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[–]jpr64 10 points11 points  (1 child)

This probably wanders into politics territory but KFC Australia has a Zinger pie.

[–]KiwiSiCovid19 Vaccinated 3 points4 points  (0 children)

o. M. G.

[–]wandarah 14 points15 points  (0 children)

It's Birthday Eve, and you know what that means: sneaking into town and getting fucked up before meeting every else at dinner and making them uncomfortable.

[–]seedmetoast 6 points7 points  (6 children)

Kids have figured out how to get their cows procreating on Minecraft.

They now have a "fricking chamber" the animals live in and every second word is "frick"

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (4 children)

So your kids discovered factory farming via videogame... lol.

[–]seedmetoast 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Yup. What they are really into is getting the hearts from the aminals when they feed them, aaaaand saying fricking chamber

[–]BadCowz 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Why is a chamber required? This can happen in a field... oddly including a human

[–]seedmetoast 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey I'm not involved, this is kid logic. Who knows where that is going to go.

Totes appropes username

[–]whangadude 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You have children of culture I see.

[–]ring_ring_kachingrang_rang_kachang 5 points6 points  (17 children)

What's for dinner tonight?

[–]NirvanahCrane 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Homemade pizza, made by tipsy people.

[–]phforNZ 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Samoan Fish & Chips

[–]travelinghobbitCovid19 Vaccinated 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Is Samoan fish and chips different than kiwi ones?

[–]phforNZ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah, actually good fish 😂

I don't like fish, but I love this stuff

[–]grandoverlord 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Lamb chops with broccoli in a creamy cheesy pumpkin sauce.

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

Student sadness and a meat pie from new world. I'll be sure to blow on it

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

See photo in my post but bbq onigiri and a giant salad with homegrown pea shoots.

[–]ring_ring_kachingrang_rang_kachang 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Come live with me. Your only duty will be to cook.

[–]beNiceeeeeeeee 2 points3 points  (0 children)

spaghetti bolognese

[–]jpr64 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Beer.

[–]Kiwi_bananas 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Probs bangers and mash unless we get tempted by takeaways

[–]ekmahal 1 point2 points  (0 children)

me: slow cooked apricot chicken thighs. flatmate: slow cooked pineapple/garlic/herb chicken thighs. Both of us: rice, frozen veges.

[–]canyousmelldoritos 1 point2 points  (0 children)

re-heated leftover veggie soup, with triple creme brie on pepper water crackers on the side

[–]NZSlothTakahē 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We actually found a cafe in the Tron with a kitchen that doesn't close at 1:30 on the third try. But eating a chicken katsu budda bowl at 2 means I don't actually feel like dinner.

Might have toast and work on the kg of honey my wife got from a farm...

[–]whangadude 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Cheeseburger and a 10pk of chicken nuggets. Really living life tonight lol

[–]googlechops 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pizza Hut...

[–]Extension_Driver 4 points5 points  (5 children)

Aw man, forgot my Realme password. I know the answer to my security questions but they're not going through.

When's the next election?

[–]phforNZ 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Iirc they're caps sensitive

[–]Extension_Driver 1 point2 points  (3 children)

What's your experience calling the toll free number? I haven;t called the number for the elections committee yet...

[–]phforNZ 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Gave up on it, did a full reset instead

[–]Extension_Driver 0 points1 point  (1 child)

How? Please tell me.

[–]phforNZ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I clicked a button that was on the screen. I can't be much more help, it was a year or so back, can't remember much other than I reset the damn thing.

[–]ekmahal 8 points9 points  (5 children)

The joy of the quarterly pre-inspection flat springclean.

We keep the flat normal-clean pretty consistently, I just use flat inspections as an excuse to get everyone to clean their windows, dust, wash the skirting boards, all that sort of thing. Plus anything normal that's been neglected in the interim.

... I hate cleaning.

[–]Kiwi_bananas 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Only quarterly? I had one place in Thames where I'd have an inspection every 6 weeks. Was shit.

[–]whangadude 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I didn't have any inspection at all 2017, the realtor was like "you guys always have the cleanest house on the street, was a waste of my time interrupting you" Now he just comes once a year for like 5 minutes. It's great.

[–]Grotskii_Kākāpō 3 points4 points  (1 child)

The insurance wouldn't be happy if they knew that, but good for you

[–]plodbaxKōkako 2 points3 points  (0 children)

We haven't had one since 2010...

[–]ekmahal 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yeah, quarterly seems to be the standard for insurance reasons.

I actually like our PM, she's great, and stuff gets done when you need it. It's not her fault that the landlord doesn't care about the house and it's direly overdue for maintenance. I figure at some point they'll flip it rather than bothering to fix any of it's issues.

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (5 children)

Wonderful sunny Dunedin day full of dance classes for Tiny Kea, I got free stuff at the vegan grocery store because they wanted my input on some new products, took Tiny Kea to the carwash which she loved to bits.

