Monday, April 26, 2010

if you care at all for animals then please, please sign this treaty. It might not be much but it's better than nothing, and we can not sit around and do nothing.

The International Whaling Commission has just unveiled a proposal to legalize commercial whale hunting for the first time in 24 years.

Countries are now deciding their first responses -- and they're watching public reaction closely. New Zealand called its provisions -- which include a legal quota for hunting endangered fin whales -- "offensive," "unacceptable," and "inflammatory." But other key nations are rumoured to be leaning in support of it. They need to hear from us now.

Avaaz has launched an urgent petition to show our leaders their people want to protect whales, not hunt, kill, and sell them. Already, 400,000 people have signed -- and the petition is being sent to the International Whaling Commission each time it reaches another 100,000 signatures. Sign here and forward this message:

A strong international consensus has opposed whaling for decades -- but for just as long, Japan, Norway, and Iceland have continued to hunt whales, ignoring the global ban on whaling or exploiting a loophole by claiming their expeditions were "scientific research." Now they could be rewarded by this "compromise" proposal, in which their commercial whaling would be made legal in exchange for unenforceable promises to slowly reduce their yearly catch.

Worse still, a number of other countries are watching the process closely in hopes of launching their own whaling programs. If Japan, Norway, and Iceland can hunt whales and sell their meat, others will ask "if them, why not us?"

It's time to save the whales -- again. The IWC proposal will be voted up or down by country delegates this June, but their positions are hardening fast -- let's respond massively, right away, everywhere. Click below and forward this message to oppose the legalization of commercial whale hunting:

Forty years ago, whales were on the brink of extinction. But thanks to a global social movement, the world banned commercial whaling in 1986. The ban is one of the environmental movement's great triumphs.

Today, whales still face many threats: not just the whalers' harpoons, but also climate change, destruction of ecosystems by overfishing and pollution, and nets intended for other fish. A renewed wave of commercial whaling could devastate these extraordinarily intelligent and social cousins of humanity. This is no time to move backwards.

With hope,

Ben, Ricken, Paula, Iain, David, Luis, and the whole Avaaz team

Drive Well, Sleep Carefully.

My addiction.
I have watched this DVD three times in three days and fall in love even more each day with Death Cab For Cutie. I fell asleep lastnight listening to Transatlantacism and had the most beautiful dreams. I dreamt of Seattle and my future adventures to be had. I dreamt of all the things i want to do but are too afraid to do. I dreamt that somebody loved me and discovered for the first time that feeling that everybody goes on about. When i woke up i felt refreshed, with so much to look forward i think i am one lucky person in a world of many. I saw the Drab Doo Riffs play on Saturday night at Whammy Bar. Seriously, if you live in the Auckland area don't miss your chance at seeing these guys. They were amazing! I danced my little butt off all night and that is a hard thing to do when you are at a underground bar as hot as a furnace! I spent some time with a friend of mine who made me realise how much i actually adore her. We haven't been as close other the last year or so, since we moved out of our flat, so it was really good to hang out. I have been really enjoying the company of friends lately, it is something that picks you up and something that you need. I also feel that i need to spend time with the awesome people around me before i leave for 12 months. I think it will be hard to come back after a year away and settle back down but it will be easier with something to come back too. At the moment i am writing a review for The New Pornographers album which comes out in two weeks. So far i am really enjoying the album and glad that they have pulled out yet another enjoyable collection of songs. I will post my review up when i am finished, it is for the magazine at our University.
I apoligise for the lack of photos at the moment, my camera is unfortunately sick and being fixed at the hospital. I feel kind of naked without it!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Anzac Day.

A Simple Red Poppy.
One country's freedom.
One man's live lost.
We stand.
Lest we forget.
Someone's father died.
Lest we forget.
Someone's brother died.
Lest we forget.
Someone's child died.
Let us never forget.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Hilarious is...

Having a fight with a bar man about democracy when one you don't care about democracy and two you don't know anything about democracy. I think i held my own though.
Was a great gig lastnight at Whammy Bar, my friends band the Nomadic Snails were up against another band and won the crowd votes. Totally awesome!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

This is our decision to live fast and die young.

In anticipation of the following week, here’s what I’m looking forward too…
Meeting up with my beautiful friend Claire for coffee.

Seeing my friends band play on Wednesday night.

Handing in the essays that have been plaguing my mind for the last month.

My friend Sandy’s 21st.

Going to Whammy bar on Saturday night to see The Drab Doo Riffs.

