Thursday, May 28, 2009

It's late and I'm in a horrid horrid mood.

Oh Darling Hearts

Budget Day!

Oh wait, no, that's right.
I don't heart Budget Day, I hate it.
(I thought that first bit looked a bit funny.)

It was my first time working wherever-it-is-that-I-work in the huge sprawling amorphous blob of New Zealand's government (including opposition and periphery.) on Budget Day and it was not fun. It was frantic and tense. I do not heart frantic and tense.

p.s. it was also my first time ever paying any attention to the Budget at all. Talk about one extreme to the other.
p.p.s. I am a political Switzerland. I have no opinion about politics at all. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

From the Archives

13 January 2008
San Francisco

Death. Street. Death.

We were headed to Coit Tower and I found excuses to stop and breathe take photos.

Top of Coit Tower

Coit Tower is in Pioneer Park, atop Telegraph hill. HILL.

American Plant. Ooo.

Bridge! Bridge! Bridge!
The Golden Gate Bridge

Alcatraz from Coit Tower

The views were pretty amazing.

Quarters Only

Kat sur la telephone

We were hanging around the entrance to the tower while Kat took a call.

Coit Tower


Coit Tower
This 210 foot monument was built in
with monies bequeathed by Lillie Hitchcock
Coit to beautify the city she loved.
Frescoes were painted in the interior
of the newly built structure by local
artists funded through the United States
Government's public works of art
project. This plaque is placed by the
recreation and park commission.
==October 8, 1983==
to mark Coit Tower's 50th Anniversary
its designation as an historic landmark.

and a hair cut

Co-Worker: Sarah-Rose, are you wearing contact lenses?
Me: Yes ...
Co-Worker: ah! I thought something looked different.
Me: .... I think it might be the fringe. I've been wearing contacts for weeks but I only cut my hair on Friday.
Co-Worker: Oh yes. That might be it.

Bored on a Friday night = Super Cute Fringe!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Week Twenty-One

365 in 2009!

Sunday: Wind Farm: Makara
From the plane back into Wellington, we could see the windfarm at Makara

Monday: Reeses Pieces are hugely disappointing
Reeses Pieces!
Sadly nothing at all like Peanut Butter M&Ms. I'd never had them before.

Tuesday: Greek yoghurt, oats, runny honey. Amazing.
Greek yoghurt +rolled oats+ liquid honey = Delicious.
My new obsession. But this morning I discovered that it's not really appropriate for breakfast.

Wednesday: Braeburn Apple
Braeburn Apple
Feeling undeniably uninspired I decide to stick with food photos for the rest of the week. I was at 3/5 already.

Thursday: Cupcake Sandwich!
How do you eat cupcakes?
(I don't eat them like this. I tried it but ... it's not for me. I take off the bottom third, eat that, and then eat the rest together)

Friday: Inari Sushi
I bought Inari Sushi as an end-of-week treat.
And officially the end of my all-food-photos-all-the-time-mania.

Saturday: Tickets to Danny Bhoy (3rd Row!)
Our tickets to Danny Bhoy. We were in the third row and it was so close that I felt like I should (could?) have thanked him personally at the end of the show.


Bored on a Friday night = Super Cute Fringe!
Bored on a cold, wet Friday night + Gilmore Girls Season Six = a supercute fringe.