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Keep forgotten how terrible biking is in most parts of the US. But on a positive note I guess you get a lot of time to think about stuff on the way.

Seconded the pirate :bus: :smile:

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I also eat a lot of jalapeno ramen when that happens...

This sparked my interest, what is jalapeño ramen?!

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I'm sure it wouldn't be too difficult to get a gas powered locomotive with either two or four wheels

If you think bicycles are too dangerous, I've got some news for you about motorcycles!

If you meet the pirate bus people you should definitely invite them to secure-scuttlebutt!

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But what I really want to know is: who owns the pirate bus parked at the Flea Market?

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@dominic I once took a test drive of one of these through Google HQ in Manhattan, and I nearly died.

I didn't quite capture the endless lots full of used vehicles that are almost everywhere here. I'm sure it wouldn't be too difficult to get a gas powered locomotive with either two or four wheels, I'm just not sure if I'm ready for that either.

Transportation is this weird political problem here though. You're either a driver, or not. And we are def not, which seems to work out fine right now.

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great photos!

a compromise between walking and biking, plus it folds up so easy to take on the bus:

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Dammit, I think you're right. Thanks!

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@kas They appear to be in the Asteraceae family, possibly Yellow Camomile (Cota tinctoria).

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@kas when you're skinny your whole life you can get a weight gaining buddy. And you can talk about your favorite ice cream finds and celebrate when you gain a few pounds. In my case, her mom died when she was young, too. So we have a lot in common. She also serves, so she runs circles around a restaurant and has to work hard to put on weight. Not having a car has made life more of a challenge the past month, but I'm making it work.

@arj I rode a bike in Tokyo and Yokohama. Haven't biked a city since because yeah, sometimes drivers text instead of watching the road. And I don't text because I don't own a mobile device. So, I don't want to be on a bike and have to share the road with texty-drivers. I'd rather walk. Even long distances don't scare me the way texting drivers scare me.

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@kas Small yellow flowers, I don't know! I'll have to ask around. They grow between the cracks in the concrete.

@arj My friend died on a bike in NYC many years ago, and after that I swore off biking forever. My fear about biking in this city is almost no one does, so the cars aren't used to watching out for bikes. It's an option, but I'm not sure if I want to go there yet. Probably a better idea is moving closer to work.

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Thanks for sharing. Is bike not an option?

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I guess there is only a small chance that the two of you get overweight. :wink:

Those small yellow flowers are cute, what kind of flowers are they?

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When you don't have a car, sometimes you have to walk to work. @gb and I decided to take a few photos along the way!

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Last photo = arrival at work after a two and half hour meander.

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Bro you need to sleep that stuff off! I also eat a lot of jalapeno ramen when that happens...

I've also been experimenting with staying fully away from drinking for longer periods of time than I usually do (lol) and I have to say there's a noticable improvement in my feelings of health when I do that.

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@mixxx ah sorry i missed you.

epilogue: crash

because i don't want my #DayInTheLife to be a highlight reel, i feel i should share more of the darkness in my day.

so that hangover i mentioned in the beginning, it turned out to be worse than expected. i've been more and more coming to terms with myself having unhealthy habits with alcohol. it seems that when i drink past some threshold, i end up in a cycle to "get more drunk" like i'm back in university, which as i grow older is less and less acceptable for my body. i guess Friday night i drank past that threshold and then some. :disappointed:

so after i wrote down the story above, my energy began to crash. in a state of confusion i realized i had made plans to hang out with @Ashlyn yesterday, so i headed over to her flat, grabbing a quick roti wrap at the Saturday market shown above. thankfully, Ashlyn was very welcoming of me in my deteriorated state, so we watched the end of The Return of the Pink Panther and WALL-E. as time progressed, i ended up with more and more of a headache, which peaked with me curled up in a fetal position in bed and stayed around through most of even today.

what next?

thanks for listening everyone. :heart:

who wants to share their own #DayInTheLife meow? :cat:

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Oh I also dropped by your house and hung out with @Viv and drank wine and ate chocolate.
There's still chocolate!!!

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Oh man I saw you walk past to take that photo at Dev Academy. I was there saying hi to some ex students (who have started an all woman tech coop!), and then wandered into a retrospective for Theatre of Change (a group dynamics workshop).

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part three: write this story

walking back through town, food trucks are setting up for the Saturday evening market.

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i went into a store looking for shoes, because i have a literal hole in the heel of my only pair of shoes. which has been somewhat of a problem walking around in the rain this last month. i don't really like shopping, but at some point i need to get new shoes. turns out i didn't get anything, so maybe next time.

i passed by the iconic "bucket fountain", so here's a picture.

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walking to a coffee shop, here's a cool mural on the building next door.

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this coffee shop, Raglan Roast sells cheap coffee using a pre-pay system. you pre-buy 7 coffees for $20, which means you write down 7 empty squares in a book. then whenever you come in for a coffee, you simply check off a square.

here's Root Systems in the book:

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and, now i'm back in the Dev Academy office, writing this story down.

@pink pete has made some sweet desks that Root Systems started using this week. they can be adjusted all the way from the ground to the top position i use while standing. so far it's been really lovely, i want to get one to replace my scrappy desk at home.

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now i'm probably going to work on some code things, or explore the internet, or maybe if i'm lucky i'll do some personal life admin chores.

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part two: warm clothes

Viv and i made plans to go to a pop-up shop that comes to Wellington from Christchurch for two weeks, because they sell high-quality merino clothes and that's essential for anyone to survive the upcoming winter season.

so we head back out. in this photo, find the bonus character watching the camera. :smile_cat:

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Viv and i on our way through town.

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we made it. the people who work here are super friendly, we recognized each other from last year.

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mission complete, so Viv and i split up, but first i ask for a photo.

for context, i wear the exact same clothes every day (rotating my most inner layers), so here's me, in my winter 2017 fashion (not shown: cargo pants).

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day in the life

24 / 06 / 2017

hey! i'd like to share a typical day in my life in Wellington, New Zealand. 🇳🇿

part one: veggie market

today is Saturday.

the day started with me waking up just before midday, somewhat hung over from drinking too much beer with the Dev Academy students last night.

thankfully, my flatmate Viv helped by making me a lemon honey ginger and coaxing me to get up so we could go to the weekly veggie market that happens in our suburb every Saturday morning until 3pm. we left around midday, i liked the weather today, hazy with a small splash of rain, calm without much wind (normally it's very very windy here).

these weekend veggie markets happen most everywhere in New Zealand, and they are how most people buy their veggies because it's so ridiculously cheap. rather than a "farmers' market" which sell premium or artisanal products, these markets are organized by the distributors who normally sell to supermarkets.

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but there are some "food trucks" setup in case you want immediate yum, lately we've been enjoying the most delicious Ethiopian food from a lovely mother and daughter.

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then walking home through a park where some children have painted animal murals.

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we live up on this hill.

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sweet as garden and compost cultivated by the flat below us:

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my room! what a beautiful mess.

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re-charge for the next mission...

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