Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Merry Christmas


Hello my devoted blogger readers...


well it has been a little while since I have updated my blog. I am currently in Auckland sitting at my Mums place waiting for time to pass by before we head off to the airport.

I bet you can not wait for my glorious stories of Brisbane from the good and the bad.... lets hope I don't end up in hospital!

Early next month when I get time I'm going to do the much awaited for "highlights of 2006"

A lot has happened this year but you will read about that later...
In the mean time Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I do hope you all enjoy your holiday!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

The boy next door?

Ok I got bored and decided to an online quiz and look at what I am.... *cough*

The Boy Next Door
Random Gentle Love Dreamer (RGLDm)
Kind, yearning, playful, you are The Boy Next Door. You're looking for real Love, a lot like girls do. It might not be manly, but it's sweet.

We think the next three years will be very exciting and fruitful ones for you. Your spontaneous, creative side makes you a charming date, and we think you have a horny side just waiting to shine. Or glisten, rather. You enter new relationships unusually hopeful, and the first moments are especially glorious. If you've had some things not work out before, so what.
On paper, most gay guys would name the Boy Next Door as their ideal mate. In the real world, however, you're often passed over for more dangerous or masculine men. You're the typical "nice guy:" without just a touch of cockiness, you're doomed with boys. A shoulder to cry on? Okay, sure. But never a penis to hold.

More than any other types, Boys Next Door evolve as they get older. As we said, many find true love, but some fail miserably in the search. These tarnished few grow up to be The Men Next Door, who are creepy as hell, offering back rubs to kids and what not.


ALWAYS AVOID: The Billy Goat

CONSIDER: The Gentleman, The Lover boy

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

11 down 1 to go

well its been an interesting couple of weeks since I last posted something of decent proportion so I thought That I would start with I am really looking forward to Christmas this year, as my family and I are going to Brisbane to the the relatives who live there... it will be a nice change and also really exciting as I have never been overseas before. I will post more about how fantastic of a time I had when I return.


This is what I am assuming is Brisbane CBD...


Its so strange how fast this year has gone by, and what has happened, I will do a review of the past year later in the month so there is something else you can look forward to...

Monday, November 20, 2006

More wedding photos...


Vicki the Bride




liz the bridesmaid

Christchurch - The Garden City


This past weekend I went to Christchurch for Vickys wedding....


doesn't she look beautiful! It was the best wedding I have ever been to and the quail we had for our appetizer was just delicious!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

and the world is mine...


ok so because im totally obsesed with the Hit Tv show Mile High, im going to get a Fresh! Air cabin crew uniform made for me to wear to costume parties... im such a geek

Friday, November 03, 2006

My grand new job!

I love my glorious new job its so much fun working in an office rather than slaving away making coffee's I am now a public servant... I work for HealthPac

the people are so much fun to work with too! No more will you hear of me talking of starbucks from now it will be about the glorious new job!

Saturday, August 5, 2056


the day I die....

find out your day of death on

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Today is my birthday


Today I turned 23...

I received a few phones and several text messages, a voice message from Owen singing happy birthday as Dame Edna.

Yay for being another year older.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

In other news

I had surgery on my knee yesterday, here's how the story unfolds...

It was a my first time at Family(I have never been to something so gay it scared me) on the dance floor and someone kicked me in the knee... And they did it by accident... I'm not sure exactly how it happened...

So any way my knee cap popped out from the pressure of the kick, and as it popped back in it chipped off a piece of bone and this made it very difficult to walk... And was somewhat painful... I then proceeded home as I thought it would have just been a sprain or something minor that a good nights rest would fix... Boy was I wrong... It was about 2am when I left the club...

At 5am I woke my brother up and asked him to take me to the A&E as I was in a so much pain I could not sleep... When I got there they done an X-ray and then proceeded to do a CT scan for a better look... So that's when they discovered the little shard of bone sitting in my knee..

I spent 3 days in hospital the food was crap but also very good when you are not aloud to eat all day and you just want something to eat. Saturday morning they whisked me off to surgery, Gave me a general anesthetic and an hour later the surgery was complete and my knee now feels a lot better. Hopefully in a couple of weeks I will be walking without a limp.

here is a very flattering pic of me in hospital all drugged up and waiting to go to surgery...

