Thursday, September 30, 2010

I have been way too lazy with this website

I haven't posted on this in soo long. I cannot believe it has been a year since New Zealand. Definately been feeling my wanderlust alot lately, ready to finish up my scuba certifications and get to somewhere super exotic for awhile

Thursday, January 14, 2010

strathmore school kids from Wellington and their new bikes from Variety - charity for kids

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

first attempt at U/W photography... my favorite shot

Thursday, December 03, 2009


sitting in a basically all chinese open air food market/court on a computer for internet use, a bird just landed on the keyboard and it really hit me:

I love to travel. This is what I was meant to do. I just got done sitting on a deck overlooking the pacific and coast of Cairns drinking some cheap ass pints and wondering how many more beers its going to take me before I talk to the waitress and ask her what she is doing after she gets off.

I love to travel.

Anthony Bourdain might be my new mentor/hero/god/krishna/whatever hahaha. I just cant believe where I am right now. There is a stall next to me selling deep fried lemon fish heads for about 20 cents american. DEAL!

---///Tales from the road\\\---

Saturday, November 21, 2009


I think I should get my TEFL or TESOL first, and I want to do that somewhere exotic like Mongolia. I have wanderlust, and a bad case of it.

To live would be an awfully big adventure


I want to go to Africa. There is an opportunity to work on a wildlife preserve south of Kruger National Park, and I think I'm going to do it.
Do I come back?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

"Is it okay if your mate's mum gives you a woody?" - line from a commercial in NZ

The two pictures that are going along with the captions in the beginning of the story one post down

Story I wrote that will be in the last week issue of Nov for the Cook Straight News

Be A Christmas Star

Andrew Routt

IN NEED: Father Des Britten holds this program close to heart, and holds the empty boxes out to show the need for donations.

DONATE: Find these golden boxes throughout the city to place your donation of toys, games, or foodstuffs.

The Wellington City Mission is normally the first group to lend a hand; now, they need you to lend them one.

Their annual “Be A Star” program, in which they donate presents to worse of families in need of help to put presents under the tree, has hit a snag.

By this time last year, the Mission would already have over 400 boxes of gifts out to needy families. According to Dan Boyd, the Special Events Organiser, they are only two-thirds of the way to their goal.

“Wellingtonians are always so generous and give so much with our Christmas boxes,” says Fr. Britten. “I’m sure they can pull together and get the campaign really humming.”

This program is put on by extremely dedicated individuals who work their hardest to help those in need throughout the Greater Wellington area. The Wellington City Mission targets from Cook Straight to Porirua, so donating a new toy, game, or foodstuff to the boxes throughout the city will be helping the entire city.

With the program set to kick off next week, they will be driving around in their decorated “Breeze Bus,” which is a GO Wellington city bus decked out in full Christmas regalia, they need help from all possible donations as soon as possible.

Corporate Businesses and organizations are being asked to contact The City Mission if they can help, with many different ways possible.

Fr. Britten and the entire staff at the Wellington City Mission are passionate about making sure as many children throughout the area are able to celebrate Christmas like the rest of us are able to, and are asking for your help.

For more information about the Wellington City Mission, visit:

Saturday, October 03, 2009

N Zed