Wednesday, August 31, 2005

So I have just about completed my presentation... Posted by Picasa

I then took this picture of the lights... i think it looks cool Posted by Picasa

Last night I was down at the water front hanging out with brent... and i stole this picture while he was trying to take one of me... Posted by Picasa

This is Jesse-ivo he is just giving is acceptance speech for best Starbuckian supporter. Posted by Picasa

Just before Andy starts he takes a moment to catch up on all the Michael Hill gossip Posted by Picasa

Abby being a busy bee doing all the dishes that have mounted up over that last 2 seconds well done! Posted by Picasa

James celerbrates victory that we won the cold war! Posted by Picasa

This would be Sam, and he plays in a band... that almost rhymed Posted by Picasa

This is Leven, she is one of our newbies her, Jesse and Sam met at the store before they went off to training class She is our youngest Starbuckian Posted by Picasa

I also Got extremely bored and just started taking pictures of everyone who just happened to be at work Posted by Picasa

Today I went to work and did a few things on my "Putting It All Together" presentation... and with it I took a few pictures with it Posted by Picasa

This is the background that I am using for my "Putting It All Together" powerpoint presentation... (thanks JJ for the idea)Doesn't that flat white look delicious!!! I would now like to thank Liz for the loan of her precious camera without you none of this would be possible Posted by Picasa

This is the Customer of the Week sign that I will be using in my "Putting It All Together" presentation... A special thank you to Vicki for letting me use her store to take pictures Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Slack McGee

So I have been slack again and have not updated my blog for nearly a whole week and I am Deeply sorry!

I have been currently busy "Putting It All Together" for my presentation which is due this Friday so that has been taking up most of my time. If I am not working on my P.I.A.T, I have been at work making coffee, doing interviews or having meetings with my Manager about my P.I.A.T and then there was Dinner at Liz place last night, Jamisons sort of house warming party thing that was on Saturday night, work on Sunday and so on.

The time is always right to do what is right.
- Martin Luther King Jr.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Random facts about Russ

Did you know that Russ is 7974 days old today.

He went to Matipo Primary until the end of J3/Standard 1 then went to Rutherford primary, He then progressed to Rangeview intermediate, followed by Rutherford College.

He got 49% in school certificate Maths

His first job was at Foodtown "the good food people" he lasted their a year as part time then got a full time job at McDonald's and spent 2 and a half hideous years there, The store that he was going to work at was going to open a McCafe and he was going to co-run it with someone else but he didn't want to work with faggs so he quit. He then got a job at Rydges hotel as a waiter, he was then promoted to Banquets team leader and after a year of working at Rydges he Quit and Moved to Wellington.

When Russ first lived in Wellington he work at McDonald's for 2 months, before he got a job at Starbuck,

On his Starbucks application form he put as his interest 'Rugby' - he doesn't even like rugby!!!

Russ used to weight 120kg, he is now 75kg

Russ like long walks on the beach, Romantic dinners and watching the sunset.

His Favourite colour is green and Favourite numbers are 3 and 11.

His star sign is: Scorpio.

He was born in the year of the boar.

Russ has now gone through 5 Cellphones but is still on his original number.

He has only broken 1 bone and that was his arm when he tripped over a chain in the dark.

His favourite gelato flavour is lemon.

He likes drinking tea more than coffee. His favourite is green tea.

Russ once didn't pay attention while driving and hit a parked car.

Last election Russ split his vote to two different parties.

Russ has a morbid fear of praying mantis and spiders (just saying the words makes him quiver)

His favourite kind of pie is mince and cheese.

His favourite kind of cheese is the one that's made backwards: Edam

He like quotes and posts them frequently on his blog.

He gets annoyed when people leave comments under anonymous.

He is also annoyed that the word 'blog' is not in the dictionary.

Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.
- Emmanuel Swedenborg

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

All we need is music sweet music...

