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Monday, 14 August 2006

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

this is a joke sent to my hotmail and I just thought it was such a crack up I had to share it with everyone!!!

HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO MARRY? (written by kids)

(1) You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.

- Alan, age 10

(2) No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry.

God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with.

- Kristen, age 10


(1) Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then.

- Camille, age 10

(2) No age is good to get married at. You got to be a fool to get married.

- Freddie, age 6 (very wise for his age)


(1) You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.

- Derrick, age 8


(1) Both don't want any more kids.

- Lori, age 8


(1) Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough.

- Lynnette, age 8 (isn't she a treasure)

(2) On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that Usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.

- Martin, age 10


(1) I'd run home and play dead. The next day I would call all the newspapers and make sure they wrote about me in all the dead columns.

-Craig, age 9


(1) When they're rich.

- Pam, age 7

(2) The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that.

- Curt, age 7

(3 ) The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It's the right thing to do.

- Howard, age 8


(1 ) I don't know which is better, but I'll tell you one thing. I'm never going to have sex with my wife. I don't want to be all grossed out.

- Theodore, age 8

(2 ) It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them.

- Anita, age 9 (bless you child)


(1 ) There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there?

- Kelvin, age 8

And the #1 Favourite is........


(1 ) Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a truck.

- Ricky, age 10
Yes isnt that last one soooo true... I am still laughing!
Good to have a smile on my face though... dont you think?

Friday, 11 August 2006

Location: Auckland Viaduct Harbour!!, New Zealand

Well after all the trials and tributes I am finally single again, and so is my brother, this will make some people very happy, including my brother but not me...
It will take me a while to get over this one guys....
Well what can I say...NICE GUYS COME LAST..
says it all doesnt it... I must actually have a count up and see how many times I have actually said that in the past few months..
The worst problem was and is I knew all the time she was going to hurt me, I still didnt get dinner cooked for me , the way to a mans heart is through his stomach, but I think it was the other way round this
Well life goes on and no matter what anyone says about age difference or anything ... I really liked this one!
I had even told her that I was falling in love with her, but I didnt get it back, but I still stayed ...
The bumping uglies part of the relationship was all good, like really good but I still would have been fine with just the kisses and cuddles, but with another man in her life too, I knew I was going to be hurt, she said she wasnt sleeping with him{I beleived her} but to find out this morning that she was with him the morning before, the mind begins to play tricks with you!!
So I asked her , and then it became obvious that things cant carry on the way that they were so ... I am now single, but not happy!!!!
The exact opposite acually, I so wanted to show her that relationships dont have to have work , but with someone else in the picture that she actually loved, but couldnt be with ... I was fighting an uphill battle that I never wanted to give up, and was hurt all the time but it finally took its toll on both of us...
I wanted a relationship and I wanted her to love me, I even said for her to just let me love her, but really...
I enjoyed her so much that she was my sunshine in the morning and my star on a dark dark night..
She thought I wasnt happy and she was doing my head in... It was the exact opposite because I was happy with her, but our relationship took its toll{ one because she was in a relationship already with another womans husband}... because it was a relationship, but thats who I am , I am a romantic, a lover, but a fighter too.
I am just voicing my opinions, everyone has the same troubles and I know this but its hard for me to talk about it with anyone... but I could with her..
Well this doesnt happen very often.. but I am actually going to say that I do have a regret now, and If I could only do things differently , thats the first time in my life!
Now I am also getting another tattoo on my right calf muscle,It will say...
Dream like you will live forever, live as if you will die today
and in the background their will be a grey wash of CARPE DIEM..
maybe with this woman I should have taken this advice but what I had was all I wanted, and for me to be the only one, that was all no more than that, and no less!!!
As a tear falls across my cheek{well actually its more than one as I write this}, I say take care and I will never for get you , you made me happier than I thought you ever could!!!! XXX

Sunday, 23 July 2006

Location: New Zealand

Well not happy today... but hey we have our ups and downs dont we and if was meant to be easy it wouldnt be called life!
About my last update , my mate has taken a step back as he is a good guy, nice guy and doesnt need to be hurt anymore than he can see he is going to , but I can tell that both of them should actually be together, the way that they have a sparkle in their eye and the way he looks at her and the way she melts under his touch, but with another man in the picture that she cant let go of, even though she told him and gave him hope that she would. He will wait for her , but I dont know how long and she will have to get in touch with him when she has taken that step of getting rid of the other guy.
but you know what I say....
A man that is in love and is rejected will do the only thing that he knows how to do, and that is run away, and fall in love with the second most important person, you have a time to get to him , the book isnt closed until he meets someone else, but once he meets someone else the book is closed and can never be reopened because it will hurt him too much!...just a little bit of D.J advice their for everyone!
I still havent found out who threw the rock on my car but we will slowly narrow it down...hahahaha
All in all a pretty miserable day in weather and in body!

