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Friday, July 01, 2005

Friday Night Free For All Part 2

The other one got too long. Carry on here.

Posted by Lucia Maria | 7/01/2005 10:12:00 PM

127 Comments:

Blogger Gooner said...

No Zen, 'twas when Labour came to power!

First child was fantastic - Nov 13 2000, the day Tua lost to Lewis. I was watching the pushing and shoving whilst my beloved was doing some pushing of her own.

7/01/2005 10:17:00 PM  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

Worked out the results of the rhema poll as they are now - UF with 53 seats, National 33, Destiny 34.

I think that gives us our answer for how to get rid of the greens - disenfranchise everybody except radio rhema listeners who answered the online poll. That'll work.

7/01/2005 10:18:00 PM  
Blogger Lucyna said...

Favourite movie, hmmm ... The Matrix or The Fifth Element or the second Terminator whatever it was called.

I just ordered some movies from Amazon, A war trilogy by Andrzej Wajda. Just watched the first one on my computer this afternoon. It was good. The second one, Kanal, is one that the director of Saving Private Ryan got his crew to watch to soak up atmosphere for that movie. I'm kind of dreading watching it though, because apparently everyone dies.

7/01/2005 10:18:00 PM  
Blogger Gooner said...

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7/01/2005 10:18:00 PM  
Blogger Lucyna said...

I think I might have got someone I know to stop voting Green - I told her they were commies.

7/01/2005 10:19:00 PM  
Blogger Gooner said...

Mine is One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest. Seen that Lucyna?

7/01/2005 10:21:00 PM  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

Oh, that sounds like a lovely movie!

Not sure if I have a favourite movie. Seen a lot that I've enjoyed, for different reasons. Big fan of Sci-Fi, so I suppose the Star Trek and Star Wars movies are right up there. Terminator movies are good too, and the remake of BSG.

7/01/2005 10:22:00 PM  
Blogger Lucyna said...

Wow, Gooner, your first child is a little older than my second.

7/01/2005 10:22:00 PM  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

Gooner: read the book of that for 7th Form English. Very clever book, very hard to read the first 100 pages.

7/01/2005 10:23:00 PM  
Blogger Gooner said...

Ashley, the movie is brilliant. Very old and one of Jack Nicholson's very first I believe. It really is amazing. I saw it about 20 yrs ago and it is still my favourite.

Lucyna, snap!

7/01/2005 10:25:00 PM  
Blogger Lucyna said...

No, I have never seen One Flew Over the you know what's - have heard the name, but that's about it. I don't really watch movies for story, most of the time - that's what books are for. So I tend to like action. If there's one movie I wish I had never seen, that would be that one by Peter Jackson of the two girls that murdered one of the mothers.

7/01/2005 10:25:00 PM  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

Just noticed your favourite movies on you blogger profile. Good stuff. You obviously read my "View My Complete Profile Post" ?? Yep, OFOTCN was great. I have heaps of favs. A few I listed, like Groundhog Day, The Matrix, Pitch Black, Alien. But those might not be a good indication of the full range of my favs.

7/01/2005 10:26:00 PM  
Blogger Lucyna said...

Horrible, horrible movie.

7/01/2005 10:26:00 PM  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

You mean Heavenly Creatures? I haven't seen that movie. Seen Bad Taste though - classic movie. Absolutely hilarious.

7/01/2005 10:27:00 PM  
Blogger Lucyna said...

Ground hog day is great! I can watch that over and over again ...

7/01/2005 10:27:00 PM  
Blogger Gooner said...

Heavenly Creatures.

7/01/2005 10:28:00 PM  
Blogger Lucyna said...

That was it, Heavenly Creatures! I mean, it was well made and told well, but I still wish I'd never seen it. The murder scene was at the end, it was truly horrible and I wasn't prepared to see it and .. ugh. I was in a terrible state afterwards.

7/01/2005 10:29:00 PM  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

All his early movies were super funny. Some great lines.
Heavenly Creatures was a good indication of his skill at getting the realism out of a surreal story.
I wouldn't like to see PJ do anything like a Stalin movie. People might die from shock.

