Friday, December 31, 2010

Day 4: A Habit I Wish I Never Had

SO so sooooo easy! Tobacco smoking......

Was done and dusted six months ago... and alas.. the wee underlining stresses of mahi and te ao got the better of me..... But.. I refuse to purchase a packet... So there... habit...... I'm done with you xoxo. But perhaps there is that mihana - Once a smoker, forever a smoker!?

Ciao mia bella merdona!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Day 3: A pikitia of me & friends...

So, to todays part of the 30 Days of Me Blog Challenge - A pikitia of Me and Friends.....
But these are not my friends, well not immediate BFF styles anyhow! ... two of these glamourous faces belong to my newly acquainted cousins (2nd removed on the righthand side) whom do not judge my pool playing ability after one game... just like true friends.. and the third belongs to my papa tuarua (stepfather) .. and his eyes are smiling in a rather friendly manner full of Christmas spirit, which I believe must count...
In regards to playing pool, I've come to the conclusion that I will play in hope that practice makes perfect and I'll be known as a shady shark (or a hustler perhaps) for my abilities one day...
Travelled the awa today, in a waka with four wheels, with a grand camper of an old friend and a very hairy, moulting, pooch by the name of Carla.... The heat was super hot, the awa was super brown like a brown clay slop that you would use in pottery, and the polish sausage and mustard pickle buns were devine... and were washed down with organic kiwifruit....
2011 is literally around the corner, literally, and it feels like a good enough time to pull up a hammock in the yard (oh, I do not have a yard, but many to borrow) and, with a treasured piece of paper and pen, create a plan of action for the next 12 months.. a responsible move? Hmm... best if I just book a grand old set of plane tickets instead...

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Day 2: The Meaning Behind My Blog Name.

Just in by the hair of my chinny chin chin....!

'Aroha of a Kindergarten Teacher' means just that... I am (a), a kindergarten teacher, and (b), Aroha is what one has in such a position.. and (c), some days you just feel the utmost need to tell your stories of old and new to someone whom won't answer back...

  • Bought my sissa a "Shut up dick" badge yesterday - She cannot wait to wear it to her mahi!
  • And one for myself of which I lost today - "Nobody puts Baby in a corner".... If you find it please return....

Ciao mia bella merdina....

Monday, December 27, 2010

Day 01 - A recent pikitia of me and 15 facts about myself

Christmas Day 2010 - My new Wonder Woman Sleeping Bag!

15 Facts About Myself:

1. I was born in Auckland due to being a 'Ressess' baby (my mama and papa's blood mix was rather toxic - not too sure if that is the right spelling!) and had a complete blood transfusion straight after I entered this world.
2. My first home was in a Whanganui cottage that is now known as the Tyler Artist in Residence Cottage.
3. I have an older sister, a half brother, and four beautiful nieces!
4. My father had one green eye and one blue eye!?
5. I have a birthmark on my butt cheek that looks like a tidy swipe from a paint brush.
6. My righthanded little finger does not work due to a run in with a knife while chopping silverbeet (age 12).
7. William Wallace (Scotland) - "You may take my life, but you will not take my freedom", is my 17th great grandfather.
8. In 1996 I moved to Taranaki to study art. I was barely able to survive from my paintings!
9. My dreadlocks began the summer of 1999 at the Sweetwater's Festival in Auckland.
10. My favourite fruit in the entirety of the world is Cherimoya (Custard Apple).
11. I love writing ukulele tunes with children/tamariki.
12. I love writing folky root tunes full stop!
13. I'm prone to Seritonin Overloads from too much laughter...!
14. My fingernails/toenails grow at an excessively fast rate - I often wonder if I left them to their own devices would I make it into the Guiness Book of Records?
15. &.... last but not least.... I have no Gallbladder!
And.... I completed day one of the 30 Day Blog Challenge....
Roger that!

30 Days of Me - Blog Challenge

Right then... its been over two years since I began this blogspot, and since my one and only post! My dear peach Denita expressed her happiness in blogging today whilst we caught up over some classic Christmas cheer - I'm going to take on this 30 day challenge (Toot to you mama Denita) and see how far it gets me!

Day 01 - A recent pikitia of me and 15 facts about myself
Day 02 - The meaning behind my blog name
Day 03 - A pikitia of me and friends
Day 04 - A habit that I wish I didn't have
Day 05 - A pikitia of somewhere I've been to
Day 06 - Favourite super hero and why
Day 07 - A pikitia of something/someone that has the biggest influence on me
Day 08 - Short term goals of this month and why
Day 09 - Something I'm proud of in the last few days
Day 10 - Songs I listen to when I' happy/sad/hyped/mad
Day 11 - Another pikitia of me and my friends
Day 12 - How I found out about blogger and why I made one
Day 13 - A letter to someone who has caused me to laugh lately
Day 14 - A pikitia of me and my whaanau
Day 15 - Put my Ipod on shuffle - first 10 songs that play
Day 16 - A pikitia of myself
Day 17 - Someone I would love to swap lives with for a day
Day 18 - Plans/dreams/goals I have
Day 19 - Nicknames I have and why?
Day 20 - Someone I see myself marrying in the future
Day 21 - A pikitia of something that makes me happy
Day 22 - What makes me different from everyone else?
Day 23 - Something I crave for a lot
Day 24 - A letter to my whaanau
Day 25 - What you would find in my bag
Day 26 - What do I think of my friends
Day 27 - Why am I doing this 30 day challenge
Day 28 - A pikitia of me from last year, and one of now - how have I changed?
Day 29 - In this month what have I learnt
Day 30 - My favourite song