Anyone who's travelled knows that building intensification is common overseas, and it's no all shoebox apartments and ghettos.
All we need here is for town planners to remain tough. Dropping minimum apartment sizes to 35 sq m is a step backward - they should have stayed at 45.
Perplexed 81st not gettin this at all...
Oh. Maybe I should have just stuck with Welcome back, Damian too. My humour is obscure. Very. Clearly I have too much time on my hands. Maybe it's Mortgage Rage?
I'm just stepping out for some cigarettes. I may be some time.
extorting money as a familial obligation
I recall last century a PI friend of mine had to sell his cherished Jeep so his father could send the most money back to the Island to pay for the Matai's funeral ...
My friend was gutted, but had no choice. You can imagine what change was left over after selling the vehicle poste haste to a dealer, and paying off the car loan. It made no sense, but all his father cared about was sending back the fattest envelope.
But come to think of it, his chains never seemed to bounce around when he ran - maybe he glued them on?
No, they were heavy with the weight of 400 Years Of Slavery ...
Does anyone else remember the shortlived movement in the rap community to forego 'gold ropes', in solidarity with the oppressed black South African gold miners??
A decade later and they were all getting free bling for their teeth from South African diamond mines ...
I think Paul Simon started it.
"Am" works if I'm genuinely asking a question. "Aren't" suggests I already know the answer... ;)
Well in that case you can display true smugness (as I often do) by using long sentences with superfluous wordage and double negatives:
Jolisa, am I not wrong in thinking that you didn't join PAS until sometime just after it was founded?
Note the emphasis on the word 'after' and not 'just' and the inclusion of the word 'sometime'. This implies Jolisa joined late regardless. To suggest 'JUST after' might suggest to some that Jolisa was almost there at the founding but not quite, but as if the difference were inconsequential. Personally I would have gone with an overly polite question, feigning humility, which in itself would force an answer acknowledging my greatness:
Jolisa, I stand to be corrected but would I be wrong in thinking that you didn't join PAS until sometime just after it was founded?
And since the answer is self-evident the question is rhetorical, which means that if no-one responds to the question you can smugly presume that everyone has acknowledged your greatness. Even if the real reason they didn't reply was because, like, who cares dude?
RB: if you need a guest blog on lessons in being an ahole ...?
Which they would be entitled to do, of course, if that were the business they were set up to do.
Not the first entity it has happened to. Sky City started buying up Aussie casino's and
Contact Energy owns 25% of the Oakey power station, a 280 MW gas turbine (near Toowoomba in Australia).
(I) resolved to ring them and ask that it not be delivered
You can do the same with the Sky TV magazine if you want to save money. The listings are in the paper anyway.
given that AA members' subscriptions underwrite the entire publication, the advertising argument doesn't really fly with this particular mag
__ah yes, but we hoped that advertising could offset the cost of producing the mag for members; but sadly the costs of the editorial staff/management have also risen commensurate to the ad revenue ...__
A move to Auckland (and to the only babe this blogger needs)...
Oh the vanity! (Did you used to work in the media?) Do you think she actually reads your blog?
Jolisa, aren't I right in thinking you were ...
Am I right in thinking ...? (not Jolisa, are not I right in thinking you were...)
Instead there's a bucketload of lightweight "lifestyle" crapola aimed at encouraging New Zealanders to use more fossil fuel.
Where the advertiser dollar goes, so goes the magazine. Media buyers can be quite blatant: We'd love to give you more ads but your editorial doesn't reflect the environment our clients want to be in. Maybe if ...
I remember the days when AA Directions was full of ads for Mitsubishi Sigmas, brick veneer house recladding, and funeral homes.
For example, we are finding that some copper lines have faults that have gone undiagnosed on Telecom's network, probably just manifesting themselves as substandard sync speeds.
I suspected as much! <profanity redacted>
Thanks for posting.