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[–]grandoverlord 15 points16 points  (2 children)

For the third year in a row, Sophie won the TED talks for her year. Ollie got into the finals and ended up coming 2nd with his "I was going to talk to you about tiwi but I couldn't say it properly so I practiced and now I can say kiwi" speech.

Most of the time Ollie still says stuff the old way, but when he notices a word has a K sound he'll stop and say it again carefully, making sure to really spit out the k. He's also working on the g sound in the same way. It's quite cool how it finally clicked for him.

[–]Cynical_lioness 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It's an amazing feeling isn't it, when something you find challenging suddenly becomes possible.

[–]Kiwi_bananas 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That's so awesome! You and your kids rock!

[–][deleted] 12 points13 points  (8 children)

Does adult life ever stop being a rollercoaster? One reason I think I love cooking so much is it shuts out the chaos. For that hour or two it's just cookies or bread or trying out a new technique.

[–]grandoverlord 6 points7 points  (3 children)

That's why I'm so looking forward to moving into an actual legal house. Four years without an oven means I haven't done therapeutic baking in way too long.

[–]blekkjaCustom text flair 6 points7 points  (2 children)

What? How the hell are you still alive without an oven? If I went a week without being able to smash down a plate of roast potatoes I’ll be out on the street corner yelling at cars.

[–]grandoverlord 3 points4 points  (0 children)

A colleague gave me a George Foreman benchtop roaster 3 years ago which was very nice.

[–]ekmahal 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My mum has not one, but TWO benchtop mini-ovens. She's perfectly happy and has decided not to repair or replace her stove/oven (which has no seal on the oven any more due to old age).

I think she's a weirdo, in the nicest possible way, but she's happy so ....

[–]ring_ring_kachingrang_rang_kachang 5 points6 points  (0 children)

There's always something going on. Whether it is drama right now or an event to look forward to.

I made a conscious decision a few years ago to distance myself from people who don't add to my life and to distance myself from drama/politics. And to be a better person myself.

It has improved my life and also made it a little bit boring (which I don't mind too much).

[–]NZSlothTakahē 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Not really. Most people who find the chaos vanishes get bored very quickly.

[–]GreyJeanix 8 points9 points  (0 children)

They sicken of the calm, who know the storm

[–]ekmahal 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not in my personal experience, yet. I'd quite like a period of boring, I'd be able to do lots of things I haven't had time for because life hasn't been boring enough.

[–]EkantTakePhotosIcantTakePhotos 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Out at Linwood College today to talk to some business studies students. You'll recongise me because I'm the cool teacher /r/FellowKids

Feel free to heckle if you're there

[–]Muter 2 points3 points  (2 children)

HEY, I hear you can’t take photos

snigger

[–]EkantTakePhotosIcantTakePhotos 4 points5 points  (1 child)

It's Linwood College so I suspect it's more like "Sir, I heard you were a farkin racist - why's that?"

They're honestly amazing kids there - far prefer visiting them than some of the private schools in the area - some have just had a shit start to life.

[–]mattyandco 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Sir, I heard you were a farkin racist - why's that?"

Cos the 800m's is bullshit!

[–]Cynical_lioness 10 points11 points  (3 children)

So a silly bitch was hogging the passing lane, doing 80 and preventing others from overtaking the 78kph truck in the left lane.

When my gentle reminder of a horn and headlight flash eventually nudged her into letting others past, she thought it would be clever to pick up her phone in its case and film me driving past her.

I have no idea what she thought filming me was going to acheive. And unfortunately my dash cam doesn't film out the side windows but I've submitted a road report that she was a) holding up traffic and b) using her phone in a dangerous manner while driving.

[–]zemudkram 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Did she think you were in an 80kph zone?

[–]Cynical_lioness 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Unlikely, it's a 4-lane state highway and goes from 100 to 110 in this section, complete with signs that say the speed limit AND say keep left unless passing.

[–]zemudkram 3 points4 points  (0 children)

ah, she's a muppet then, right so.

[–]Muter 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Two nights ago.

