Monday, December 28, 2009

  • 11:42 @KMWeiland It will leap to life straight away, or else it's no good. My fave site is #
  • 11:55 Great article for fiction! RT @KMWeiland "11 Killer Chapter Breaks" New #blog post and #podcast. wordplay-kmweiland.blogspot.comGreat #
  • 13:27 RT: @spiritualtramp: RT @jchutchins: You know what's a lot cooler than writing about writing? WRITING. - Heh, amen. #
  • 14:32 @KMWeiland yes they are awesome. I always do 10 at a time and then glance through them. Sometimes there's a winner among th em! #
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Sunday, December 27, 2009

  • 19:20 RT: @Flipbooks: 50 Ways To Build Your Optimism! (via @Avinio @dkasrel) #Inspiration #Motivation #
  • 19:33 .@lifeledlearning @KMWeiland Prompts are hit-or-miss for me. That story I had in Digital Dragon was one. #
  • 21:32 This is a good one - Solve any problem by intensive listmaking: #
  • 22:42 Well, I've done tomorrow's work so I get tomorrow off now. Wonder what I'll do...sleep in? call Germany? Read some stuff, for sure. #
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Saturday, December 26, 2009

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Friday, December 25, 2009

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

  • 14:37 Kiwis - Does anyone know the recipe for Siberian Cream? My grandma used to make it. Has gelatine and egg whites, no actual cream. googlefail #
  • 14:52 @icarusforde ooh, that looks like it! Thanks! What did you do to Google that I didn't? :P #
  • 15:04 The Lost Genre Guild More Residential Aliens News: Our Christmas ficti.. Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lit #
  • 15:04 - For my Northern Hemisphere friends, here's what Santa gets up to downunder. #
  • 16:13 RT: @paulusthebrit: if you're struggling this holiday season FREE TEXT 5626 FOR HELP (in NZ) and check out #
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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

  • 14:55 @theladyisugly Go purple dresses! No matter the shape :) #
  • 14:56 I'm at Glenfield library. Wifi is too slow to click on any twitter links; maybe this means I can get some work done! Writing - blogs - wow! #
  • 15:05 The Lost Genre Guild News for December 22nd, 2009: Rick Copple says: I.. Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lit #
  • 16:00 - The purple dress from Paris :) at work in the library #
  • 16:07 - View from the library desk. Almost like at my old flat. Good place for getting on with stuff. #
  • 16:10 @theladyisugly Look I just took a pic cause you mentioned it -The purple dress from Paris :) at work in the library #
  • 16:20 @librarykris no, not yet - only recently saw that they've finishe d it. It's on my list! Sadly I don't live so close to it as I used to. #
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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

  • 15:05 The Lost Genre Guild Guild Member Spotlight: Malcolm Cowen: Malcolm Co.. Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lit #
  • 16:59 Fascinating article on the deeper meaning of Avatar and sci-fi in general #
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Monday, December 21, 2009

  • 17:19 RT: @teenbizcoach: RT @EdEntrepreneur: Ever thought about reading your own blog so you could change your life? #
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Sunday, December 20, 2009

  • 22:15 I have a bedroom again, thank goodness! Was heartily sick of camping out on the floor. It's been a tough few weeks. #
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Saturday, December 19, 2009