7/01/2005 10:29:00 PM  
Blogger Gooner said...

Too slow, Terminators are great too. my fav. Arnie movie though is Commando. It has dsome great lines.

7/01/2005 10:29:00 PM  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

Have you guys seen the remake of the Manchurian Candidate? Very good movie, I loved it.

7/01/2005 10:31:00 PM  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

Yes, seen Commando at least 5 times. Very funny.

I eat green berets for breakfast.

I let him go.

7/01/2005 10:31:00 PM  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

Missed Manchurian Candidate. If I hadn't watched Rocky Horror at least 20 times....

7/01/2005 10:32:00 PM  
Blogger Gooner said...

..and right now I'm very hungry!

Another beaut is Shawshank Redemption.

7/01/2005 10:32:00 PM  
Blogger Lucyna said...

If the movie is still at the theatres, Ashley, I get to see one, or two movies a year. I wait for cable.

7/01/2005 10:33:00 PM  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

MC is out on DVD now.

I'm quite tempted to buy it, when I get some money. Last set of DVD's I bought was the set of the New Zealand Wars series by James Belich.

7/01/2005 10:34:00 PM  
Blogger Gooner said...

What is eveyone's favourite beer. Mine is John Smith Extra Smooth or Caffreys - two English ales. Lucyna, if you're not a beer drinker a wine or spirit will suffice:)

7/01/2005 10:34:00 PM  
Blogger Lucyna said...

That was it! I let him go. I was trying to remember that line.

Another Snap, Gooner. I'm something like one month older that you.

7/01/2005 10:35:00 PM  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

When I was about 17, (living in Ottawa, Canada at the time) I used to go to the movies most Saturday nights. Usually with friends, sometimes by myself. However, it was at a chinese theatre. They would have 3 Kung Fu movies for $5. They were always in Chinese (usually Cantonese), and if lucky, with badly translated English subtitles. Loved them.

7/01/2005 10:35:00 PM  
Blogger Lucyna said...

Don't worry Gooner, I drink beer. I don't take much notice of what type.

7/01/2005 10:35:00 PM  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

Ginger Beer - I don't drink alcohol.

7/01/2005 10:36:00 PM  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

Yes, that was just after "Remember when I said I'd kill you last?" Yes, Yes, you did. "I lied"

7/01/2005 10:37:00 PM  
Blogger Lucyna said...

I used to hate beer, when I was much younger, Ashley. Somehow I got over the vile taste and now I enjoy it.

7/01/2005 10:38:00 PM  
Blogger Berend de Boer said...

Well, that was another Babylon 5. And two Grant's. Good night everyone.

7/01/2005 10:39:00 PM  
Blogger Lucyna said...

Goodnight, Berend!

7/01/2005 10:40:00 PM  
Blogger Gooner said...

Ciao Berend.

7/01/2005 10:41:00 PM  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

My absolute favorite is Carlsberg. (Not the elephant beer, just the lager)
I like Heineken.
Most of the others taste much the same, I can't tell a huge difference (short of stouts and pilsner varieties)

I like Ginger Beer. Bundaberg have the mix just perfect.

I used to be a cola addict. Manage to resist high sugar drinks now. Virtually cut them out.

7/01/2005 10:41:00 PM  
Blogger Gooner said...

You don't look 63 Lucyna:)

7/01/2005 10:42:00 PM  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

Bonsoir.

7/01/2005 10:42:00 PM  
Blogger Lucyna said...

Ha. Are you lying on your profile, Gooner.

7/01/2005 10:43:00 PM  
Blogger Gooner said...

"Let off some steam Bennett".

7/01/2005 10:43:00 PM  
Blogger Gooner said...

Reverse them Lucyna.

7/01/2005 10:43:00 PM  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

Yes, Bundaberg is the best ginger beer I have ever tasted. And so reasonably priced too.

I drink a fair bit of coca-cola, but am cutting down on my intake. Not good for you to have too much.

7/01/2005 10:44:00 PM  
Blogger Lucyna said...

Ah, the photo... dug that up because of the champagne. Not recent. I still look very much like that though, just a little older.