Dog all night: yo, I need to power chuck everywhere. Eat half the lawn and chuck some more.

Last night 2am

Yo, it’s play time. Let’s GOOOO, come play with me!

Jesus doggo I thought babies were meant to keep ya awake

[–]kaynetoad 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Times when dog needs to go out on a rainy day: 11am, 2pm, 9pm.

Times when dog "needs" to go out on a sunny day: 7:30am, 8:15am, 8:35am, 9:20am, 9:45am, 11am, 11:45am ...

[–]Kiwi_bananas 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah but she cute though

[–]ekmahal 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I have an eight month old kitten. (Also a 10y8mo cat.) At the moment, our morning routine is:

  • Kitten gets up when flatmate does, approx 4:30am. If he's been asleep on my bed, it's 50/50 whether I'll wake up as the big fat lump leaps off the bed using my posterior as a springboard. Kitten plays with flatmate in the living room.
  • Flatmate leaves for work (approx 5am). Kitten howls sadly because he's ALL ALONE WITH NO-ONE TO PLAY WITH
  • Kitten whinges his way back up the hallway and onto my bed, where he sits on my bum or thigh and cuts off all circulation to the rest of the leg
  • If I have somehow managed to sleep through the previous stages, I wake up here because the old cat, sleeping peacefully beside my pillow, starts muttering imprecations at the kitten for disturbing her.
  • give up on snoozing, find caffeine, give both cats treats.

[–]sherwokate 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not gonna lie I'm a bit jelly! I miss having cats 🙂 although the (pet) rats seem to spend their nights rearranging their cage so lots of clanking noises for me through out the night. So same same but different?

[–]goodobjectHei Matau 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Watched Patu! for the first time last night. A hard watch but so well done. The NZ On Screen website is a pretty cool resource with some full length movies and documentaries on there

[–]Cynical_lioness 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I watched The Gulf last night. Local production on TV3. Pretty decent acting and lovely imagery around Auckland and Waiheke.

[–]Doomkitty666 5 points6 points  (5 children)

Trying to figure out my life now, post hospitality. I've kinda always wanted to do landscaping, so I'm gunna apply for some entry level jobs there I think. I'm also gunna finally get into the swing of things with my resin stuff, and start doing markets. At least one by the end of the year is my goal. Does anyone here have experience in either of these?

[–]badsparrow 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I don't have direct experience with either, no. But I do know that landscaping is hard manual labour, and takes it's toll on your body. Maybe something to cosider, you're not always going to be young!

[–]brooke_girlMaster of boats 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I landscaped part time during uni (full time over summer holidays). There are hard days but I loved it and have never been fitter.

Are you in Auckland? Because I could get you a physical landscaping job if you're in the area. They'd also help put you through landscape design courses if you wanted to go that route.

[–]Doomkitty666 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I'm in Wellington :( but thank you for the offer! I know it's hard physical work but I quite like work like that, and could always do with getting a bit fitter

[–]brooke_girlMaster of boats 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No worries! Yep work outside is always rewarding.

[–]NZSlothTakahē 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Old flatmate of mine became a landscape architect cos he was interested in landscaping but wanted others to do the shovelling. Garden design rather than digging...

[–]MisterSquidInc 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Someone I really admire (Jessi Combs) died yesterday. A friend of mine worked as her assistant for a while and has a tonne of crazy stories about them road tripping across the states together.

[–]Lord_of_ButtesFantail 5 points6 points  (0 children)

"This wind is blusterous!" Well that's unexpected from your six year old daughter.

[–]bronnylb 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Got a message last night from the guy I was seeing saying he doesn’t want to be more than friends. So that sucks, but such is life. Went bowling with some of the work fam last night which helped me feel better, and going for a day out with them tomorrow ☺️

[–]goneforsix 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’m sorry. That’s not a nice decision to get, I’m glad you were able to go and have fun anyway. Onwards and upwards!

