I am here!
I am definitely allergic to Diane's cat, which will make for a long week.
I usually hate e-mails like this, but you won't get many, I promise. I am sending it to a few, with explicit instructions to delete this paragraph before sending it on to the rest of the family. I just wanted to share a few thoughts on NZ for you.
I am in the middle of Auckland - Diane's place is ideally situated. The sky tower is two blocks north, and (sneeze) the ocean is two blocks south. It's a bit chilly here, but very tolerable.
I started my day at the library then headed to the bank to open an account. I put in $50 and got $88 back.
The kiwi word I have heard far too many times today: heaps. I.e. 'That calling card will give you heaps of minutes.' Only you have to say it like this: hipes.
I had lamb for lunch. It was delicious.
The kiwis are very funky trendy and fashionable by nature, which is quite nice. I even have all of their fashions in my suitcase - al I'll have to do is put on a bunch of stuff that doesn't match, and I'll look great. And I am serious.
The boys are VERY good looking. :)
Shaving cream costs $7.59 per can. So I'll just use soap.
And Diane (sneeze) has a heated towel bar in her bathroom. Luxury.
Besides the fact that my friends and family aren't here, I think I am going to like New Zealand...