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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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How I push my drug of choice.

Last night I taught the first class of Improvisation: Spontaneity for the Theatre at the Wellington High School Community Education Centre. It’s a great group and I’m looking forward to seeing us all develop over the next eight weeks. The … Continue reading

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Things that happened in my life today.

After the wildly popular* post “Things that happened in my kitchen today”, I bring you another glimpse into my life. The price of eggs Last night a large plastic container contained within a large plastic bag appeared on the kitchen … Continue reading

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I want to see a kakapo in a lemon squeezer

A good friend pointed me, via the magic of Facebook, in the direction of this wonderful collection of birds in military uniform. I am captivated by it. I am not sure what is so great about birds in military uniforms … Continue reading

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Things that happened in my kitchen today.

1. I spill ground cinnamon all over the floor. Twice. Kitchen now smells delightful like exotic spicy bakery. Probably the one featured in Kiki’s Delivery Service. [Sidenote: Kiki’s Delivery Service is an excellent film.] 2. Make coffee with my new … Continue reading

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Sometimes, the sparkles just won’t come off.

Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, the sparkles just won’t come off. Some may choose to view this admission as evidence that my nail polish remover is not strong enough or that I need to buy more cotton balls. … Continue reading

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Wellington, I’m coming home.

After two and a half months away, today I board a Air New Zealand plane to take me home. The picture of Wellington, above, is part of a project called They Draw & Travel. The website is full of beautiful … Continue reading

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Streets of San Francisco

Two images captured on the streets of San Francisco today that I thought I ought to share… It’s street art featuring a seahorscycle that says “IMAGINE” on the side! If I could design a perfect mode of transportation, that would … Continue reading

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An Unfortunate Incident or Escape from Belize or How I Fought The Nightcreeper and Won or The Scariest Moment of My Life To Date

This post refers to events that happened on the morning of 25 July 2011. This places it after the events of The Best Snap Decision Ever, before the events of Carousel! (the blog post) and at approximately the same time … Continue reading

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Best snap decision ever.

I wrote this post over a week ago but was unable to upload it for a variety of reasons, including internet access issues in Belize, the Nightcreeper Incident (about which I will blog imminently) and my expedited Escape from Belize. … Continue reading

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