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Food for thought

I was walking through the city yesterday and I came across this billboard...
I found it quiet interesting and I believe the statement to be very true.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Free free I'm at last!


Yay! Yesterday was my last day at Starbucks no more shall I

say "tall latte at the bar"
serve angry custys
refill the pastry case
have to wake up at 5am
finish work late at night
have to work weekends
make up bases
get covered in coffee grinds
get vivid fingers
absolutely have to go into work because someone called in sick
wear a manky apron that smells like 50 year old milk
have a rage face because of I vacuous custys

oh its such a sigh of relief I do have to say if it was not for Starbucks I would not have meet the wonderful people in my life...
Vicki, Liz, Prince Jesse, Zanubot, Gnomes and everyone else I meet.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

oh custys oh custys

Custy: i want a coffee
Me: what sort of coffee would you like?
Custy: Just a normal coffee
Me: so a latte?
Custy: no I want a normal coffee
Me: whats a normal coffee to you
Custy: what everyone else drinks.
Me: well a normal coffee is different from everyone
Custy: coffee is coffee, ill have a chai latte
Me: *rage face*

Rage face


noun.

the expression of ones face when in complete rage.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Im Free!


Today was my last day of Hutt trashiness of being Starbucks Lower Hutt store manager. No more turmoil no more strife no more trying to find my way through the starbucks labyrinth, no more having to go into work on my day off because someone was sick. No more Key Performance Indicators, no more watching Hutt trash at the bus stop smoking pot or drinking excessive amounts of alcohol... ahh true bliss at last

Monday, September 18, 2006

I quit



today I handed in my resignation in 4 weeks time I will no longer work for the fat cat corporation called starbucks!

Monday, September 11, 2006

I'm getting published

So I placed one of my poems into a poetry competition... Just for the hell of it, I really did not expect to get anything out of it... But it is going to be published in one of poetry.com books called immortal verses...

here is my poem... I wrote this a bout 7 months ago...

Lost flame

foiled desire veiled by thee
where did my heart vacate
crushed by a sudden whim
I watched it sail forward and waited
caring sweet, unjust it maybe
security from your lovers deceit
held in my arms
trapped by your thoughts
who are you to make me yours
man of mystery
someone I do not know
you are wonderful and amazing
in you I would find delight
torment and turmoil
troublesome love
one does not feel
trapped by sadness
where do I go, what have I lost
wanting to love, needing to care
but the flame is cold from my past lover

Copyright ©2006 Russell Clark

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Lonestar

lonely...

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
-Bertrand Russell

Sunday, September 03, 2006


I had a great night tonight and
euphoria is a beautiful feeling...

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Miss Swan goes to Starbucks...

now this is hilarious!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b69Bj9H1zZY

Sunday, August 27, 2006

August in Bethany

This is a rather emo song...

if you like fur patrol or the Plank Eye - Goodbye I posted back earlier then you will like this song...



August In Bethany

With the sound of the ocean crashing,
7:30 friday evening
Everything comes tumbling down
I choke back each tear that bleeds
I'd rather rest forever in your arms
I'd rather stay here than go
But i know that i should leave
As i sit here helpless
Don't go, you said you wouldn't, you said you wouldn't
Don't go, you said you wouldn't, you said you couldn't
Don't go, you said you wouldn't, you said you wouldn't
Don't go, you said you wouldn't, you said you couldn't
I think of our times together
Is it fading or am i dreaming
Everything you said lives on
I cherish our memories i want to kiss your tears away tonight
it's hard to give up the one you never thought you'd leave
Don't go, Don't go, your eyes they see through my soul
Don't go, Don't go, you say as I walk out your door.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

time for another lame quiz

Name: Russ/Russell

Single or Taken: Single

Eye color: blueish

Shoe size: 10

Height: 5'11

What are you wearing right now: Jeans shirt and jumper

Righty or lefty: Righty

Can you make a dollar in change right now: as long as you don't mind it in 5 cent coins

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FAVORITES

Kind of pants: ones that fit comfortably

Animal: cat

Drink: water or campari & oj

Month: October

Juice: Grapefruit

Favorite cartoon: Family Guy
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HAVE YOU EVER...

