Category Archive: Random

Goodbye so soon?

So about this time last year I bought my first car. Despite doing my best to navigate the shitty driving in New Zealand, I was in a very unfortunate accident several weeks ago.… Continue reading

When it rains, it pours

You’ve heard that saying before… right? For the past nine months I have been searching, and seeking a job in the Auckland area to utilize my engineering skills. I’ve sent e-mails, resumes, learned… Continue reading

Independence Day Party, American Style

Well, to follow up on my last post, we did in fact, have an American Independence Day Party. We need to represent down here in the NZ. What can two Americans do to… Continue reading

In the Meantime

So as I muddle through some work related things, I thought I’d write a quick check in. Still living, and working and eating in Auckland. Phoning home occasionally and sleeping in even less.… Continue reading

Mount Sunday AKA Edoras

Alright, so it’s true. I can’t go too long without geeking out a bit. While skipping some of the other Lord of the Ring movie locations, there was one we just couldn’t pass… Continue reading

Pork Pie

I’d like to take a brief intermission in the play by play of our trip to discuss a phenomenally fantastic race that took place starting Easter Weekend. Unbeknownst to us, our trip happened… Continue reading

Life update time.

Last week Andrew and I moved out of our 14th floor shoebox and into a real live apartment. The apartment is in the Saint Mary’s Bay neighborhood, halfway between downtown and all the… 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

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

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