Thursday, 20 July 2006

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Well I have to say... some people are really not nice...
I have such a nice car... or did have!
Someone last night decided to throw a big rock , like I am saying a BIG ROCK, you know ... one that weighs a few kilo's,
Now I dont think that I have that many enemies, but I wouldnt say I dont have none, but common this is my pride and joy- I work damm hard for what I have got as most of you know, and I have parked in the same spot many times before... oportunists, maybe, but I have my theories too.
Anyway ...about my mate thats having problems!!!
The good guy is still not in front yet , but hes making progress, even though he is still coming last in a two horse race.
He doesnt give up very easily mind you but its slowly taking its toll as he cant keep being beaten down, as it will effect him at some stage, but whats a boy to do?
Nice guys shouldnt come last, now hes been told that he is coming first at the moment by how much time she is spending with him , but the other guy is still coming first and still gets the love you too at the end of the texts... whats he to do , coz he really likes her and doesnt want to leave her, but she may be doing his head in sooo much that he cant sleep, but on the other hand ... she makes his day as a smile comes across his face when he gets a text from her or his phone rings and its her... what to do , what to do...
Maybe some of my contacts that read this will be able to answer that...???

Tuesday, 04 July 2006

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Well not much to tell this week...
All there is to say is that nice guys come last and in real life the good guy never gets the girl coz the bad guy always ends up with her!
But I do have to say that I have put the window tints on the car and I also have got the transfer done for Devils Playground on the back window... starting to look mean now...oh and I am looking at buying a house... yes yes I know... crawl before you can walk, but hey I love to run too!hahahaha

Thursday, 29 June 2006

Location: Auckland!!!! AAAHHH!!!, New Zealand

Well I have had enough of traffic now and I have been living in Auckland now for two weeks.... thats the problem with the country boy going to the city...
I only want to drive at 100k's + but no its down to 20 or a standstill from 4pm till about 6.30pm and thats just on the royaloak round about not even going to mention the southwestern motorway{ which we can see from the house} so we always know when not to travel and when there has been an accident or stupid little things like a rego and warrant check at 3pm in the afternoon, boy they get some people though!
But not me any more coz I have a new car.... and if I havent mentioned it before I will mention it again for those that have missed it...
I have a new car... BMW to be precise...YAY!
I am going to name my car ... DEVILS PLAYGROUND
This baby will get me in trouble ... but the pictures just dont do her justice
This car needs to be driven, I went to Matamata yesterday and she just purred all the way... I did not speed I promise...not!
I am fine though all in all.... and the texts from my brother in Fiji are just about all I can
Well theres my update for now...Oh I have to ask ...
What do people think about me being a sperm donor...its just something going through my head at the moment, so tell me what you only live once and its a chance to make someone else very happy!

Thursday, 22 June 2006

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Well I thought I would just show you a pik of my new car....YAY!

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From Cupcake
Those eyes of yours will get you into trouble one day, although I must say I'm sure its already done that a few times;-)
By the way I think that good guys do end up winning in the long run, so pass that on to Mike for me, even though it may not be with this one, she is out there and he may have already found her just not totally realised this yet;-)
Response: Yeah I have passed it on and he already knows!
From Saila
Hmmm I know it's tricky but I think you said once that your mate is not willing to share his woman...So either he should go for it and ask for all that he deserves or forget about it. Kinda of black and white advice from me and I know life is never like that but I just hope he doesn't wreck his head over this for too long lol!
Response: Yeah advice from anyone about this relationship is always going to be black and white and when it comes down to it... he will wreck his head before he forgets about her... woman..huh!
From Saila
Awww not feeling very happy then...Hmmm what can I say, when it comes to relationships I'm probably not the best person to give advice haha...but I think your mate should do whats best for him, in the end it's his life and if he's miserable, he should change something about it! Hopefully it will all work out.
So have you started your new business yet? :)
Saila x
Response: Yeah I know this, and this is going through his head as I write this...He is sooo happy with her, but you see there is another man in the picture and that is what wrecks his head all the time... but when he blocks that out , he is the happiest man on this earth!
From Jane
Funny webpage! more like days of our lives than a travel diary though. When do we get to meet?
Response: Dont know... I like a woman that can cook! So that counts you out!
From Mike
Dude can you stop putting my personal life on your diary!! Anyway that chick was a bad lay, gave me crabs!. And she keeps comin round the new padd, hanging round like a bad smell :-). Anway damm that Jules chick dosen't sound half bad, does she want to meet the bigger brother ;-)

