Tuesday, August 23, 2005

tripping around in the red rover

Had a nice afternoon up the coast today. I had organised a photo shoot up in Otaki so most of the afternoon was spent kicking around on the sand. Warm and sunny and made me want summer to hurry the fuck up. Heres' a photo of the beach. Otaki Beach.



Headed over the big hill to Masterton in the weekend. It was so sunny over there - not like cloudy old Wellington. Shiny sun. Kids in the car. Off to see their dad. Caught up with Ben and Ang on the way home and checked out their kitchen-supreme and newly painted Persimmon Lounge. They are my DIY heros. Did the usual buy-up of fresh veg and some yummy manuka honey. Blah blah, boring incidentals.

It's nice to get out of Welly - just don't do it often enough. I love to drive the red rover. Can't wait for my trip down south in a couple of weeks. vroom vroom go red rover.

Kicking around home tonight. Should be doing some work - I'm such a slavedriver of a boss to myself. Always making myself work weekends and evenings. I'm a crap boss. Although I did just let myself lay around on the couch watching John Safran vs God on DVD. The final episode devoted to his exorcism was creepy. John was making some scary demon noises. John, I didn't think you were that kind of boy. Anyway, it was a great series. I just hope the next series he makes isn't him teaming up with that freaking exorcist roaming around Australia casting out the devil. But really, he did seem to be taking the casting-out-satan thing a bit seriously. And so did the camera guys.

Okay, on to the work now. Sadly so.

37 comments:

KRT said...

Such dark sand.

Such dark sand in New Zealand. In winter.

All year round, such dark sand.

Rose said...

Yes, but not on all beaches. There are some golden-sanded ones in the far north. Very golden. I don't mind the dark sand. It feels the same between your toes.

O'Grady said...

Well I'll be damned. Gold sand.

Moinous said...

Le puits I sera damné. Sable d'or.

KRT said...

Golden sand, eh?

Rose said...

Golden "coloured" that is. You know what I mean!!!

Rose said...

Bloody pedant.

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paintergirl said...

I think your pic is just lovely and it makes me want to travel there. Even in the winter. I had tons of white sand growing up in Florida. I want to see the black sand in Hawaai too.

Hey and Rose-take a break-YOU work too much sister!

Rose said...

I guess I just see it as sand. It's the colour of the sand that I grew up with and I guess I've never thought about the fact that it's quite dark. Further up the coast, near Wanganui, there's beaches with iron sand and thar REALLY is black. It absorbs the sun's heat in the summer and becomes impossible to walk on in bare feet.

Hawaii would be cool to visit. Maori people here originally came from Hawaii (or so the theory goes, and there are a few theories).

Kid Hassalo said...

Yeah Rose-take a break-YOU work too much sister!

Kick back on a Laz-E-Boy chair and take a break!

Kid Hassalo

Rose said...

If I had one, kid, I would. Gotta watch that RLS. It can catch up on ya.

stephen said...

Warm and sunny and nice? Not exposed and blustery and generally irritating?

I'm impressed :P

Rose said...

A reasonably calm day at Otaki - I know. I mean, I wouldn't have wanted to be sunning myself in next-to-nothing, but I didn't need a jacket. When are we doing this lunch Clover? Haven't seen you for ages.

stephen said...
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stephen said...

Also, blogspam or not, "busted horseshoe crabs" is an AWESOME metaphor. Which I'm going to steal. If I can get my dick out of this set of coloured contact lenses. LOL

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Rose said...

Clover, that went over my head. Fights?

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stephen said...
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D. Mint said...

Super 8 is rather cinematic indeed. Good point.

Stephen, you are rather a comic genius, sire. The bit about the contact lenses. Made me choke on some salt water taffy I was eating.

Report suspicious objects or behavior.

D.M.

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Rose said...

What's the D stand for? Devil or Double? I don't like the sound of that taffy. Bad for the teeth.

D. Mint said...

I believe it stands for "defiling." Bad for the choppers, right.

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O'Grady said...

Bad for the choppers?

KRT said...

Bad for the choppers.

Moinous said...

Bad for the choppers.

O'Grady said...

Bad for the choppers.

That settles it then. I'll have the, uh, red herring. And lemonade. With grens.

I mean greens.

Thanx.

--O'Grady

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