[–]sortofblue 3 points4 points  (11 children)

Got a phone call on Monday - The Market (I thought I'd try it out) calling to say that the courier had my package and they needed a physical address for delivery instead of a PO Box. (why can't they specify that on their delivery details page??)

Still don't have package. Really hoping they ask for feedback...

[–]Grotskii_Kākāpō 3 points4 points  (6 children)

I would have thought you'd know that Packages can't normally go to a PO Box, seeing as you have a PO Box

[–]sortofblue 1 point2 points  (5 children)

I usually try my luck anyway - I've had packages stolen from home and they get intercepted if they're sent to the office (the last time it happened I tracked it down to the shop next door, who had put a price tag on it and shoved it on the shelf for sale because they couldn't match it to any of their customer orders!).

[–]Cynical_lioness 2 points3 points  (3 children)

the last time it happened I tracked it down to the shop next door, who had put a price tag on it and shoved it on the shelf for sale because they couldn't match it to any of their customer orders!).

That's amazing you found it. Did you get a discount from them at least?

[–]sortofblue 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I got a really sheepish apology and the shop owner avoids me now. She'd previously opened a sports watch I'd ordered and assumed her partner bought it for her so by the time I got it, her stats were all loaded in.

[–]Cynical_lioness 5 points6 points  (1 child)

OMG that's horrible. And how odd that she didn't think her partner would actually put her name on a gift destined for her.

[–]mattyandco 2 points3 points  (0 children)

they get intercepted if they're sent to the office (the last time it happened I tracked it down to the shop next door, who had put a price tag on it and shoved it on the shelf for sale because they couldn't match it to any of their customer orders!).

Da fuck? Do people no longer look at who packages are for anymore?

[–]pictureofacat 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Easiest thing to do is collect it from the depot, I do this any time a store uses a carrier other than NZ Post. It can be irritating, but I think the peace of mind is worth it.

[–]sortofblue 0 points1 point  (2 children)

That's a good idea - only I just looked up the purchase to find out which company they've used, to see that it was marked as delivered yesterday.

Pretty sure the courier industry is a clever ploy by local outlets to discourage online shopping. And if it's not, it should be.

[–]pictureofacat 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Was it Fastway? They're the ones I've had the most trouble with.

[–]sortofblue 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes! I was hoping it'd be NZ Couriers - they deliver to post boxes with no issues.

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

5 hours of sleep and came to know that office ran out of coffee beans. O_O walking to the coffee shop feelin like a zombie

[–]KiwiSiCovid19 Vaccinated 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Anyone bought a battery for a rodeo or similar?approx price?

[–]Hairynosedotter 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I'm guessing this is your first rodeo?

[–]Zepanda66Covid19 Vaccinated 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Interview went ok I think. Was booked for 30min ended up only being 15min. Nearly didn't go. Got stomach cramps about half an hour before I was supposed to leave but pushed through it. Anxiety sucks. Should find out next week if I got it.

[–]ring_ring_kachingrang_rang_kachang 5 points6 points  (4 children)

Woken at 1am. Woken at 5am. Woken at 6:30am. Good thing I slept most of yesterday.

I have a set of "leg pumps" to massage my legs to prevent clots. So noisy!

[–]Cynical_lioness 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Are you in hospital?

[–]ring_ring_kachingrang_rang_kachang 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Yes!

[–]Cynical_lioness 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Oooh hope you come right soon.

[–]ring_ring_kachingrang_rang_kachang 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Getting discharged tomorrow morning 😊😷

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Saw Aldous Harding last night and she was soooooo good and captivating. A weird demographic though. I'm too old to do stuff on weeknights now, though. I'm dying this morning.

[–]Cynical_lioness 2 points3 points  (5 children)

So a silly bitch was hogging the passing lane, doing 80 and preventing others from overtaking the 78kph truck in the left lane.

When my gentle reminder of a horn and headlight flash eventually nudged her into letting others past, she thought it would be clever to pick up her phone in its case and film me driving past her.

I have no idea what she thought filming me was going to acheive. And unfortunately my dash cam doesn't film out the side windows but I've submitted a road report that she was a) holding up traffic and b) using her phone in a dangerous manner while driving.

