Category Archives: New Zealand

A delicate rescue operation

Obviously the long hours spent alone while working from home have started to affect my brain.  I rescued a mouse today on my afternoon run.  A mouse.  He was lying in the middle of the sidewalk dragging one leg behind … Continue reading

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Axis of evil

Every day in New Zealand is a discovery of things I never thought possible.  Today, I was indulging in my afternoon guilty pleasure, eating Oreo cookies while watching LA Ink, when this message suddenly replaced the image of someone getting a pirate … Continue reading

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and there goes my second career choice

Last night I finally bit the bullet and forced myself to attend a free pole dancing class that I’ve had my eye on for a while.  I’ve been hesitant to try it for obvious reasons: I’m terribly uncoordinated and the closest … Continue reading

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Dad visits New Zealand

Dad just left after visiting us for a week.  He brought me very important necessities: Aveda shampoo and conditioner, Hunter rainboots, and Goya (the only spice any self-respecting Venezuelan should always have in her pantry).  Oh, and one surprise, my mom’s … Continue reading

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Chain of Communication

Me: Dude!!! Mom just changed her Facebook status to ‘Interested in: Women.’ Brother J: Arhahahahaha!!! Did you call her yet? Did you tell her what she did? Me: I tried but she didn’t pick up, so I called you instead.  … Continue reading

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Weekend in Wairarapa

This weekend we visited the Wairarapa region of the North Island for a well-deserved break from the city.  I love the fact that we only have to drive for one hour (Albeit around the most treacherous mountain range ever.  I close my … Continue reading

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Living Large in Wellington

This Sunday we moved into our new home for the next 6 months and went fishing for the first time since we arrived in New Zealand.  First, the house.  Oh my god, the house.  Turning 30 hasn’t slowed down my … Continue reading

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Wellington, first impressions

We’ve arrived in Wellington! We actually got here last Wednesday but I’ve been too busy trying to overcome MAJOR technological hurdles (learning the difference between volts and amps or something like that) to write.  We’re staying in an Extended stay motel … Continue reading

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