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Random question a friend hit me with yesterday.

If you could meet any US president... alive or dead.... who would it be?

Needless to say, this go me thinking.

After much thinking... Franklin D Roosevelt

(Yeah - I' still about :) ).
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And as such, a very happy fruitbat am I!

Both mother and child are doing well and should be home tomorrow.
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As of April 6, 2011, I am a permanent resident.

*deep sigh of relief*
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While reading about various presidents and things like that.... Ford vs Regan are discussed... and the fact Ford for the most part had a quiet presidency. Then we turn to President Grant.... and the following occurs.

Me: "Grant isn't really remembered for much."
Sierra: "Grant is remembered for the war, not for his pregnancy..... presidency...."
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Yes, I'm still here.

Just kinda busy with other stuff.

By way of apology, here is a kitten trying to stay awake.
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I've broken 10,000 words! WOOTAGE!

40,000 to go!

NaNo update

Nov. 4th, 2010 12:44 am
kiwifruitbat: (Reading)
The story continues. I don't know at present if I'm writing this sucker, or the characters are pulling me along and I've got no say.

Either way - this is fun :)

NaNoWriMo

Nov. 1st, 2010 02:26 am
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It has begun.

NaNoWriMo.

Thanks to my lovely wife [livejournal.com profile] janetlin , I'm writing.

And at 2 hours, 2,000+ words.

I'm enjoying this.

New Bretonia is getting life.
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Well, it's over and done.

The trip to NZ was badly needed for a great many reasons and while I didn't get everything done I wanted done, The important things were achieved successfully.

The trip started somewhat auspiciously. I found some good wine for Mum and Dad, our flights left a little early and arrived even earlier, we had excellent (if pricey) food in the LA Airport and we got through customs with only minor fuss regarding other people - frustration at their petty details was the worst.

Then we were on the plane and things seemed to darken a little - the guy sitting next to Sierra was chatty... too chatty for her liking. But then fortune smiled once more and he was given a seat elsewhere so the two of us enjoyed a very quiet flight.

It was when we got to NZ that I found I'd left my pocket watch back in Sac - in the fluffle of packing, it had been forgotten. We resolved to make do and press on. We changed our cash, I got my cell re-activated, we got some NZ shopping done, Sierra caught up with Anna and got most of her outfit sorted out, then we descended upon David and much happiness was had.

Friday was the last minute costume grab, then it was to Chimera for that evening's games of which we had a lot of fun. Saturday was all Chimera goodness, Sunday was family and friends day, Monday was David day and Tuesday was dental work for the wife and I. Wednesday was spent catching up with people and congratulating a good friend on getting her thesis completed. Ribs and chocolate and beer followed.

Then - it was done and we had to leave.

Next year... it will be as awesome.... if not more so.

I needed that trip.

*happy purr*
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Yes I'm still here.

Mostly :)

Home

May. 24th, 2010 11:42 am
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 I'm coming home for a week.

I wish it could be longer.

But I'll take what I can get.

Thank you to everyone who is making this possible.

Thank you to everyone who have been waiting patiently for this day... I ask that you wait a little longer.

My lovely wife and I will see you all in August.
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copied from [livejournal.com profile] janetlin 
Age: 32 1/2
Where you grew up (Ages 0-18): New Zealand

1. A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks: Stream.... unless it's really small. Then Creek.

2. What the thing you push around the grocery store is called: Shopping trolley.

3. A metal container to carry a meal in: Lunch box.

4. The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in: Frying Pan

5. The piece of furniture that seats three people: Couch or sofa - only difference is a couch sometimes is a folding bed. A sofa never does that.

6. The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof: Gutters.

7. The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening: Verendah, Deck or Porch. Patio only if it's concrete/stone.

8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages: Soft drink.

9. A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup: Pancakes.

10. A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself: Long Roll or filled roll.

11. The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach: Togs.

12. Shoes worn for sports: Depends on the sport - jogging = trainers or sneakers.

13. Putting a room in order: Tidying / cleaning.

14. A flying insect that glows in the dark: Firefly. Pretty rare in NZ. Glow worms on the other hand.....

15. The little insect that curls up into a ball: Slater.... but they don't really do that.

16. The children's playground equipment where one kid sits on one side and goes up while the other sits on the other side and goes down: Seesaw.

17. How do you eat your pizza: Varies. Point first or crust or side. Depends where the cheese is.

18. What's it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff: Garage sale.

19. What's the evening meal?: Dinner.

20. The thing under a house where the furnace and perhaps a rec room are: Basement. We don't have these, either.

21. What do you call the thing that you can get water out of to drink in public places: Water fountain or drinking fountain.
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kiwifruitbat: (Tender love)
Do not walk behind me; I might not lead,
Do not walk in front of me; I might not follow.
Instead, walk beside me and be my friend.
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Mask of Zorro.

1920.

BRILLIANT!
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[Poll #1523928]

We've had some rather interesting action heroes and villains on the big and small screens, some played well, some played badly.

Who do you think of the above is the coolest of them all?

(Edit) Batman = NOT George Clooney/Val Kilmer.... Mainly Mr Bale or Mr Keeton.

V = V for Vendeta, not the energy drink.

Also, please let me know who and why :)

I like comments.
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One year ago, the cumulation of a years work came to fruition.

I arrived in the United States as a Legal immigrant.

One year.

I miss NZ, but my wonderful wife makes my life in the States more than worth it.

Happy Anniversary.

Kinda blah

Dec. 10th, 2009 09:38 am
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Feeling kinda sick. Not fun

Optimistic about the future? Heck yeah!
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Craving burgers.

Can't afford Burgers.

Nuts.
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Work is indeed interesting and challenging. I'm having to up my game on a daily basis.

And I'm loving every moment of it!

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