Tuesday, August 01, 2006

A Word About Stupidity, And Palaces

posted by Kris Ardent @ 7:30 PM

It seems there's more to moderating comments than just turning on the "moderate comments" feature. Apparently, you have to log in, check to see if there are comments, and then approve the ones that aren't spam. Hmm. Go figure. I'm pretty sure I'm not ready for this kind of responsibility, as evidenced by my failure to even know about this requirement, let alone complete it.

So, comments are moderated! To avoid spam! Now that I know y'all are reading AND commenting, I will resume posting, and try to keep up on my new moderating duties.

The news: we finally found a new house for the four of us to live in (not that Fort Ebor isn't bad, it's just tiny, and we hate our landlord). For the past month, we've been looking for a 3-4 bedroom (so we can have guests) near town that will also allow cats. The place we found is on the beach (across the street from the water) in Seatoun, which is about a 4 minute drive to Weta, and 10-15 minutes to "town." I guess being so Welly-far from town just means a lifestyle change: more convincing people to come over and drink, and less stumbling down the street to drink. Maybe we should drink less? Surf more? I'm thinking it might be time to buy a wetsuit.

Not sure how long the ad will stay up, but here it is: TradeMe Ad

We start moving in on Monday the 7th and we'll do that gradually until we're done. We don't have to be out of Fort Ebor until the 15th, but we're headed to Wanaka (South Island) on Friday the 11th for snowboarding until the 14th.

So, what do we call the new place? Please offer your suggestions. I like the "Fort" convention, but since this is on the beach, maybe it's time for change? "Shack" doesn't sound very pleasant (also, the place isn't very shack-like), but it is beachy. The street is called Marine Parade, so maybe "Fort Marine"? We were going to go with "Park Palace" if we got that place (the palace) in Thorndon (on Park Street), so maybe "Marine Palace"? Coming up with a name is really the hardest part of moving. Maybe we should just move back to the Duxton.


At 8/02/2006 4:59 PM, Blogger Joe Ardent said...

I'm partial to "The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute", but Kris is totally not down.


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