I’ve just spent the last couple of days criss crossing the upper North Island and I’m about as sick of travelling as you can get right now.Â By the end of tomorrow I would have clocked up about 2000k’s in under 3 days.Â Doesn’t leave you with alot of time to sit down and relax.
Christmas has somehow rolled around again and I’m still trying to figure out what happened to the last couple of months.Â December seemed like a blur, which was probably due the large number of Christmas Parties/Functions that I was forced along to kicking and screaming…
The last few days have been utter chaos.Â Went to Rotorua on Saturday for a Robson family pre Christmas dinner (after a big bad end of year work celebration), and spent today driving down to Turangi to visit Dave, who unfortunately isÂ still lacking a whole heap of freedom.Â On the good side his time down there looks like being nearly done.
Been trying to look back over the past 12 months (as you do) to put some sort of review on the year and what’s happened.Â Its been a weird sort of a year to say the least.Â Been full of changes, some good and some bad.Â
The jury’s still out on my call to change jobs, I’ll figure that one out early next year.
Selling the boat has proved to be one of the dumbest things I’ve ever done.Â Can’t believe how fucking stupid I was to let it get dragged up the driveway.Â It is replaceable, but its going to cost a whole lot more money to get something that is even half as much fun.
Dropped my little brother Nick off at the airport on Thursday, (If you read this little brother sorry once again for doing a dump and run, but pine trees wouldn’t have held my eyes open that night!) off on his BIG OE.Â Only time will tell how long he’s gone for, but I’m sure he’s up for a whole lot of fun along the way.
Both Danny and Reed continue to grow and evolve.Â Danny chipped his tooth the other day, but other than the his cavalier attitude has so far left him unscolded.Â He’s now crapping on with the best of them.Â Have no idea what the hell he’s saying most of the time, but its fun to watch none the less.Â His sleep patterns are now under control, he’s even learnt to sleep by himself finally.Â
Reeds now riding his new bike like a star, although I figure hes got a little too much courage at the moment for his own good.Â Nothing a few plasters won’t fix when he craps out.Â I might be biased but he’s finishing 2006 as a pretty damned impressive little 4 year old.
So the years nearly over and Christmas is here, I’ll do one more update before the end of the year and I might actually get around to updating a few photos and bits and pieces.Â But other than that I would like to finish with the following Christmas message:
Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral, celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all; and a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2007, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures, and without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith, choice of computer platform, or sexual preference of the wishees.
By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms. This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her/himself or others, and is void where prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year, or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.
Nah Fuck it – MERRY FUCKING CHRISTMAS