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What’s the next Big Thing?

From Jan 13, 2014…
What is it going to be? Maybe there’s just too many for the human mind to imagine each day now?
Let’s call them trends and the best yet I’ve heard lately is of a new internet, without the net! :)
… imagine, and now for an
Update, 26 March 2014, Facebook acquires Oculus VR, this could be the deal of the lifetime :)


Found a new floating lounge with a view & we
spotted the DKNGHT Lamborghini out for a spin, and the new De Havilland Beaver on our shores!
  Pretty racy these two, the Lambo & the Beaver!
… and then came these, as the eternal search for the next Big Thing continues!

 

Thinking back, years ago, it always was only all about Me.
Then along came Meg and finally it all began to make perfect sense,
two M&M’s, together, Meg & Me, real friendship… now that’s what makes it all worthwhile!
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The end of this 2013

The end of 2013, finally!
Another day & it’s into 2014 we head.
I hope this year before us becomes better than this one we now bid farewell to.
It was not one of my favorites but this next is showing good signs ahead for us all.


I will remember 2013 as the year of the whistle blowers, of their tales they exposed to this world this time. The world’s super powers were given a very great slap, and their cover-ups continue to
ricochet around this world. They spend far too much money on snooping and denying it, but at last, some brave enough went forward and spilled they did! Well done! Nations divided. Lies abounded. The NEWS from the major television network telecasters of RT.com, CNN, Al Jazerra, BBC World, Fox, CNCBC, SKY, and the locals too, all became far too opinionated. What happened to reporting? It’s now all too repetitive, like crummy commercials, all showing us what they feel we should see. TV has been pretty much the worst I have ever seen, yet on a positive note… I’ve managed to see more movies this year on DVD than any other year before me, and a note… I did not download or pirate a single film at all, I never have anyways, so there, and the films I saw, many were entertaining from some very solid film makers, so thank you!

Back to the NEWS, which can get rather stuck in your face, however, the new NEWS, that I prefer, now comes from links and shares from those I know on Facebook & from picking pieces out of this & that on the Internet… NEWS that leads to a more positive & sustainable planets’ life and there’s some pretty good people out there with some good directions that they are willing to share.

2013 is also the year I turned 63. I feel my age now. I look different, think different too, my body’s pace has changed, my values have altered, so has my diet! I’m pretty close to a Vegan now and I gave up alcohol & smoke years back… lucky me.

My favorite times are now spent with my 6 year old fox terrier… that’s quality time, doing our wanders and our wags together, daily, I quite enjoy following her nose and our walks together and some of my continuing photography when I can. There’s little ignoring my life has now moved onto a new stage, and with me I step ahead with the best friend I have ever known… DaMeggie Oe, Meg is also her name, we make very good friends and we’re moving ahead.

I think this world, globally, has far better to offer than what this 2013 served out.
So, on that note, I bid you well for the rest of 2013, and here’s to
wishing us all a much kinder 2014 next!

It’s coming up on that season again…

Hornicopters included, absolutely no exceptions!

Seasons Greetings, from Me & Meg, to You & to all of your followings!
It’s December 1st, 2013, another year here in NZ now…

A year ago, we were still up in the hills, where I got these pics below, some of my Points of View, shot right off the balconies, it was nice up there! We’ve since come down off that hill, most made it through 2012 without too much of a bang, the world is still here & it’s summer time again on our NZ shores!

As some of you know, that Like to follow us in here, from time to time,
I often enjoy sharing music into some of these pages, to help
get across my emotional point of view.
Here’s some of my favorites & I hope it slips you into a nice sort of groove ::::

Deadmau5, Avicii, Armin Van Burren, Reflekt, Chicane and Dennis de Laat.

Here’s a few randoms from the last few years, I’ve been hoping to poke them in here somewhere.
Fooling the Rounds with the sights sometimes
seen
here on our NZ shores.
  

Aotearoa II… Auckland now has its own Beaver,
it’s from Auckland Seaplanes, floating down by the Silo’s, lucky eh!



Super Yacht A’s home, for now on our NZ shores, it is a wonderful place to be!