  • 10:46 So who is all going to the tweetup at @Giapo? I'm still undecided. #
  • 11:16 @Kiwiseabreeze you mean there's SUN up there? :) #
  • 11:16 @Giapo lol I don't know any tyra #
  • 14:58 Yes they are! RT: @cameocreams: Nz tweeters are such a nice bunch of ppl :) #
  • 15:03 @spiritualtramp ooo have you been reading Flashpoint? #
  • 15:19 The Lost Genre Guild News for December 16th, 2009: A.L. Marquardt says.. < a href=""> Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lit #
  • 15:35 @spiritualtramp You have got to be kidding me. #
  • 15:44 RT: @star_trek: Patrick Stewart To Be Knighted #
  • 15:46 WOW!!! RT: @petapixel: Stunning photographs of animals inside the womb: #
  • 16:04 RT: @PublishingGuru: 155 Bestsellers that started as self-published books: #
  • 16:15 @PublishingGuru Oh, thanks! I was just messin' around :) You like Trek too? #
  • 16:16 @BrownSpeak I did! Thank you very much. Been having a good laugh over it with my mum. #
  • 16:32 @spiritualtramp Even the critics and agnostics have loved this one. Seriously, it's a classic. #
  • 16:34 RT: @Flipbooks: RT @govizin RT @OMGFacts #Canada is an Indian word meaning big village. #omgfacts #
  • 18:08 @spiritualtramp If it helps any, I hate LB, and I believe so does Frank :P #
  • 20:29 @Flipbooks cv is British for resumé #
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Friday, December 18, 2009

  • 16:20 Snow in Copenhagen for the first time in 15 years. Gotta laugh. Via @theskypirate. #
  • 19:11 Does anyone know how to set up a shopping cart with various shipping charges according to quantity and location? Driving me nuts. #
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Thursday, December 17, 2009

  • 10:39 @echofon Hi! It'd be lovely if new tweets didn't shift the tweet list but were simply added to top.I often lose my place in 100's of tweets. #
  • 21:08 @echofon Thanks...but where do I find the settings? It's not in the add-on options. #
  • 22:52 RT @NickiMcClintock: Call to Action - Cat Crisis at SPCA Auckland. at critical mass with cats and kittens and need find them loving homes. #
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

  • 11:24 RT: @llhargrove: Skip the toys. Give a goat this year. #worldvision #
  • 12:11 &lt;-- is reading Flashpoint by @FrankCreed for the second time in a month, 5th time overall, and there's still plenty to discover. #
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Monday, December 14, 2009

  • 10:57 Agreed! RT: @kiwiwriter: If airports were more like Singapore's Changi airport, a 12 hr layover would be a dream #
  • 11:23 Great stuff! RT @kiwitravwriter 16 tips for taking great photos -- learn from my mistakes #travel #photos #tips #photo #
  • 13:54 RT: @EntirelyKiwi: Twitter reunites lost camera #
  • 14:04 Personally signed copy of the bestselling 'You're a Real Kiwi When' to give away. Just RT to win (via @BrownSpeak) #
  • 14:27 I favorited a YouTube video -- Gumboots #
  • 16:33 RT: @waybis: Millennium Falcon Bed Allows Star Wars Fans to Have Sci-fi Dreams - Walyou (blog) #
  • 17:39 Ooh, cute mini houses! I want the one with the bookshelves, about halfway down the page: #
  • 17:50 Lucky or what?? RT @BrownSpeak: The winner of 'You're a Real Kiwi When' is chocoholic @gracebridges - DM me Grace and I'll send you a copy. #
  • 18:10 Ok, work's done for today. I still want to do 10km on the cycle. Need it so's gonna hurt! Tweet at youse tomorrow. #
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Sunday, December 13, 2009

  • 16:07 RT: @KayDouglas: Rule number one is, don't sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it's all small stuff. - Robert Eliot #quote #
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Saturday, December 12, 2009

  • 11:14 @nessliddell oh great! I'm glad you like them. It's a great recipe eh! #
  • 11:18 After a huge dinner of succulent lamb last night, I was overcome by guilt and spent an hour on the cycling machine this a.m. while skyping. #
  • 14:37 The Lost Genre Guild It's Been a Great Year...: The other day I realis.. Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lit #
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Friday, December 11, 2009

