The other day I received an email from a friend currently teaching English in Georgia (the country in Eurasia rather than the US State) trying to introduce a Georgian word into English usage, at least amongst his circle of friends back here.
- zeg = (n) day after tomorrow, in two days time.
In my brave new world of working Monday-Tuesday and writing full-time Wednesday-Sunday, I’m often losing track of which day of the week it is. So promising to check the oil and water zeg means I can gloss over the fact I can’t remember if it’s Thursday or Friday.
Bi-fold playlist for a week in which you doubt your own originality
Side A: Originals Whose Fame Has Been Surpassed By Covers
Torn – Ednaswap
Nothing Compares 2 U – The Family
Tainted Love – Gloria Jones
Mad World – Tears for Fears
Side B: Covers That Make Being Not Entirely Original Seem Cool
You’ll Never Walk Alone – Gerry And The Pacemakers
It Ain’t Me Babe - Jan and Dean
Throw Your Arms Around Me – Neil Finn
The Letter – Joe Cocker
Side C: Spotlight on Manfred Mann (& Manfred Mann’s Earth Band)
Do Wah Diddy
Quinn The Eskimo
Blinded By The Light
Side D: Hey Joe. Hey Joe? Hey Joe! Hey, Joe? Hey! Joe!
Hey Joe - The Byrds
Hey Joe - Patty Smith
Hey Joe - Brant Bjork
Hey Joe - Tim O’Brien
|What's more New Zealand than a koru pattern in a mug of Milo?|
(And yes, my desk is normally this messy)
2011 New Zealand Post Book Awards
Tonight the winners of the 2011 New Zealand Post Book Awards were announced. Thanks to the live tweeter from the NZ Book Council (@nzbookcouncil) I can tell you that winners in the four categories were:
* General non-fiction: Chris Bourke - Blue Smoke: The Lost Dawn of NZ Popular Music 1918-1964
* Illustrated non-fiction: Damian Skinner - The Passing World: The Passage of Life: John Hovell and the Art of Kowhaiwhai (also winner of most coloned title)
* Poetry: Kate Camp - The Mirror of Simple Annihilated Souls
* Fiction: Laurence Fearnley - The Hut Builder
Chris Bourke's Blue Smoke also won the people's choice award... and the Book of the Year (so he cleaned up, basically). Congrats to Chris!
The short-lists for each category can be found here.
As I post this, there haven't been any press releases on the winners (embargoed until 10pm I think), so I'm like, totally breaking news here for you non-Twitters. (The first book award winners were announced ages ago; press release here).
And now for the comment portion of this mini-post: Meh. It's late, I'm going to bed (before I say anything that I might regret; if not tomorrow, maybe zeg, or the day after zeg).