Episode 61 Auckland Antics
Meeting other longtime Vegan (online) friends Emmy James, Elizabeth Collins and William Paul in person, the National Animal Rights Conference 2011, the big lights of Auckland, New Zealand, population 1.3 million (in a country of FOUR million), which has just a few more Vegans than Invercargill, New Zealand, population 50,000 :-)
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Hello and welcome to another fine episode of Coexisting With Nonhuman Animals, the premier show of the Invercargill Vegan Society, coming to you from Invercargill, New Zealand, bottom of the world, and quite possibly the southernmost Vegan society in the entire world.
This episode, I'd like to play my diary entries, recorded in audio form, from a recent trip to Auckland, the near top of New Zealands North Island. And yes, the North Island is physically "up", further north, than the South Island on which I live at.
I flew 1100 kilometers to attend the National Animal Rights Conference 2011, but, more importantly, to meet many Vegan friends in person, including Emmy James, William Paul, and Elizabeth Collins, of NZ Vegan Podcast.
In fact, in the case of Elizabeth, I even got a hug
Here are my dairy entries, recorded in a tiny hotel room late at night, by the way, during the end of the first recording, I realized how paper thin the walls were, that I DIDNT want to bad mouth the hotel with management possibly listening….recording these, I was no doubt keeping the entire floor awake, just as bad as the huge fat guy next door watching bad sci fi on his laptop, "…the year is 3069, all the men have died…except for one nerdy gentleman who has his pick of all Earths most beautiful ladies, on the condition he repopulate the planet….",
oh, and the woman literally metres away from my room, who had a huge fight on the phone the first night, using the Eff Word literally a hundred times, I heard a snippet "…the last thing I remember…is you hitting my head against…." and that when the phone call was over, I didn't go over and offer help because she apparently had a "friend" staying with her, the very next night… I found out her "female friend" was a little more than just a friend, as they became very…intimate…and vocal….with one of the drunken lesbians slurring to the shower "babe…illgettabottleawine and shagyaallnight…."
Yes, fun times in Auckland, New Zealand, and with that mental image, may I present to you a series of recordings featuring a strange young man talking into an iPhone headset late at night, in a very small, lime green, white and purple painted hotel room