Painfully Stylish

My sister has this thing of expecting me to always notice her latest pedicure. Don’t ask me why she thinks I’d be interested in this, or how I’m supposed to notice – they all look the same to me. Maybe the shade of nail polish is a tad more plum-hued than last week’s mauve, but …

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This Old Thing?

“Oh, this old thing?” Nope, that’s not right. “Oh…this old thing?” Yeah, that’s much worse. Makes it sound like I pulled the bag out of a dusty loft and I don’t think much of it, whereas the vibe I’m going for is that I pulled the bag out of a dusty loft and I’m all …

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Seals in Orthoheels

Ocean. It’s full of drama, I guess, but I clearly remember the very first time I ever watched Week of Our Lives. I was trying to feed the baby as a new mum, not doing a good job of it, and I was lucky enough to tune in during the legendary storyline in which Jacinta …

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A Simpler Sim

I miss platform games. At some point the world of gaming decided that things would be better in 3D, so the platformer almost entirely died out and now we…have exactly the same amount of fun, except it looks nicer and you can move around in an extra dimension. I’ve always said that video game ‘Over-Botch’ …

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Eye of the Beholder

If you ask me, a good kitchen is all about simplicity. By that, I mean that the necessities should be foregrounded over the latest bells and whistles that no one actually wants or needs. This is all in the eye of the beholder, of course – one man’s fluff is another’s top priority. It all …

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Hashtag Vendor Problems

Everyone goes on and on about how difficult it is to buy a house these days, but what about the travails of selling a house? Why does that never get any airtime? If anything, sellers are cast as the villain of the piece, selfishly driving up prices and prohibiting youngsters from breaking into the property …

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Kinder Garden

I’m going to come out and say something a little bit controversial: instead of sending our kids to school, we should just put them to work in the garden. Never mind the practical aspects, like access to gardens and supervision and safety and so on. Just focus on the idea in theory for a moment.  …

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Just Fishy Fun

Well, that puts an end to the whole ‘car burning’ thing. It turns out that people from that strange fleet of boating people had been sneaking onto the shore to take out their frustrations on the existence of cars, and simply because cars are not boats. Yep – it was all just a few angry …

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To The Sea!

Alright, yeah, treasure hunting is a little bit silly. But my mum said I needed a hobby, and I really like the fresh air. And where is the air fresher than out on the ocean blue? I’m assuming that’s the case, anyway; the air could be the freshest on a farm, or on the top …

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Dr. Awkward

Going to the doctor is one of life’s more surprisingly awkward moments. It starts from the moment you walk into the lobby and commence wondering how close to the front desk you should ideally be before introducing yourself to the receptionist, even though you’ve already made eye contact. You then sit around for just long …

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