Island Life

To island or not to island? That is the question. No, I’m not contemplating a getaway to the Philippines – quite the contrary, as I don’t think I’ll be taking too many overseas holidays for a while once I’m through with this kitchen renovation. That said, whether or not I opt for the island could …

Island Life Read More »

Annoyingly Split Opinions

I never know what to think about television shows, because that would involve having an opinion of my own. I binge-watched Braking Dad because an internet article told me to (the title was actually ‘Drop Everything and Binge-Watch Braking Dad Right Now’). So I did, obviously. I found myself thinking that this harrowing tale of …

Annoyingly Split Opinions Read More »

Multi-Lane Menace

It’s come to my attention that the autobahn concept is pretty divisive. From my perspective, it’s completely terrifying. The notion of having no speed limit to regulate the flow a multi-lane freeway freaks me out. I understand that most drivers in Germany are used to it, and that it’s something of a point of national …

Multi-Lane Menace Read More »

My Faulty Cooling

Well, they finally made a good video game movie. And it wasn’t even based on a major video game; it was a spin-off from a major game, Pocket Monstrosities. I guess Defective Freak-a-Choo is set in the world, essentially a side story, so it counts. Still, basing a movie around a sentient mutant train, outcast …

My Faulty Cooling Read More »

Coffee, The Destroyer

I sure do love doing an entire day’s work and having it all get deleted. I backed it all up as well, but some intern down on the fourth floor deleted the entire server…somehow. Apparently there was a dramatic coffee spilling incident that wiped out all of our company’s memory and now all the footage …

Coffee, The Destroyer Read More »

Kitchen Bliss

I might not be raking it in, but having a beautiful kitchen makes me feel like I’m rolling in riches. Seriously, it’s a thing. For some people, it might be having a mammoth tub in the bathroom, a bedroom with walk-in wardrobe or an outdoor entertaining area. As for me, I’m all about an accessible …

Kitchen Bliss Read More »

Mum Mods

I’m not sure if Cassandra really understands what she’s doing. It’s all well and good to work at bringing motherhood into the public sphere, and I unequivocally support that aspect of what she’s trying to do. What I’m not as sure about is the risk of creating a culture where new mothers are expected to …

Mum Mods Read More »

Suddenly, Skill Gates

Okay, when we said they needed to patch the electrician class, we didn’t mean like that. At first it was super easy to become an electrician, but now it’s become stupendously difficult, and no one is picking the class anymore. If no one is picking the class, that means that there are fewer people to …

Suddenly, Skill Gates Read More »

Surprise Plants

My friend Billy often comes over with random plants that he’s managed to cultivate in excess, and I proceed to make vague attempts at keeping them alive before accidentally killing them off. Billy then brings around more plants to replace them. Clearly, it’s a vicious cycle. The main problem is that Billy misguidedly believes me …

Surprise Plants Read More »

The Old Days

I remember back in the day, when calluses were a serious problem. that was when we walked to school in the snow, and we had to fend off ravenous wolves. Australia’s wolf population certainly has been curbed in recent years; I wonder what happened to all of them? Maybe the kangaroo population took care of …

The Old Days Read More »