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musings of a kiwi

Picture taken during a visit to Unicon XV in Wellington today. This was at the preliminaries for the flatlanders competition (sort of like skateboard tricks but on a flat area.)

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macros micros whatever
Trying out the macro settings on my camera - this is the lid of my laundry basket.

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More Photos
So i went out and bought a new camera today - and i took a photo of the same flower as yesterday to do a comparison of shots/quality etc.

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Photo on left is via my new Samsung PL50 and photo on right is from my Nokia 6121c cell phone.

And how about today's 365 challenge photo:

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I'm stunned at the quality of the close up.

Now i'm off to read the manual and explore more settings!

#1 365 Photo Challenge

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updating stuff - spring cleaning
I've just spent the last hour or so updating software - Mars Edit and Evernote - I also transferred a bunch of notes into a new "book" for 2009 in Evernote ... seems everywhere i am involves some kind of spring cleaning (only it's summer so do i call it summer cleaning?)

at school i'm still unpacking boxes and chucking stuff that i no longer need (and have nowhere to store); at home i'm doing the same including sorting out clothing i'm not ever going to wear again

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'praps you should just call me sadie ...

Let's encourage our kids to be creative ...
Here's something very creative - it could become my favourite rendition of the Hallelujah Chorus.

Kiwi Christmas
It's evening on Christmas Day. Kind of a chilly day but the sun did come out and I did venture down for a walk on the beach. Some pictures from the walk. Beach Entrance Looking North up the beach Looking South Even a biplane buzzing around Kapiti Island Pohutukawa tree (NZ Christmas tree)

RIP Bundle
Spacey's cat Bundle went downhill rapidly last week and we had to take her to the vet to be put to sleep.

RIP Bundle

cat boxes

Just finished reading Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce

I give it 5 stars!

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kiwi lingo
i just received in the mail some fridge magnets - the poetry type - only these are kiwi lingo examples - thought i might amuse people with some examples:

take a hike

guts for garters


strapped for cash

nana nap

the olds

across the ditch

ripped off

sussed out

dreaded lurgy

rough as guts


neck of the woods

flat stick

hard case

away laughing

piece of piss


up the creek

down the gurgler

even stevens

tiki tour


carked it

Wonder if anyone can guess what these all mean.