Saturday, January 31, 2009

New Years meme

I see this is floating around, so might as well have a go at it.

1. What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before?

  • Graduated with an MSc
  • Got a full time Job
  • Moved out of home for good
  • Visited another country
2. Did you keep your new year's resolutions, and will you make more for the next year?
Yes seeing it's one from around 2004 I've stuck with ever since (to make no more NY resolutions).

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

4. Did anyone close to you die?

5. What countries did you visit?

6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
An ability to be somewhat more outgoing.

7. What dates from 2008 will remain etched in your memory, and why?

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Getting a job and moving away from home.

9. What was your biggest failure of the year?
Uhm, no idea.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

11. What was the best thing you bought?
  • Camera
  • Books!
  • EEE PC
12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
Uhm no idea.

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
Probably a whole lot of people I've now forgotten about.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Rent, food, camera, eee pc, books, Games

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Nothing much.

16. What song will always remind of you of 2008?

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder?
Neither, happy to have a job, sad I don't get to see a lot of my friends as much any more.

b) fatter or thinner?
Slightly heavier though that probably means I now look underweight rather than like a walking skeleton.

c) richer or poorer?

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Spent time with friends.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?

Spend money.

20. How did you spend Christmas?
With family, in Australia.

21. Did you fall in love in 2008?

22. What was your favourite TV programme?
Hmm probably Code Geass

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

24. What was the best book you read?
The name of the Wind.

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Thrice (Thanks Andrew B!)

26. What did you want and get?
A job.

27. What did you want and not get?
A awesome job, and something more than friendship (admittedly considering the lack of effort I put into that the result is not surprising)

28. What was your favourite film of this year?
Dark Knight

29. What did you do on your birthday and how old did you turn?
Nothing I think, hit 24,

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
A bigger pay packet

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
Same as always

32. What kept you sane?
Friends and my loner tendencies

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

34. What political issue stirred you the most?
The US election, and New Zealand Election

35. Who did you miss?
The Christchurch bunch (not that your all in Chch these days)

36. Who was the best new person you met?
Hard to say, meet a few people but don't know any one well enough yet to make some one a best.

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
Work sucks but at least it pays.

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
Don't listen to enough music for this one.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Wedding: Andrew & Ruth

I've stuck a selection of the best wedding photos up at Speculum so go have a look. Also I've stuck more images up at Facebook.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Coming Soon: To A Blog Near You

A feature length presentation of one wedding, in the life of a certain couple. With their numerous friends making guest appearances, in this once in a lifetime Drama!

NB: May or may not be released before our New Years special feature.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Akaroa: Photos

A wider range of photos from the trip to Akaroa has now been posted on Speculum:

Still working on the New Years Eve photos and the photos from my trip to Aus, be another weekend before I get them up.

A couple more previews in the mean time though.

Dolphin Show

Looking South to Surfers

Portraits: At Akaroa

I've just stuck the first images, from the trip to Akaroa, on Speculum.

Akaroa Portraits:

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Farewell, summer holidays

Well on the way back to Hamilton for work. Was good to see most of you over the Christmas break. I'll stick up an image or two from New Years once I have some free time to go through them properly, though that may take a wee while as I've a lot of Photos from Australia to go through as well. Also I'm likely to pick up a few more images with the up coming wedding. I'll throw up a post here when I get around to updating speculum.
I'll also stick up a few photos from Aus here for those of you interested in such things hopefully in the next couple of weeks.

Any way greetings from wellington (for the whole hour or so I'm here.
Oh and here is a preview image from the trip to Aus:

Christmas Day: Surfers Paradise
Christmas Day

On that note: Eee Pc and 3g for the win!