AmeriNZ 389 – Frustration factory

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016Today’s episode begins with a tale of frustration: I have to take care of something that Nigel always used to look after. The new road actually opened! Leo and I had an adventure.

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Links for this episode
”Frustration and investigation” – My blog post on my tech frustration
”A road to happiness” – My blog post on the new road opening

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AmeriNZ 388 – Future-like

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016Today’s weekly catch-up begins with a couple updates from last week’s episode. After that, it’s on to something from the New Zealand news that I think is very interesting—and good to hear. Finally today, I realised something that changed my perspective a bit

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Links for this episode
”Banning more plastics in NZ” – My blog post on the news story I talked about
”Single-use plastic bags are now banned” – My blog post on the 2019 ban, the post where I mentioned the Future Post company

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AmeriNZ 387 – Fading month

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016Six weeks in a row—and one full month—without missing a week. Who am I?! I’ve been busy “adulting” over the past week, especially changing electricity suppliers, something that took a surprising amount of my own energy. I persevered. Then I talk about something I thought might have happened by today, but it didn’t, so I talk about the non-event and why it will be so important once it does happen. That’s it for June!

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AmeriNZ 385 – ‘Wet, whiny, inward-looking country’

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016Lots of weirdness in New Zealand since the last episode. New Zealand’s Leader of the Opposition made yet another really stupid remark and has been desperately trying to spin it since—unsuccessfully. He has a habit of saying really dumb things. A public meeting in New Zealand was taken over by conspiracy theorists. An online reporter for RNZ edited wire service stories to promote Russian propaganda, among other odd things. RNZ is still investigating. In positive news, I recently had routine health evaluations and everything was okay.

Then, I talk about my personal organisation system after using it for three months. Has it worked?

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Links for this episode
”Christopher Luxon calls NZ a ‘very negative, wet, whiny, inward-looking country’”Stuff
”‘Big, patriotic Kiwi’: Luxon quizzed on ‘negative, wet, whiny’ comment”Stuff
”’I’ve never seen it to that extent’ – city leaders flee conspiracy mob”Waikato Times
”What is the ’15-minute city’ conspiracy theory?”ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
”Remember when politicians used to kiss babies and do walkabouts?”Stuff
”RNZ Editorial Audit”RNZ
”Inappropriate RNZ edits review expands to China, Israel stories”Stuff
”Resetting my healthcare gauges” – My blog post on my recent health evaluations

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AmeriNZ 384 – Winter celebrations

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016It’s winter, and we have celebrations: The important one for me is that it was a brilliant sunny today day today. Also, this past weekend was the first King’s Birthday public holiday most New Zealanders will ever have known. I talk about all that first. The King’s Birthday Honours List was also released, and there were some surprises.

Then, I talk about my personal organisation system after using it for three months. Has it worked?

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Links for this episode
”New name, old holiday” – My blog post on the holiday weekend (with links to the stuff I talked about)
”Knights these days” – A 2009 blog post about some of the oddities of knighthood titles
”Success from understanding” – My look at my personal organisation system after using for three months

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AmeriNZ 383 – Crabby jabby

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016A bit of a catch-up today, with some things I’ve been up to lately, yesterday in particular. I also talk a little bit about some of the background stuff I don’t usually talk about.

Tomorrow is June first—not just a new month, but the first day of winter in this part of the world, and it’s also the birthday of someone special.

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Links for this episode
”Tooth scraping and a sore arm” – My blog post on yesterday’s adventures, and some of the background to it
”A bad start and a truth” – My blog post on my latest health challenge
”More kitchen frugality” – My blog post on my latest kitchen adventure
”Dark sunless hours” – We really did get a lot of rain this year

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AmeriNZ 382 – Sun!

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016Well, who’d have thought it? We had sun today! Not only that, but sun is predicted for tomorrow and Friday! I am shocked.

Today I begin by talking about why the weather’s been so bad, and how it recently unveiled a new problem I have to deal with. That moved me into related topics, including my organising system, which I’ll come back to next month. Finally, a bit of fun to end the episode.

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Links for this episode
”Today’s plan, tomorrow’s problem” – My blog post on the mowing and battery problem
”System failure” – My blog post on the latest prescription failure
• You can look at the game results yourself

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AmeriNZ 379 – April showers

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016Today is mostly about updates: Jacinda Ardern gave her final speech in the New Zealand Parliament, and we learned what she’s doing next. I’ve also recently made progress or some old projects.

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Links for this episode
”Jacinda Ardern’s Valedictory Speech” – My blog post about Jacinda Ardern’s Valedictory Speech (video included)
”There’ve been four tornados in three days. What the hell’s going on?”Stuff
”There’s progress behind the scenes” – My blog post starting with “accidentally” emptying a box
”Not accidental” – My blog post following up with that “accidental” box emptying

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AmeriNZ 377 – Man with a plan

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016Today is about a plan I designed to help me keep on track. It’s based on a system I designed for myself when I was a grassroots LGBTQ+ activist 30 years ago. I’m optimistic it’ll help me stay focused and remember things, but… well, time will tell.

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Links for this episode
”My new projected system” – My (long…) blog post on my new system
“As if to prove the point” – My blog post updating my new organisation system
“My screwed-up imperfection” – My blog post on the dryer saga

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AmeriNZ 375 – Year’s end

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016It’s the end of 2022! I took advantage of my last opportunity to record in December and 2022 to do a little update episode. I’m not exactly sad to see 2022 go, but I’m definitely better than I was a year ago tonight. That’s a very good thing.

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Links for this episode
”Tonga eruption confirmed as largest ever recorded” – NIWA Media Release
“Damn raingarden” – My detailed blog post on the raingarden “project”.
“The year without Christmas” – My blog post on my Christmas that wasn’t/was.

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