Thursday, November 29, 2007

Nearly the end of Movember!

Here's "Team FX" in all their hairy glory! Joe, Jonno & Mark. Joe's fundraising total is now $428! He thinks the "mo" is worth that and more but seems to be rather eager about shaving it all off tomorrow night despite the campaign at work to "Save The Joe-Mo".

Many thanks to Viv, Robyn, Lesley, Les & Leonie, Wendy & Rosaline ... along with Lorna, Burton, Colleen, Lisa, Pam and Dennis.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

I think summer really is on the way

Now that's a "nearly summer" sunset isn't it! Tonight from Leonie & Les's deck looking out over the Manukau harbour.

This morning I cursed certain short judicial people as the alarm went off and I realised it was time to get up and go to work. On a Saturday! For goodness sake what kind of madness is that?

Still it was over and done with by 12.30 (she says through gritted teeth). Then to scrapbooking, on to Gina's for Jean's birthday celebrations, then a long walk next door to Leonie & Les to watch the sunset and finish off the wine. For a Saturday it could have been worse don't ya think!

Last night we went to End of the Rainbow at the Skycity Theatre. I have to admit that in the first five minutes of the play I did seriously wonder if I'd talked everyone into booking for an absolute lemon. Then there is that strange little moment where all of a sudden disbelief turns into adoration and let it be said publicly ... I adore Ellie Smith. What a voice and what a performance. If needing any testament to her talent I can swear that I heard a certain 80 year old gentleman sitting next to me whisper as she sang her first song, "Oh yes, that's it". He was then captivated for the rest of the show.'Tomorrow is "Ladies Who Take Tea" at Neru's so I must go find the best hat & gloves. Perhaps some lippy? Who knows.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

More Movember

Thanks today to Lorna & Rosaline. Updated total is now $350 for Movember.
(The mo is definately starting to look like it could be seen in public without disgrace. Haven't had the heart to ask Miss B how the pash-rash is going though!)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

More Movember!

Joey & Mark from "Team FX"
Thanks again to Lisa, Dennis, Pam, Les ...
here's an updated pic of Mo-Progress. Don't forget if you want to donate scroll down to see the details and don't forget Joey's Rego number is 116370
Another update - Movember Total for Joey now $240. Many thanks Colleen & Burton.

Just because these really made me laugh when I saw them on billboards ....

Click on the image to enlarge ... now don't all the boys say that!

Thursday, November 08, 2007


Movember - Sponsor Me
Movember (the month formally known as November) is a charity event held during November each year.At the start of Movember guys register with a clean shaven face. The Movember participants known as Mo Bros then have the remainder of the month to grow and groom their moustache and along the way raise as much money and awareness about male health issues as possible.

Never boys to back away from a challenge, Joey, Mark & Jonno have entered "Team FX" and while you or I might consider they are just sitting around drinking beer and watching DVD's they tell me they are in fact extremely busy growing their mo's!

That's right they're bringing the Mo back because they are passionate about men's health and the fight against prostate cancer. Why...
"Every year in New Zealand 2,656 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and about 600 die of the disease, making prostate cancer the second largest cause of male cancer deaths, after lung cancer. The average life expectancy of a man in New Zealand is 4 years less than a woman."

There are "Mo-Bros" and "Mo-Sista's" so I guess as I'm the Madcow-Mother-Sponsorship-Manager that makes me a "Mo-Mum"??? As "Mo-Mum" this is where I beg, wheedle, whine for you to sponsor Joe. If you want to sponsor his Mo-Mission online just click here and click on the "Sponsor a Mo Bro or Mo Sista" link. Joe's Rego Number is 116370. C'mon you know you want to and afterall the boys support our Pink Ribbon month in October for all our girlie bits - time for payback girls! We've got to look after the boy bits as well!

Here's Joey on Day 1 and at his clean shaven best
Week 1 ... mmm ... looking a little uncertain perhaps but still growing

but always he has his Mo-Hero to aspire to!

Only trouble is he tells me I have to provide the Ferrari & cigar to finish the image. Mmm. Does the toy Ferrari from the petrol station count? Magnum PI has a lot to answer for! Perhaps I should email Tom Selleck (yeah, like I have his email addy!) to pay his fair share?

There are of course rules.
You don’t talk about Movember outside of the month.
Movember runs for 30 days. No more.
There is to be no joining of the Mo to side burns—That’s a beard.
There is to be no joining of the handlebars—That’s a goatie.
A small complimentary growth under the bottom lip is allowed (aka a tickler).
You must remain clean shaven apart from your Mo for the entire 30 days.
Failure to conform to any of those rules may, at the absolute discretion of the Movember Committee result in instant blacklisting from further participation in Movember and entry to the Gala Parté.
The Movember Committee accepts no responsibility for lost jobs, lost girlfriends/boyfriends, rashes to you or your partner or any other such mishaps caused by a Movember Mo."

I'll keep you posted!