Partying Wanganui Styles

My girlfriend G managed to turn her 21st into 3 separate parties, one of which was in her home town: Wanganui.  This is how it went down.

We got up early on Saturday got the place ready.  I took as many photos as possible to try and get out of doing any real work.

Checking in at G's place. G, Bam and Brit

Pre-cooking the sauasages for midnight munchies.

Fairy lights up. Check. This is my favorite shot from the weekend.

G has a major girl crush on Beyonce. Could be worse I suppose.

Icing tested. Check.

Supporting Steve since 2009.

Bam recently joined the Apple cult. Good job!

Bam putting in the hard work. Heaters. Check.

A vacuum cleaner for outside. Clean Driveway. Check.

The party was choice, good times with great people. After went to Stellar, Wanganui’s only bar, it’s always an interesting experience.  Check more photos on Genevieve’s blog.

Dunx on form.

The birthday girl and flat mate.

Home time.

That is how you pack a boot.

Giant angry birds

On the way home we stopped in at the windmill in Foxton, just off State Highway 1.  You have probably driven past it a million times.   It was pretty interesting, I even got some gluten free flour which they make using the windmill.  Old school cool.  If you are REALLY interested they have tours for $5.

Misleading sign.

Photos of my Wellington Weekend.

I love Wellington, like all good Wellingtonians do.  In the summer I’m often out of town with work. so in the winter I like to chill out (see what I did there) and relax in the city.   Check out what I got up to this weekend.

G's bike pretty much all together now! Well with the old wheels. But it rides.

Cam at Cycle Science is pretty much the man. Couldn't have pulled it all together without him.

On Sunday we went for a ride/walk. G sat in her dream car a Nissan 370z.

Mojo kicks arse.

We took the BMX out to Oriental Bay, was an awesome winters Welly day.

G and I hit up Big Thumb for some Yum cha with Bam. Check out his beard!

G wouldn't get off the BMX.She even rode it in heels.

Saw this S13 Silvia out in Wellington on Saturday night. Looks choice.

Check this cool apartment in Wellington's Oriental Bay. Do want!

I'd settle for this one.

We played mini golf with the family at Carlucciland. Don't ask G who won. 😉

5 things I’m really excited about right now!

5 things I’m really excited about right now!

  1. iSO5 (iPad, iPhone) – In particular Notification Center and Wifi Syncing
  2. My trip to USA (L.A., Las Vegas, San Fran, Vancouver and Seattle) in October
  3. 4 days of SEMA 2011 automotive indulgence
  4. The arrival of my new Ari Marcopoulos Camera Bag 
  5. Getting the Nugget (EVOCoupe) on the Road

What’s exciting you at the moment?

Fresh Paint for Project Destined to Fail

Project Destined to Fail just keeps on surprising me, on two fronts.  One, the speed in which it’s progressing and two, how excited I am getting.  Over the years I have been around other peoples projects whether it was car audio cars at SLAP, show cars when I worked for Autosalon, or now at STM where our workshop is filled with peoples performance projects every single day.  Even after all that I didn’t know what it felt like to have a project that I, myself could personally get excited about.

After sanding the original paint back, I asked Bruce to throw a coat of primer on the frame, fork and handle bars.  I dropped around to his place to give them a wet sand and watch him put the colour and clear on.  I’m really happy with my colour choice and Bruce did a great job applying it.

My girlfriend G also got her bike painted.

My super attractive cleaning wench

Bruce's Batcave. He has made a drop down paint booth in his garage, pretty handy hey?

"Morpheus" Purple

Safety First

Purple to Grey Fade?

The finished product. Shiny and deep, not bad for a garage job 🙂

I think that is the hard part over.  Now I have to find a bunch of parts for it. Easy right?

Teal everything would be the dream.