Your Monday (or Tuesday??) Musings….

by lindsay cotter on January 10, 2012

9am Tauranga departure via Honda

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4pm-9pm Catch the Picton Ferry Ride

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2:30am good old honda arrives in Christchurch

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6:30am wake up (my body sucks at sleeping in)

Therefore I leave you with mindless entertainment. This is what I talk with everyday. Yes, I ask them to repeat things slow. Winking smile

what’s your mindless entertainment for a Monday?

 

Cheers,

Out of it LC

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Klh January 10, 2012 at 2:57 am

Haha! Too funny :)
Glad y’all made it back safely!

<3
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LCCotter January 10, 2012 at 6:38 am

yes, safe but not too sound. haha. jk.

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Kristen (inspiredbydooce) January 10, 2012 at 3:23 am

I love the Kiwi accent. Are you a Flight of the Conchords fan? I think their accents were half the reason I loved the show…
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LCCotter January 10, 2012 at 6:39 am

oh my gosh yes, i love flight conchords!!! hilarious!

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Bonnie January 10, 2012 at 3:36 am

Wow – what a day! I can’t believe you still woke up so early! Love hearing your friends/family talk…great accents and I just love that scene around the kitchen table. :) Sleep well tonight (whenever tonight is for you)! ;)
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LCCotter January 10, 2012 at 6:41 am

it was quite funny. they didn’t even know i was filming. hehe. sneaky!

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Bre January 10, 2012 at 3:47 am

should I be concerned that I understood that conversation the first time?? it sounds a bit like British accent :) love it! such a nice accent, much nicer than mine!

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LCCotter January 10, 2012 at 6:43 am

that means you should come be my translator, deal?

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Bre January 10, 2012 at 12:16 pm

heck yes it does!!! that’s the best idea of 2012! ;) now, any idea of a good excse to get out of classes so I can make it happen??
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tea-bagginit January 10, 2012 at 3:47 am

i wish i had some mindless entertainment today! instead it was filled with class and work! :( boo! i think i’ll go read some silly chick lit before bed, just to turn the brain off!
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LCCotter January 10, 2012 at 6:44 am

oh no! well i hope this helped, and maybe sometime with J?? turn off the brain and sleep! I am liking that plan.

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Lou January 10, 2012 at 6:28 am

argh…. horrible accent – I don’t sound like that do I!?!?!
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Lou January 12, 2012 at 12:19 am

Didn’t mean to sound rude… the Kiwi accent is just so strong, makes me cringe, cos I get teased about mine all the time in Aussie!
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LCCotter January 12, 2012 at 12:19 am

not at all. Never rude! i love your accent. Its BEAUTIFUL! like YOU!

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Caroline January 10, 2012 at 7:16 am

Well I am a fan of accents!
I know shocker right?!!!
After 12 yrs with my husband I STILL have to repeat myself almost every day…! One of my good friend here is Scotish and we are told that nobody can understand us when we talk to each other and our accents cross!!!
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LCCotter January 10, 2012 at 6:32 pm

oh good, so i am not alone here. Do you repeat yourself to your kids too? I bet they are better at listening, haha. Maybe?

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Kristin @ STUFT Mama January 10, 2012 at 7:55 am

Well shoot, I hope you get some rest Lindsay. And I can’t tell what they’re talking about at all. I would definitely be doing a lot of smiling and nodding. ha ha ha!
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LCCotter January 10, 2012 at 6:33 pm

ya and imagine trying to listen after a glass of wine. haha.

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Sarah @ The Healthy Diva January 10, 2012 at 9:46 am

hahaha I loved that clip. when i first moved to australia i had such a hard time understanding everyone. The thick twang really made everything sound so different….funny thing is now I’ve got a bit of one! My mindless entertainment is going to be watching the real housewives!
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LCCotter January 10, 2012 at 6:36 pm

oh australians are worse! Much more twang. I am just now noticing the difference between the two. haha.

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Lindsay @ biking before bed January 10, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Glad you made it back safely! I love hearing different accents. It’s amazing how the same language can sound so different all over the world. You should introduce us to some Australian sayings on your blog!
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LCCotter January 10, 2012 at 6:37 pm

i know more New Zealand (kiwi) sayings than Australian. Not a whole lot of aussies here even though we are so close. hehe.

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Tessa @ Amazing Asset January 10, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Hahhaa love it :) There are a few pins on Pinterest that made me laugh today… I have a “smile and laughs” board that will get me out of a bad mood whenever I go and look at it!
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LCCotter January 10, 2012 at 6:37 pm

oh yes! i always rely on pinterest for that! MOOD SAVER for sure!