7/01/2005 10:44:00 PM  
Blogger Gooner said...

BTW, Zen/Lucyna call me Nick. Gooner is for the real blogs.

7/01/2005 10:44:00 PM  
Blogger Gooner said...

Oh,you too Ashley. Oops.

7/01/2005 10:45:00 PM  
Blogger coge said...

Gooner, when I lived in the U.K John Smiths extra smooth was affordable & fresh. Ushers on tap not bad too. These days resort to Hollandia at pack'n save...

7/01/2005 10:45:00 PM  
Blogger Lucyna said...

Coca cola is very bad for you Ashley, as you already know. Very hard to stop drinking - because of the sugar. It's addictive. I don't touch it now... ex-coke addict. Needed it to program. Now I just drink coffee and pull out weeds to let off steam.

7/01/2005 10:47:00 PM  
Blogger Lucyna said...

Ok, Nick. I'm so used to calling you Gooner, though. But that's ok, I can adjust.

7/01/2005 10:49:00 PM  
Blogger Gooner said...

That's where I fell in love with it coge. I just stuffed it down me.

OMG, I have just heard on the News that the US is going to double its aid to Africa over the next 5 years dependingon good government - reform and progress. The bets thing for reform in Africa is free trade. Not socialist handouts.

7/01/2005 10:49:00 PM  
Blogger Gooner said...

Gooner is fine if u like Lucyna. Up to you.

7/01/2005 10:50:00 PM  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

I tend to drink too much of it when I am tired. I would drink coffee instead, but I only like coffee black with one sugar and sometimes I don't want a hot drink. I try and drink as much water as possible, and have the occassional soup.

7/01/2005 10:50:00 PM  
Blogger Lucyna said...

Someone's getting bought off. I read that Bush owes Blair bigtime, this is how he's paying him back.

7/01/2005 10:50:00 PM  
Blogger Lucyna said...

It seriously is the sugar, Ashley. To get off it, I had to stop all sugar. Even swapped sugar in tea to honey. It was really strange, I had several episodes of falling asleep on my feet during that time.

7/01/2005 10:52:00 PM  
Blogger Gooner said...

He does for him backing the Iraq war. Blair didn't want to. Yuk!!! Dick Hubbard on the news! Red tie and striped blue shirt.

7/01/2005 10:53:00 PM  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

Yeah, I've replaced coke with black coffee, and cut out the sugar from coffee. That got easier once I reduced my coca cola intake.

Water is good. Not sure who invented it, but Franklins brand is quite nice.

7/01/2005 10:55:00 PM  
Blogger Lucyna said...

Nick, I wonder if Hubbard is going to be wearing both Labour and National colours right up to the election. Hedging his bets?

7/01/2005 10:56:00 PM  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

No, he'll be hoping for a team 120 probably...

7/01/2005 10:57:00 PM  
Blogger Gooner said...

Hey, AL's story on the Iranian president (ex terrorist) is on the news next. Same photo, from the Herald I think.

7/01/2005 10:58:00 PM  
Blogger Lucyna said...

It's funny, everytime I just write the word coke by itself, I get worried that people might not think I mean the drink. So I end up writing coca cola out.

7/01/2005 10:58:00 PM  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

Gooner - when Tua lost to Lewis...good article about Tua in Investigate Mag re firing his Manager.

I was at the birth of both my kids (homebirths too). Amazing stuff. Having kids was totally life changing. From how I thought it might be to the actuality has been indescribable. This is one of those things where people that say they have no regrets are fortunate they don't actually know what it might be like....but that's just the way I see it now.

It still confuses me to see how evil people can be after having kids. There are some kinds of things that make you go WTF?

7/01/2005 10:59:00 PM  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

I do too at times. Especially when talking about trying to cut down. Makes it sound like giving up a drug habit.

7/01/2005 11:00:00 PM  
Blogger Gooner said...

Spot on Zen. Life changing for me. I agree on the abuse thing (oops, s 59 legalised assault:)). Lots of things in this world don't make sens, that is one of them.

re Tua: that guy Pugh is bloody dodgy. He simply tried to rip Tua off. Shocking.

7/01/2005 11:03:00 PM  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

heh. I cofess. I just typed coca cola to be clear. But sugar is a drug habit. And what tax break do I get for this afflication. Nothing. And they call themselves socialists.

This is why I want to keep my money. So I can take repsonsibility for my bad habits, since they'll never help me anyway.

And now that I've given up Coke, cut so far back on sugar that my diet is in the 90's, what reward do I get? Nothing. Still paying high taxes.

Bloody hell, where's that Four Yorkshire Men link gone? New it would come in handy.

Of course it was tough. And you tell the young folk that today and they wont believe you.

7/01/2005 11:03:00 PM  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

Err, thats "confess" and "knew". There may be other typos, but those are the two I'm embarassed about.

7/01/2005 11:06:00 PM  
Blogger Gooner said...

Everyone else still around?

7/01/2005 11:07:00 PM  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

I'm still here. What was tough Zen?

7/01/2005 11:08:00 PM  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

Hah. I've been talking to myself for the last 10 posts then.

I think the others have popped off for a wee while. They'll likely come back to announce its time to crash. Which isn'rt a bad idea. I normally go to bed at around 1am. Sometimes 2am.

Usually spot Antartic Lemur doing the rounds at that time, but he's just getting warmed up then.

Definitely nocturnal.

7/01/2005 11:09:00 PM  
Blogger Gooner said...

What's with AL's nocturnal habits Zen?

7/01/2005 11:11:00 PM  
Blogger Lucyna said...

I'm back too. Having kids for me was life changing .. like yeah, but even more. It was like I'd been socialised to think of myself as this type of androgynous being and then I discovered that I was human. Now I totally understand that we are ruled by our biology - and that's ok.

7/01/2005 11:13:00 PM  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

Guess he's just a night person. I would stay up to 2am if I had the choice, but unfortunately life doesn't work that way so I can't. I usually go about midnight.

A guy I know flipped his entire routine around - he slept during the day and was up in the night. Of course, he is a programmer - we all seem to work to strange times.

7/01/2005 11:14:00 PM  
Blogger Gooner said...

What does androgynous mean?

7/01/2005 11:14:00 PM  
Blogger Lucyna said...

Sexless - where biology doesn't matter, Nick. I think men are also socialised to be this way as well.

7/01/2005 11:16:00 PM  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

Oh yeah Ashley - I remember - you are on dialup at the moment. Now that's tough.

My "tough" was just the general withdrawal process from sugar. I got sick na few years ago, and ended up with skin problems. Psoriasis type stuff, just on different bits of me. Pain was so bad I couldn't sleep most nights.

After trying heaps of standard treatments, found the absolute basics made the biggest difference - no junk food, no sugar, minimal coffee, no breads. Our food creation system is stuffed. High sugars, high preservatives etc. Kids don't have a chance. High Asthma, ADD, mild allergy reactions that show as bad behaviour and hyper sensitivity. Throw in lots of TV (passive, brain numbing) instead of running, playing and being kids and it gets worse.

Got heaps of amazing stats on how useless FDA has been at stopping some key shifts in food quality. For a blog one day.

I'm pretty much better now, but have to be careful. Of course, a bit more exercise would work wonders.

7/01/2005 11:16:00 PM  
Blogger Gooner said...

Hey Lucyna, you'll be pleased to know that the headline in tomorrow's Herald is a poll that says the majority of people don't want a ban on smacking. Yay.

Won't stop the Greenies though!

7/01/2005 11:17:00 PM  
Blogger Lucyna said...

Oh good, Nick. Not that I smoke, but it's the principle!

7/01/2005 11:18:00 PM  
Blogger Lucyna said...

Doh, I thought you said smoking! LOL

7/01/2005 11:18:00 PM  
Blogger Lucyna said...

Ok, now that that's out of the way - my getting confused on the word - the Greens will just say it's not a ban on smacking anyway, so what's everyone getting so uptight about?

7/01/2005 11:20:00 PM  
Blogger Gooner said...

Nice 1 Zen. Of course the FDA is useless. The market can take care of bad foods. Nothing wrong with fruit, vegetables and fish. I don't drink Milk (bad stuff), I use Soy. I don't eat biscuits. My diet is outstanding, if I say so myself. And I am teaching my daughter the same with a lot of help from my beloved. She has been to McDonalds once in 2 years. we just say no. It works!

Hey Lucyna, does sexless mean no sex???????

AAArrghhhhhh.

Now I'm watching Sharapova v Williams. Grunt, grunt, grunt. That Sharapova isn't bad though:)

7/01/2005 11:22:00 PM  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

I wasn't referring to the dial-up actually, but that too. I meant the fact that I can't get up at 10am to go to Uni etc.

We eat a reasonable amount of fresh foods - vegetable garden is a great thing. I don't eat much in the way of junk food, apart from chocolate and coke. Sometimes a few chips.

7/01/2005 11:23:00 PM  
Blogger Gooner said...

We know better though aye Lucyna. The practical effect of it will be that smacking is banned. Very easy really.

7/01/2005 11:24:00 PM  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

Gooner - its probably just likely that the time periods suit him. When I was a bit younger than my current 42, I would tend to be up until 3 or 4 AM.

When I get interested in something I can ignore trivial things like hunger, pain, tiredness, needing to go to the toilet etc.

I prefer the night to the day for doing things I want to do, because it is pretty much uninterrupted.

I imagine AL is similar. But I should be clear I don't know - we haven't met in person yet. He's in Auckland, I'm in Wellington region.

Of course, at some point it would be nice to all get together, either in small clumps or larger ones and have a chat face to face.

I'll be talking, miss something you say and go to push F5 out of habit.

7/01/2005 11:24:00 PM  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

Sharapova was the pin-up girl for last year's Boys' Brigade Leadership Development Course. It was right after she won Wimbledon.

7/01/2005 11:26:00 PM  
Blogger Lucyna said...

No, Nick, sexless doesn't mean no sex. Maybe I just think too much, huh?

7/01/2005 11:27:00 PM  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

I have minimal dairy. Minimal Soy too for that matter, as I'm a bit sensitive to it, but its better for me than dairy.

My kids are dairy allergic so it is fairly easy to keep away from it.

7/01/2005 11:27:00 PM  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

I'm hoping that David and Jordan organise another Bloggers Drinks night. I'd like to go in to town and meet a few of them.

7/01/2005 11:28:00 PM  
Blogger Lucyna said...

Will they get the anti-smacking thing through before the election, Nick? Is it possible?

7/01/2005 11:28:00 PM  
Blogger Gooner said...

I've noticed with this blogging thing that it is so hard to be first with something. You either have to be up real early (like AL) or you have to be original in your thoughts. I try the 2nd but it's hard with work all day, kids at night till they bed down, beloved who deserves attention, then maybe a blog or two if there is something n-one has mentioned during the day. Not being self-employed it is hard to sit on PC all day blogging, but I try!

7/01/2005 11:29:00 PM  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

I don't drink milk because I used to be allergic to it when I was younger. Funnily enough cheese, yoghurt and ice cream never stuffed me up. Still have those occassionally. Use So Good on my Weet-Bix each morning.

7/01/2005 11:30:00 PM  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

If I can arrange a baby sitter, I'm in Ashley.

You just reminded me of Wimbledon. Is the finals this week-end or did I just completely miss it all? I had a friend who loved following tennis, ended up watching it, following the stats and found it good fun. Seemed the coverage in Australia was a lot better than here, but they normally had Rafter, Hewitt, Phillipousis, the Woodys, and a heap of other talented plyers in the finals.

7/01/2005 11:32:00 PM  
Blogger Gooner said...

Well Lucyna they passed Civil Unions under urgency! I don't really have a problem with it now, but under urgency, puhleease!

They should only stick to basic matters now - confidence and supply bills but you never know. If it's worth 1 vote they might.

And It's good thinking a lot. Thinking is great!

7/01/2005 11:33:00 PM  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

Nick - pick obscure things to post about. I was the only person to blog the United Future Tax Policy when it came out. Graeme Edgeler read it and later on made some further comments on it, but otherwise nobody touched it.

7/01/2005 11:34:00 PM  
Blogger Gooner said...

Yeah Ashley that is wat I try to do. And you have to admit there are soooooo many obscure things out there.

7/01/2005 11:36:00 PM  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

Blogging is hard work! Fitting it in with a job even harder. Being self employed means I don't pay myself for slacking off. Thus the late nights - where I do more blogging.

Maybe the government has a blogging benefit I could apply for. Apparently, Massey run a degree credited class on how to apply for government funding.

7/01/2005 11:36:00 PM  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

I don't know when Wimbledon is. All I know is that last year it was the same week as the beginning of the school holidays, which is when we run NLDC. It might be soon, since the holidays (and NLDC) start end of next week.

7/01/2005 11:37:00 PM  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

I know Wimbledon started at least.

Note: Dibbs on doing a post about the Massey thing. Still researching it!

7/01/2005 11:38:00 PM  
Blogger Lucyna said...

But, isn't there some sort of procedure, where it takes a certain amount of time:
1st reading and vote to get to select committee and then what? And how long does that take? If they get this one through, the Nats might not repeal it because they'll be too busy fixing up the mess Labour have left behind.

Oh, yes, I was joking about the thinking. I just have to work out a way to explain what I mean... the sexless thing. I think it's important.

7/01/2005 11:38:00 PM  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

Plenty of obscure things, definitely. Did you see that ferry that crashed into the pier on the late One News? Guess the pilot slipped it into reverse accidentally or something.

7/01/2005 11:38:00 PM  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

You talking about Massey Uni or PM Massey? And what is this thing you speak of?

7/01/2005 11:39:00 PM  
Blogger Gooner said...

Zen, when I graduated from Uni some years ago a mate and I looked into some funding for law projects/papers etc. We decided against it but I was staggered at the availability of it. There is so much for so many different things. You could live off it if you tried hard enough. Like cows in toilets.

7/01/2005 11:39:00 PM  
Blogger Lucyna said...

Yeah, but Zen, if you got a blogging benefit, then before long you'd be voting to keep the benefit going - ergo the govt would be able to control what you write in a round about way by stimulating your self-interest. Bad idea. Accept no money!

7/01/2005 11:40:00 PM  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

select committee stage can vary in length. I think it's supposed to be six months, unless they specify otherwise. But I'm not certain about that. After it's been reported back they can then pass it through 2nd reading, committee of the whole and 3rd reading as soon as they want to.

7/01/2005 11:41:00 PM  
Blogger Gaz said...

The finals are this weekend. Venus Williams beat Sharapova in a semi last night, there is another semi tonight between Davenport and someone

7/01/2005 11:42:00 PM  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

Just occurred to me, this thread is probably fodder for some university student doing a paper on social structures of the noughts, and anlaysing casual conversations.

Poor sod doesn't know we got together yeaterday and carefully scripted this out.

Besides, how credible to say "ZenTiger then said..."

"And the Lemur that was there before said to Adolf...."

"But RightWingDeathBeast said to The Gooner..."

"and Clarkson said..."

interjection from examiner: Clarkson, son of Clark. Ah yes, very clever. Very Funny.

Are you sure you are not being played?

7/01/2005 11:43:00 PM  
Blogger Gooner said...

Yes I saw that Ashley. Wow!

Lucyna, it doesn't have to go to select committee I don't think if the government has the numbers to pass it. They can pass it in 1 sitting if they want! 1st, 2nd and then 3rd reading all done under urgency and then whammo.

7/01/2005 11:43:00 PM  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

Lucyna - what morals?

But you are right. I'd rather earn it myself and spend it myself. Pretty simple really.

7/01/2005 11:44:00 PM  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

Don't make us get all philosphical now... maybe we were all predestined to say this...

7/01/2005 11:45:00 PM  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

If I had a penny for every life I'd ever been reincarnated into, I'd be rich in this lifetime. Or maybe the next one.

7/01/2005 11:47:00 PM  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

Certainly the supply imprest and appropriations bills aren't sent to select committee, but I think that it is a convention it goes to select committee.

