Robyn's Secret Passage
List Archive 2000
Date: 04 January 2000
To celebrate a new decade and all the cliches that are bound to come with one (once people start paying attention to it) there are some new pages 'n' stuff.
Bad Word Alert
A Millennium Girl's Guide to Life in the Nineties
I was so disappointed when nothing bad happened on Saturday.
Date: 17 January 2000
If the world was going to end tomorrow and you only had one day to live and if you could only make one phone call, who would you call?
The answer, my friend, can be found here:https://www.secret-passage.com/secret/questions.html
Date: 05 February 2000
It's Valentine's day soon, so I thought I'd examine the paradigmatic implications of this very pink and fluffy day.
DISCLAIMER: I don't know what a paradigmatic implication is. I also do not use the word "issue" as a synonym for "problem" as in "there are some serious branding issues we need to discuss", and I don't use the word "action" as a verb, as in "Please action this branding issues request form." Because that's what wanky corporate whores do.
Urgh... I just had a sudden urge to click on a banner!
Ok, now you should have a look at the above URL.
Date: 10 February 2000
I've updated Pubic Service Announcement.
BEHIND THE SCENES
I POSSESSED TOLD
DISCLAIMER: I have not actually checked this out and I could be completely wrong. But it sounds really bad, in a sort of English-as-a-second language way.
Ok, that's enough.
Date: 28 February 2000
New stuff = https://www.secret-passage.com/secret/cup.html
Which is really just whatever came into my head on the subject.
Ok, those of you who know Auckland's geography will know that there is a chunk o' headland called Bastion Point. Well, did you know that there used to be a big rock at the end of it called Bastion Rock. It was connected to land at low tide, but at high tide boats could sail through it. Then in the early 1900s someone decided that it shouldn't be there so they chopped it down.
A lot of bits of rock were chopped down in Auckland, including volcanoes.
There were also many beaches lost when sea was filled in and reclaimed, which is a shame really, but back then people had different values.
Har har me hearties.
Date: 15 March 2000
For the past seven years or so I have heard people talk a lot about Shortland Street. Apparently it's quite popular, but no one will actually admit to liking it.
Well I'm a big fan. I dig Shortland Street. A lot's gone on over the years, and I've made a fan page to show my appreciation for "The Street".
Also, according to Dean, linking to my web site is passé, so please refrain from doing so unless you wish to appear unoriginal, cliched and boring. Cheers.
Date: 27 March 2000
Free your mind and your arse will follow.
P.S. If ListBot has stuck any advertising at the bottom o' this message, feel free to ignore it because reading it is what The Man wants you to do.
Date: 06 May 2000
Hobnobbing with Auckland's semi-famous! Or not.https://www.secret-passage.com/secret/nicearse.html
Y'know, the pages on the 'Passage that get the most hits seem to be ones that have remotely sexual names. The ones that people click thinking that maybe if they click on that link they'll find some porn.
So with that in mind, I should point out that nicearse.html does not contain any arse, nice or not.
Date: 20 May 2000
I've got a bad-arse cold at the moment and am all hyped up on pseudoephedrine (or at least I like to think that I am) and as a result am completely incapable of doing anything even remotely creative, but I have this nice happy feeling.
So in conclusion I guess I'm glad that I'm not the sort of person who is only ever creative or interesting when they are under the influence of drugs of some sort. In fact, it's pretty much the opposite for moi.
Date: 04 June 2000
I pride myself on the fact that I can come up with crap like this without the need for chemical stimulation. I blame my mother.
Plus there's also some other stuff I put up recently but I can't remember what it is. Just have a look around. I'm sure you'll find it.
Date: 24 June 2000
I sort of had writers block, but I am better now, thanks.
On Friday I went to yet another leaving dinner for some guys at work. One of the bottles o' wine on the table had a typically wanky description in which the wine was described as being "mouth-filling".
Sticking a can of Dairy Whip in your mouth and pressing the nozzle is also "mouth-filling" but you don't see them writing that on the cans.
Date: 27 June 2000
Special bonus thing:
My hands are too cold to do any more typing.
Date: 06 July 2000
Yeah, it looks like the McKay's have updated their web site recently. I really wish they'd tell me so I didn't have to find it out through the grapevine.
