Wednesday, February 08, 2006

MMMMMM 42 Below Vodka

NZUSA conference was fun, I made some noise, pissed some people off (I know being a commie is quite 'radical' but you only realise it at something like an NZUSA conference!)

A friend was going to Aussie recently and I asked her if she was buying her allowance of alcohol. She said no and I now have a litre of manuka honey 42 Below... Tastes good with E2 Apple flavour (a bit fluro green for my liking)

Volunteer wise, we're having a meeting tomorrow at the 'kumes (big kumara, how I dislike that place!) dishing out jobs to people who are keen. 7:30 if you're interested.

Email me at joel (dot) cosgrove (at) vuwsa (dot) org (dot) nz!

Monday, January 30, 2006

We're On The Exit To The City

So i've just got over last weeks NZUSA conference today. How did I do that? By sleeping for 17 hours from yesterday afternoon till this morning. For those out there who have no idea of what NZUSA is, well it's the national grouping of New Zealand University Students Association. We had our chinwag conference. I'll get back about this now, but it's 4pm and I started this in the morning. Maybe i'll have time to write this tomorrow?

Wednesday, January 25, 2006


Why the fuck does everyone have to keep bickering? Christ am I the only one who hasn't taken a personal grudge against anyone else? And people bitching about us with incorrect information, fuck, I mean just cause you're on the exec a few years ago doesn't make you omnipresent on all things VUWSA. Surprisingly due to our "ideological nature" we've actually been working with the uni even thought on some issues we are still trying to reach agreement!
Is growing up learning that maturity wise, few people develop beyond their teenage years?

Monday, January 16, 2006

Please Excuse Me. As I Didn't Sleep Much Over The Weekend.

Two complaints about girls

1: They use all the toilet paper. Now I know why they do, and why they HAVE to, but shit still annoying, specially in an all guy flat, where that stuff hangs around for ages and NEVER runs out...

2: They always get cold. I'm running around in my lavalava and t-shirt last night and she's all like "i'm cold!" while wearing my leather jacket! Sheesh

Having said all that there are some positives which outway those minor issues. Some we are all aware of and need no discussion.

Big Day Out in a few days, I leave on Wednesday morning, hopefully in orkland mid-afternoon... Hopefully I actually manage to hang out with non-Wellingtonians. I mean it's great hanging out, but you don't travel up to Auckland to socialise with the people you see down at Bodega every weekend... Did I say Bodega? Must have been wrong, I mean who goes there anymore?
Every man/woman and their dog seem to be heading up north, hope the traffic jams aren't too bad...

Friday, January 13, 2006

So I Won A BDO Ticket...

Thought I may as well put up my story I won my ticket with...

I showed up to see Electric Six at Indigo Bar in Wellington recently. Mainly to see them play 'Gay Bar' and 'Danger High Voltage' as well as a few other songs I knew. The Offbeats were just starting as I arrived. They were fun, had a good portion of the crowd dancing, you know, the good solid support act. Odessa were on next and continued what The Offbeats had started, nothing too flash, but again solid.
By the time the members of Electric Six came on stage the place was packed, more than I've seen at Indigo for a long time. The term 'sardines in a tin can' describes the situation pretty well. Shit hit the fan when the band started. It was jump or be jumped on! All I could do was jump up and down and be carried about by the crowd. I had no control over anything at all. It was crazy!
After a few songs I just thought "fuck it" as the mosh was not really the best place to enjoy the band from, my hands being pined tightly to my sides, I couldn't move them at all and the accidental groping was getting embarrassing! So I did the only thing one could in that position. I motioned to the people next to me to lift me up! Now not everyone enjoys or has the courage to crowd surf, but in my experience pretty much anyone will lift you up. And help me they did! Up I went and was quickly cruising about, being passed back by the crowd. The huge sound desk was looking alarmingly close so I motioned for the people passing me along to move me to the left, closely averting an expensive crash…
It was then I figured out that I could potentially be up there for a while. No one seemed to be getting tired of pushing me along, so I did figure eights, circles, left/right and then back again all over the place! I climbed along some metal pipes hanging off the roof, fell down, crowd surfed to the back and joined in the crowd, where there was a little bit more space than the cramped confines of the mosh pit up front. Surprisingly this story hasn't even been exaggerated after a few retellings. I'd be lying if I didn't say I had a fucking great time!

James Guthrie
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Joel,you're a winner! Where do I send the ticket?

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Hold Me Now...

I found some blackberries and ate one, it was black but it was very acidic and now my tummy hurts a little...

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of HLAH

I'm off to the Big Day Out! I won one of the tickets at the noizyland competition. Good all round fun, although I couldn't sort out a press pass for the BDO through Salient, as they've already tried "apparently". So ohh well, my place is with the great unwashed, should be fun though, as this is my first, my proverbial cherry is being popped and I don't have many cherries left to pop :(. I hope I can still get up there!

We've just been getting flatmates through, we just used trade-me and on the saturday just past we had around eight people in. What an ordeal! It's was mostly people coming through who just didn't think, shit some people should learn proper flat ettiquette! One woman told us she'd ring us, sadly we decided not to even bother with her, a tough but fair decision. In the end it came down to the hot chick from Swaziland or the man I dubbed "Metallica Man". Now Metallica Man (named for the Metallica t-shirt he was wearing) is more ameaneable to the flat, he likes the chickens and is impressed by what we're trying to do. Hot Swaziland chick (HSC) seemed a bit catty and Sam just said no, I fought on her behalf, her hotness helping a fair bit, but it was a losing battle, with Andrew and Sam both going for Metallica Man. Fun Fun Fun alround! Excepting the waiting around our flat all day, by 5 we caught cabin fever and dispersed around Wellington.