  • 11:30 @telstraclearnz any idea why use of landline phone would interrupt my broadband connection? been happening since yesterday. #
  • 12:31 @telstraclearnz I thought we had filters on them all but just found one that didn't! Thanks! #
  • 13:08 Someone's playing guitar out in the park. How lovely. A reminder of days far gone. I still have mine stashed away somewhere around here... #
  • 13:56 @nessliddell did you get your cookies all right? #
  • 14:12 @nessliddell oh dear, and that's only across town! well I'm sure they will show up tomorrow. #
  • 14:13 @nessliddell oh and I gave @rgoodchild hers at the tweetup. It was a direct swap! #
  • 15:12 And now there's a bouncy castle going up in the goodness there's a lot going on over there today! #
  • 16:12 @nightshowdan sounds good! do your parents know about this?? #
  • 17:44 Man, I've gotten nothing done today. Can't just blame the hot weather, surely. Need a good kick probably. #< /li>
  • 21:45 @kiwisnake Indeed, I could blame Christmas, except I decided not to do it this year. As a friend put it: Fa La La La Blah. #
  • 21:46 @lifeledlearning oooh yeah I sympathise, believe me. But they say the brain works better in the cold than in heat. I bet you're productive! #
  • 22:12 @kiwisnake I just don't have it in me to party. It's been a horrible year and a horrible month. I'd rather work to make next year better. #
  • 22:41 @were1962 bei dürfte es sowas geben #
  • 22:42 @kiwisnake Thank you :) #
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Thursday, December 10, 2009

  • 10:25 That's exactly it!RT: @robertleebrewer: I never run out of ideas. Only time. #
  • 15:04 The Lost Genre Guild Announcing the Catholic Writers' Conference Onlin.. Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lit #
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

  • 11:19 @lynnie68801 No I hadn't seen that one before! Interesting! #
  • 11:19 @NikeChillemi Don't worry, just about everyone gets confused with what time I'm at - and it's usually in the future! #
  • 11:59 RT: @star_trek: Link: Hubble Captures Deepest-Ever Image of the Universe (Again) #
  • 12:45 Must be the blue contacts in your skies RT: @bellybeyond: Hello Auckland! You look different - have you done something with your hair? #
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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

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Monday, December 7, 2009

  • 08:59 @jasons_travel Wednesday's Santa @SmithandCaughey is one of my neighbours :) #
  • 09:14 @chandalier In fact Santa does the garden for us :) #
  • 09:20 @chandalier Nope. But he's a good gardener. #
  • 09:21 @jasons_travel yeah I guess it gets way hot in that suit, better to share the job! #
  • 10:04 @swordfishmktng Good to meet you too :) #
  • 10:22 RT: @Flipbooks: 10 Easy Steps to Speed Up Your Computer - Without Upgrading (via @Your_Say @Lanny_S @Gingerkalevala) #
  • 14:48 @shaunduke I think Seven of Nine said "irrelevant" quite often. Pleasure is irrelevant. Guilt is irrelevant. Death is irrelevant. Etc. #
  • 15:03 RT: @audaciousgloop: The latest @looksy is up and it's absolutely awesome! Nice work @wizardneedsfood! #
  • 15:12 Cool, a world first and I was there! RT: @joegreenz: Short video of Auckland TweetUp #
  • 20:51 Me too! RT: @vavroom: Cool RT @clairednz: Calling all NZ photo peeps --&gt; Please read and RT :-) #nzphotopeeps #
  • 20:55 @Wendywings I had a cat who was crazy for everything, except occasionally raw veges. She wasn't into those. But everything else, yep! #
  • 22:22 RT: @dailygalaxy: Ultimate Sci-Fi Gadget: Robo Surveillance Swarms: #
  • 23:19 @gianouts I lived seven years in Bavaria. Yeah, those Christmas markets are something eh! We had several different themed ones in our town. #
  • 23:21 @NikeChillemi That's because of the time zones. It's 11.20PM Wednesday here! I'm off to bed shortly, been a long day. #
  • 23:22 RT: @jillporternz: How do your friends react when they find out you're on Twitter? "Twitter - a waste of time?" #
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Sunday, December 6, 2009

  • 19:38 I favorited a YouTube video -- Esther Melody- "Why fight when you can dance?" (Lower bitrate version) #
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Saturday, December 5, 2009

