Archive for April, 2011

27/04/11

So you’re young, talented, going places – and turning 21 some time soon. So what do you want to achieve before you hit that big ol’ milestone? Go whitewater rafting with your bestie? Climb the Eiffel tower? Or simply get your finances sorted? Turning 21 is a big deal, and getting there is half the [...]

27/04/11

It seems inevitable to me, that one day, Lionel Messi (Leo) will be depicted upon the back of a winged genius that is facilitating his apotheosis. This may not seem clear, but bare with me. An apotheosis is the raising of a subject to divine level. A winged genius is the personification of a general [...]

25/04/11

This week, a little more on education and a realisation about growing up in today’s world. One of the other things I noticed about Richard Feynman’s education throughout his college (that’s US for university) days was that he was always surrounded by other scientists. Physicists, mathematicians, chemists, oh my! In the universities he attended, there [...]

19/04/11

I love these—have found some new tips since my last post on them, and will blatantly steal from a list my Tumblr threw up.. 1. Line the bottom of your refrigerator’s crisper drawer with paper towels. They’ll absorb the excess moisture that causes vegetables to rot. 2. To keep herbs tasting fresh for up to a month, [...]

13/04/11

Last weekend a brewing legend passed away. His name was Pierre Celis. You may not have heard of him but he absolutely influenced the beer world. His meme will survive. Pierre Celis is one of those unique individuals (along with Fritz Maytag) who managed to resurrect and propel into the mainstream a near-extinct style of [...]

13/04/11

You know when you go to the supermarket and you find yourself searching aimlessly for your favourite brand of gingernuts? You cross between the aisles and gaze into the shelves, seemingly without real purpose. Then you march up to that fifteen-year-old kid stacking the biscuits, look him in the eye and say, “Arnotts. Where are [...]

13/04/11

I’ve used this past week to jump firmly aboard the NZ Breakers bandwagon. All season they’ve been the best in the competition. Now, in the post-season, they’re one home win away from a grand final. I’m writing this before their last best-of-three semi-final against Perth in Auckland. Even if they are eliminated, and even if [...]

12/04/11

Home brewing made the national television this week. Or perhaps I should say Personal Brewing made the big time. In beer-geek-land, the WilliamsWarn Personal Brewery was launched making a splash in mainstream media as well as going viral within the beer-geek community. It seemed everyone (including Dave the Beer Guy) was commenting on the latest [...]

11/04/11

The news that Real Groovy was closing on April 1st was initially thought by many to be a not-so-funny April Fools joke but, alas, it was not. Wellington music lovers were saddened when long time Real Groovy manager Mark Thomas confirmed that the iconic store would be closing its Cuba Street doors permanently. The Real [...]