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Highlights of my weekend

Saturday 12:00. Put a bunch of whites in the washing machine. Put soap liquid in. Close machine. Turn dial, ready to start. 14:00. Open machine. Pull washing out into a basket. Notice it seems remarkably dry. Must be because it’s a hot day. Don’t have time to hang up yet, so leave in basket. 14:45. […]

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Late late late Christmas shopping

The new Melway. Not just a street directory, more a way of life. On Friday afternoon I headed over to Chadstone to buy the presents I didn’t get given for Christmas. You see, in our family we freely admit that we’re crap at choosing presents for each other (at least most of us are – […]

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Boxing Day wrap up

Well Christmas Day was cold and wet. Certainly very un-Christmas-like. But we all piled over to my mum’s place to unwrap presents, stuff ourselves full of food, and generally had a good time. Which we did. Especially on Isaac’s new pogo stick.

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Christmas Eve

Getting into the Christmas spirit. Since it’s Christmas Eve, I wore a Christmas hat for much of the day… out at lunch, on the train home, that kind of thing. I discovered last week that wearing a silly hat can make some of my workmates laugh, and it seemed like a small price to pay […]

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Almost Christmas

It’s almost Christmas. I’ve got all the presents. Haven’t wrapped them all yet. Soon. Very soon. On Friday night I went out with my sister and some of her friends to see the second last Mavis’s concert. The Mavis’s are a band that I’d heard of, but if I passed them in the street, I […]

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You’re kidding!

Bloke on the train this morning in a pinstripe suit. His phone rang. "Hello? …. WHAT?! You’re kidding! Really?….. Oh you have to be joking!" What corporate crisis could it be? Creditors out of control? Administrators called in? Business collapse? Industrial disaster? Or something bigger? Breaking news? Bin Laden captured? Or another terrorist attack? The […]

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Buy, buy, buy!

The Age, Tue 18/12 I wonder if anybody in a position of power ever takes notice of letters to newspapers? I’m pretty damn pleased with myself. Managed to get just about all my Christmas shopping done yesterday. Not that there was a humungous number I planned to get, but it was all a bit intimidating […]

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Another week gone, and Christmas is creeping ever closer. Tomorrow I’m going to make a concerted effort to get all my Christmas presents bought and ready. Had a bit of a laugh this morning when I saw an internal memo at <monolithic corporation I work for>. Apparently they’re economising, and their way to save a […]

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Nothing

Nothing much happening at the moment, and I’m struggling somewhat to think of anything interesting to write in this diary thing. I mean sure, I could write about what I’ve been up to, but given that it was all so dull, would anybody be the slightest bit interested? I doubt it. I did realise over […]

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HP

The book I went to see Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone last night. Great movie, very enjoyable. Of the people I went with – some who had read the book, some who hadn’t – all of them seemed to like it a lot. I had arranged it all, e-mailing around a few friends last […]