Hello peeps….it’s been awhile.
Last week something happened to the website and it didn’t exist for a couple of days. Since I know next to nothing about computers and am quite fatalistic by nature I just figuratively and literally threw my hands up and told Tom, “That’s it! I’m done!! The dream is over!”
Luckily Tom complements me well in that he is much more rational and sane than I am. Plus, he’s pretty darn good with computers. He and a friend of ours worked together to get the website back up. I’m not sure exactly what it was they did. Tom told me but I can’t remember. All I can say is that it was computer-y. And now things work again and the world is as it should be.
This last weekend was a four day weekend for me, and since Tom has taken time off of work every day that I have off, we were able to head up to explore the Northland Region which is the northern part of the North Island. We rented a cute little eco-cottage nestled in a meadow surrounded by trees. And we could hear the running water of the small stream nearby.
Our hosts told us the stream had eels and we were welcome to feed them. I was looking forward to going out at night to “play” with them because if you tap on the ground and make a vibrating sound they will slither a bit up onto the land. It’s weird and it makes Tom gasp like a little girl and I find it highly amusing.
See, isn’t it cute? The bathroom had an outhouse-style toilet in it which the Kiwi’s refer to as a “long-drop”…..those classy folks.
Tom and I were all set to have a wonderful weekend of exploring. But then the niggling little scratchy throat I’d had for a few days turned into a full blown cold on our drive up to the cabin. I could have dealt with that but then, a few hours after having dinner at an extremely mediocre Mexican restaurant in KeriKeri, poor Tom fell victim to an absolutely vicious stomach bug.
Friday night was not fun. Suddenly that toilet wasn’t so cute and quaint anymore.
Saturday afternoon we ventured out a little and made it to the Stone Store, New Zealand’s oldest surviving stone structure. It was only a five minute drive from the cabin so we felt it was a relatively safe journey.
Not exactly the most exciting day, but at least we got out and did something. Then we went back to the cabin, I ate Thai food while Tom replenished his electrolytes and stayed away from food, and we watched movies for the rest of the day.
We did get out and see some really beautiful stuff the next few days after that but I’ll write some more about that later. As it’s getting late and posting all the pictures and talking about the stuff we did would take quite a while.
And that lovely little cold I had over the weekend has now turned into a lung-destroying cough which has kept me out of work for the last few days so I need to get a decent night’s rest tonight.
I will leave you with this little story….
I use Tom’s desktop computer a lot. And I use Pinterest a lot. Tom is signed into his Pinterest account on his computer and rather than both of us signing in and out all the time I just use his account and make a few of my cooking boards shareable between our two accounts. That way I can add new recipes to a board while on his computer and I can easily pull up the recipes on my phone when I want to cook them.
Anyway….Tom has jokingly complained about how I’ve changed his Pinterest homepage entirely and totally made it a woman’s homepage. Because Pinterest tries to be intuitive and remembers what you search for and then puts up pins of stuff it thinks you’ll like based upon your searches.
And Tom’s not wrong. His Pinterest page is full of shit I’d like.
So, while home sick from work today I decided to remedy this. I went to Pinterest and did a search for “boobs” and another search for “big boobs” and another search for “sexy women’s tattoos” and one for “athletic female body” and another for “classic cars” and so on. I thought this would convert the Pinterest page back to a man’s page.
It did not. When I refreshed the homepage there were still tons of pictures of vegetarian dim sum and ways to cook tofu and children’s educational art activities. And ONE picture of a good looking woman with a sexy body covered in tattoos staring into a mirror and coquettishly covering her naked body.
It was like Pinterest was saying, “Nah Tom, we know what you’re REALLY into now.You like tofu waaaay more than boobs. You’re fooling no one.”
Oh well, I did try.
Wow, that little story took waaay longer to type than I expected.
It’s past my bedtime.
Sweet dreams, world.