7/01/2005 11:48:00 PM  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

'it' being bills in general.

7/01/2005 11:48:00 PM  
Blogger Gooner said...

I should go to bed. My daughter is playing soccer tomorrow morning and I have to be up @ ish. It' so funny, she's not even 5 and there's about 12 tweenies running around in circles following the ball like bees to honey and when they finally catch up with it and kick it they stop and look all proud. Hilarious.

Spot y'all later. See ya round like a record.

7/01/2005 11:50:00 PM  
Blogger Gooner said...

That's 7ish.

7/01/2005 11:51:00 PM  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

good night

7/01/2005 11:52:00 PM  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

Goodnight. I think I'm off too, early for a change.

Still, 320+ comments. Good effort folks. Nice chatting.

These extra stats could piss off Phil U.

Hmm, wonder if David is publishing them for last month??

Anyway - see y'all round.

7/01/2005 11:53:00 PM  
Blogger Lucyna said...

So, if it didn't go to select committee, the public might get all uptight about it and it would look bad for all of them right before an election - therefore this herald poll is good. Phew! I hope people realise just how dangerous the legislation is.

I can quite easily get philosophical, one of my more favourite topics. Not really gone into on political blogs though.

7/01/2005 11:53:00 PM  
Blogger Lucyna said...

Goodnight, Nick! So no sleep in for you tomorrow morning then!

7/01/2005 11:54:00 PM  
Blogger Gooner said...

Phil should join us. He is not so bad. I emailed him the other day and got a very nice response.

Ciao all.

7/01/2005 11:54:00 PM  
Blogger Lucyna said...

I should probably go to bed too then, it's nearly midnight! How did that happen?

7/01/2005 11:54:00 PM  
Blogger Gooner said...

No lucyna, not tomorrow. Maybe Sunday. Then again my girl is up with the sparrows and jumps into our bed. *yawn*.

7/01/2005 11:55:00 PM  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

See ya Zen.

Yes, it would not be good form for the parliament to legislate a social issue without submissions from the public. It would also piss off the opposition even more, and lead to more filibustering. It would probably get the culprits turfed out if close to the election as well.

7/01/2005 11:55:00 PM  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

Hmm... quiet all of a sudden.

7/02/2005 12:00:00 AM  
Blogger Lucyna said...

Probably why they've spent so much time trying to gather support from ... Plunket, the family court judge, various reporters/opionators...

My second child's like that Nick, up early. But he doesn't hop into bed, he wants to eat and play, wants me up as well. And I quite often have to stop him from waking up his older brother who wants to sleep in. But I live in hope for those days I actually get to sleep in.

7/02/2005 12:02:00 AM  
Blogger Gaz said...

Hey Ashley, just got your email

7/02/2005 12:02:00 AM  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

Evening Gaz.

Lucyna: I guess when he is slightly older he will sleep in later. I know I shifted to later when I got a bit older.

2ZB signal has gone cruddy the past 15 minutes. Dang it.

7/02/2005 12:05:00 AM  
Blogger Lucyna said...

Here's hoping, Ashley. It used to be 6am every morning when he was a baby, now it's 7:30am. Just too early for me normally.

7/02/2005 12:10:00 AM  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

Right, well, I suppose I should head off to bed if I have any hope of getting up for Agenda in the morning. Goodnight all, nice chatting.

7/02/2005 12:21:00 AM  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

Howdy Gaz. Nite Ashley. Not actually here anymore. This is an automated message. I was just doing a quick browse of the 'sphere.

Pretty quiet on the southern side.

Found ATP Tennis. Federrer vs Hewitt in the Semi Finals, then up and coming Andy Roddick up against Thomas Johansson.

All awesome players. Being in Aus for 12 years or so, I'm rooting for Hewitt. Federrer has had a good run, and plays well on grass. Hewitt is hungry. Swiss Cheese or Aussie BBQ?

7/02/2005 12:25:00 AM  
Blogger Blair said...

Lucyna is a bit of a hottie I reckon ;o)

God... so drunk... :oP

7/02/2005 12:39:00 AM  

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