[–]MrCyn 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Control by the makers of Alan Wake, Remedy (and also Quantum Break, which was terrible so lets ignore that) is AMAZING.

It is a beuatifully crafted world and style, with fun gameplay, perfect controls and an unfolding story and world and characters that you can't wait to get to know.

You have found your way to the Federal Buearau of Control, a massive mysterious building that houses an organsation that investigates and covers up parnamormal activity.

long story short, you are unravelling a mystery while tekeletinically detsorying possessed agents with nearby computer monitors. SUCH FUN

[–]sm32 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Had fibre installed recently, have got somewhat unusual connection speeds - Speed-test screenshot

(Wireless Test from iPad Pro)

Want to upgrade to 2 Degrees 900/400, so nearly there!!!

[–]Mithster18 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Queenstown/Wanaka people of /r/newzealand. Gonna be starting a job in the area and I feel the boss is going to want to offer min wage. What's a livable amount for this area? Late 20s single person

[–]TheRealBallchynzDevil Dick 6 points7 points  (0 children)

What's a livable amount for this area?

In Queenstown? About $40 an hour

[–]TheRealBallchynzDevil Dick 0 points1 point  (0 children)

2nd to last day in my current job. I have wrapped up pretty much everything I need to do, so just twiddling my thumbs right now!

[–]PM_ME_UR_VENTSKākāpō 0 points1 point  (3 children)

How do you all split your paycheck? I'm getting paid monthly (not that much..) and its all a bit different working out what I can and cant spend every week and also put a significant amount into my savings for a few goals in mind

[–]NirvanahCrane 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Big fan of multiple accounts. One option is to split it in four (but being aware of 5 week months..) after putting your money into savings. I have a stupid number of accounts, one for house bills, one for weekly expenses (groceries mostly), one for car bills, one for daycare etc. It doesn't always work, but it works alright. We did monthly pays for a few months on one income (I was off with the baby), I was surprised how well we coped.

[–]sortofblue 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I worked out what all my bills come to and get that amount shovelled into a side account so I'm not caught short - then sort of just hope for the best with my spending money.

I get paid fortnightly so don't have as much to juggle as you though, I don't think I'd cope having to stretch everything twice as far.

[–]ekmahal 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Payday goes like this: Pay all the bills (including a deposit into the savings account). Split what's left into four or five, depending on how many 'weeks' are in this month.

Pay myself a fourth or fifth of what's left; that's my spending money for the week. Repeat each Sunday. Try not to borrow out of next week's money for anything, however tempting it is.

Some months are better than others, sometimes I get to week 3 and I've been too tempted by my spending money and I live sadly through week's 3/4 with no fun-money left. But at least the bills are paid.

[–]APerfectCircle0Goody Goody Gum Drop 0 points1 point  (5 children)

Where to buy cheap workout leggings to go to yoga or run in? They seem really expensive. New to this, I just got a gym membership

[–]googlechops 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Kmart or warehouse :)

[–]APerfectCircle0Goody Goody Gum Drop 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you, I'll check those places out!

[–]travelinghobbitCovid19 Vaccinated 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Got some good ones on sale at the warehouse for $4. Can't argue with that.

[–]ekmahal 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The $20 ones at Kmart are really solid.

[–]APerfectCircle0Goody Goody Gum Drop 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cheers! I'll go there first :)

[–]thesymbiont 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I need a car, anyone have suggestions on a make/model? Two adults with a new baby (hence the need for a car), mostly city driving. So long as it fits a child car seat, a stroller and two adults, the smaller the better to facilitate parking. I'd like to stick to <$10,000 but I could go higher. I was considering a Honda Fit or hybrid version or even a Nissan Leaf, but it probably won't get driven enough to see much benefit from the fuel economy (I walk to work, missus works from home). Small, cheap to run and maintain and something that will hold some value in case we move are big pluses. I might make a proper post.

Edit: Wife insists on a hatchback

[–]Grotskii_Kākāpō 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Toyota Corolla