  • 10:55 @velofille Heh. I was texting. Just like lots of others there. At least I kept it to one tweet! #
  • 10:57 Morning! My internet connection seems to be working again - does anyone know if the rainstorms disrupted services overnight? #
  • 10:58 Thanks to the guys from @TelecomNZ for the broadband stick I won last night at the tweetup! #
  • 11:00 I'm hoping to use the new connection for sites that Telstra refuses to let me at: facebook, itunes, ning,, and many more. #
  • 11:12 @nessliddell Oh! Why didn't you say hi, I had no idea! Ah well, another time. It was a great night eh! You still need to dm me your address! #
  • 11:28 Tweeps I met at last night's #nzxmastu - @shessassy @stockhausens @lewisbostock @justinflitter @giapo @jasons_travel @cateowen #
  • 11:30 More tweeps I met at #nzxmastu : @amiemccarron @octopauly @rgoodchild @THEEDGE_events @chandalier @kiwiseabreeze @swordfishmktng @hamishcr #
  • 11:33 And yet more tweeps I met @ #nzxmastu @nzrob @gianouts @librarykris @jillporternz @cameocreams @angelfish007 @courtneysit @thewinevault #
  • 13:09 Hilarious psychologist cartoon: 0/ #
  • 14:13 Cool Thoughts: #
  • 14:32 The Lost Genre Guild News for December 4th, 2009: Karina Fabian has ha.. Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lit #
  • 14:58 Explaining time travel in Star Trek: #
  • 15:02 @nessliddell @rgoodchild thanks for the RT! #
  • 15:42 @rgoodchild Just tried one of your cookies - YUM! And I love the box - was so excited when I found that Van Gogh Cafe in Arles recently. #
  • 15:47 @kiwicoffeeman @nightshowdan I was thinking the same thing... #
  • 16:22 RT: @Kiwiseabreeze: RT @cameo creams @justinflitter Thank you Justin and the all the sponsors for making it happen! #
  • 17:47 RT: @thecreativepenn: 100 Online Resources That Will Make You A Better Writer #
  • 18:31 Just spent half an hour chasing the cat away from baby blackbird and frantic parents. She scooted in a hole in garage door. I boarded it up. #
  • 19:38 @teachernz yes and that is the reason I stopped using picasa! So annoying. #
  • 20:14 Just ate a swagload of sweet juicy mandarins off our tree after dinner. & that's a lovely colour o f dusk in the sky right now over Auckland! #
  • 20:20 You might want to meet @CustomTees! RT: @jillporternz: @gracebridges good to meet u too Grace. Great t-shirt:-) #
  • 20:21 @shessassy I just realised it reminds me of European daylight. Heh. #
  • 20:46 12 hours at the computer...I can barely type any more! Just a bit more work. Danged deadlines. #
  • 21:08 @WritingSpirit Boy, I know that feelling. Mostly it's all I can do to make myself finish the first draft before I do the cover! #
  • 21:5 7 @mz_de Gute Nacht aus Neuseeland! ich höre das hier: Happy Electronica zum Wohlfühlen am Samstagabend #
  • 21:59 @WritingSpirit My artistic side is a bit suppressed. But I often make the movie way before I get done writing! as with #
  • 23:18 @audaciousgloop Yeah, I totally get what you're saying. I tend to have blogs for various purposes, and then I cross-post a lot of stuff too. #
  • 23:19 @WritingSpirit Totally fun! Rented a room in Ireland last year for a w hile, that's where that was made. Why write if it's boring... :) #
  • 23:21 I've certainly done my duty today - read through 2 large manuscript excerpts for the literary poll going on at @marcherlord. Both very good. #
  • 23:44 RT: @nightshowdan: RT @kellableeping: There are two great days in a person's life. The day we are born, and the day we discover why. #
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Friday, December 4, 2009