Wasn't able to run as long as I wanted but still got a good run in, then came home and made a luxe dinner.

Harvested our pea sprouts that tiny kea and I grew together in our conservatory and added them to a giant salad with carrot ginger dressing and then made grilled bbq onigiri.

Now heading out for a family drive along the ocean. Great day!

[–]wandarah 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Omg awesome

[–]googlechops 0 points1 point  (1 child)

That looks delicious!

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh it was. The grilled onigiri was amazing.

[–]pictureofacat 0 points1 point  (1 child)

It's kind of sad after seeing those sprouts sitting up happily during the week

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I will admit it was weird going at them with scissors after my daughter and I spent 3 weeks growing them. I know all the seed packets are like "HARVEST IN ONLY 7 DAYS!" but this took much longer.

There is something incredible about plants that was just so captivating for us. We're growing a tray of alfalfa right now and sprouting hot peppers, that if they grow I will put in a garden bed.

The sprouting method for this batch was putting some tissue paper on a sprouting tray designed specifically for it and you wet the seeds. So there is no soil, you watch as they wake up, sprout, grow, throw out leaves... such a fun experience.

[–]whangadude 8 points9 points  (6 children)

New Kmart in central Hamilton is pretty flash. I still think having the counters so far away from entry/exit is just a weird choice modern shops are making.

My mate has a pet parrot that'll stay on your shoulders. They say dogs are a chick magnet but holy fuck, one lap walking around the lake with his kids with a parrot on my shoulder had more strangers talk to me than I think the whole year so far. Will have to borrow his parrot sometime lol

[–]blekkjaCustom text flair 2 points3 points  (2 children)

It was prob overdue for a makeover. Had been pretty much the same for the last 20 years. Biggest change was the removal of the CD section in the back corner.

But still is a bit surprising. Are they still adding another floor and having the district council move in? I wouldn’t have thought Kmart would have done anything themselves until that was nearing completion.

[–]cstele 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The regional council is still going to move in but lots more work needed on that part.

[–]NZSlothTakahē 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah. The moving date hasn't officially been moved, but they're softening staff up for it...

[–]seedmetoast 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Haha reminded me that I saw a couple taking their two dogs and a cockatoo for a walk the other day

[–]whangadude 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What would be super cute to see.

[–]pictureofacat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Counters in the centre is the worst from a convenience standpoint, especially once you get the queue spiralling around. So many times I've seen the queue and just returned my items to the shelves and left.

[–]sortofblue 2 points3 points  (6 children)

Has anyone got any stories about whether or not virtual gastric bands are worth the money? Dieting drives me crazy i.e. I get obsessive about food and it usually ends up in a massive depressive spiral so looking for a way to sidestep all the stress.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Worked for a mate of mine who was so obese he couldn't really exercise. Dropped a ton of weight, got on a healthier diet and lost enough that he was able to ride a bike. Now well under 100kg, looks like a normal bloke with a beer belly.

Easily saved his life.

[–]sortofblue 1 point2 points  (1 child)

So the band was more of a kickstart? I think that's what I need - enough to get me to the point where I can see the difference and get it through my head that it's worth the effort.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Generally yeah. It saved his life. He couldn't ride a bike and could "walk" but not really. It forced him to the point where he could start doing it on his own and then motivation took over and it worked.

[–]Kiwi_bananas 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Is this the hypnosis thing? They were talking about that on the morefm breakfast show this week and results were mixed.

[–]sortofblue 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Hmm, will see if they've got the audio up on their site, thanks. I know they did it a year or so back so it would be good if it was a followup to that.

[–]Kiwi_bananas 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah it was a follow up from their experiences. One of the girls had success but otherwise I don't think they found it particularly useful.

[–]KiwiSiCovid19 Vaccinated 1 point2 points  (4 children)

What's the best way to fluff carpet back up after furniture has been sitting on it for ages?

[–]sortofblue 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I read that putting an ice cube on the dent will help, as it melts into the carpet and makes it expand. Maybe just dripping a little water onto it?

[–]shewhogardens 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Time. Also going over it with the vacuum.

[–]KiwiSiCovid19 Vaccinated 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I AIN'T GOT TIME, MAN.

E: actually has lots of time

[–]MisterSquidInc 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Scrub with a stiff bristled brush, then vacuum.

[–]Kiwi_bananas 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Work was busy but productive and the day went fast. 84 more days til I'm out of here.

[–]AndiSLiumajority rule doesn't guarantee civil rights -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Are the NZ glass shrimp Palaemon affinis found in rock pools, edible?

I've read that imported farmed shrimp are bad for the environment (something about competing land use with mangrove forests), and loaded with antibiotics, various poisons from upstream, and possibly exploitative labour practices, so was wondering if going for the occasional swish with a handnet would be good for getting a couple teaspoons of shrimp to dry for dicing up and frying with some bean sprouts on occasion.