Sense?
You’re looking for sense?
Oh for sure, welcome, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve been senseless most of my life, ask anyone, and further to that, I’ve invested highly in our delightful wines, here on our NZ shores, where this country brands itself as
100% Pure New Zealand.

It’s in the land, its air, in its water and it’s in its wine…
it’s the pure 100% New Zealand that makes it so fine here!
I don’t drink anymore, but don’t let that stop you! Chances of you ever becoming anything like me are beyond rare, but hey, never fear…

Waiter… a glass of fine wine for this delightful reader,
I do believe they are looking for sense, and summers’ almost here, we all
need hydrating on these shores! S
o many wines, so little time!
You’ll be senseless in no time flat at all! There, now feeling better?

Post Traumatic Loss Stress Disorder of the 34th AMERICA’S CUP?
You’re not alone, and now onto the 35th AMERICA’S CUP!

Plan BImagine, the Defender of the 35th America’s Cup, returning the sport to a perpetual challenge cup for friendly competition between nations… is that possible? Keep in mind a Plan B.
Those of us in the international sailing community have all experienced the thrill of the win, and the agony of defeat, sometimes, but the 34th America’s Cup, I feel it was a personal win for
Larry Ellison, but in the name of the USA?

That part I am unsure of, but without a doubt, many are now experiencing a global
Post Traumatic Loss Stress Disorder, or simply… PTLSD.
It’s even being experienced by some of the winning team and spreading too!

Congratulations to Larry Ellison, he won the 34th America’s Cup, and what a great show many of us were able to view, day after day, now where is the continuing show? We want more, in the way we’ve become accustomed to… we’re all experiencing PTLSD now!

Now I’m wondering…  it was won in the name of the USA?  
It was kind of hard to find an American on Ellison’s Oracle Team USA, however, Ellison, an American, did list himself in Management as an Afterguard, then I found one more, a Sailing Team member named Rome Kirby, also an American, one of the team’s Trimmer/Grinders, so there’s 2.

Apparently, according to the America’s Cup rules, there are no nationality rules.
Well, that works rather well for Larry Ellison, however, his team’s Skipper is an Australian named James Spithill and now after the win the Australians are calling it a win for OZ!
I thought it was Team USA that won, but wait, there’s more….
Ellison’s CEO of Oracle Team USA is a Kiwi named Sir Russel Coutts, and oddly enough, there is really no one here in NZ that considers that a victory at all, and to name just one more, Team USA’s helmsman was the British Olympian Sir Ben Ainslie, who recently said he would like to be at the helm of a British boat challenging for the trophy known as the Auld Mug and he says it’s time for a British America’s Cup team.
Sounds like nationalities, of countries,
may just wing & foil its way back into the Cup after all. Could it be?

It is written on the America’s Cup…
“A perpetual challenge cup for friendly competition between nations”  

If you go back to 1851, the schooner America made a remarkable pass…
In 1851 a radical looking schooner ghosted out of the afternoon mist and swiftly sailed past the Royal Yacht stationed in the Solent, between the Isle of Wight and the south coast of England, on an afternoon when Queen Victoria was watching a sailing race. As the schooner, named America, passed the Royal Yacht in first position, and saluted by dipping its ensign three times,
Queen Victoria asked one of her attendants to tell her who was in second place…
“Your Majesty, there is no second…”.

By now, most of us know the rest of that story, and so began the America’s Cup.

So, who really won the 34th?
I believe it was Larry Ellison, the owner of Oracle,
5th wealthiest person in the world and 98% owner of an island in Hawaii known as Lanai,
lucky him… truly a right amongst himself!


Now, it’s just a thought… to keep this all on a good mimbilizing tack, how about…

– Declare the island of Lanai, a US territory nation, then,
- Rename Ellison’s defending team of the 35th America’s Cup, to…
The Oracle Team Lanai
and let’s return this race to “A perpetual challenge cup for friendly competition between nations”
and that’s from my point of view.

That’s it for story time this time! :) :)

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The Fugio Cent, the first official cent of the United States & designed by Benjamin Franklin, dating back to 1787, a coin for the time and maybe even a good reminder for now too!
At the bottom, it read… 

MIND YOUR BUSINESS