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Monthly Archive: December, 2012

I want to ride my bicycle

I want to ride my bike. Finally! Last weekend Andrew and I went on the hunt for a new bike. Well, first we stopped at our favorite noodle soup place in the city.… Continue reading

Grampa’s Pasta Sauce

So, for those that do not know me, I’m 50% Italian. Or more¬†accurately¬† 25% Sicilian and 25% Sardinian. My grandfather on my dad’s side is from Sardinia, the small island just north of… Continue reading

A Pukeko in a Ponga Tree

Learn about NZ through a Maori Christmas Song: On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a pukeko in a ponga tree! (The pukeko is a native bird, also… Continue reading

End of the World Advice

Warning: Unsolicited Advice ahead The world didn’t end yesterday but all the excitement over the “End of the World” really makes you think. IF the world would end tomorrow, or the day after… Continue reading

Sore feet are for losers

Wow, it’s been three years since I’ve worked retail and boy, are my feet sore from standing all day! I’m enjoying my new job, as much as can be expected for a retail… Continue reading

Work a day world

Good day readers! I got a job at a local retail store. Win on the job front! It’s summer/ holiday work, and I’ll be getting out of the house, and hopefully meeting some… Continue reading

Drift Shifting into a Coca-Cola Christmas

Earlier this week Andrew and I saw a sign by the local park for a Red Bull Drift Shifting competition. Never heard of it, right? Basically, this New Zealand driver had an idea… Continue reading

West Coast

So as anyone knows who has traveled with me, I have a huge love affair with my travel guides. I love to read about the places we could go and get a local… Continue reading

Coromandel Forest Park, or a long drive

Getting back to this obsession I have with travel guides, I was searching for some activities near Cathedral Cove for a day trip on Sunday. Not far from the beach I read about… Continue reading