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christchurch, new zealand
Interests: travelling, crafting, knitting, painting, music, and really wonderful books.
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and for that, i am sorry. buuuut. i'm back now, and that's all that matters. right? right. hokay team, here's the deal. i still have a ton of australia pictures to share. and that will happen, one of these days. i promise. hold me to that. but right now i'm... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2011 at long white clouds.
"oh home, let me go home. home is whenever i'm with you. ah, home." (home- edward sharpe and the magnetic zeroes.) well folks, it's 3:33 on monday afternoon, i'm sitting in the auckland airport waiting to hop on the very large aircraft that will deliver me to san fransico in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2010 at long white clouds.
well friends. i left christchurch for good. after one of the best nights out we packed up on friday and melissa and i shipped out with our sights set on tauranga. we probably said goodbye to our friends frost and ryan at least five times each and we pushed our... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2010 at long white clouds.
after we spent the day in rotorua we drove to a campsite just out of town for the night. it was right on a lake and we got to play with kayaks, trampolines, swings, and a grounded boat. so so fun and we all turned into four year olds (as... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2010 at long white clouds.
i always tell the girls never take it seriously if you never take it seriously you never get hurt and if you never get hurt you always have fun. and if you ever get lonely, just go to the record store and visit your friends. Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2010 at long white clouds.
while we were in rotorua we decided to try out zorbing. zorbing is basically a giant hamster ball that they put you into with a little bit of water and then throw you down a hill. it's awesome. and it started in rotorua, new zealand. oddly enough one of two... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2010 at long white clouds.
hokay. more pictures from the road trip were promised. so here they are! (i promise i'm not using this blog to avoid studying...) post gypsy fair we remember why we were in napier in the first place and that was for wine. hawke's bay is new zealand's prime wine making... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2010 at long white clouds.
hello hello hello! so sorry i've been absent. lots and lots to share. i've spent a fabulous week on a farm called treehugger organics. it was full of weeding fields of garlic, epic tank top sunburns (hot. pun intended.), planting 2,560 red onion seedlings, burgeoning chaco tans, incredible food, the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2010 at long white clouds.
hello dear friends. i'm back in christchurch for a few days. i've spent the last week touring the north island with five of my favorite people. now i'm back in the city until monday morning when i'll be hopping on a bus and heading about three hours south to a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2010 at long white clouds.
i really have no words for my trip. it was the most incredible week ever. i struggle to think of a better week i've ever had. people i love doing the most wonderful activities. i'll give you the full down with TONS of pictures as soon as i aloe up,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2010 at long white clouds.
i finished classes yesterday. i turned in a take home exam and a paper, went to my last two tutorials and was done. so strange to think my school is over in new zealand... it's just now homecoming week at home! i have two exams on nov. 10 and 11.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2010 at long white clouds.
i found this picture today when i was digging through my nikon. it's a picture from the 10th floor of the library... in the good ole days when we still had a library. Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2010 at long white clouds.
mike and i went to the STA travel office on campus yesterday to book our trip to the whitsundays (3 days of scuba, snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, tanning and playing on a yacht in the great barrier reef)... while we were there i was perusing all the travel brochures and i... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2010 at long white clouds.
i think it is hilarious that for all the gorgeous scenery and funny portraits i post everyone always seems to comment "i LOVE your food posts". haha. well fine then, people. here! one of the boys' favorite things for me to make is homefries. (i like them too, but in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2010 at long white clouds.
phew. team. so much going on/ has happened. i don't know where to start! i finished my two papers and got those bad boys turned in, i have successfully planned my trip to australia with only a few minor kinks/details to work out, and i have already imbibed two cups... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2010 at long white clouds.
this post is not for the faint of heart. i have had quite the morning. trying to book my flights to get around australia. i booked several, including my trip to ayers rock (much longer, more detailed post about this trip coming oh-so-soon) and when i went to book another... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2010 at long white clouds.
read 405 pages in 5 hours today. all about madame marie curie. ten points if you know why she is famous! (i was surprised at the number of my friends who at never heard of her... was i just that much of a geek as a child that i read... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2010 at long white clouds.
i have long disputed this fact. in fact all through out high school i liked to brag that " i never cry". but it's just not true. i cry all of the time. maybe i'm just now growing into my title as a crier, but i'm fine with it. i... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2010 at long white clouds.
on our porch. oh hello most adorable things i've ever seen. welcome. Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2010 at long white clouds.
Download 09 I'll Fly Away love, christian. Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2010 at long white clouds.
the drive to queenstown really is gorgeous. here are a couple of pictures from the road. aren't they pretty? oh new zealand, you kill me. off to enjoy some stir fry, some rock climbing and then a little bit of birthday planning... ryan's 21st is tomorrow! hooray! see you oh... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2010 at long white clouds.
I MADE IT! i did it i survived i bungy jumped. i threw myself off of a 450 foot platform with minimum tears (for me...) and only minor hyperventilating. the whole story to come later, i have a busy busy day ahead of me. but here are some sweet action... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2010 at long white clouds.
i'm leaving in about 20 minutes to go to queenstown. it's the adventure capital of new zealand... which is saying something because new zealand likes to claim it's the adventure capital of the world. lot's of adventures. i'm signed up to bungee jump at 9:30 tomorrow (saturday) morning. 134 meters... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2010 at long white clouds.
i realized that i left you with a post that contained zero pictures zero interesting information and zero new music. i'm so sorry. as a break from my work (here comes a late night!) here is the soundtrack to my past few weeks. Alabama - Dixie Land Delight dixieland delight-... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2010 at long white clouds.
nose back to the grindstone. i have to lead a class tomorrow about the women's liberation movement, i have to write a paper by thursday about two very terrible french movies i have two papers due in less than two weeks that i haven't started i need to book tickets/plans... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2010 at long white clouds.