Given anyone a bath: no

Made yourself throw-up? Nope

skinny dipped? Not for a very long time

Loved someone so much it made you cry? no

Broken a bone: my arm

Played truth or dare: Yes

Came close to dying: yes

Been in a hot tub: yes

Fallen asleep in school: once

Ran away: Nope

Broken someone's heart: Probably

Cried when someone died: yes

Fell off your chair: Im too coordinated for that

Sat by the phone all night waiting for someone to call: well most of the night

Saved AIM conversations: I don't have AIM

Made out with JUST a friend?: umm from memory no

Used someone: Nope, not my style

Been cheated on: *sighs* yeah
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WHAT IS...

Beside you: a cushion

Last thing you ate: chicken pasta bake last night

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Ever Had...

Chicken pox: Yes

Sore Throat: Yes

Stitches: yes

Broken nose: yes

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Do You...

Like school: I did at some points

Question yourself: At times

Who was the last person that called you? Krystal from work

Who makes you smile the most: A few of my closest friends.

Who knows you the best: Hayley and Daniel

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Do you like filling these out: meh its something to do

Do you wear contact lenses or glasses: nope

Do you get along with your family: Yes

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Final Questions:

What did you do yesterday: Worked and went to Al & Ricky's for dinner

What car/truck do you wish to have: one that gets me from a to be

Have a lava lamp: Nope

How many remote controls are in your house?: 6

Scary or Funny Movies: Scary is funny

Chocolate or Vanilla: Caramel?

Rootbeer or Dr.Pepper: Diet coke?

Summer or winter: summer

Silver or Gold: Silver

Diamond or pearl: Diamond

Sprite or 7up: Sprite

Coffee or tea: tea

Phone or in person: In person

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Today did you...

1. Talk to someone you liked: Yes.

2. Buy something: yes.

3. Get sick: No.

8. Talked to an ex: No.

9. Miss someone: a little bit

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Last person who....

10. Slept in your bed: Me.

11. Saw/heard you cry: can not recall.

12. Made you cry: lets not go there

13. Went to the movies with: my flatmate


HEY WHAT HAPPENED TO 14 *shrug* meh

15. Said "I Love You" to: my mum
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16. Ever been in a fight with your pet: pfft no

18. Been to Mexico: Nope

20. Been to Europe: nope
_______________________________________________

Random.....

21. Do you have a crush on someone right now: maybe

22. What book are you reading now: none right now

25. Do you sleep with a stuffed animal: no they stare at me

26. What's under your bed? miscellaneous crap

27. Favorite sports to watch: sports whats that?

28. Favorite Locations: Wellington, NZ

29. tattoos or piercing: non

30. What are you most scared of right now?: prayingmantis'.

31. Who do you really hate?: brussle sprouts.

32. Do you have a job?: Yes.

33.Have you ever liked someone you didn't have a chance with: Sure

36. Are you lonely right now?: a little bit

38. Song that's stuck in your head right now?: maneater

39. Have you ever played strip poker: No.

42. Have you ever been on radio/TV: yes both.

44. Ever liked someone, but thought they never noticed?: Yes.
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Random...

what color is your underwear right now? white/blue.

Whats the first things you notice about the opposite/same sex?: eyes

Your Favorite Food?: salad

Ever get so drunk you don't remember?: no.

Are you to shy to ask someone out? not really

Hugs or Kisses?: a little of column a and a little of column b.

Dogs or cats?: haven't I already answered this question?

Favorite Flower?: sunflower.

Have you ever fired a gun? a rifle yes.

How many pillows do you sleep with?: one and sometimes 2

Who are you missing right now: now that would be telling!

Friday, August 18, 2006

Freedom Lyrics

These words originally sung by George Michael, But then adapted for New Zealands Pop sensation trueBliss by changing the word "girl" to "Boy" and glitzing it up unfortunately it missed the charts but that was due to the charts being swapped over from sales only to airplay and sales, but it finished at #73 on the ZM end of year charts. It went to radio in August and was thrashed for a while but by the time the single came out in September airplay had dropped off so it wasn't gonna chart. Same fate happened with Geri Halliwell's Mi Chico Latino.


