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.

My Man Bag – Incase Ari Marcopulos Camera Bag

After missing out on the first release of the Incase Ari Marcopulos camera bag as soon as I heard they were being rereleased I snapped one up. When ever I make a purchase without actually touching the product I feel a certain level of apprehension that it won’t live up to my super high expectations. The fact that I cheaped out when ordering and only paid for slow freight made for an anxious couple of weeks.

Turns out I should have trusted Ari and  my friends over at Incase. The bag is epic, everything is pretty much perfect even down to the box it came in.

I’ve put it though a couple of tests. Once to Auckland and once to Wanganui, it’s the ideal size for traveling, it fits under an airplane seat and leaves enough room my size 13s. Fully loaded I can fit my Canon 30d, a 10-22mm lens, a 50mm lens, two Canon 580ex flashes with a ST-E2 2 x lens (10-22 and a 50mm) 2 580ex flashes, iPad, headphones, glasses case, some gum, some CF cards, spare batteries and my iPhone.  The way they have designed the strap makes it really easy to swing around to your front, pull your camera and start shooting. The material and construction feels durable and strong, the zips are big YKK items (Carryology tells me that’s important), the straps are double stitched. It feels like it should stand the test of time, I guess we will see.

Genevieve, Bag and I chilling at ALK Airport.

In short the bag is amazing! This isn’t really a fair review as there is so much detail and so many little features that I just couldn’t do justice in a couple of paragraphs.

The box it came in. Pretty epic in it's own right


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?

IMDB App and Horrible Bosses

Jason Bateman cracks me right up! Horrible Bosses due July 8th is directed by Seth Gordon, he directed some episodes of Modern Family, The Office, Community and Parks & Recreation.  Anyways here is the trailer here, judge for yourself.

This is a great segue to the next item which has recently appeared on my radar.  After getting an iPad I have been on the app hunt.  IMDb is as you would expect; movie information, just like you would get on their website.  The app also enables you to easily add movies to your “watch list”.  The watch list ensures you don’t see something you like and then never download it, oh I mean rent it. Grab IMDb here.