Used Car Suspicions

Buying a car is never exactly relaxing, except maybe if you’re got wads of disposable cash to throw around on a whim. Buying a used car, though, really takes the cake among life’s little stresses. It’s knowing that the seller is unlikely to tell you whole story, if there is one to be told, that …

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Out of the Closet

I’m officially done with not having a washing machine. It was all well and good for the duration of my twenties, but it’s gradually become more and more of a hassle. Now I’m working 60 hour weeks and making twice weekly trips to the laundrette. Those activities, I can assure you, do not mix – …

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Speed Build

Have you played The Simmons: Office Edition? Evidently, the series has advanced a very long way since I last sat down to it, which makes sense – it’s been a good 15 years. I must say, the Simmons are living pretty cushy lives these days. I mean, their furniture looks more real than mine does. …

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Kitchen Culture

Kitchens: such an archetypal space, embedded in the deepest of childhood memories and most vivid of adult encounters with caring for others and one’s self. Maybe that’s putting it in slightly pretentious terms, but it’s true. I don’t think it’s going too far to say that the kitchen is the heart of the home. I …

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Smile and Wave

And now, I hold ultimate power over everything…I guess. I control the horizontal and the vertical. I know all, and I see all, except for the ‘know all’ part because I’m a week in and I do not have a clue what I’m doing. They just asked me to find a decent company in Melbourne …

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Hurtful Window Thoughts

Anyway…it hurts, though. Like, I can’t even think straight. I was driving a client around today and she was saying something about frameless glass balustrades. I’m usually interested in that stuff, because glass is cool and renovations are fun, but I was trying to listen and my headache was just so bad. But it was …

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Tomas Was Very Cross

In the last episode I watched with my kids, Tomas was carrying a shipment of hyperbaric chambers from a Melbourne company. Tomas asked his driver what hyperbaric therapy was, and the guy explained that oxygen chambers can be used for people with breathing and other health  problems. Tomas said that he had trouble breathing sometimes …

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Easy Drama

The ‘great’ Australian Trade-Off? More like…the lame Australian Trade-Off, heh-heh. Nailed it. I will admit, here and nowhere else, that I’ve never seen a single episode. But I got hired for this review gig by blagging about it, so I guess I better scan a few other reviews so I can make it sound legit. …

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Adulthood is Wicked…?

After discovering that yes, they are still performing Wicked! At Regent Street, I finally booked myself a ticket. All my friends have seen it and they were busy anyway, so I went along to see what all the fuss has been about. It was pretty good. I always thought the story of two radical skater …

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