Everyday I hear a different story
People saying that you're no good for me
"Saw your lover with another
And she's making a fool of you."
If you loved me baby you'd deny it
But you laugh and tell me I should try it
Tell me I'm a baby
And I don't understand
But you know that I'll forgive you
Just this once, twice forever
'Cause baby, you could take me to hell and back
Just as long as we're together
And you do

I don't want your freedom
I don't want to play around
I don't want nobody baby
Part time love just brings me down
I don't want your freedom
Boy, all I want right now is you

do do do woah oh yeah do do do do do do

Like a prisoner who has his own key
But I can't escape until you love me
I just go from day to day
Knowing all about the other boys
You take my hand and tell me
I'm a fool to give you all that I do
I bet you someday baby
Someone says the same to you

But you know that I'll forgive you
Just this once, twice forever
'Cause baby, you could take me to hell and back
Just as long as we're together
And you do

I don't want your freedom
I don't want to play around
I don't want nobody baby
Part time love just brings me down
I don't want your freedom
Boy, all I want right now is you

do do do woah oh yeah do do do do do do

But you know that I'll forgive you
Just this once, twice forever
'Cause baby, you could take me to hell and back
Just as long as we're together
And you do

I don't want your freedom
I don't want to play around
I don't want nobody baby
Part time love just brings me down
I don't want your freedom
Boy, all I want right now is you

last verse (x3)

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Make it big!


I went to an 80's party the other week and I finally got a photo, and yes I am indeed wearing hammer pants!
so bad in so many ways! It was a fantastic party though!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

hehe



just one of the many secrets you can read on postsecret.blogspot.com

Monday, July 31, 2006

I met Carly Binding!


Pictured: Moi, Carly, Aaron my flatmate.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Flat Hills

Im Currently sitting in a cafe in the middle of bloody nowhere called Flat Hills. Here the locals don't stock there Coke fridge with Coke, they charge 3.50 for a plain ham sandwich and they Vegetable soup is brown like the colour of gravy... So that is how life is lived in the land of Flat Hills.

Sunday, July 16, 2006





To the poet belongs life in its full and absolute entirety, not merely the beauty that men look at, but the beauty that men listen to... Most people become bankrupt through having invested too heavily in the prose of life. To have ruined one's self over poetry is an honour. - Oscar Wild

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

I remember back when...

Man you feel really old when you have a conversation with a 15 year old and how things change over time....

STI's were STD's
NCEA was School Cert
Emo was short for emotion, not a style of music
Music TV presenters were cool, not complete jerks
Truebliss was cool
Cellphones had just become affordable
Birthday presents were a surprise!

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Jordan aka Medicine King aka Milky Bar Kid aka Gegort


This is Jordan he is currently gallivanting in north America trying not to get himself deported... Oh crap! Hi US Immigration!

Kalyan aka Duckie aka stupid girl


This is Kalyan, she now lives in Melbourne, she is vastly know for wearing jandels and loosing them somewhere random like it floating down the river!

The Clique minus some and add a couple more


This is the Clique... from the waitak days... I was not invited... but I was the moocher who showed up at random clique outings

Hayley aka Slut


This is Hayley, She is falling off the chair... she is my best friend from Auckland.
Slut nou na?

Garrick aka Jerkface


This is Garrick, to his friends he is know as Jerkface because well that's what he is, he even admits it himself... Here in this picture you can see him do his typical "suck it" routine while having a top hat thown at him.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Can you read these right the first time?

1) The bandage was wound around the wound.

2) The farm was used to produce produce.

3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

4) We must polish the Polish furniture.

5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.

6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.

7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.

8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.

10) I did not object to the object.

11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.

13) They were too close to the door to close it.

14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.

15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.

16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.

17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.

18) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.

19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

Let's face it - English is a crazy language.

There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't
sweet, are meat.

We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth, beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese?

Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?
If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane.

In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital?
Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell?

How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you
fill in a form by filling it out and in which, an alarm goes off by going on.

English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all.
That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Quote Time!


Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.