  • 09:33 I've broken a back tooth. Corner missing all the way into the gum. Thing is, I have no idea how it happened. Doesn't hurt. Dentist later. #
  • 09:34 .@nessliddell @dlishblog so have you guys figured out which of you is cookie-swapping with me? I've got mine ready you see. #
  • 09:35 RT: @philipnewmannz: So like, I like pie ... do you? do you want to help me with me collaboration video? #
  • 09:46 My favourite ambient electronica has come to - check it out at ! My soundtrack for work and play. #
  • 09:57 .@dlishblog - @nessliddell says she's behind and that I should send to you and she'll send to me. I think that still works out. dm yr addy? #
  • 10:02 @nessliddell yes I am meeting @rgoodchild at the tweetup tonight to swap in person, how cool! Are you coming too? #
  • 10:04 @rgoodchild did you decide yet? do you need some help? :) #
  • 10:14 @THE_EDGEevents the symphony in the park for sure... I mean where else do you get so many thousands of people singing old anthems!! #
  • 10:23 I've been scribbl'n: Cookies: Ugly But Good: Apparently this recipe comes from Italy and is.. #
  • 10:38 @nessliddell what? so you'd have to send twice? no no that's not needed. I will send to dlish and you can send yours to me when you do them. #
  • 10:50 @calypsogozzo Morning! No, I begged an extra day so I still have it round my neck till Monday. Plus two others on its heels! And how are u? #
  • 11:23 @nessliddell ok I am finally starting to see, we are just putting things back the way they were originally on the cookieswap blog. #
  • 11:28 @calypsogozzo Yeah...finishing seems a long way off right now. But looking forward to the tweetup tonight! Are you coming too? #
  • 11:36 - Can anybody help me decipher the handwritten number in the middle? Oh, the random joys of translation... #
  • 11:38 @nessliddell and your address is? #
  • 11:40 @duncn well that's funny because I'm sure my cat spends 85% of her time curled up on my bed :P #
  • 11:41 @calypsogozzo here's the link: It would be great to see you there! #
  • 11:45 Thanks @shessassy @andreawong_nz @chandalier, looks like the consensus is that it's an 8. Much appreciated. You gals coming tonight? #
  • 11:54 @shessassy That weather report doesn't sound good. Hope my buses don't get cancelled! #
  • 11:55 @AlastairJNZ You know you might be right. He's done it again on the next page. No idea why someone'd write the month in Roman numerals... #
  • 11:56 @waynemcdougall @GIALIAT Looking again I think it might be a V. Weird, but the closest match. #
  • 11:59 I'm off to the dentist for my broken tooth, carrying cookies in case I go straight to the afternoon do and then the tweetup! See youse there #
  • 13:53 Just left the dentist complete with my first ever filling. Yes it was horrible but now it looks fine. Worst thing=not being able to swallow! #
  • 14:15 @TeeMonster Oh, that's too bad. And those weren't even the actual scary klingons that came along later. #
  • 14:16 @Wendywings aww aren't you coming? or have you got a chauffeur? #
  • 14:18 @Miraz Yeah well I hope it'll be my last filling, too. Been real lucky so far I guess. #
  • 14:26 The Lost Genre Guild Exciting news from Marcher Lord Press: This just .. Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lit #
  • 15:11 How long does this post-dentist numbness last? It's been two hours. I want to be able to talk at the tweetup! #
  • 15:20 Mind-boggling technology - augmented reality. Reminds me a bit of Back to the Future 2... #
  • 15:21 @NadVega Thanks for the tip! I'll try that. #
  • 15:22 @yomcat You have got to be kidding. I don't think I could even bite it! #
  • 15:23 @vavroom< /a> it's not that bad...just mumbly. #
  • 15:24 @toxaq Well he did have to give me two injections. Maybe that's why. My first time so I have no idea about anything. #
  • 19:37 I'm sure a lot of people would stop resisting twitter if they knew about the free beer at #nzxmastu Happy Tweetup! #
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Thursday, December 3, 2009