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Heather (Where's the Beach) January 10, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Ouch long day my friend. At least you made it back safely. Too funny on the accents. Coming from the south too where people tend to draw out everything!
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LCCotter January 10, 2012 at 6:38 pm

i know, but i can understand you easily. Southern drawls are my forte, hehe. jk.

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Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean January 10, 2012 at 1:32 pm

haha this makes me miss australia. i remember when i first got there i just stared at people like “huh”? was that english?!
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LCCotter January 10, 2012 at 6:39 pm

i know, i feel like i am staring at them forever before responding. just trying to take it in first. ha!

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katie January 10, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Glad you got there safe!!!

Happy Tuesday love! <3
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LCCotter January 10, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Happy Tuesday! well wednesday here now. Gosh, the time thing just never gets in my head. haha!

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jobo January 10, 2012 at 2:12 pm

gorgeous pics! but long day!! I can relate…got up at 6 am ET and went to bed at 2 am ET (after landing in Cali uber late and then couldn’t sleep…up at 4:30 am PT). good times ;-)
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LCCotter January 10, 2012 at 6:40 pm

ouch, thats brutal! but at least you will be in warmer weather, yes?

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Rufus January 10, 2012 at 2:49 pm

haha! I know exactly what you mean about the accent thing! I moved to Scotland from Norway what I was 14 and thought to myself, “at least they speak English and I won’t need to learn another foreign language” (I’m originally from Texas). Little did i know how many times I would repeat the phrase “excuse me?” while living there :)
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LCCotter January 10, 2012 at 6:40 pm

oh my, scotish or irish is SO HARD to understand. Definitely a whole new language, haha. And you are from TX? where?

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Rufus January 11, 2012 at 3:16 pm

I have found myself in Houston for the past three years. I think i read you moved from Austin to NZ? My brother-in-law lives there and we take any opportunity we can to visit. Austin is one of my favorite Texas cities :)
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natalie January 10, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Your body is incapable of sleeping in. (hugs) Teehee…

My mom’s side of the family is from Peru, and I cannot understand a WORD they say because they speak so darn fast. I don’t think I could speak that fast in English!! Craziness.

Rest up lady :)
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LCCotter January 10, 2012 at 6:41 pm

English on speed, yes? You must film that sometime!

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audrey January 10, 2012 at 3:15 pm

glad you had safe travels!
my mindless entertainment…yikes i hate to admit to it..but…
reruns of: king of queens or friends or sex in the city…YIKES!!!

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LCCotter January 10, 2012 at 6:41 pm

gotta love the kind of queens! hilarious and sex in the city. Good stuff Audrey!

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Diana January 10, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Haha…that was not English. No way, no how. And here I was all jealous that you are soaking up the sun in New Zealand, now that I know I would be totally left out of every conversation (I’m TERRIBLE w/ accents) I feel a little better about being in the midwest! ;)
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LCCotter January 10, 2012 at 6:42 pm

we could be left out together, come help me translate! Its warmer here for ya!

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Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food January 10, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Too funny! I would definitely be asking them to repeat stuff too! I am so bad at understanding accents…I don’t know why!!
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LCCotter January 10, 2012 at 6:43 pm

i think they are sick me going “huh?” But thats okay… they can’t understand me either. haha

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Heather @ Dietitian on the Run January 10, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Hah, there were about 5 words in there that I could distinguish… ;)

Welcome back to CC!
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LCCotter January 10, 2012 at 6:44 pm

ha, you and me both friend. I think i can understand jersey accents better.

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Rachelle January 10, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I did not understand one word they said. ;) So glad to hear you made it home safely. Get some rest my friend!
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LCCotter January 10, 2012 at 6:44 pm

oh good, then i am not alone here! haha. Just rested up and ready to go again. Phew!

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Heather@Just a Colorado Gal January 10, 2012 at 5:36 pm

I love those accents! They get me every time, even if I can’t understand them :)
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LCCotter January 10, 2012 at 6:45 pm

it is still fun. More entertaining, ya know? oh man i am easily amused!

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Nichole January 10, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Haha! Just bc they speak english doesn’t mean we understand:)

I like this kind of entertainment. Glad you traveled safely, L!
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LCCotter January 10, 2012 at 6:45 pm

yes! i know you can relate! love that. You need to film an English or Scotish conversation.

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Lisa January 10, 2012 at 6:41 pm

The accent is great! It must be good for one’s brain to have to concentrate on understanding/interpreting, right? It’s always funny how different accents and languages make the people sounds like they are talking super fast—I know we sounds that way to them too!
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Shannon January 10, 2012 at 7:20 pm

hehe, fun! i’d have one heck of a time ;)
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LCCotter January 10, 2012 at 10:44 pm

it’s especially fun after a glass of wine too. hehe.

