Getting Lasik Eye Surgery

A few days ago I got lasik eye surgery. I’ve had a few people ask what it was like so thought I’d write about my experience.

But first, some background. I’m short-sighted. If I held my hand out in front of me, everything went blurry at my fingertips. I got glasses when I was 12 and then contact lenses when I was 16. I’m now 30. The moment I got my contacts I put away my glasses and until this year I hadn’t worn them again. I’d thought about lasik for a while but had been told your eyes need to settle down, that it cost a lot, that it took a lot of time… basically that I should wait. Now I wish I’d got onto this sooner. Continue reading “Getting Lasik Eye Surgery”

You can be happy anywhere

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything here. Not because I didn’t want to, but because I wasn’t really┬ásure of how to write down everything that’s in my head.

It’s been a weird few months. I’ve been through massive highs and some pretty awful lows. All mostly to do with the same thing. If I name specifically what it is then that could cause some problems, so let’s just call it Life. Continue reading “You can be happy anywhere”

Indiana Jones and the What Ifs

I grew up on Indiana Jones movies. Last weekend I finally bought all four on DVD. Today I watched them.
In between the Last Crusade and the Crystal Skull I also saw some regular TV which included an episode of the Big Bang Theory with a story-line relating to Raiders of the Lost Ark. Continue reading “Indiana Jones and the What Ifs”

Famous Stages

A mate of mine who was hosting What Now? saw one of the original hosts, Simon Barnett, in a coffee shop in Christchurch. He was so excited to see his idol – a guy whose job he now had – but he was too scared to go up and say hi.
I was working with Si at the time and so I laughed when he told me this. I think Si would have thought it was cool to meet him.
My friend kicked himself a bit over this, but considered Si to be too famous to approach.

I realised then that there are many different levels of fame. So I thought I’d try to map out the stages. Continue reading “Famous Stages”

The Dark Side of Social Sport

Our work signed up for social basketball at the start of the year and have played two games so far at the YMCA.
The first we lost 22-99, the second 21-107.
Yeah, we’re not great, but that’s ok. We wanted to get involved in something social and fun, but… it is starting to lack in the latter. Continue reading “The Dark Side of Social Sport”

That Time I Saw Eminem

The moment I heard Eminem was coming to New Zealand, I was so excited!
I’m a music lover – I enjoy so many different types and styles. I think one of the things that makes Eminem so great is that his music crosses boundaries and he mixes hip hop with pop and rock, rapping faster and more intelligently than many of his peers. Continue reading “That Time I Saw Eminem”

Living with an Invisible Disease

I live with Fibromyalgia. First of all, I’m one of the lucky ones. Some people can’t work and struggle with day to day activities. There are help groups set up with motivational messages and jokes, and plenty of stories of frustration and pain due to life with Fibro, one of many invisible diseases/ disabilities.
It’s called “invisible” because you can’t tell that someone is sick just by looking at them.
It’s something I was diagnosed with a few years ago, and while it’s great to put a name to all the things that are wrong with me, knowing that there’s no cure really sucks.

So what is it? Continue reading “Living with an Invisible Disease”

Well, Colour Me Pink, I’m a Cricket Fan

Rugby is my sport. Has been for years. I don’t miss an All Blacks game, I rarely miss a Super Rugby match, and I am forever playing virtual rugby.
Over the years I have played hockey, gone to every home game (and the odd away) for my favourite basketball team, I’ve gotten up in the middle of the night to watch the All Whites, and I’ve been glued to the TV for the Olympics and Commonwealth Games.
But then there was cricket.
While I understood that there was a lot of passion from supporters, I only ever watched matches when someone else was. It wasn’t something I would watch alone, and while I understood the rules, I didn’t get the excitement.
Until I was introduced to the Northern Knights. Continue reading “Well, Colour Me Pink, I’m a Cricket Fan”