Thursday, June 21, 2007


They're New Zealand's fourth most popular Folk Parody Duo and they've taken the States by storm. When they were spied at an international comedy festival they were snapped up and given a Friday night slot on HBO!

Here's a taste;

And on a more serious note - a look at The Issues;

Saturday, June 16, 2007


3 Cups Self-raising flour
3 Tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Salt
1 Can of Beer

All ingredients into bowl and mix with fork. Makes something of a cross between a batter and dough. Spoon into loaf-tin. Bake at 180 degrees Celcius until golden brown on top.

Or (if you're Ju's Little Sister) Bake at 180 degrees until pleasantly charred on top...

But my flatmates love me, because I make beautiful smells waft from the kitchen on a cold Saturday morning, and they like the idea of eating bread that has beer in it.

It's good to come from Down Under!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Need a study break?

I've been told the best type of study break is one where you stop thinking. Can't stop thinking? Try making the right and left side of your brain work at the same time. Easiest way to do this (so I'm told, and I might be wrong) is to use your hand on the far side of your bodies' centre line.

For example, right hand holds left ear lobe while left hand holds nose. Now switch them so left had lets go of nose and grabs right ear lobe while right hand lets go of left ear lobe and grabs nose. You HAVE TO GET THIS RIGHT! No cheating and grabbing around blindly for something near your eye hoping it's your nose! Do it properly and slowly, then try to speed up the process. I'm told that working on doing this well stops you from thinking about anything else - you have to concentrate to get both sides of the brain working together.

But personally, I like to take a break by clicking the red dot. Trust me, it's mindless.

Penalty Stroke

I apologise for the delay in this post. Unfortunately I still don't have any images of me in the hockey tournament, but I do have this short video of a penalty stroke. Strokes are awarded in field hockey when a goal may have been scored if not for the illegal action which stopped it. For example the ball was going straight for the goal but someone other than the goalie kicked it away.

Playing this round was RNZAF Base Auckland mens versus the Wellington team. (Wellington doesn't have an Air Force base but the team was made up of players from Defence House and The HQ for Defence. Wellington in red, and Auckland in blue. (I was playing for the Auckland women's team later that day. Wellington didn't have a goalie, so in the spirit of the tournament, Auckland's reserve goalie played for them. This is the essence of our interbase tournaments. It's about the game and we'll do a lot to get the games played. For example the Auckland mens goalie played as centre forward for the Woodbourne team when they played both Ohakea and Wellington. Our women's team was made up of players from Auckland and Wellington, and Ohakea and Woodbourne joined forces to make up our only comptetition in the tournament!

So anyway, here the Auckland men's are playing against their reserve goalie who is playing for Wellington mens. WEllington had a stroke called against them. All players except the man taking the stroke and the goalie have to return to hlaf way. Goalie must have his feet (usually his heels) on the line, and the opposition must push the ball from the spot.