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Laura @ LauraLivesLife January 10, 2012 at 9:02 pm

I kept turning up the volume so I could “hear” it. Didn’t help! I think I’d be hopeless!
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LCCotter January 10, 2012 at 10:44 pm

haha, no luck, eh? I’ll have to do another one and make them talk slow!

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Christin@purplebirdblog January 10, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Oooo yay!! I love the accents, even if I can’t understand them! I love the way they say “yeh.” I hope you were able to get some sleep, sweet friend!
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LCCotter January 10, 2012 at 10:43 pm

i know, me too! i kind hope i develop one… maybe? If i am lucky!

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Allie January 10, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Oh wow! I would ask everyone to repeat themselves like 10x haha!!
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LCCotter January 10, 2012 at 10:43 pm

yep! thats basically what i do. hehe.

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Kath (My Funny Little Life) January 10, 2012 at 10:51 pm

Phew, what a trip! 8O
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LCCotter January 11, 2012 at 4:21 am

safe and sound, yes! Just hope it stays that way.

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LCCotter January 11, 2012 at 4:21 am

are you back from holiday yet? hope you are feeling rested friend.

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Kath (My Funny Little Life) January 11, 2012 at 11:08 am

Yes, I’m back since the end of last week. Thank you for asking! :)
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kalli January 10, 2012 at 11:31 pm

it was so hard to understand! but fun :) glad you are safe and sound!
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LCCotter January 11, 2012 at 4:20 am

story of my life, fun but hard to understand. haha.

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Nicole January 11, 2012 at 1:33 am

Just nod and smile : ) I have found the Australian accent to be just as entertaining! And they think we have an accent…

Glad you’re back safe and sound, albeit a little tired.

Nicole
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Pure2raw twins January 11, 2012 at 1:40 am

man I wished I had an accent…just love it!
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LCCotter January 11, 2012 at 4:20 am

you do to them! a southern drawl!

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Rachel January 11, 2012 at 2:01 am

Ha as a Kiwi- when I was in the US, all I could think when people spoke to me was that they spoke so slowly, it killed me ! I wanted to snap my fingers and tell them to spit it out already! In the nicest way possible : )

I’ve done a lot of travelling so I understand most accents, but my NZ friends have had major issues with Northern Ireland (much thicker than Republic of Ireland) and Highland Scottish accents.

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LCCotter January 11, 2012 at 4:22 am

oh i want to hear yours! and the northern ireland is hard. I agree on that. Do you understand my vlogs? haha, hope so.

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Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) January 11, 2012 at 2:24 am

Oh, I glad you two made it back safely! And so the adventure continues…
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LCCotter January 11, 2012 at 4:20 am

oh ain’t that the truth! i need to recoup first. haha.

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Tara January 11, 2012 at 2:57 am

I love the accents!! I’ve always wanted an accent. Well, I guess I have one, but I mean I’ve always wanted to have someone tell me I have a cool accent. Do you ever get that down there?
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LCCotter January 11, 2012 at 4:19 am

you do have one! they said i do. I wonder what we sound like to them. haha.

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Heather @ Better With Veggies January 11, 2012 at 3:17 am

Love that accent, I really have to listen hard to understand anything though. ;)
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LCCotter January 11, 2012 at 4:19 am

oh you and me both friend. My ears are perked all day!

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Sara @ Nourish and Flourish January 11, 2012 at 7:37 am

I love listening to Kiwi English! Keep the sneaky videos coming! ;-) Maybe the more I listen to, the more I’ll understand? The only part I picked up was “Did she?” at the end. Hehe.

I hope you were able to get some good rest last night! xoxo
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LCCotter January 11, 2012 at 8:55 am

haha, yes, me too! thats all i got really. so i said back…”she sure did!” hahahhaha

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stephanie January 11, 2012 at 8:40 am

those pictures are beautiful. but the real reason im commenting is that I just saw this about Kate’s birthday and she got Vegemite as a gift. made me think of you!

http://wonderwall.msn.com/entertainment/inside-kate-middletons-intimate-30th-birthday-party-1661139.story
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LCCotter January 11, 2012 at 8:54 am

ahhh! thats my girl! vegemite twinkies! hehe. love it!

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Missy January 12, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Oh goodness,
Is it wrong of me to hope that some of that seeps in and combines with the Texas in you to create what may be the best accent EVER?
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LCCotter January 12, 2012 at 11:30 pm

girl i am hoping for that each and everyday. hehe. Praying actually! HA!

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Alyse January 13, 2012 at 6:45 am

Ha, love it! How did you get to the point where you’re bad at sleeping in? Is this something you were born with, or can one train for that kind of thing?!

I am a chronic morning hater, in case those questions didn’t tip you off already ;)

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