Tonight I went to the NYO (National Youth Orchestra) and it was bloody fantastic!!! It was so interesting to watch but most importantly listen to... The most interesting bit about the performance would be Triangle and how small it looks but how much noise it actually makes! Brent told me that the triangle cost 600 dollars!!!!! And weights 15kg so its nothing like the dinky little ones we used to play with at primary school. The second interesting thing would have to be a piece performed by the orchestra called Tū-mata-uenga "God of War, Spirit of Man". This piece was composed by Robin Toan who is the winner of the National Youth Orchestra, Composer-in-Residence Award 2005 which I have absolutely no idea what that means but im sure its prestigious and it was an awesome piece of modern classical music. Well that is all from me tonight so good night and god speed.

I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music.
It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain.
Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music.
-George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Monday, August 22, 2005

Hide and Seek

I had a much better day at work today than I did yesterday minus the 6am start... It was not busy and I wasn't in charge so I guess that does make all the difference, especially once I complete RMT because I will being running shifts every time I work for all of eternity... I guess that's the price I pay for becoming manager.

A superior man blames himself.
The inferior man blames others
- Don Shula

See a Secret...Share a Secret

Posted by Picasa PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail-in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard.

Just for your reference, it was not me who sent this secret in.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Into something beautiful

Today was such a tremendous day... We were one person down and we were relatively busy thank goodness we had Kelly come and help us close, she was so much help!

tomorrow I start at the glorious time of 6am it should be better than today was.

Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear
is fear its self - Franklin D. Roosevelt

Friday, August 19, 2005

Percussion is a vital key to orchestral music.

This is Brent, in this picture he is playing the marimba. He is one of the best 'young' percussionist in New Zealand and was selected to play in the National Youth Orchestra(NYO). They are performing here in Wellington on Tuesday 23rd of August and im going to see them perform! Posted by Picasa

their new lounge... Posted by Picasa

Luz's new kitchen where she will make all her dulishus gluten free food Posted by Picasa

their view i swear it looks much nicer than it does in the pic Posted by Picasa

Tum and Luz enjoying their view Posted by Picasa

Here are pictures of Luz, Tum's and Jessies new place excuse the bad quality i took them from my phone and yeah but its the best place ever! Posted by Picasa

The six o'clock alarm would never ring...

So it is 7.30am and I don't have to go into work today. So why am I awake you may ask,
well to be honest I really don't know. For the last few nights I haven't been able to sleep properly, for instance I would go to bed at about 1am a ridiculous time I know but there are so many interesting people online... Well there is only one really! and I missed out on talking because I was out with friends being the 'guardian' *sighs* :(

So any normal person would turn off the computer and do their nightly before bed rituals pull the sheets up, roll over and go to sleep. But in my case its laying there for hours on end before I actually drift off the land of nod. Last night I think I managed to get all of 2 hours sleep before I woke up with a really bad headache, I took a couple of nurofen with a huge glass of delicious water and went back to bed, that happened at about 5am... 2 and a half hours later I am still awake and can not get back to sleep, I really hope this doesn't happen again tonight because I have work at 6.30am and I will need all the sleep I can get ....

and of course I cant go wrong with Kanton or a quote about sleep.

Insomnia is a gross feeder. It will nourish itself on any kind of thinking,
including thinking about not thinking. ~Clifton Fadiman

Thursday, August 18, 2005

and now its time for love songs with mr lunt

Ok so I realize that it is infact 10 to 2 in the morning... But I can not sleep for the life of me...
so I thought that I would post some of my poetry and get some critique from you all...

broken time with unheard rhymes
shattered hearts bleeding a new love
what will be my release
to see the light of a brand new day
rising over the open sea?

my release is you
what is not seen is my love
stronger than the great wall
deeper than whats beyond the shores
higher than the heavens above

sacred, sometimes unheard
structured but also not
grow as it does from the hidden seed
planted by your unknowing eyes
nurtured by thoughts and talks

let yourself in and close the door
turn the lock swallow the key
forever it will remain locked
lust turned to love once more
different this love shall be

make me shine, a radiant glow
yours to keep for eternity
live within me make me shine
make me live within you
shine with me

to exit from this heart would be murder
my soul will perish to dead mans cove
to remain in turmoil and darkness
you are the beacon of light
pray that it never goes out

R.J. Clark

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

So im slack!