King Whitney Jr.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Narcolepsy


Narcolepsy is a neurological condition most characterized by Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS), episodes of sleep and disorder of REM or rapid eye movement sleep. It is a kind of dyssomnia.

The main characteristic of narcolepsy is overwhelming excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), even after adequate nighttime sleep. A person with narcolepsy is likely to become drowsy or to fall asleep, often at inappropriate times and places. Daytime naps may occur with or without warning and may be irresistible. These naps can occur several times a day. They are typically refreshing, but only for up to a couple hours. Drowsiness may persist for prolonged periods of time. In addition, night-time sleep may be fragmented with frequent wakenings.

Four other classic symptoms of narcolepsy, which may not occur in all patients, are:

Cataplexy: sudden episodes of loss of muscle function, ranging from slight weakness (such as limpness at the neck or knees, sagging facial muscles, or inability to speak clearly) to complete body collapse. Episodes may be triggered by sudden emotional reactions such as laughter, anger, surprise, or fear, and may last from a few seconds to several minutes. The person remains conscious throughout the episode.

Sleep paralysis: temporary inability to talk or move when waking up. It may last a few seconds to minutes. Often frightening but not dangerous.

Hypnagogic hallucinations: vivid, often frightening, dream-like experiences that occur while dozing, falling asleep and/or while awakening.

Automatic behavior: Automatic behavior occurs when a person continues to function (talking, putting things away, etc.) during sleep episodes, but awakens with no memory of performing such activities. It is estimated that up to 40 percent of people with narcolepsy experience automatic behavior during sleep episodes.

Daytime sleepiness, sleep paralysis, and hypnagogic hallucinations also occur in people who do not have narcolepsy, more frequently in people who are suffering from extreme lack of sleep. Cataplexy is generally considered to be unique to narcolepsy.

In most cases, the first symptom of narcolepsy to appear is excessive and overwhelming daytime sleepiness. The other symptoms may begin alone or in combination months or years after the onset of the daytime naps. There are wide variations in the development, severity, and order of appearance of cataplexy, sleep paralysis, and hypnagogic hallucinations in individuals. Only about 20 to 25 percent of people with narcolepsy experience all four symptoms. The excessive daytime sleepiness generally persists throughout life, but sleep paralysis and hypnagogic hallucinations may not.

The symptoms of narcolepsy, especially the excessive daytime sleepiness and cataplexy, often become severe enough to cause serious problems in a person's social, personal, and professional lives and severely limit activities.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

trueBliss


TrueBliss were formed in January of 1999 to form the basis of a documentary series following the creation of an all-girl group in New Zealand. Originally 500 girls auditioned for a place in a band that whilst guaranteed stardom was never guaranteed musical success.

The show "Popstars" went to air in April of 1999 and was an instant hit, in the following three months, Erika Takacs, Megan Cassie, Joe Cotton, Carly Binding and Keri Harper would become household names in New Zealand.

Success seemed assured and when their first single "Tonight" debuted at number 1 on the New Zealand charts it seemed trueBliss were destined to be huge.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Con Ference

Tonight I just got home from Restaurant Brands Conference... It was great...
below are some photos of my time away...


Firstly we get to the airport and our flight is delayed by 2 hours... So we sat and waited...



we were given $8 "service recovery vouchers" to make up for the delay...



with that we were able to get something to eat to fill the void...



time passed and so did the beer going through us...



we finally arrive at our glorious hotel and I get the couch... It was actually really cozy...



the view from the 16th floor...



then came the conference... Where we waited for ages to listen to Vicki Salmon talk about chicken and pizza



then it was break time...



this is Area4, the area I am in...



we then proceeded to the game show style Starbucks conference...




and then came the pre-pre drinks in our Area managers room...




and then were the predrinks....


we sat at our table, with this beautiful candelabra



ate 'delicious' food



when we were totally smashed we danced the night away...



then went back Murray's room for another drunken photo...


after flying back to welly, I get home and find out I that
I was locked out of my house, so I went and met Owen and Al for coffee




I being very tired I tried my best to stay awake and look intentitive... It didn't work...



I then went to pick up my key... While I waited I took a pretty picture of Owen because he is pretty.