Sharee has some news:
And they've now got a guestbook (another damn guestbook):
Date: 12 July 2000
This is what I did on Sunday:
(Oh, the URL looks so promising, like maybe I got arrested and thrown in jail!)
Also, it's approximately the fourth anniversary of when my web page first went up back in July 1996. On that day a guy I knew from the Hamilton BBS scene (rockin') emailed me to say that I was arrogant and the site was offensive, all because I said that big scrolling java things were bad and he had one on his page.
Four years on I still think big scrolling java things are bad, and his web page is now done in plain HTML. Cheers for that, Greg McWank.
I will be celebrating with mallowpuffs and salt and vinegar chips.
Date: 08 August 2000
I went to the Erotica expo. I only went because I had free tickets, y'know. There wasn't any actual erotica, and if I'd paid to get in I would have asked for my money back. That was about it.
Date: 13 August 2000
I'm being more attentive towards my web site lately.https://www.secret-passage.com/secret/twodollars.html
Possibly a whinging session, but it think its roots lie in the fact that I'm in the middle of reading "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" which, despite the fact that a now-closed branch of Whitcoulls had it categorised under auto repairs, is actually about quality more than zen or motorcycle maintenance. That book is as old as me.
I'm also collecting amusing stuff that gets put in my mailbox. I've lived in a few suburbs in this fair city, but only in Mount Eden do I get the really crazy stuff.
Also, I went through my web site and removed all unneccessary uses of the f-word. Because if you use it all the time, it loses its meaning and effectiveness.
Date: 25 August 2000
Yeah, so I got told that there was something up new up on the site:
Guestbook doesn't work at the moment, but then, you probably knew that anyway. A replacement type thing is coming. I don't know when.
That is all for today.
Date: 08 September 2000
I'm currently suffering (oh, the suffering!) from a cold. Snotty and grotty is what springs to mind.But the good news is it's time for Yak2000!
In other news, I'm going on holiday on Friday. I'm visiting the diamante-studded splendour that is Mike and then back on up further north to revisit the areas of my well-spent youth. Someone has already caught wind of this extended excursion, and was thoughtful enough to send me their best wishes by way of a carefully-penned email:
"Now's your chance, to learn the most powerful, least expensive method of online advertising... DIRECT EMAIL !!!"
God, you all feel so ambivalent about me, don't you!
(In case you're not hip or with-it, that was based on a similar declaration made on A Waste of Bandwidth. I've always wondered about such things. Are there really people out there who are like "Right, Robyn will be away from Friday onwards" and note it down in their diary? I never remember stuff like that about other people.)
Ok, that's enough from me. Back to the over-the-counter medication.
Date: 24 September 2000
It's been a while since I last updated, but good things come to people who wait.
Date: 18 October 2000
I've quit my job. I do not, as yet, have a new job to go to when I leave in just under a month. One guy at work didn't seem to be able to understand this. When he asked me what I was going to do when I left, and I replied "I don't know," he said "Oh, so you're going to be doing a bit of consulting." Unless "consulting" is street slang for being unemployed, then no, I will not be consulting. I'm excited.
Here is some new content. It is about brassieres. Not brasseries:
And I've just realised that I have not shared the delights of my new forum thing. It replaced my guestbook, which sort of broke. All sorts of choice stuff gets discussed. Or at least, it will. Soon.
Date: 14 November 2000
I thought I sent this message last night, but I didn't.
I'm unemployed at the moment, so I have all this free time and stuff.
I'm trying to be a slack arse, but it's so hard.
Date: 06 December 2000
It was really humid and no one spoke English. Except for when it was air conditioned coolness and when people spoke English.
My computer is refusing the acknowledge the existance of my digital camera. I'm hoping it will get over this minor problem, otherwise it'll ruin Christmas for everyone.
And just a reminder that it's my birthday on December 22. I will be 26 years old. Send all gifts, cards, etc to P O Box 68-467, Newton.
Date: 12 December 2000
Ok. I've put up a lot of tasty-fresh content lately, so here's a handy summary.
And just a reminder that my birthday is 10 days away. But you knew that. And you also knew that you'll be sending your cards and gifts to P O Box 68-467, Newton, Auckland in time for December 22. I didn't really need to remind you.
Date: 16 December 2000
More new stuff.
Date: 21 December 2000
Ho ho ho
Ok, Roses Chocolates: why?
Also, tomorrow is a very important day.
Right, that's all.