. This steak is absolutely humongous.

25.04.09 - My plate of Lone Star mussels, and my other plate with potatoes and salad. Too. Much. Food!!

25 April 2009 – My plate of Lone Star mussels, and my other plate with potatoes and salad. Too. Much. Food!!

26.04.09 - And then the weather turned to shit and it's been raining pretty much ever since.

26 April 2009 – And then the weather turned to shit and it’s been raining pretty much ever since.

26.04.09 - It's that time of year when everyone remebers that they didn't fix the leaks from last year, and they still haven't gotten around to resealing the doors.

27 April 2009 – It’s that time of year when everyone remembers that they didn’t fix the leaks from last year, and they still haven’t gotten around to resealing the doors.

The Week in Photos

15 April 2009 – Amazing clouds!

15.04.09 - Amazing clouds!

17 April 2009 – We saw the coolest little run down place amidst the apartments and bars in the parliament area. So random.

17.04.09 - We saw the coolest little run down place amidst the apartments and bars in the parliament area. So random.

19 April 2009 – I was forced (forced I tell you!) to stay in my PJs all weekend. I literally put them on on Friday night and didn’t take them off till Monday morning. My life is not at all glamorous. I was also forced to watch 6 movies and 4 downloaded TV shows while simultaneously surfing the net (forced!).

19.04.09 - I was forced (forced I tell you!) to stay in my pjs all weekend. I literally put them on on Friday night and didn't take them off till Monday morning. My life is not at all glamorous.

20 April 2009 – See, not glamorous. Mmm gluggy.

20.04.09 - See, not glamourous. Mmm gluggy.

21 April 2009 – Unicorn vs Vulture…who will win? Just wait till we add Narwhal to the fight, dun dun dunnnnn.

21.04.09 - Unicorn vs Vulture...who will win. Just wait till we add Narwhal to the fight, dun dun dunnnnn.