Monthly Archives: November 2011

Working election day: some reflections.

I worked at a polling booth in New Zealand’s general election yesterday. Armed with two training sessions, a bright orange jerkin, and my manual, I turned up at the Muritai School auditorium yesterday at 7:45am yesterday morning for a day … Continue reading

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My name is Christine Brooks and I am a stalker

So, I discovered a new blog this week.  It’s called Heartbreak Pie and it is ‘life, love, and a food blog’. The discovery came about in the twitter aftermath of Ignite Wellington. I tweeted that I would like to see … Continue reading

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How to be alone.

I love this video. It’s so beautiful.

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Improv and Other Drugs

I am speaking tonight at Ignite Wellington on the topic, Improv and Other Drugs. Ignite Wellington is a night where a bunch of speakers have five minutes each to deliver a talk on their chosen topic. Each speaker must display … Continue reading

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Jon Hamm and Kristen Wiig in an hilarious sketch

I love this sketch so hard. I can’t write anything else without giving away the magic. Just watch it.

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Invisible Tug of War

Last night, I set out to teach my improv class about failing gleefully. I manage to demonstrate failure right off the top when I fail to remember (after five separate attempts) how the zombie name game goes. I could say … Continue reading

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