• Bless you New Zealand

    I’m so glad we have ACC and a national health system.

    I would not want to live in a country where you’re terrified to go one week without health insurance and you couldn’t afford it on your own without your employer subsidising it. I would not want to be rushed to hospital and get sent a $7,000 bill a week later.

    I read today in the New York Times about a woman was afraid to get pregnant as it would cost eight grand to have a baby.

    That being said once I get into the workforce I plan to get health insurance, assuming its affordable either thru work or through T’s work (lucky bastard gets free insurance and cheap insurance for family). I’m going to do this way because I want to afford the little extra things, like a coybely pocket doppler during my pregnancy and all the educational toys afterwards. It’s just one of those things it’s good to have, and one of those things you want to get while you’re still healthy and while it’s still cheap.

  • Crappy work situation

    Things are kinda depressing at the moment. The boy has been going to work and regularly getting sent back home (about half the time). There’s just no jobs happening at ...

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  • The dating scene

    I’m so incredibly glad I don’t have to date. Going through the whole dating process sounds like hell on earth. I just can’t be bothered. Talking about yourself and rehashing ...

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  • Thoughts about Twilight

    it really bites to have a book you love continue, as a series, and watch it go downhill. i heard about the twilight series pretty late, long after they’d been ...

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  • Thoughts on Austin Hemmings

    it’s really interesting for me as a comms student to observe the different viewpoints of us, studying the media, and then seeing the other side of issues at work. key ...

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  • College in America

    Well, that was disturbing. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/30/magazine/30neurosis-t.html I’m really glad that I didn’t have to go to uni in America. The whole college selection/application process sounds so soul destroying. Being the high ...

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  • The R word

    Yay, recession. It bugs me that over the last few months as interest rates soared, the rates on loans soared in kind. Yet now they’re starting to fall, I’m not ...

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  • Relief!

    Whew, just got off phone with the LL. Told him the boys suggested $405 (a $10 increase per week rather than $20). Was expecting a little fight and being me ...

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  • blah

    so we daytripped it to raglan on sunday – some scary roads on the way there! what a mission. it was awesome, but not really worth it too often – ...

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  • Rent…

    So, the landlord wants to raise the rent on us. Apparently a friend of his has offered $450 but he’s reluctant to rent to friends. I can’t help but wonder ...

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