Welcome to Mr Mackie's Blog, a site about an artistic Vespa riding lanky dyslexic who thinks of him self as a DJ

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Deidre goes flat and the U.S Embassy

Well I had an intresting wee epasode on Deidre today, I was riding her back home after work when I started to wobble a little, at first I thought it must of been the fumes from passing trucks making me feel giddy, till I notice it was geting worse, i slowed down relising that my tire was going flat. I went as far as I could as we were on the motoway and you cant realy stop to change a wheel safaly, so I pulled off at the nearest exit whch was only 100m away thank god! The exit happend to be by the U.S Embassy (which having this in my post will probably have the CIA checking my Blog to make sure that Im not a terrorist) I parked Deidre on the foot path which is owend by the NZ tax payer which wasnt on U.S land. A guard came out and told me that I couldnt change my tire there as it was a risk to the United States of America I laughed and walked my scooter down the road to a carpark. I thought I better do up dear old Deidre like the one in the pick and hoon up and down the road of the embassy to give them a fright next time. manage to change my wheel but now need a new tire as the spare one i put on has a little rip. a weekend job.

I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask, "Mother, what was war?"
~Eve Merriam

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Sleep time

Well Im to lazy to do any thing tonight so Im about to hit the sack, sorry

People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one.
~Leo J. Burke

Monday, May 29, 2006

best time ever!!!

Wow Thanks Wetrost for the splendid weekend, had a great time in Chch looking at books, eating, looking at arty farty stuff, shopping for thunder pants and other things....... back in wellington all bored now! might wonder down to the city library and read new smelly books!

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
~Mother Teresa

Thursday, May 25, 2006

orchids are such pritty things.

Well no comments for the last two days?? oh what have I done to deserve this. Any way who reads this blog and who perves at my doodles??? i would love to know
Im of to the wonderful South Island tomorrow night for the weekend, so there might be no posts till Monday as Ill be doing better things! but i can ashore you I will be back with more doodles and more terrible exciting stories!

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
~St. Augustine

Leyla Girl

This Doodle is for Leyla, Spent tonight at a friends place putting some flat-pack furniture together for them. The rest of the time was spent on the phone ;o) Time for bed !

We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
~Stacia Tauscher

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

earthy tones

My day just consisted of just work, this evening consisted of walking in the rain and getting very wet and later on tonight I will have my eyes closed whilst in a horizontal position. currently listening to some Lovage which fetuers the mity Kid Koala

No one is listening until you fart.
~Author Unknown

Monday, May 22, 2006

cobalt plasma

Not alot to report on about today, spent most of the evening working on this doodle. Thats all folks!

A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.
~Chinese Proverb

Sunday, May 21, 2006

one treet

Well had a spot of acting for a mates short film today, i played a referee of a 1970's pro hop scotch match. then i went to pick up my new Ipod Nano, weeee music again!
1 doodle today but Im still practising and I find my woman have man like jaws, they look as if they were some past Olympic East German swimming team.
Over the years I have been heavily influenced by Illustrator Jason Brooks , and now he has a web-site!
Off to a friends place for tea yepee!

He that is not jealous is not in love.
~St. Augustine

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Red Space

Well today I was a demolition man. I was helping a work mate demolish walls, was good fun but I inhaled lots of dust and smoke even with a mask on, so now I have had black snot. Not much of a party weekend just spending time doodling developing new styles, watching movies and listening to music.
It looks like my only remanding grandparent, Grandpa Jim isn't doing to well, so all my love goes out to him in Scotland.

I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich.
~Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford, "Identity Crisis," M*A*S*H

Friday, May 19, 2006

left the The Beat behind

I popped to one of Lower Hutt's many 2nd hand record shops today and found a record iv been looking for a long time (I Just Can't Stop It, The beat) but the big poo is that i left it at my office :-( I was salivating all afternoon thinking about playing it all night. Well never mind ill have to salivate over something else ;o)
I was doing some research on software for Dyslexics today at work and found this video that was on Campbell live just a week or two on Dyslexia and how its a gift!
sorry for no doodles but ill make up fr them over the weekend!

Dyslexic Quote

You should prefer a good scientist without literary abilities than a literate one without scientific skills.
-- Leonardo da Vinci

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Happy Birthday Lizzie

Its my little sisters 12th birthday today Happy birthday!!!! I hope you got lots of cool presents!
Well also on this day in 1964: Mods and Rockers jailed after seaside riots, Go the Mods!!!!
Todays doodle is of my little friend Sven when we went for a work trip to Great Barrier Island to pick up some art works for an exhibition at a gallery that I worked at the time. Was a fun trip as all the art works didn't fit in the truck and we ended putting one of the creates on the roof!

Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is.
~Albert Camus

Wednesday, May 17, 2006


I found an interesting site which was linked from the BBC last night were you can submit you photo of your face and they age it by 30 years, they havent sent me back my photo yet but Ill post it as soon as i get it back.Would be interesting to see what Ill look like as an old bugger! This is the web site. Todays doodle has nothing to do with being an old bugger but it is a self portrait. Work as usual today and yesterday was spent working in Masterton which made a nice change. Had a good feed at a work mates for tea tonight which was nice.

The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.
~Doug Larson

Monday, May 15, 2006


Todays doodle is of Audrey Hepburn, this was a bit of a major doodle taking me around 90min to do, looking at it now she looks like she's dislocated her shoulder, we hey never mind! Its 6oC out side at the moment and feels the same inside, might have to do some star jumps to keep warm! WOW just looked at the temp out side and it has dropped to 5.8 thats the coldest so far this year brrrrrrrrrrr

“Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it's at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others.”
Audrey Hepburn

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Happy mothers day!

Well a cold brisk front has hit the house could see it coming from the south out to sea whilst I was doing today's doodle. Went for a ride in my mates new car out to Eastbourne then we had some eggs Benedict then headed back home to watch motorcycle diaries. not much on tonight, just eating lots of fruit as I bought heaps of banners mandarins and apples mmm and some fruit salad for later!

You can't wrap love in a box, but you can wrap a person in a hug.
~Author Unknown

Saturday, May 13, 2006

lemon grass

Sorry for the lack of action over the past few days, haven't had much blog time. Well it was a spectacular fine crispy day in Wellington today. I went in to town to do some window shopping but ended up spending way to much on 2nd hand vinyl at Real Groovy! bumped into friends in town and had a nice hot lemon ginger and honey at midnight espresso. that's about it :-)

I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.
bertrand russell

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Half a dozon eggs for tea

Had way to many eggs for tea so I thought a nice hot bath would go down well, but i think this has cooked the eggs more and now they have stuck to my stomach. Did a little shopping tonight, got some little prezzes for some special people and my self :o)
Well I was to lazy to do a doodle tonight so hears a real old one I did in 1999, one of my all time faves but unfortunately its a little low in resolution,

Butterflies are self propelled flowers.
~R.H. Heinlein

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

fat arms

ok all I can say about today is that its Bloody cold

Brrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrr rr r rrr rr rrrr r r r rrr r rr r r r r r r r rr
Mr Mackie

Monday, May 08, 2006

kong hong

Well not alot happened today apart from sharing my cold germs with other people i used the oven in our flat for the first time even after living here for a year so thats quite an achievement also whilst on the topic of food this web site might get your taste buds watering. well not a lot else to tell, Oh I wore a jumper today thats about it.

The belly rules the mind.
~Spanish Proverb

Sunday, May 07, 2006

entwined graines

Well my new plan is to do a sketch a day and post it on this site, hope i can keep to it!, spent the day being lazy trying to wiggle of this stupid cold! listening to the radio then later some cd's, i pod is still out of action but ill deal with that one later! My fellow flaties are back form there snow holiday, so well have a BBQ later. The house feels a little more bizzy now. any way I'm of to snuggle up in my little futon and dream of other places till then.

Winter is nature's way of saying, "Up yours."
~Robert Byrne

Saturday, May 06, 2006

i poo and expanding geeks

Ok I woke up this mornig planing to walk into town for..
a) a swim
b) to look around the city library
But noooo my i pod frozze iv tried to reset it several times but it keeps telling me too seek support! so i dont realy fancey doing the 2 hr walk in to town with no tunes, or I could just get the old walkman out again i guess?? well Iv cought a cold of one of my students and spent the day yesterday scoffing Strepsils, it was only after i had consumed half the packett that I read the warning about the Laxative effect on the back, Oh well.

To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
~Soren Kierkegaard

Wednesday, May 03, 2006


I love smells don't know how many we can remember but I love the snippets of memories we get from them! Any way had our scoot meet tonight at Fidels, Todays photo is my own interoperation of Picasso Guernica, I did this in 1996 as part of my A levels at school experimenting with perforated grapic paper.

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
~Pablo Picasso

Monday, May 01, 2006

Food Bank

Well my day revolved around food today, I was really naughty and had Bacon and Eggs in a Cafe next to were i am working for the next 2 weeks. its a bit of an old ladies cafe in Newtown but its just so handy! All the locals go there and joke around and hassle the owner who in turn hassles his costumers, all very village like. i got back to the office were there thinking of starting a food bank for me, which is really nice :o)
I had tinned butter chicken and rice for tea, i couldn't believe that you could get a curry in a can with meat for only $2.79, what a bargain! having a lazy night listening to the radio and snoozing, but all alone :-( wish i had a certain some one to huggle up to ;o)

This photo I took last year in a cafe in Eastbourne looking down into a bottle of coke mmmmmm

After all the trouble you go to, you get about as much actual "food" out of eating an artichoke as you would from licking 30 or 40 postage stamps. ~Miss Piggy

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