  • 11:37 Now that's what I call WORK! RT: @tonyeldridge: Pre-Natal Care for Your Book by @LynnSerafinn #
  • 12:20 Oooh, there's the thunder. It's been bucketing down all day, too. A world of water, green and grey, NOT letting the cat out just now! #
  • 13:36 RT: @NZHistorydotnet: Sing along with "Sticky beak the Kiwi' - warning, content contains ear worm #
  • 13:56 I've been scribbling A new story begins: Monday morning, and the move is over, such as it i.. #
  • 14:37 RT: @PureN ewZealand: Want to know what's on in New Zealand this Summer? #
  • 14:41 @findingnewo I'll give it a go if you have an invite left :) #
  • 15:09 @findingnewo Thank you! #
  • 15:36 The monster I'm currently translating is a user manual for a Car Part Availability Planning Software Program. That's all one word in German. #
  • 15:53 @rgoodchild No, I didn't know that! Have you been in Germany, & what part? I'm a true-blue southerner myself. No. I'm a Kiwi. You know. #
  • 16:33 .@Miraz Autoteiledispositionsplanungsprogramm. That's the manual I'm translating this week... Long words are so funny aren't they! #
  • 16:34 @rgoodchild I haven't been up that far north. I loved it too, for a while, but had to come home after 7 years. Missed the sea too much. #
  • 16:36 @toxaq Autoteiledispositionsplanungsprogramm. Say, might you be able to send me that awesome recipe for mint choc cookies? They were yum! #
  • 16:38 @PegPhifer Usually they say it after the next song. OR you co uld google a snatch of lyrics inside speech marks...that should find it! #
  • 17:54 RT: @joegreenz: How's this for ironic?: the fear of long words is called Sesquipedalophobia #gofigure #
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

define the title you want

This is the TEST shipment you asked for

  • 15:42 @kimwoodhouse That's great! Awesome news :) Congrats to both of you! #
  • 15:43 So true! RT: @wigsgiw: Man, Auckland sure knows how to do humid and raining well. You forget these things. #
  • 15:52 @lifeledlearning That's a decent length. I find the 3 minute video edits tough enough! Glad you're having fun anyway :) #
  • 15:52 @DawsonVosburg So that's the first one of the trilogy that's out already? Good onya! #
  • 16:31 @DawsonVosbur g Cool! So tell me, are your books complete in themselves or do you like to make cliffhanger endings? #
  • 19:25 Ahh, the smell of wet cat, settling in beside me to sleep. She insists on going out in this rain! #
  • 20:21 How is it possible that I've been sitting at the computer for nearly 12 hours and accomplished so little? Never mind, I'm talking to myself. #
  • 20:36 @calypsogozzo Thought that yesterday. If only, if only...I really need to translate 3000 words tonight if I can. Oh man that sounds crazy. #
  • 20:42 @CateOwen yeah me too, I was thoroughly grossed o ut by that as a kid! #
  • 20:42 RT: @igorkheifets: "Always listen to the experts. They'll tell you what can't be done and why. Then do it." Robert Heinlein #
  • 21:02 @CateOwen No kidding! There is sci-fi and then there is horror! No, not my thing. Give me Trek any day, Borg and all! #
  • 21:48 Amazing! Think of all those stories! RT: @mikodragonfly: #nanowrimo total collective word count for 2009 2,147,483,647 --- wow. #
  • 11:37 Now that's what I call WORK! RT: @tonyeldridge: Pre-Natal Care for Your Book by @LynnSerafinn #
  • 12:20 Oooh, there's the thunder. It's been bucketing down all day, too. A world of water, green and grey, NOT letting the cat out just now! #
  • 13:36 RT: @NZHistorydotnet: Sing along with "Sticky beak the Kiwi' - warning, content contains ear worm #
  • 13:56 I've been scribbling A new story begins: Monday morning, and the move is over, such as it i.. #
  • 14:37 RT: @PureNewZealand: Want to know what's on in New Zealand this Summer? #
  • 14:41 @findingnewo I'll give it a go if you have an invite left :) #
  • 15:09 @findingnewo Thank you! #
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