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Up Front: Newsflash: Women Have Eyes

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  • JackElder,

    Finding comments from Jack who I used to flat with while people pranked called the Minister of Police, on a blog post about the magazine published by a woman who I once played in a band with, it all points to the same honest truth - Wellington, indeed New Zealand, really is a very small place.

    Hi Scott!

    I'd say that it's the world that's a smaller place than you'd think. As mentioned, I actually ran into Suraya in the UK because she turned up at the same parties I did, where I was there because it was a workmate's partner's flat, and she was there because said partner had had an ex-flatmate who'd since moved to Wellington and so a separate ex-flatmate knew my mate's partner, and that guy knew Suraya from some odd connection involving latex (I never got to the bottom of that - to be fair, I was quite drunk at the time). Serious double-take when we opened the door to see her, though, having last seen her at a party in the Aro Valley (I'm beginning to see a connection).

    But this sort of thing used to happen a surprising amount, even overseas: I'd be at a ball in Cambridge, and run into a bloke I'd known in 7th form at Wellington College, that sort of thing. Like I say, it's a smaller world than you'd expect.

    My 'hilarious mispronunciation' story relates to the time I was getting a round in at a pub. I made a fairly basic mis-assumption around the etymology of the name of the beer, and ended up ordering a pint of "bom-bar-dee-eh", on the assumption that it was the French pronunciation rather than the actual pronunciation (Bombardier). I was drinking with my workmates at the time: that's how you get nicknames, folks.

    Wellington • Since Mar 2008 • 708 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock,

    Finally, a magazine I can check how ogle worthy I'm looking. The standard Women's magazines help me what sort of street poses might best highlight my sexiness. They help answer questions like: Do I wear my shirts top two buttons undone, tucked in at the front, and be wearing a belt buckle highlighting the bulge? things like that.

    A magazine of women fantasies about men with body shapes similar my own, is intriguing. Or to see a mans photo in an erotic women's magazine, that resembles my own body, would make me feel sexy. I like to be ogled, discreetly.

    Ah, Steven, clearly you're an arthouse stud monkey.

    Isn't it nice that the media has a convenient label for every pigeonhole these days?

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2396 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    I like that. "arthouse stud monkey". Coincidentally, I'v been making inquires about getting myself enrolled for adult ballet classes.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2745 posts Report Reply

  • Stewart,

    I must confess, after my 'epitome' remark, that I got roundly laughed down in 4th Form (I think) for mis-pronouncing archangel as 'arch-angel' rather than 'arc-angel' when reading aloud in class. (Saint Joan or something similar.)

    Never been much on religious matters but I doubt it was affected by that.

    Te Ika A Maui - Waitakere… • Since Oct 2008 • 572 posts Report Reply

  • kowhai montgomery,

    Consider, people who are not attractive in photographs, but in person always attract attention and never appear to be 'short of options'.

    I aspire to be that person.

    I hope she has some success with the mag, a magazine for women that does not harp on about dieting or celeb gossip sounds pretty promising.

    wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 485 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    You weren't in the group of girls that passed notes to the tall, long-haired guy suggesting he go goth?

    Suggesting he wear PVC, more like. Starting young..

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16669 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    "arthouse stud monkey"

    Does his name being uttered tonight in the Auckland Museum by Russell enhance Steven's credentials?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16669 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan,

    I aspire to be that person.

    Kowhai, you are that person, except also hot in photographs.

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1273 posts Report Reply

  • Stewart,

    Gosh, you've started early, Megan.

    I trust/hope that you are OK with yesterday's effusiveness. Thought about it afterwards & hoped it didn't come across too creepy.

    Te Ika A Maui - Waitakere… • Since Oct 2008 • 572 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan,

    @stewart On the contrary, I was flattered. Like Steven, I don't mind being discreetly ogled.

    And yes, early starts come with starting work at 4am.

    I am concerned about the dearth of Richard Kahui chatter, though. Anyone would think you people had actual serious stuff to discuss, or something.

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1273 posts Report Reply

  • Stewart,

    And I thought a 7am start was rough...

    Afraid I can't help you with Richard Kahui chatter. He's a good footie player, but I suspect that is not the attribute that you want to focus on.

    Te Ika A Maui - Waitakere… • Since Oct 2008 • 572 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan,

    He's a good footie player, but I suspect that is not the attribute that you want to focus on

    I would love to focus on that. Emma won't let me.

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1273 posts Report Reply

  • Stewart,

    OK, so you're in W'gton - do you prefer Kahui at centre over Conrad Smith?
    (Try to disregard which one you would prefer to see stepping out of your shower...)

    Are you in nursing by any chance?

    Te Ika A Maui - Waitakere… • Since Oct 2008 • 572 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Too close to "what are you wearing" I would have thought. :)

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16669 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Poole,

    OK, so you're in W'gton - do you prefer Kahui at centre over Conrad Smith?

    Unfortunately, I think the point is now moot.

    Since Dec 2008 • 161 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan,

    Unfortunately, I think the point is now moot.

    Yeah.

    <sob>

    But for the record, I'm not sure, but I do think the combination between Smith and Nonu is better.

    And no, I am not a nurse, and no, that question wasn't at all pervy.

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1273 posts Report Reply

  • Stewart,

    OK, I appear to have sailed into choppy waters. My discretion says "Back off", so I'm outta here.

    Te Ika A Maui - Waitakere… • Since Oct 2008 • 572 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Poole,

    But for the record, I'm not sure, but I do think the combination between Smith and Nonu is better.

    Yeah, but I bet you can't wait for a 10-12-13 of Carter, McAlister, Kahui, amirite?

    Since Dec 2008 • 161 posts Report Reply

  • FletcherB,

    So, all you ripped ab fanciers.... what do you think of this tasty item ?

    West Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 794 posts Report Reply

  • Sayana,

    ... this tasty item ?

    What's he doing with his hands?

    Since Sep 2008 • 50 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    It's a really disturbing colour. Makes him look like an actual side of beef.

    I'm not a ripped ab fancier, though. Six-pack abs are kind of gross.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4366 posts Report Reply

  • Sayana,

    I'd have to say, personally, I prefer the picture of Kahui that's just a headshot over the one of him shirtless.

    Since Sep 2008 • 50 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen,

    Six-pack abs are kind of gross.

    Is a chillibin better?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3392 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock,

    Nah. Keg.

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2396 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    Is a chillibin better?

    Or a swappa crate even...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1558 posts Report Reply

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