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I love my life

Been a while since I’ve posted, I’ve been busy.

I had three days off work a week or so ago. My wife and I have now been married for 14 years, so as usual we took our anniversary off just to do us stuff.

As for why it’s been so long since my last post, I blame shadowrun. I haven’t played the game for years. Actually there has been a new edition released since I last played.

Either way, even though last time I played it was the 4.5th edition (SR20a), and now the fifth edition has been released, we are playing the old 3rd edition.

This the reason I’ve not been posting. I went to and brought a bunch of 3rd edition Shadowrun books (PDFs), and in my small breaks during the day I have been sitting their studying the books rather than posting stuff here.

I now own eight 3rd edition PDFs, and naturally I still have the 4th Ed PDFs I brought last time I played. Oh and I also brought the 5th ed core book as a PDF as well. Guess it’s not that a cheap a hobby, but it’s pretty good.

Oh yes, also have some real paper books form 4th edition laying around so where, but can’t remember where. I don’t go for paper versions of books now, as they are hard to buy in town, cost lots to buy and ship all the way to New Zealand from Amazon, and the PDF versions also allow me to use the search function of the reader 🙂

There has been other contributing factors to why I haven’t written as well. The weather has been great recently,about time. The university is starting up for the year now, so all the students are in town. With the students in town and the great weather, lots and lots of people going to the beach. Yep, you guessed it, I do the beach run, so rather than having ten minutes at each end of my trip to do stuff, I’ve been running flat out trying to keep on time.

So busy at work, busy with my reading, and don’t forget I have a fantastic wife 🙂

Not so good for a friend

I got a ring halfway through Sunday from work. Caller ID told me who it was before I answered.

It seems that one of our drivers is under the weather. He’d been off for a few months now after some surgery, not good when you’re in your seventies. Either way the ops tells me he isn’t feeling well right now, and can’t make it in on Monday.

So instead of starting at 3pm for the week, I am starting at 6.25 for the week, and doing his early shift before I do my afternoon shift.

Good for me I suppose, but sad for him and hoping he is ok.


This was going to be a sad post, as when I woke up this morning at about 5.50, I had a real banging headache. But I took my medicine, lots of it. Now one and a half hours latter I’m not feeling to bad. Still a little under the weather, but I think I’ll make it through my shift until seven pm tonight without to much trouble.

Now all the medicine I took this morning reminds me strangely enough of Kenny Rogers.

A few years back now, there was a Kenny Rogers concert in Christchurch. Now I had to go to this, I did, and I really enjoyed it. It was a shame the double header, Glenn Campbell couldn’t make it, but it sounds like his touring days are over.

Before I went, I packed my medicine. At the time I was suffering migraines, and also suffering depression. So I had a lot of pills to take. At home they were all in their set place, so every morning and every evening I went and took them. They were all lined up and I knew how many of each. So for a two day trip, I take three days worth, and everything is great…in theory.

We’ll get their, and the first evening I open up my bag and take out all my pills, and realise, there are pills everywhere and I have no idea what I’m supposed to be taking when. At home I just had a routine and a order, but here I was buggered.

We’ll I probably got them right, still here after all, and I only had three days worth, so I couldn’t do myself to much damage.

Either way, as soon as I got home I started searching the App Store (iPhone), for medicine software. We’ll I tried about four before I found the one I use now (RXminder). It’s great, and now even when I have complex requirements, it’s easy. Alarms, reminders, notes, a log, everything I need.

As for the concert, it was fantastic, and now I’m having happy thoughts, the pain is gone, so I’m happy


I believe I can mark today as all three, happy, sad, and lazy.

I’m happy because the weather was pretty good, though over windy. I’m working on moving my old desktop into the lounge and connecting it to the media centre. It used to get more use, but now with the laptops, tablet and phones, it’s just not getting the usage it used to get, so it’s being re-tasked.

There is a game I have been playing on my laptop, SimCity. The laptop is under the required specs, so while it’s fun (so says 300+ hours of gameplay), it is a little slow and painful, and the visuals have to be turned right down.

While the desktop is old, it has good specs, and I built it when I was doing 3D, so it needed a bit of power for rendering. So I believe it should give a better performance.

I’m sad, as I’m still sick. Not feeling as bad as Wednesday night, or Thursday and Friday, but I still feel like crap. I’m also sad as I’ve gone and burnt the roof of my mouth real bad again, once again eating pizza my wife cooked for me.

Finally, I’m lazy, as before I install a windows boot on my desktop, which is, and will continue, running Linux, I have a friend over who has spent most of the afternoon updating it for me. Thanks dude.

Movie night

Yesterday ran a little longer than it was supposed to. Originally I was rostered for 7hrs11minutes of work, but, with a few extensions, I clocked in over nine hours before I made it back home.

Luckily that didn’t manage to get in the way of our planned evening. The plan was an hour or so at the pool, then watch a movie with my wife and a friend.

We watched The Hangover 3. Not the newest anymore, but I hadn’t watched it yet.

My Wife and I, in the past, went to the movies every week, sometimes more than once. We had a card with Hoyts, so we could get two tickets for the price of one.

Add money for popcorn, ice creams, and drinks; and the theatre weren’t doing to bad from us.

But the card ran out after a year or so, so as well as having to buy two tickets, the prices just kept going up and up.

Now I’d be surprised if we went to two movies a year. Instead I wait until they come out on Blu-Ray and then purchase them there, maybe waiting a little for the price to come down.

The theatre loses out, but with their prices, they kind of brought it on themselves.

Either way, last night we watch Hangover 3, and I enjoyed it. Had to go to bed pretty shortly afterwards for an early start, but still a good evening.

Only problem I had was looking through my movie collection, I own one and three, but couldn’t find Hangover 2. Guess I’ll have to look it up sometime when I’m shopping.

A weekend in the future

This weekend we got back into a game we hadn’t played to recently, Sim City.

When it first came out, we put some serious hours into it, but not so much recently.

We’ll on Thursday, we loaded it up, and we purchased the Mega-City’s expansion. It cost us $80 ($40 each), a bit for an expansion, but it is a pretty big one.

It brings a lot of futuristic technology with it, from mag-rails to huge fancy hi-tech ‘mega’ towers.

We had a lot of fun, probably getting in 20-30 hours over the course of the weekend (yes, just two days).

I think I’ve now clocked up over 300 hours in Sim City. Can’t remember off hand, but if I remember to, when I next check, I will post a comment to this post.

Problems with food

This is my first post which is both happy and sad.

Last night, my wonderful wife made me pizza for dinner. It was fantastic, and I even had a few pieces leftover for breakfast, so that was great, very happy.

Now the sad part, stupid rodent (me) didn’t wait long enough for my pizza to cool down, and ate it to fast, so I have gone and burned the roof of my mouth as you do (can’t just be me) so there is a sad element as well, as here I sit at a bus stop, updating my blog with a sore mouth 🙁

Ice Wars

I love ice with my drinks, especially when I’m just drinking chilled water.

We’ll my father came to visit for a few days last week, and each morning he’d get up and grab all the ice from my fridges ice maker to help keep his chilly-bin in his camper van cold.

This meant often when I went for a cold drink, there was a ice shortage.

Well he’s back tripping around the country now, and my ice collection has caught up, and is once again making ice faster than I can use it 🙂