Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Otaihanga rock throwing


Long weekend + sunshine = awesome!

Dom loves water, and loves throwing rocks into it.

He would happily throw himself in too, so he's never a free range Dom when near a river or deep puddle.

Off for further sunny walking - back in the stroller. He's getting heavier and still hasn't decided he likes proper shoulder rides.
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Monday, October 26, 2009

Gravity? We don't need no steenking gravity!


Dominic is learning to mock the very laws of physics.



He can jump.



He pretty much looks like this most of the time.



Note that this photo is not blurred. This is how Dominic appears to the naked eye, he jumps so fast.
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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New Hitchhikers!

Eoin Colfer has written a new Hitchhikers book! And Simon Jones has voiced the audiobook version! I am pretty excited about this, moreso as I wasn't particularly fond of the 5th book in the trilogy and therefore don't have unrealistically high expectations :-)

On an entirely unrelated note I've been enjoying reading the posts on the audiobooklovers LJ community. Apparently it's really easy to download large files from sites like rapidshare and megaupload. And people on that community seem to be good at finding links to all sorts of audiobooks.

Even new ones ;-)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Always a professional

Teacher 1: I'm covering X's roll check. Who is X anyway.

Teacher 2 (definitely not me): Tall, blonde, walks like a giraffe. *does giraffe walk through office*

Teacher 1: Thanks, Matt.

Teacher 3: I'd hate to hear how you'd describe me!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Interesting copyright case

From the ever-reliable wikipedia:

In Cummins v Bond, a psychic in a trance claimed to have written down what spirits told her, through a process of automatic writing. In court, she accepted that she was not the creative author of the writing. The creative input, had, presumably, come from the spirits. Nonetheless, the court held that she had exercised sufficient labour and skill in transcribing what the spirits had told her, and translating it, that she had a copyright in the literary work which resulted.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

How to find The Event

Google search "what is the cause of a sac buldging from my axolotl between the back legs"

11th hit:



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Sunday, October 04, 2009

Writing update

Productive holidays so far:

Ongoing
On a Roll - added 1,000 words
Solomon's Pearls (short story) - added 1,400 words. Now complete.

New short stories (completed)
13 Bodies - 1,500 words
Guilty Pleasures - 1,750 words
Murray the Sex Machine - 1,069 words
Fashion Crime - 1,450 words
The Tunnel - 1,091 words

Mount Maunganui

 
 
 
 

A few shots of the viw around the east side of The Mount. There were seals on the rocks sunning themselves, but a little far off for a good shot even with a 12x zoom.
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Saturday, October 03, 2009

Not just photos of kids

 
 
 
 

I also took a bunch of photos of thrilling things like flowers, rocks, anti-graffiti statues and a dead bird.
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Thursday, October 01, 2009

Holidays are Awesome

 
 
 
 

As are kids' rides with no maximum weight allowance :-)
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