Ok I realize that I have been super slack lately with not posting and what not...
so I promise to post more frequently...

Today I went into work to pick up my P.I.A.T (Putting It All Together) basically is a summary of a mock store in good old Ekatahuna that has been open for 5year and "I am going to running it and of course it wont be peachy keen or lima beans to start off with... There are problems with the partners not performing and sales declining... So I have to do a presentation on what I am going to do to fix it all and make it the best running store in the country! Ill keep you posted on how I go...

Seeing as I was utterly bored and had nothing else to do I decided to stay and work. It was actually kind of fun as I chose to be there so it was all interesting... I stayed on the bar the whole time making drinks... During that Time I bought 2 DVD's, had a visit from Brent made him his white chocolate creme frappuccino, and waved to the people across the road at Michael Hill jeweler they did wave first so I felt extra special... It was quiet an eventful day.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Even more so...

So I haven't updated all week... No skin off my nose :P

yesterday I went to Jessies place for dinner and she made me and Liz gluten free spaghetti while everyone else had lasange, not to mention she made it from scratch with was delicious!
we then played spin the bottle and Jessie and Kathy showed us line dancing.. It was a good night.

Its by loving and not being loved,
that one can come nearest to the soul of another
- George MacDonald.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

The Best Man

So I got asked by my brother today if I want to be one of his grooms man for his wedding and I said yes. I have no idea what is expected of me for this role, oh well no skin off my nose.

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Laiden with gifts

So with Liz moving house and all... she is sorting things and is having a give away spree...
so far she has given me a desk, a deep fryer, a bundle of expensive clothes that Tim no longer wears and a tv and video so i can stay in bed and watch tv! thanks Luz!!!

Friday, August 05, 2005

JJ makes his mark on the internet world!

This is Jamison he is a fellow Starbucks Partner(employee) he works with Vicki... And is the greatest guy ever! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Read My Lips

Hello everyone...

I got back last night from Auckland and I was so exhausted!
I flew up at the crack of dawn of Tuesday, and spent 8hrs in the starbucks training room learning how to become a Store Manager. After the day finished the Hamilton store manager took us in his car to the hotel that we were staying in... Now for myself I had high expectations of hotels seeing as I worked in one and all... So when I got there I immediately started my daily values walk through my room. To my shock and horror my minibar had been removed, there was an eyelash on one of my face cloths, the jug didn't fit under the tap so I couldn't fill it up and there was no rubbish bin in my room. So my conclusion is Never stay at the Ibis even if it is for free! Insist that you stay somewhere else like Rydges or Langham....

Anyway once we were checked in we then went to Blackies in Onehunga for dinner and were enticed into staying for the Quiz night... We were coming last pretty much the whole length of the game but only by a few points so we didn't really do to bad...

I then slept then woke up and went to class again, after that I had to wait around Auckland airport for an hour before I could board my flight.... Seriously so boring! During that waiting period I was watching the news and there was a plane crash somewhere in the world and I thought crap!!! So I get on the plane and I was looking through the magazine that they have for you to read and one of the inflight movies for international flights was TURBULENCE!!!!! Seriously what a movie to choose for a in-flight movie!!!!

Now I am back in Wellington, I have today off and im just gonna do nothing.

Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again.
Wisely improve the present. It is thine.
Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear.
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Monday, August 01, 2005

Double Double Toil and Trouble...

I have to go to Auckland early tomorrow morning for RMT class again... This time im staying over night as I will have class on Wednesday as well... "Its going to be oh so fun!"

I have come to the point where I really have nothing to write... My mind is at a blank and im living a very boring life at the moment...

I went to Liz's place last night for a club meeting that was great we got a lot of discussion done. It was a unanimous decision that Tim, Liz and there special flat mate Jay-Z move into the city and they are now looking for a fantastic doll house apartment to live in.

Cherish your own emotions and never under value them.
Robert Henri (1865 - 1929)