Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Butterflies Flying Backwards

Masterton, Masterton.
Home of the trolley Dolly,
Check out chicks and teenage mums,
Dirty slobs and benefit bums
That's what we breed here”
- Owen Winter

You know its interesting, you hear such terrible things about a town, the murders, the gang wars with there dance moves which some how spell the name of the gang.

But of course in every town there are a few good things that blossom, one of these things is Tina Carter.

Tina Carter, with her Husband and two children, reside in Masterton. Tina is one of the most talented artists I know. I first saw Tina, when she performed in Castlepoint Dreaming, but more recently when Owen took me to visit her.

My theory is that the best conversations happen over a bottle of wine, and that is exactly what we did. She shared with me what she is currently working on, and then gave me an exhibition of her work, that I will remember for the rest of my life, it was honestly something one would only see in a movie, that is the only way that i can really describe how magical it was.

Unfortunately I don't have any of her work show you, but she for a small taster if your down near the railway station and look across the road on Aotea Quay, she has painted the murals on the big sheds there...

As soon as I can get a hold of more work she has done, I will let you know..

Sunday, March 25, 2007


When ever I go to a bar, the first thing I always ask is if they have my drink of choice, Campari, if they do not, I usually get stuck on what I am going to have.

Campari is an alcoholic aperitif obtained from the infusion of bitter herbs, aromatic plants and fruit in alcohol and water. It is a type of bitters. One of the main ingredients is bark from Cascarilla trees that grow in the Bahamas.

The history of Campari began in Novara, Italy in 1860, with the invention of the original recipe by Gaspare Campari that is still in use today. The recipe incorporates over 60 ingredients and is kept confidential to this day. However, it is known that the colour comes from cochineal dye. In 1904, Campari's first production plant was opened in Sesto San Giovanni and the company began to export the brand overseas. The Campari brand is now distributed in over 190 countries.

In the Italian market, Campari mixed with carbonated water is sold in individual bottles as CampariSoda (10% alcohol by volume). CampariSoda is packaged in a distinctive bottle that was designed in the 1930s by Fortunato Depero. It was first created in 1932.

I drink it with orange juice, and has characteristics of grapefruit juice...

Monday, March 19, 2007

Damian Rice

Damien Rice was born in Dublin, Ireland to George and Maureen Rice and grew up in Celbridge, County Kildare, Ireland. He was originally in the band Juniper, a rock band which released the singles "The World Is Dead" and "Weatherman". On the eve of recording their first full album for Polygram in 1999, Rice became disenchanted with the commercial label and quit.

My favourite song of his is Cannonball was released in 2001 but then rereleased in 2004. I find it soothing, and I feel I relate to the lyrics, feel free to read below, while listening to the music video...

There’s still a little bit of your taste in my mouth
there’s still a little bit of you laced with my doubt
it’s still a little hard to say what's going on
there’s still a little bit of your ghost your witness
there’s still a little piece of your face i haven't kissed
you step a little closer to me
still i can't see what's going on
stones taught me to fly
love taught me to lie
life taught me to die
so it's not hard to fall
when you float like a cannonball
there’s still a little bit of your song in my ear
there’s still a little bit of your words i long to hear
you step a little closer each day
so close that i can't see what's going on
stones taught me to fly
love taught me to lie
life taught me to die
so it's not hard to fall
when you float like a cannon
stones taught me to fly
love taught me to cry
so come on courage
teach me to be shy
'cause it's not hard to fall
and i don't want to scare her
it's not hard to fall
and i don't wanna lose
it's not hard to grow
when you know that you just don't know

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Whats on the plate..

Today I will show you how to prepare the most delicious Italian dinners, in your very own home.

Happy Birthday Hayley.

Friday, March 16, 2007

hey everyone,

its been a really busy week for me... I have been working and relaxing in between and when ever I come online I completely for get to update my blog.

I guess my life has become somewhat boring at the moment, Haven't really been up to all that much,

as some of you know I love Family Guy and here is a clip I find absolutly hilarious...

enjoy :)

Saturday, March 10, 2007

It is alive!

Hey everyone,

I hope you have all been keeping well. I have some good news. My Mac is up and running again, and I am really happy about it. What it means is that I will be able to update my blog more often. Which I believe, most of you will be happy about.

at this point of time Im busy updating the software. I will post something more relivent later.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Will it Blend

At Starbucks we had a lot of fun with our frappuccino blenders we made all sorts of delicious new flavoured frappuccino's for example; here was an idea made up from Vicki " don't have time to stop and eat, why not try our New Turkey Panini creme blended frappuccino, in all honesty it was the most disgusting thing I have ever tried, I came very close to vomiting...

K-Tec the makers of Starbucks blenders as their own site will it blend? you can watch clips of them blending thing from glow sticks, pens, credit cards, a thanksgiving dinner... the list goes on...

watch the video below of them blending an Ipod...

Saturday, March 03, 2007

isn't it funny, the more you want something the harder to actually obtain it...
something so close and yet so far, and the only solution is hopefully, time and patience... hopefully it will arrive sooner than I think... which would be totally awesome