From King Ding A Ling Ling (the extra ling is cause it's really big)
King Mike Jones
Long Live the King

P.S>If Hooters were to become a door-to-door service would they have to change
their name to Knockers?
Response: Yeah they would have to change their name!
From fidget
Have you ever tried to take dents out of a 'dented can'? It has to been done very carefully and very slowly and even then, it usually creates new ones. And, nine times out of ten, they dont actually go away......Once a dented can, always a dented can.

And as for the relationship, I agree with Dr Phils theory. There must be 80 percent of what people want in a partner, the other 20 percent, you put up with or grow/change with. Do not walk past a Mr/Miss 80 percent while looking for Mr/Miss 100 percent. As someone else will get Mr/Miss 80 percent and you will be left 60 percent sad and 40 percent frustrated.

Its obvious in this case though, that its a little more than 20 percent that can be tolerated.
Response: Yes I have tried to take the dents of out of a dented can... the big ones just turn into many little dents, but hey 20 little dents ... are they better than one big dent?
And the looking for a 100% person ... they are out there, coz I know of a few myself and there relationship is awesome... what about a 90-10, coz I reckon thats what I have got right now, so my mate ( well now I can say my brother), thinks he mite be a 70-30 so is that good enough?
Anyway yeah I think that the comprimise of 10% is pretty good... so in reality a 9/10 is really good when you have two relationships coming together and dont really know the person, and I am pretty sure that the other 10% will change because she will eventually get rid of a big dent in her life , but once this dent is gone there wont be any small dents, because I will fill them in!
So yeah I am not tolerating more than 20%, but my bro now says you are all rubbish and you should be friends with the real big
From fidget
He should ditch her. Its tainted love!
Response: Well he has, he has stepped back ,but he isnt happy now!
He wants to be with her, but she doesnt want to give herself to him as he will to her!
He wont share and wont come second to another man, even if she says that he is coming first, I think it is the thought that she may be kissing another man or doing other things.
Dented can theory, but the dents were coming out and the relationship was going ahead in leaps and bounds, but that was the problem , he couldnt do care-free love, as his heart is on his sleeve!
From Jules

Wish your mate good luck with the chick. Sounds like he could do with some american loving - that will make up his mind pretty easily.

Thinking of u always.

Response: Yeah I dont know eh!
But yeah he has taken a step back and you know the saying
If its meant to be then it will come back, I just hope that she reads this too!
From fidget
Nice in a suit but prefer topless
Response: I dont even have a reply for that!!!
But I can say ditto but we will have to chance suit to dress!
From Fidget
:Work like you dont need the money
:smile like everyone loves you
:dance like nobodys watching
:f**k like youre being filmed
:love like youve never been hurt
:enjoy every moment like its your last

Response: Yeah and thats me to a T, but you already know that by now!
But you forgot one thing and that is..
Always ride it like you stole it...hahahaha
From Mike
Deckhands Diary... More like dickheads diary haha. Yes well did i metion that i'm going to Fiji for 7days next week haha Oh i'll never get tired of telling you that!!!

From King Ding A Ling Ling (the extra ling is cause it's really big)
King Mike Jones
Long Live the King
Response: Once again typical answer, but just when you are relaxing I am working and making more money than you!!!
From Fidget
Hey DJ, It was really nice to meet you and thankyou for your kind company. I hope I get to share more of it. Yep, I will have a smile on my dial every time I remember being onboard the Amante that night. It was the most comical and lively small party Ive been to for a while. And yeah that was a great ice wedgy wasnt it!! haha Just a pity that the morning after you had to wear the brunt of someone elses inappropriate and unwarranted behaviour. Nice guys dont really come last. They are remembered with warm fuzzy feelings. And..... I believe in Karma.
x x x Donna
Response: Hey...
I didnt expect to see anything from you on here, but its all good and it has put a smile on my face !
I am so glad that the memories will live with you as well, but I do admit.. nice guys do come last as they are the guy that a woman finally finds that treats her with the respect and emotion and love that she deserves and really treats her as his centre of attention and his princess, but this is always after she has been with other men that treat her as a peice of meat, and the nice guy is always the last resort as she doesnt want to get hurt again!
Thats my opinion anyway !
And yes a smile comes over my face thinking of that night and the days to follow!
Take care ... and keep in touch... in other words ... dont be a stranger!
From daryl
New boat looks great - altho glad I wasn't on board with those seas.
Take care - and you and your Dad enjoy the warm weather, swimming etc. luv to you and Dad, daryl - (tried to send a message before but think I forgot the send button!!)
Response: Yeah its great up here! but I may have a good job offer back home and may not be far away from coming home... thems the breaks eh!... had a good holiday so far though!
From Your sis
Well it was great hearing your voice on the phone today , I have missed you heaps especially since Michael had more on his mind than being with his sister and Nephew , I said your joke at mums bday but alot didnt get it till they thought about it , I thought it would represent you and your witty character there.
I had the best time out of everyone , I danced, I sung, I bounced around the room , I dont care what anyone thought of me , You were there with me in spirit that night cause I know you wouldve been with me all the way.

