Saturday, July 30, 2011
Friday, January 1, 2010
Friday, February 6, 2009
Now I thought to myself I need to get insurance sorted. So I rang State insurance as I have my home and contents insurance with them. Spoke to this really nice guy called Dougal. He was really chatty, I now almost know his life history! LOL I explained the situation, - had car, other people would be driving it, I have no licence, all my drivers would be over 25 etc etc. He worked out the premium at $1040 ish per year (Ouch!) Then said it was so high basically because it had no no claims discount and I didn't have a licence. Then he said "that's not very fair as you are never going to drive the car. Let me talk to my boss" and he put me on hold. He came back apologising that he couldn't talk to the right person but will ring you back with an answer on Sunday." This guy had been so helpfull that I was happy with this. 2 hours later he rang to say my new premium was $400ish per year! I was ecstatic and told him he deserved a pay rise LOL! And I thought insurance people weren't that nice! It just goes to prove that common sense does prevail!
So let the adventures begin!
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Its been a busy couple of weeks, including my first 2 2 day weeks but in true CCS form I'm already a half day ahead of myself LOL Never fear though coz I will take that time off when I go for a swimming assesment next week.
We have had more hot weather which has been fantastic for the World Buskers Festival which finished today. Went 3 times in total and saw some brilliant acts although one thing is for sure - none of them have CP *that* is for sure!
My car is on the way that is if the funding agency can pay the right caryard this week. I thought it was taking an age and rang them to hear this explanation "Oh we sent the cheque to the wrong PO Box number." OK so they say that paitence is a virtue so fingers crossed for this week
Now for my other vice - you know I like music well now its time to hear about TV. I love my MYSKY HD recorder!! Tonight for instance is the Austrailian Open Final (GO Fed Ex!) and a NZ/Aust ODI and the start of another season of 24 - all on at the same time! 24 is a must record and think I will just flick between the other 2. and then I have work in the morning EEK!
Monday, January 19, 2009
There are a few moments in time that go down in time for the impact they have. Where were you when:
- JFK was asassanated
- Elvis died
- Diana died
- 2 planes hit the World Trade Centre
- and there are many more both good and bad. Tomorrow another one gets added to the list. WHERE WERE YOU WHEN
- America swore in its first African American President?
I can tell you where I will be - glued to my TV set that's where! I am transfixed by this guy. He instills confidence everytime he speaks. His acceptance speech was simply enthralling for me. I believe that America will move forward under his leadership and most importantly for me he seems to understands being in a minority, diversity and difference. Can't wait can't wait CAN'T WAIT!
In other news I made it through my first week of work - all 2 days of it! and tomorrow sees the arrival of my 2nd trial manual wheelchair (since the first one was such an abject failure: read: I sat in it for 5mins and said "No way!")
The world Buskers festival starts here on Thursday, should be good so expect a post or 2 on that
Friday, January 16, 2009
So I guess some explanations are in order..
David Archuleta I think is amazing and I was hooked once I heard him on American Idol (7). He realeased a self titled CD in November 08 which actually had different versions with extra tracks depending where you bought it! Of course it wasn't released at all here so I had it imported (at a scary price) but of course it didn't have all the tracks and most of what you hear from him here are those (now how do I get them to my iPhone?) You're The Voice is the exception its not on the CD's but he sang this in one of the rounds of the show. It was by far his weakest performance on the show but I had to admire his guts to take a song that was not known by 99.9% of the audience and try something different. (He also did this with Robbie Williams Angels with an incredible almost unplugged version. Once again this song was virtually unknown to the audience.) So this was the much better studio version he did while still on the show and while clearly he isn't John Farnham I still think its pretty good. I technically am nowhere near the demographic for his CD! but one of the things I like about the CD is it shows he was capable of more then the ballads he seemed boxed in by on the show. I hope that in the future he will have even more control of the kind and sound of his music.
Jordin Sparks is another idol winner and I just love this song
Miley Cyrus. I'm almost embarrased to admit I like this song - but there you go! I just love the beat
Boyzone. Yet another closet fan LOL and this is their first single after reforming.
I promise I'll add some more mainstream stuff. Its too cool though coz I can add stuff that is almost impossible to get in NZ.
Only one more day and then its back to work for me :0( I went out to Sumner today (a beachside suburb) with an ex flatmate who chucked me in her partner's "Bro Mobile" AKA Ford Station Wagon complete with fluffy dice and bench seat!At Sumner they have these cool "Mobimat" things that get put out over the soft sand which means that I can get onto the beach in my powerchair and go for a walk along the beach. Although I was in my manual chair today so we didn't do that. It is one of the coolest things to experience, just have to remember to not go backwards or stop in soft/wet sand - that's how one gets stuck!
All in all a pretty good day
Saturday, January 10, 2009
So its been a few days of heat rest and relaxation for me. Not too much to report but I have managed to see a couple of movies:
- The Curious Case Of Benjamen Button. I did enjoy this, its a nice little, different romantic tale but man was it LONG! I do think they could have shortened it some. On the plus side, as he got younger it never fails to amaze me just how good looking Brad Pitt is. This AND he has a social concience! *swoon* *** 3/5 stars on my scale.
- Yes Man This I LOVED I have to admit to being a little 50/50 on Jim Carrey movies but I wanted to see it as it has fellow kiwi RHYS DARBY - (AKA Murray from Flight Of The Conchords) in it. Jim was great and Rhys playing Murray esque Norman was a real scene stealer If you want a good laugh this is it *****5/5 stars
Talking of Flight of the Conchords reminds me that I have added a couple more sites that I like flight of the conchords.com. If you haven't checked these guys out before you should now! Quirky funny and bizzare that is them! Also David Archuletta BIG fan here! This young guy is amazing. His voice is absolutely incredible! He is soooo humble I can't help but like him even more. If I make it to the States one day (2010?) I'm gonna try and see a concert of his
Well thats about my lot for now...Thanks so much for your comments keep em comin!