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and….Happy New Year

For the first time in the 4 months that I had been in Fox, I had multiple days off in a row, including new years eve…..and you know what that means!!

I DRANK….alot. =)

Last year for New Years I was hanging out with a bunch of 2-5 year olds until 1:30am and was definitely 100% sober. So this year I decided to go all out and have a night on the town with one of my best friends over here. We got all spruced up and went to dinner and had a 4 course meal with a bottle of wine and finished off the night at the local pub where the entire TOWN was  celebrating. I do not really remember much of the night after midnight except that there was a surplus of Jello-shots. The day after was a friends birthday so the celebrating continued with an outing to Lake Paringa where I attempted to kneeboard for the first time in my life. The biggest problem at this point of the day was that I was NOT sober enough to attempt such a difficult first-time feat. Therefore, after about 5 painful wipeouts….I opted to just ride in the boat the rest of the day and have a cat-nap in the sun. Thankfully I have no pictures of such an embarrassing endeavor.

Lorna and Me having New Years dinner at the Plateau

Lorna and Me having New Years dinner at the Plateau

The only other photo I took on New Years....maybe its best the rest of the night was NOT documented....

The only other photo I took on New Years....maybe its best the rest of the night was NOT documented....

February 25, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Merry Christmas

Yes. I do realize that this may be a little delayed, and I have no decent excuses…so you will just have to deal with it. I do apologize to those of you who actually DO check this blog on a normal basis – time flies when you are having fun….and I have been having LOADS!

First of all, I cannot believe that it is already the end of February. I have purchased my flights home and have started to consider what else I want to get done here in NZ before I have to leave. There is a long list….I hope I can accomplish most of it

So the Christmas holiday was not as enjoyable as last year in Hawaii when I was dressed up like an elf all day and hanging out with Santa.But there were still some good moments. Because of the large amount of ‘backpackers’ like myself that are away from home on the holidays, we all decided to spend Christmas day together. I had to work for most of the day, but still had a few hours where I could partake in the activities of lawn volleyball, a fantastic feast of yummy food, and of course nana-nap time in the grass.

My christmas tree....found on the beach...its awesome!

My christmas tree....found on the beach...its awesome!

Me and Sarah having some party popper fun!

All of the orphans at Christmas...having a grand 'ol day.

All of the orphans at Christmas...having a grand 'ol day.

Happy Christmas from the Fox Glacier Orphans!!

Happy Christmas from the Fox Glacier Orphans!!

Will's new shoes. Best x-mas gift ever.

Will's new shoes. Best x-mas gift ever.

So that was mostly my Christmas day….after work I was too exhausted to start drinking again…I was pathetic and went to sleep.

And the rest of these photos are from our Christmas Party at the Plateau:

Christmas Pyramid at the Plat...only took a few dozen tries...

Christmas Pyramid at the Plat...only took a few dozen tries...

Hard-boiled egg eating competition...Matt got his ass kicked.

Hard-boiled egg eating competition...Matt got his ass kicked.

Jonno and I

Jonno and I

Roshni, Tash, and I - Afterparty drinks at the Cook.

Roshni, Tash, and I - Afterparty drinks at the Cook.

February 25, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment