Events throughout 2001

  • January 1, 2001 The first day of the new millennium.  The Western world loses the equivalent of 4 million livers in a bout of drunken excess.  The afternoon is predicted to be bleary and bloodshot.
  • February 6, 2001 Waitangi Day in New Zealand.  A public holiday so New Zealand is officially closed.  This day commemorates the signing of a peace treaty where the losers didn't have lawyers.  Despite the most politically correct ceremonies at Waitangi each year someone still gets offended and the media sharks have a feeding frenzy.  The remaining 3.1million people in the country enjoy the day off and don't give a rats arse so long as it is doesn't rain.
  • Mid March, 2001 The New Barbeque Party!  Sometime this month the deck and a new barbeque will be fired up.  Emergency services have been notified.  Details to be posted on the parties page.
  • Easter--Cancelled.  They found the body.  Making the most of the unbelievers
  • April 25, 2001 Anzac Day in New Zealand.  The greatest military blunder by English commanders using New Zealand and Australian forces in World War One.  We invade Turkey!  Somehow the ANZAC's manage to forge inland for a good 10 or 15 miles and then after many months of dust, dirt, desperation and posthumous  medals we pack up and go home.  Another public holiday so everything in the country is closed except for the shops and malls who  commemorate this solemn event by slashing prices.
  • June 4, 2001 Queen's Birthday Weekend.  It is not Her Majesty's real birthday but a good excuse to close the country again.  The weather always looks like it's going to be a nice sunny weekend but there are the inevitable torrential downpours and floods across the country.  It is the middle of winter after all!
  • June 18 2001 My Father's birthday.  Battle of Waterloo day.  Coincidence? I think not!
  • October 10-13 Birthdays of my Mother and Brother.  Apart from the odd Black Friday for my brother
  • October 22, 2001 Labour Day.  The oddest public holiday of the year. In order to celebrate the fact we only have to work a 40 hour week the government decided to issue a day off.  Then we have to work like buggery for the next two weeks to catch up the backlog of work.  It's also the last public holiday for nearly 3 months until Christmas.
  • 24 November, 2001 My Birthday.  There will have to be some form of party.
  • 25 December, 2001 Christmas has been cancelled.  They found the father.  Father Christmas however will be propelled by retail spirit into our homes for many years to come.
  • 31 December, 2001 Wey hey!  It's New Years Eve again!  Time to go and damage a few more brain and liver cells.

Regular Events
Mon, Tues, Thursday Workout at the Gym. 
Each Friday night  one of the following occurs

  • Drinks at the Staff Common Room at the University of Auckland
  • Playing Pool at the Control Room
  • Going out for dinner
  • drinking at a pub in the inner city
Each Saturday and Sunday morning Three words that do not exist in my vocabulary.  I sleep on the weekend and divert the phones.  Ring me at your peril.
Saturday Afternoon Shopping
Sunday Thou shalt rest and work on thy web pages or play computer games over the internet.