Such a good week to look forward to!
I’m just about to head out the door for university times, think I will catch the train today, can’t be bothered with the traffic. Need: delicious hot coffee, spectacles, converse chuck tailors, sugar free gum, i-pod and sparkling water. There, preparation done!
Much love for Merry Mondays
Lady G xx

Love for Death Cab.

Cath it seems that you live in someone else's dreams, in a hand me down wedding dress, where the things that could have been are oppressed. But you said your vows, and you closed the door, on so many men who would've loved you more.
And soon everybody will aks what became of you.
Cause your heart was dying fast and you did'nt know what to do.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

i put my blue shoes on and suddenly everything's right

What i want and how i feel..

What i really want right now is a Smiths T-Shirt, i have been on the look out for one for awhile now and haven't found the right one yet. This one is pretty cool but still not exactly what i want...
Right now i am feeling uneasy. I am thinking about the large amounts of work that i have to do...and the fact that i have to go back to university tomorrow when i don't even feel like i've had a holiday. I'm also thinking of a person, who in some ways i seem to be mentally addicted to. I'm not even sure why but everytime i get away he finds me again, just a text message is all it takes and i am back feeling this way. The funny thing is i don't even know this person that well and yet i have some kind of need for him. Emotions are weird, i can't even begin to understand them or how not to feel like complete crap because of one person. I guess i have to begin the process again...until the next time he calls on me.
Lady G x

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


I envy Birds.
From Judgement.
That make them reach
Such Great Heights.
Small, Beautiful, Simple.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Blur release a new single.

NEW TUNES: The members of British band Blur (L-R) Graham Coxon, Alex James, singer Damon Albarn and Dave Rowntree pose as they arrive for the world premiere of the film Blur : No Distance Left to Run at Leicester Square in London.
British band Blur will release its first single for seven years later this month, although only 1,000 copies of the limited edition vinyl record will go on sale, NME music magazine reported.
The two songs, recorded two weeks ago, follow the band's reunion shows last summer and are part of an initiative to support Record Store Day on April 17.
The annual event is designed to highlight the plight of independent record stores which have struggled to survive in the digital download age.
"We want independent record stores to continue, they're an important part of our musical culture," said Blur frontman Damon Albarn. "Music is a simple way for Blur to show our support and we hope people like it."
The release is likely to heighten expectations of a full Blur reunion. Last summer the popular group played major shows at London's Hyde Park and the Glastonbury and T in the Park festivals.
The new Blur release is part of a series of limited edition seven-inch singles being released by the band's label to mark the day, with The Beatles and Lily Allen also among EMI's releases limited to 1,000 copies each.

Am super excited about this! I love Blur!
By the way the latest Gorillaz album, Plastic Beach, is absolutely amazing. Go out and get a copy i say!
Lady G xo

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Lying is the most fun a girl can have without taking her clothes off...

But it's better if you do.

 'Closer', gosh Natalie Portman is insanely beautiful.
Happy Easter everyone, i hope you have all had a wonderful weekend. Mine has been ok except it hasn't really felt right, normally for Easter i am at home with my family but this year we stayed in Auckland. I believe one of the best things about Easter is being with family so it wasn't very special for me. I went out with friends on Friday night to a bar in downtown Auckland called Casette Nine. It was strange because as we were walking there we passed a man carrying  huge wooden cross down Queen Street. I thought well yes that makes sense considering its Easter and the day that Jesus was nailed to the cross, but then the man looked at us and said "You ladies look hot, must be going to have a good night tonight.' I was weirded out!! The irony of a statement like that coming from a man rolling a huge cross down one of the busiest streets in Auckland was too good to be true. I love the unpredictability of people, please never stop! I saw from my last post that there was a request to put up a favourite playlist for my mixed cd's, i have been trying to work out how to put up those cool playlist boxes where you can play the music but unfortunately i am not too gifted in the computer department. If anyone could help?? that would be fantastic! I would love to share my playlists but so you can actually hear the music as well. I am currently in the process of selling all of my beloved goods in order to raise money for America. Plus when i come over i can really only bring one big bag load of clothes and posessions so some huge sacrifices need to be made. In a way it is kind of fun though, it's like starting over again and in all honesty i was growing very tired of everything i own. It could'nt come at a better time really. I just read that Los Angeles had an earthquake, nothing to major i am guessing, going by Twitter posts apparently someones deck moved about ten centimetres. :)
Anyway i have a whole lot of stuff to do today, i hate being in holiday mode it is hard to motivate yourself to do anything, but the first week i get back to University i have about three essays due, scary! Better get onto it!
Lots of love
Lady G xox