Love ya your sis xoxo
Response: What joke was that?
Anyway... yeah you have to have fun like me... and always keep that smile showing!
From Your sis
Well dumb arse i am missing you finally, with one day to go to mums bday , I have Michael and Monica coming tonight but there will be one missing from our Trio .

Missing you and your phone calls heaps Dj
Response: Hey... at least I am being thought of!
Take care and have fun with mums party... I know you will organize it well!
Hi Dougal
Great to get you report. And great to me for being able to navigate thisw machine buggar.
Regaards Carol and Trevor
Response: Great to hear from you Carol anyway and I know your internet connection is worse than most other places... I cant wait to catch up !
From Saila
Hey there,
So you were asking for messages, here's one! Looks like you going to have a good time this summer! Well winter for you :) I'm so jealous, but happy for you of course! :)
I'd like to go travelling so badly...I've decided to leave uni and find a job so I can save up. And I might leave Scotland and move to London which would be so cool! My plan is to go to Asia and come to New Zealand of course in about year and a half. Can't wait for that! :) Anyway, just thought I'd say hi as I haven't been speaking to you in a while! Have a great time and take care!! If you got time at some point send me a message.
Saila x
Response: Wow ... big changes eh!good for you... and it would be great to catch up in NZ when you get there...If I am around of course!
From nic
Hello DJ
Well after 5 weeks without internet access, Telstra Clear has got Telcom to fix my gate way to the internet. Man did I have some emails to read and GST to do, stock records to update, but have it all done now. Have been driving for Landcorp development, driving tractors mulching, stabilizing, and cultivating. Drove for about 4 weeks, and now having to catch up on farm work before we go to Rarotonga for 10 days.
This is just a short note
Take care of yourself
Kind regards
Response: Rarotonga... lucky for some... like last night having a rum and coke in the lounge with the air con going I said out loud to myself... I wounder what the poor people are doing right now.. but obviosly they are enjoying good weather like me!
From Jules

WOW your finally off. Have a safe and wonderful time away. Take care and ill be thinking of you and your journies from the other side of the world.

Response: Thanks jules and keep in touch .. you just never know where or when I will turn up!
From little sis
what an adventure your on wish I was with you even in the crappy run down van which keeps breaking down and looks like it was pulled from a maori's backyard :-)

love ya your sis
go the tatts
Response: well thats nice... and it would be good to have a companion on my journey too!
From Your little sis
Hey Dj
Well i will miss you but im sure you are going to enjoy yourself so long as you dont get in to too much mischief and you know what I mean love ya bro xx have fun
Response: Yeah this is what i thought an answer I would get from you and the same from my brother... take care of yourselves... you and shem!
From Mike
haha you gay pirate, this is so gay maybe i will do one too...

From King Ding A Ling Ling (the extra ling is cause it's really big)
King Mike Jones
Long Live the King
Response: Typical answer from you... but hey you know what they say about the guys that talk about it all the time.....
From susan
Great idea, DJ! Just remember the whanau are watching!
Love and best of luck.
Response: Yeah I thought it was a great idea too...well anyway I will be with dad for a while anyway so the family wont go un-noticed!
From Terri
Hello Farmer Jones

This is Terri, remember me?? we met on that dating website thing?? Anyway.. so your not coming up here to farm anymore?? Good on ya!! Have an awesome time travelling and doing exciting things.. Let me know if u go to England and ill tell u where to go!! lol

Terri x
Response: Yeah of course I remember you Terri.
Yeah sounds like a good plan to have some local knowledge of an area and it will be good to catch up with you at some stage!