January 18th, 2006



Today the wind is blowing. It's the kind of wind that gets into all the corners and picks up the crap that's been there for a while, takes it away and dumps it out in the middle of one of the emptiest bits of ocean on the planet. Usually, around here, a good nor'wester is followed up by a good southerly, that chills and brings rain and washes off the last of the dust.

I reckon people should go out and stand in it, face into it and let it blow through their hair. It feels really good (better than one of Ben's head massages and that's saying something) and makes you feel clean in a unique way. And it's not cold.

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I'm also going to go stand in the rain when it comes, because that works too. Double dose of weather-freshness never killed anyone, and right now this part of the world could do with a bit of a clean, IMO.

I've been roped into the Round Taupo relay. Gosh. Me, as one of those crazy people I see on the side of the road when out driving. Luckily, my stint is at 5am so nobody will see this particular brand of lunacy. And you never know, it could be fun. Daybreak by the lake, etc.