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Food'n'drink Home life

Party ponderings

Ponderings from the weekend: My party strategy might have included getting the first arriving guest to help make the punch, so they don’t feel like standing around doing nothing. But the first two guests arrived together so instead some of the initial discussion was based around what should go into punch. Juice, some fruit and  ... [More]

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Home life Ranting

Blocked

For the second day in a row this morning one of the builders was needlessly blocking the driveway with his ute. It’s one of those bright red ones that is way too new and shiny for a builder’s ute, and I bet he never drives it onto proper building sites where there might be mud  ... [More]

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Home life Working life

My day (in even more excruciating detail than last time)

5:something. I’m awake. Why am I awake? It’s way too early to be awake. Go back to sleep. 7:15. Alarm goes off. I wake again with a start. Damn morning. Shuddup alarm clock. Hit snooze. 9 minutes more. 7:24. Alarm goes off again. Argh. Do I really have to go to work? Eventually. Snooze again.  ... [More]

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Home life TMI

Definitely not

The real estate agent called… finally the vendor made a decision on the house. The decision is… no decision. She won’t sell for the amount I offered, and she wants a heap more money. Fat chance. I mean, it’s a nice place, but I think what I offered is possibly stretching what it’s worth. If  ... [More]

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Health Home life

More d’oh moments

My stupid thing per day count on Wednesday got up to 2. Or another way you could look at it was that I tested the effectiveness of a peeler and my front door lock, and found them both to be excellent in what they do. Firstly I was peeling potatoes. I’d just finished the last  ... [More]

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Home life

RIP Number 2

Another goldfish died yesterday. I found in the morning, not moving at all. It wasn’t actually floating on top of the water like the last one had. I dunno – maybe it drowned? So now we’re left with a single, very lonely goldfish. Will have to see about re-populating the tank, I think. Isaac says  ... [More]

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Home life Working life

My day (inexcruciating detail)

6:15am. I don’t normally get up this early, but today I have to be into work early. I don’t think the newspaper has even hit the driveway yet. Chowing down Weetbix. Is it natural to be up this early? Doesn’t seem like it. 6:38am. Better go take a shower I suppose. It’s still dark outside.  ... [More]

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Home life

Daniel’s domestic adventures

I’m getting a handle on the whole kitchen thing. Yesterday I (gasp) bought some kitchenware. Okay, so it was only at K-Mart, not House or anything, but I’m starting to fill the gaps in the equipment list, so I can at least feed myself. And feed myself I did, for tonight I wasn’t out and  ... [More]

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Home life Working life

The home office

While other Australians are off seeing the world, some of them journeying off to obtain the world championship titles in cricket, netball, hockey, rugby union, baseball or tennis, I’m just sitting at home. Working from home in fact. Yep, new job, new challenges. I only started doing this a couple of weeks ago, so it’s  ... [More]

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Home life

Uh oh!

Rumour has it that "Alexei", our bloated noisy smoky neighbour (but with a heart of gold), the guy who once broke his toilet, has got married and moved out. That explains why his beaten up old brown car isn’t in the driveway anymore. I wonder if he’s found himself another of those Internet brides. I  ... [More]