Everyone I meet seems to be asking one question: Why did you come to New Zealand?
Here are my top five answers:
1. Great stock of wool products
2. A childhood Lord of the Rings fetish
3. Reading lots of travel articles
4. It's not France
5. Flight of the Conchords' deadpan Kiwi humor
Something magical happened today. Flight of the Conchords announced that they'll be going on a tour around New Zealand this year. It's less than a month long, since NZ isn't really that big. This is stupendous news. But I have news that's even better.
Bret and Jemaine will be spending two days in their hometown, Wellington. On June 19th and 20th. THIS IS WHERE I LIVE, PEOPLE. AND JUNE 19 IS MY BIRTHDAY. THIS IS A GIFT FROM THE HEAVENS. I'M ABSOLUTELY GOING.
Please excuse my capital letters. I'm terribly excited. I just might be dancing around my living room.